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So I'm switching to non-dairy milk and I was pretty surprised by the variety of options that I found. I'm sure I'll eventually try them all, but I'd be interested to hear what your favorite is.

Also, I like to warm up my milk before I add it to my coffee. Are there any non-dairy milks that shouldn't be heated or that will change in some way when heated? Thanks for helping.
 

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Soy can change a bit when heated, but a quick warming for coffee as you describe should be fine. It's my favorite, and almond or rice heat up fine too. Some others are grainy or odd in my opinion.
 

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I heat up chocolate soy milk for hot chocolate to drink. Haven't noticed any major changes, but it's not boiling either.

The guy at veganbaking.net did a trial with 5 non dairy milks, and soy came out on top, and has the best ability to curdle, to represent buttermilk in recipes
 

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I use Silk (soy) for making gravy, even to the point of boiling. Works just fine.
 

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Rice milk has a thinner consistency than soy, and seems watery to me in coffeee. When I want to use a *creamer* in my coffee or tea, I use soy. Almond milk is nice too, but it gives coffee an almond flavored taste - nice from time to time, but I generally prefer coffee unflavored.

Chocolate soy milk, heated, makes a hot chocolate that, IMO, is superior to dairy hot chocolate. My ex, a big dairy milk drinker, thinks that chocolate soy is better than chocolate dairy milk. I buy my chocolate soy milk from Aldi's - their house brand - as good as Silk, and cheaper.
 

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I buy my chocolate soy milk from Aldi's - their house brand - as good as Silk, and cheaper.
Good to know! Thanks.....we have two around here, and I never shop there
 

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Good to know! Thanks.....we have two around here, and I never shop there
You will be pleasantly surprised by their prices. All their house brands are good, except for the vegetarian chili, which is awful, IMO. Their little fruit gel cups (like little jello cups) are vegan, and several of their canned soups are also. I always keep some cans of their lentil soup on hand for when I want something quick and easy - it's very good, and I generally can't stand canned soup.
 

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Silva bought me German made mint patties for our Christmas exchange,and I loved them, from there. Never made it out there to buy more, and they were vegan too.
 

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I buy my chocolate soy milk from Aldi's - their house brand - as good as Silk, and cheaper.
The one I lived near had nothing good.

I use sweetbay brand low-fat soy in everything.
 

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You will be pleasantly surprised by their prices. All their house brands are good, except for the vegetarian chili, which is awful, IMO. Their little fruit gel cups (like little jello cups) are vegan, and several of their canned soups are also. I always keep some cans of their lentil soup on hand for when I want something quick and easy - it's very good, and I generally can't stand canned soup.
I just got back from Aldi and now they have almond milk as well now! Vanilla and original. The package is VERY similar to Silk's. And I agree that their chili is AWFUL.

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The one I lived near had nothing good.
Yeah they vary by location.

As for milks: I use almond milk and soy milks. Both heat up fine for me for hot chocolate or to use in tea/coffee. I prefer almond milks because of the "nutty" flavor but like flavored soymilks and seasonal flavors. I picked up a few cartons of Westsoy's Chocolate Peppermint Stick soymilk at Big Lots for $1/each and it's delicious heated up.
 

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I like almond milk. Whatever you do, don't use Silk soymilk. It is owned by Dean Foods, the largest dairy company in the U.S. They use factory farming techniques.
 
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