June 18th, 2014
Substituting non-dairy beverages for dairy in cooking and baking is actually easier than you think! Use this as a guide to making anything non-dairy friendly. See our best tips, favorite recipes and more non-dairy friendly tips just in time for Non-Dairy Month!
How-To: Pour 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar into a 1 cup measuring cup. Fill the rest with your non-dairy beverage of choice.
We Recommend: Grain-based beverages
We Don’t Recommend: Nut-based beverages because they curdle when exposed to the acidity of lemon juice or vinegar
How-To: Use non-dairy beverage of choice in place of dairy milk in any recipe 1:1. Try chocolate beverages for a sweet muffin.
We Recommend: Any Nut- and Grain-based beverage.
We Don’t Recommend: Unsweetened Beverages because they make the texture slightly denser. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar/sweetener per cup of Non-Dairy Beverage to achieve original texture.
Pancakes & Batters
How-To: Use non-dairy beverage of choice 1:1 in place of water or milk in pancake, waffle or other batter recipes. Hemp will give your batter a little extra fluff!
We Recommend: Any Nut- and Grain-based beverage. Chocolate, nut, grain and unsweetened beverages all are delicious, depending on the flavor you’re looking for!
How-To: Add cornstarch or arrowroot as needed to thicken puddings. Use non-dairy in place of dairy milk at a 1:1 ratio.
We Recommend: Any Nut- and Grain-based beverage. Chocolate, nut, grain and unsweetened beverages work great in cooked puddings!
We Don’t Recommend: Non-dairy beverages do not set in instant pudding, a cooked pudding is required.
How-To: When following a recipe, use non-dairy beverage of choice 1:1 in place of water or milk in your smoothie.
We Recommend: Any Nut- and Grain-based beverage depending on the pairings in your smoothie.
Oatmeal or Hot Cereals
How-To: Oatmeal requires slightly less non-dairy beverage than milk in recipes.
We Recommend: Any Nut- and Grain-based beverage. Chocolate, nut, grain and unsweetened beverages will all work great! When using chocolate, use a 1:1 ratio instead of slightly less. Use 1 cup of our Oat or 7 Grain beverages in your oatmeal for an extra serving of whole grains!
Soup, Gravies and Sauces
How-To: Use our recommended non-dairy beverages 1:1 in any savory soup, gravy or sauce recipe, thicken with cornstarch or arrowroot as desired. These substitutions can increase nutritional density and contribute a mild nut or grain flavor that enhances the overall recipe.
We Don’t Recommend: