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Sep 29, 2009 05:29 AM

Dairy & Soy free milk subsitute that tastes similar to milk - found!

I am so excited about this. I have been trying to cut down on dairy, especially milk, although I do eat yogurt and cheese sometimes. I have been having a very hard time finding a milk subsittute that tastes good but also had the consistency of regular milk. I currently use almond, rice and hemp milk but still didn't get the consistency of regular milk.

I then found Rice Universe Thai rice + quinoa milk this morning at the Yonge & College Metro (it is on the same shelf as the soy milk, almond milk etc.) and it is so good! It does have a bit of an after taste because of the quinoa but it is yummy just the way it is or on cold cereal. I have yet to add it to coffee. So will do that soon and report back.

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  1. that's great...I will give it a try next time I am there. thanks for doing the research!

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    1. re: Janine

      No problem. I really like it so far as I have had it twice. So much better than almond, rice and hemp milk.

      1. re: TOchowgal

        I have converted my SO to almond and soy milks from regular milk. I myself have a hard time drinking them, though. I drank soy milk as a baby and have never really liked it, even though I'm a fan of tofu. Almond milk has an odd taste for me, though when I've made it fresh from sprouted raw almonds, I've preferred the taste. In general, I find rice milk gritty. I'm looking forward to trying the quinoa and rice milk. I hope it's a winner for me. Have you tried using it in cooking or in hot tea or coffee?

    2. Interesting, I'll have to give that a try.

      So Good is now making products with coconut milk and they're quite good. They have a coconut milk yogurt, but only saw this in the States. My SO loved it, although I found it a little too sweet. They also make coconut milk ice cream that is also sweetened naturally (no sugar). Tried a couple flavours (chocolate and cookie dough) and both were very, very good. I'd highly recommend the ice cream. I found it at the Healthy Butcher and it's not cheap (~$8 for a container, I believe).

      1. Thanks for sharing this info. I regularly drink rice milk but I like the idea of adding quinoa.

        1. Excellent! Thanks for the recon. Will try it.

          1. What's the consistency? I find rice milk too thin and runny.

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            1. re: piccola

              This is a bit thicker than rice milk because they have a bit of almond oil in it.

              The ingredients are rice, quinoa, almond oil and one other ingredient.

              I heated it up this morning and it was so awesome to have warm "milk" again. You do smell the quinoa a bit and it does have a bit of a quinoa aftertaste so if you don't like quinoa, you may have to get used to it.

              I also contacted the comoany that makes it and they sent me the distributors info but he is in Quebec. I can post it here if anyone is interested.