When I first became dairy free the variety of free from products was pretty poor. It was really difficult to begin with but now as more people become vegan there is a big range of products.
Since I’ve seen a lot of people taking part in veganuary this year I thought it would be helpful to write about the products I regularly purchase.
1. Califia Farms XX Expresso Cold Brew Coffee
This is new to the U.K. and I have been absolutely loving it. I have a glass of this in the morning alongside my breakfast. It’s a great alternative to Starbucks as although they do offer milk alternatives I’ve often received milk in my drinks.
I buy mine in Sainsbury’s where they have a range of Califia Farms products. It is £2.95 for a 750ml bottle and it can be used for 7 days once opened.
2. Alpro Coconut Milk
This is a product I tend to buy more in summer as I prefer this to other milk for cereal. We do occasionally use this for cooking but it can be too sweet. It does mix really well with the gravy sachets from Ikea.
I buy this in Asda for £1.79 and it can be used for 5 days once opened.
I love Alpro, on their website they have a bunch of different recipes from starters to desserts. You can also usually find their products on offer in one of the big brand supermarkets.
3. Alpro Soya Milk
This is something we mainly use for cooking. I find the flavour of soya milk isn’t overwhelming which is why it’s perfect for cooking. Personally I don’t like this in cereal but I use it in my porridge and in hot drinks.
I actually buy this in bulk at Costco because it’s a staple in our household. It can be bought in Asda for £1.50 and it can be used for 5 days after opening.
4. Alpro Simply Plain Yogurt.
This is something I have for breakfast with some fruit but we also cook with it. Nick does the cooking in our house and so far with this he has made peppercorn sauce, chicken tikka and a mushroom sauce for me. This works really well as it doesn’t take away from the flavour of the sauce.
This can be used for 5 days after opening and I buy it in Asda for £1.50
5. Mango Sorbet.
There are dairy free alternatives to ice cream but I now prefer sorbet. Its lighter and I find it really refreshing. There are a few different flavours but I really like the mango one.
My favourite one so far is Tesco’s and it’s priced at £2.20 for a 500ml tub.
All of these products are ones that I would recommend to anyone that’s considering going dairy free.
Let me know your favourite alternatives and how Veganuary is going if you’re participating!