The bargain hunter in me always opted for the soya options, which you can always pick up a litre of less than a pound in most supermarkets. However I know that there are many reading this who have allergies to soya, nuts or are simply looking for a product with the least amount of calories!
So just for you, I have tried them all! Now taste is very subjective, so rather than giving you MY favourite option, I thought I would give you a summary of the key nutrition facts for each type (per 100ml) highlighting calories, sugars and fat. I have also included starting retail price per litre(Sorry non UK readers!!).
As there are always offers, my recommendation is to do your research!
Unsweetened Soya - 34kcals, 0.1g sugar and 1.9g fat. Price from 59p upwards.
Coconut - 27kcals, 1.6g sugar and 2.0g fat. Price from £ 1.39 upwards.
Hemp - 39kcals, 1.6g sugar 2.5g fat. Price from £1.19 upwards.
Unsweetened Almond- 14kcals, 0.1g sugar and 1.2g fat. Price from £1 upwards.
Hazelnut - 27kcals, 3.1g sugar and 1.6g fat. Price from £1 upwards.
Oat - 35kcals, 4g sugar and 0.8g fat. Price from £ 1. 25 upwards.
Rice - 47kcals, 4g sugar and 1g fat. From £1.39 upwards.
So what is your favourite dairy free alternative and why?
Happy milk shopping!