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I think I am going to need to give up most soy, including soy milk soon here and I don't know what else to drink/use. I've never tried rice or almond milk and the only brand of soy milk I have had is Silk.<br><br><br><br>
What brands does everyone recommend for Rice and Almond milk and are they generally more expensive than soy milk? Can you bake with either as well? I always use Silk soy milk for baking and cooking. Can I just replace it with rice or almond milk in my recipes?<br><br><br><br>
TIA for your help!!!
 

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I can't help you with brands really because we don't get much over here but I make my own almond milk. It's much nicer than store bought and you can sweeten as much as you like and make it as milky as you like (I like mine strong and unsweetened). You can use either in cooking although they're both sweeter. I use rice milk in sauces and savouries (but buy unsweetened for cooking with unless you are baking or making dessert) and use almond for baking and sweet stuff.
 

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I love, love, love Almond Breeze almond milk! There is another brand, Pacific, which I only buy if I can't get the Almond Breeze in original unsweetened. I use almond milk as a milk subtitute in just about everything. I don't use much rice milk since discovering the almond. I've actually converted a few omni friends to using almond milk instead of cow's milk for their cereal! It's that good!
 

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Yeah almond milk can be used interchangably with soy, pretty much. And it IS really good. I use Rice Dream in my cereal though- it's what I originally switched to a few years ago, and i like it so I keep using it. But almond milk is the only kind I've been able to actually drink from a cup. I used to be a huge consumer of cow's milk... a gallon a day or so. Gross huh? The chocolate almond milk by Blue Diamond is very nice as well.
 

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I have been getting Rice Dream Vanilla milk to put on my cereal. It's delicious! I havent' tied the plain yet and have not cooked with it yet. This is all pretty new to me.
 

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I use Rice Dream almost exclusively in my baking and have noticed no problems. I don't even modify my recipes. I usually by the Original Enriched (if I can find it) or just the Original. I have pretty much switched to drinking water or fruit juices only so I can't say how it tastes plain. My dad (a reluctant vegetarian at my house) had it on some frozen fruit for dessert and didn't complain.
 

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I used to drink rice dream as a child. There was a health food store nearby that we shopped at frequently and my mother worked at for a short time. Anyway, they had the little single serve boxes of rice dream (with the little straw) just like the apple boxes we get for our kids sometimes. I just loved it. I haven't had it in years, but I've been thinking ab out buying some and possibly trying the almond milk as well. Is it safe for small children though? like my 14 month old for example....
 

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Thanks guys for all the replies!! I have to go on an elimination diet to rule out foods that upset my body and I've been noticing that soy milk doesn't do me well at all so I'm trying to find something that works. I will be giving up a lot of other foods as well so I am sure I will be asking more questions about those. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:"><br><br><br><br>
So as far as rice milk goes, Rice Dream is the one... they come in those boxes, right? Unrefridgerated? If I used regular Silk soy milk for cooking and cereal would I want to buy regular (non-vanilla) Rice Dream?<br><br><br><br>
And I found a coupon for Almond Breeze tonight (yay!!) so I will be trying that this weekend. Almond milk for baking sounds like it will be easy to replace as I often use almond extract in my cookies.<br><br><br><br>
I don't even want to attempt making my own milk. That seems a bit over my head. I still have to get over my tofu preparation fear, although I might not be able to eat tofu anymore.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"> Thanks!!
 

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There's not much on it cause I've just started it but I have step by steps with photo's on my blog if you want to have a go at making some: <a href="http://vegetationramblings.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://vegetationramblings.blogspot.com/</a> Whatever I put on there will be soy free as I have soy intolerance or allergy and can't have soy. Hope you like the rice dream, I find it very watery (but maybe it's just me, it seems to be super popular). Unless you are cooking something sweet buy the original, get the vanilla one for cereal and baking sweets and stuff <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I just wanted to mention that I bought some Almond Breeze yesterday, and I just love it!! It is very sweet, and light. I mixed some Ovaltine in it to make in chocolate this morning - yum!
 

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I just wanted to mention that I bought some Almond Breeze yesterday, and I just love it!! It is very sweet, and light. I mixed some Ovaltine in it to make in chocolate this morning - yum!</div>
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We bought some Almond Breeze (regular flavor) over the weekend and made some pancakes with it. It's so very good... even to drink a glass on it's own. I could never do that with the soy milk so I am really excited. And I didn't seem to have any bad reaction to it. YAY! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dancingbanana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":nana:">
 
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