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Lab milk Q&A: The lowdown on the new animal-free dairy

24 Aug 2021

selection of dairy free milks
Type of dairy-free milk  What it's good for 
  1. Oat milk

Super creamy oats, hot drinks and cereal, it’s one of the best-tasting plant milks out there.

  1. Soya milk

With more protein than cow’s milk per 100ml, soya milk is a great and nutritionally similar choice for replacing dairy milk. The ‘barista’ soy varieties are usually the best dairy free milks for coffee.

  1. Almond milk

Almond milk is naturally sweet and low in calories. It’s great for cereals and smoothies, providing the taste with fewer calories.

  1. Pea milk

Pea milk may sound a bit weird. It may sound a bit more acceptable when we tell you that it’s not your regular garden peas that are used to make pea milk. It’s full of protein and other plant nutrients.

  1. Cashew milk

Cashew milk is delicious, and a great choice for protein shakes, smoothies and even hot chocolates.

  1. Hazelnut milk

If you love hazelnuts, you’ll probably love hazelnut milk too! Transform your morning latte, no syrup necessary.

  1. Protein milk

You can get plant milks (usually soya) with added plant protein, which is great for drinking after exercising.

  1. Coconut milk

Real coconut milk is usually used in cooking curries, sauces, etc. We wouldn’t recommend drinking it straight out of the can though!


But there are usually coconut flavored milks in the dairy-free section if you just love the taste.



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Bhupesh Panchal

Author: Bhupesh Panchal, Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Apr 2019

Masters Degree in Toxicology and BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry

Bhupesh started his career as a Clinical Toxicologist for Public Health England, advising healthcare professionals all around the country on how to manage clinical cases of adverse exposure to supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial chemicals and agricultural products.

After 7 years in this role and a further year working as a drug safety officer in the pharmaceutical industry, Bhupesh joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.