Non-Dairy Drinks

Kayla Kayla
Due to some recent circumstances, I think I've come to find that I'm mildly lactose-intolerant. I can drink milk in small doses (cereal), but anything like ice cream or glasses of milk is not for me. However, my favorite drink is chocolate milk.

I have no idea what to drink aside from chocolate milk or soda, and I'm tired of soda. My parents raised me on soda as my primary drink, and I don't know what else to drink. It has to be sweet and easy to make. I've currently been drinking "YooHoo" which is a chocolate, non-dairy drink as well as Sprite, but I want to "expand my horizons".

Juice is usually really gross, but if you have a good recommendation that's pretty sweet in taste, I'm happy to hear it.

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Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Kayla
Due to some recent circumstances, I think I've come to find that I'm mildly lactose-intolerant. I can drink milk in small doses (cereal), but anything like ice cream or glasses of milk is not for me. However, my favorite drink is chocolate ... More
What about using lactaid products so you can continue to drink chocolate milk? Alternatively, I think they make soy milk and similar non-dairy products in chocolate.
01/26/2011
Danielle915 Danielle915
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Originally posted by Kindred
What about using lactaid products so you can continue to drink chocolate milk? Alternatively, I think they make soy milk and similar non-dairy products in chocolate.
They have a chocolate lactaid...its VERY tasty. My son and daughter drink it
01/26/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
There are some pretty tasty non-dairy ice "creams" out there. If you have a Whole Foods near you, they usually have a pretty good selection.
01/26/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
First I'd suggest trying Lactaid - it makes a world of difference. If that isn't for you though, the Chocolate Silk Soymilk is even better than regular chocolate milk, in my opinion.
01/26/2011
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Due to some recent circumstances, I think I've come to find that I'm mildly lactose-intolerant. I can drink milk in small doses (cereal), but anything like ice cream or glasses of milk is not for me. However, my favorite drink is chocolate ... More
Ice cold Chocolate Silk has actually replaced regular chocolate milk as my favorite of the two. It's rich and creamy without making my stomach hurt.
01/26/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
First I'd suggest trying Lactaid - it makes a world of difference. If that isn't for you though, the Chocolate Silk Soymilk is even better than regular chocolate milk, in my opinion.
I personally love Lactaid, I can drink milk but sisters cannot.
And it's good.
01/26/2011
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
First I'd suggest trying Lactaid - it makes a world of difference. If that isn't for you though, the Chocolate Silk Soymilk is even better than regular chocolate milk, in my opinion.
haha! Me too!
01/26/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
Drinks that come to mind: Sweet tea, Lemonade, soy milk, almond milk, Lactaid, flavored water (not carbonated, but sweet)

Drinks I'd actually drink that are sweet, are easy to make, and aren't juice: Fresca, Lactaid
01/26/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by Rockin'
Drinks that come to mind: Sweet tea, Lemonade, soy milk, almond milk, Lactaid, flavored water (not carbonated, but sweet)

Drinks I'd actually drink that are sweet, are easy to make, and aren't juice: Fresca, Lactaid
Soy Milk is also yum.
01/26/2011
Kayla Kayla
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Originally posted by Rockin'
Drinks that come to mind: Sweet tea, Lemonade, soy milk, almond milk, Lactaid, flavored water (not carbonated, but sweet)

Drinks I'd actually drink that are sweet, are easy to make, and aren't juice: Fresca, Lactaid
Fresca? Where do you buy it? I used to love it. So, so much. But Wal-Mart doesn't seem to carry it anymore.

Tea is the boyfriend's thing. I won't touch it. Flavored water requires a certain mood. I usually dislike water as a regular drink. (I know, I'm horrible.)

Lactaid seems to be a popular choice. I think I'll have to look at it. I'm always afraid of non-milk milk. Like it will be gross.
01/26/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Kayla
Fresca? Where do you buy it? I used to love it. So, so much. But Wal-Mart doesn't seem to carry it anymore.

Tea is the boyfriend's thing. I won't touch it. Flavored water requires a certain mood. I usually dislike water as a ... More
My mom drinks soy milk and I can tell you from experience that they do not all taste the same. You may have to try a few brands to see which you like if you go that route. Just don't be discouraged if the first brand you try is not to your liking.
01/26/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
My bf is HIGHLY lactose-intolerant, so I know all about the non-dairy world. My personal favorite is almond milk and oat milk.
I like them both better than dairy milk. They make chocolate hazelnut milk, chocolate almond milk and chocolate rice, soy and hemp milks. You have a lot of options, especially if you have a Sunflower, Vitamin Cottage or Whole Foods near you.
01/26/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Fresca? Where do you buy it? I used to love it. So, so much. But Wal-Mart doesn't seem to carry it anymore.

Tea is the boyfriend's thing. I won't touch it. Flavored water requires a certain mood. I usually dislike water as a ... More
Have you tried Lactaid the pill, not the milk? A lot of people have great results taking that before eating dairy. It might be worth a shot for you.

