You might be lactose-intolerant, vegan, or just looking to change it up from animal milk. Either way, that doesn’t mean you can’t get your milk fix, thanks to the numerous dairy-free milk alternatives available on the market today! Made with various nuts, seeds, beans, grains, and more, these milks give you a different kind of creaminess and can generally be used as you would cow’s milk: pour them over your cereal, stir them into coffee, or just drink them straight up. While you could shop the imported stuff, it’s also worth supporting local ventures that sell their own freshly made versions—and we’ve rounded up a few brands to check out on this list. (Note: If you're vegan or on a plant-based diet, be sure to double-check with the shops whether their products are vegan or plant-based, too.)
You can order non-dairy milk from these local brands:
It’s Nut Milk
It’s Nut Milk uses almonds and cashews for their vegan-friendly milks. Taste the pure flavor of their respective nuts with the plain Almond (P195/500 ml, P360/one liter), Cashew (P180/500 ml, P340/one liter), or Coconut-Cashew (P195/500 ml, P360/one liter) milks, or go for the Almond Sweetened (P205/500 ml, P380/one liter) or Almond Vanilla-Sweetened (P210/500 ml, P390/one liter) if you prefer it slightly sweet. Just send them a message on Facebook to order.
For orders, send a message to It’s Nut Milk’s Facebook page.
With the mission of making grains “a whole lot interesting”, Grain Ola makes fresh and 100%-natural grain milk with oats, rice, and a small amount of coconut oil. You can take your pick from Unsweetened, Original, Chocolate, Matcha, and Cafe Latte versions (P100/300 ml, P200/liter) by heading over to their delivery website.
Hit up MLKD if you love exploring the different types of vegan milks, as they’ve got quite a couple to choose from. They’ve got everything from Cashew (P220/unsweetened, P230/sweetened), Almond (P230/unsweetened, P240/sweetened), Oat (P190/unsweetened, P200/sweetened), Macadamia (P310), Pistachio (P320), Hazelnut (P280), Almond Cashew (P240), and Walnut Oat (P230) milks—as well as the rice-and-almond based Horchata (P220)! Just head over to their delivery website to place an order.
YG Soya Milk
Soy milk is one of the most popular (and O.G.) dairy-free milk options, and a great place to hit up for the beverage is YG Soya Milk. They make their version with organic soy beans fresh upon order, with no dairy and no added preservatives. You can take your pick between Original, Strawberry, Matcha, Coffee, Chocolate, and Sugar-Free variants and slide into their Instagram DM for orders.
For orders, send a message to YG Soya Milk’s Instagram page.
Nutty, buttery cashews make for smooth, creamy sips on Terror Yeasts’ Cashew Milk (P145/500 ml, P285/one liter), which is homemade in small batches and made with no preservatives. You can send them a message with your name, contact number, order, and preferred mode of payment (BPI bank deposit or GCash) to place an order, then book a courier for delivery—they recommend adding on the insulated-bag option, too.
For orders, send a message to Terror Yeasts’ Instagram page.
Dairy Free uses oats for their plant-based milk, and makes these milks fresh before delivery. Their oat milk comes in five variants—you can go for the basic (but not boring) Gourmet (P190/500 ml, P300/one liter), or one of the flavored versions (P230/500 ml, P320/one liter): Matcha, Berry, Cacao, or Cosmic (with ashwagandha and is naturally colored with blue pea flower!). You can send them a message to get your fix.
For orders, send a message to Dairy Free’s Instagram page.
Sate that chocolate-milk craving the dairy-free way by checking out Kakaw.ph. They make their fresh vegan “chokawlate drink”—dubbed the Kakaw (P195/350 ml)—with pure cacao and oat milk, and you can message them on Instagram before 7 p.m. to place an order.
For orders, send a message to Kakaw.ph’s Instagram page.
Nut House makes all sorts of nutty products—almond butter, caramelized peanuts, and almond milk that’s free of dairy and sugar. They sell them by twos and you can choose between the Plain (P240/two 350-ml bottles) or Vanilla (P250/two 350-ml bottles) versions, or get one of each (P245). Just message them on Facebook or Viber to get your fix.
For orders, send a message to Nut House’s Facebook page or contact 0906-307-5363 through Viber.
We Dairy Free
It can be tough when you can’t have dairy and nuts—as most dairy-free milks are made with nuts—but here’s an alternative you can try: We Dairy Free’s Sunflower Milk (P220/500 ml, P400/one liter), which they make with sprouted sunflower seeds right on the same day of delivery! You can also try the Sunflower Latte (P220/500 ml), which has two shots of espresso (they source their coffee from Calabarzon and the Cordillera Administrative Region). They also make small-batch Cashew Milk (P200/500 ml, P380/one liter) using cashews from Palawan, as well as the Cashew Latte (P200/500 ml). You can simply send them a message on Instagram for orders.
For orders, send a message to We Dairy Free’s Instagram page.
Corner Milk Co.
Corner Milk Co. makes creamy oat milk with three basic ingredients: oats, guar gum (a natural fiber), and salt. Go ahead and take your pick from the basic and unsweetened Classic (P250/one liter), the slightly sweet Honey (P260/one liter)—note that this isn’t vegan, or the inner-child pleasing Chocolate (P260/one liter). You can fill out their order form or find them on GrabMart to try these milks out yourself.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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