•Discover tips on milk and its many alternatives.
Q: WHY CAN’T SOME PEOPLE DRINK MILK?
Milk contains lactose, a form of sugar that’s poorly digested by a large part of the population. Some people can’t drink milk because of intolerance, allergies or dietary restrictions and need nondairy alternatives. Switching from cow’s milk to lactose-free milk or plant-based drinks might relieve symptoms of a dairy intolerance or allergy, such as stomach issues, skin reactions or even respiratory conditions.
Q: WHICH MILK IS BEST FOR BAKING?
Generally, milk alternatives can be subbed in for conventional milk at a 1-1 ratio in most baking recipes, including cakes, cookies, muffins and pancakes. In other cooking, however, the type of milk matters. You’ll get very different results in a cream sauce made with almond milk than in one made with actual cream.