I've never had the Lactaid milk but if I can vote twice, I'm voting for chocolate Silk again The light one is even good, just thinner.
01/26/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
How about Koolaid? It's not necessarily juice, it's easy to make, you can make it as sweet as you want, and you can freeze some of it to add as ice back into your drink of the same flavor so you get the cold without the watered down factor.
01/26/2011
Kayla Kayla
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
Have you tried Lactaid the pill, not the milk? A lot of people have great results taking that before eating dairy. It might be worth a shot for you.

I've never had the Lactaid milk but if I can vote twice, I'm voting for chocolate Silk ... More
Will have to look. Never heard of Chocolate Silk. Makes me wonder if non-dairy milk has health advantages over regular dairy milk too.
01/26/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by Kayla
Will have to look. Never heard of Chocolate Silk. Makes me wonder if non-dairy milk has health advantages over regular dairy milk too.
Silk is soooo good.
Damn, I need to go to the store.

I personally drink both, but Silk and Lactaid I enjoy greatly.
01/26/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Kayla
Will have to look. Never heard of Chocolate Silk. Makes me wonder if non-dairy milk has health advantages over regular dairy milk too.
The main difference that comes to mind is the lack of cholesterol in non-dairy products.
01/26/2011
Alys Alys
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Originally posted by Kayla
Will have to look. Never heard of Chocolate Silk. Makes me wonder if non-dairy milk has health advantages over regular dairy milk too.
I drink almond milk, as I am very lactose intolerant, and it seems to be much healthier than dairy milk, if I remember right. I tried the soy milks but wasn't a fan of the flavor, tried rice milk (which is nice), and have settled on almond milk. I also use the Lactaid pill when eating dairy (esp ice cream) and I find it works well once you find the right dosage for you.
01/26/2011
Kayla Kayla
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Originally posted by Jul!a
How about Koolaid? It's not necessarily juice, it's easy to make, you can make it as sweet as you want, and you can freeze some of it to add as ice back into your drink of the same flavor so you get the cold without the watered down factor.
Kool-Aid is very nommy. I had forgotten about my Kool-Aid love. Thanks for reminding me!

However, it's not very creamy which is saddening. Also, I can't drink it before I go to work/school due to the coloring that it *always* leaves. (Work matters more, but I still don't like going to class with Smurf-mouth.)
01/26/2011
Snappy Snappy
Unsweetened chocolate almond milk by Almond Breeze tastes good and has only 40 calories/cup. It tastes sweet enough for me, but you could easily sweeten it with vanilla stevia drops or the sweetener of your choice.
01/26/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by Kayla
Will have to look. Never heard of Chocolate Silk. Makes me wonder if non-dairy milk has health advantages over regular dairy milk too.
It actually does - it's very high in protein, has lots of calcium, and omega-3's. I personally definitely feel a change in my energy level through my work day when I'm drinking it.

Oh, and I'm pretty sure there's a coupon for it on their website!
01/26/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Kayla
Kool-Aid is very nommy. I had forgotten about my Kool-Aid love. Thanks for reminding me!

However, it's not very creamy which is saddening. Also, I can't drink it before I go to work/school due to the coloring that it *always* leaves. ... More
Touche, I never thought about that. But I've never really cared if people could tell what color Kool-aid I was drinking when I talk, lol.

There's some lighter colors like the lemonades that aren't very colory.
01/26/2011
Kayla Kayla
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
It actually does - it's very high in protein, has lots of calcium, and omega-3's. I personally definitely feel a change in my energy level through my work day when I'm drinking it.

Oh, and I'm pretty sure there's a coupon for it on their website!
Thanks. Coupons make me very happy. Will have to give some of these non-dairy milks a try and see what one works well for me. It seems like the choices for healthy, non-juice, non-tea, non-water options out there are limited.
01/26/2011
Envy Envy
Try Silk brand of chocolate soy milk, it's great and tasty!
01/26/2011
Rarity Rarity
Almond milk is lovely, especially in cereal!
01/26/2011
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
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Originally posted by Kindred
My mom drinks soy milk and I can tell you from experience that they do not all taste the same. You may have to try a few brands to see which you like if you go that route. Just don't be discouraged if the first brand you try is not to your liking.
That is very true. Silk and Publix Greenwise are the only ones that I like, the rest taste horrible to me.
01/26/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Fresca? Where do you buy it? I used to love it. So, so much. But Wal-Mart doesn't seem to carry it anymore.

Tea is the boyfriend's thing. I won't touch it. Flavored water requires a certain mood. I usually dislike water as a ... More
I think we buy Fresca at grocery stores. They also carry it at Target out here. I love Fresca I don't like tea, either, unless it doesn't taste like tea

I drink a lot more water now than I used to. It took some time to get to where I enjoyed drinking it regularly.
01/26/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I love Silk almond milk. I had a coupon for $1 off a bottle, so I tried it out. I got the original one to go with cereal, though they do have vanilla and dark chocolate, at least at the stores I have looked at. The original tastes like regular milk with a bit of nuttiness to it.
01/27/2011
dv8 dv8
For smoothies, cereal or oatmeal, I stick to the cheapie generic vanilla soy milk from Costco.
01/28/2011
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