When I was flirting, I started out with soy milk, because it is the most popular. Then, I tried rice milk and found that is my favorite. It has the same flavor/thickness as non-fat milk. I haven't tried almond milk yet (too chicken!) But, heck, I'm a vegan - if I can try various types of non-dairy CHEESE, then I think I can handle some almond milk...trust me, some of those cheese's are pretty funky...
i am so glad you posted this question. i just got my book the other day. i've been wondering all about the milk too. it'll be easier for me to stop that first, but i'm curious as to know what tastes the most like it thats not dairy. i'm glad to see all the responses. thank you everyone for your suggestions :)
I reall like almond milk, BLue Diamond brand I think? It has fewer calories than rice and soy and I think it tastes better. Hemp milk is also really yummy. Try different brands when you try a new milk, because one brand can taste very different and have a different texture from another.
For me it really depends what I'm using it for. Almond milk is awesome in tea and cereal because although it is a little nutty, it's also neutral and I don't like cereal with anything else. I love soy in my tea (but it's true, don't have soy with every meal). I used to put Rice Dream in oatmeal, but I really like the creaminess of almond milk. Silk has an almond milk now that you can get in regular grocery stores.
I do great with almond butter, but almond milk set up raging yeast, so I'm trying coconut milk -- I don't do milk as a drink at all but I really enjoyed the Starbucks Vivannos and since they're whey powder-based, they go bye-bye.
Soy milk gave me heart palpitations. Haven't tried rice milk because I do rice cakes and the combo would be too much roughage.
i like rice dream rice milk for smoothies and stuff... almond milk works well in tea, esp green tea. weird combo i no, but i like it. also works very well on cereal allthough its more expensive than other milks where i live. i generally only use soy milk in baking or when theres nothing else available
a soy/rice milk blend works well too... i havent bought it as that but mixing half and half, ends up with a flavour and consistency i like, its very neutral