Milk And Cookies: The Best Dairy-Free Milk To Pair With Cookies
Nothing goes together like a glass of milk and a fresh-baked cookie to dunk in it. But if you’re dairy-free, ‘regular’ milk isn’t an option. Don’t let that stop you from enjoying this classic snack, though. There are more dairy-free milk options on the market than ever before. Here’s a look at some of our favorites:
You know we love oats since they’re included in several of our recipes. And mmm, mmmm, oat milk is no exception! It’s oh-so-creamy and naturally sweet, so it pairs well with cookies.
Oat milk may have a higher carb-count than some of the other milk alts on our list, but it’s packed with nutrients we can’t resist. Oat milk is good for your heart and can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Plus, it’s fiber-filled, so you know your gut’s good.
Our Favorite Oat Milk & Cookie Pairing:
If you’ve just poured yourself a glass of oat milk, we recommended you double down and go all-out oaty with our Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies. The only thing better than oat milk? Oat milk plus oatmeal cookies!
Even if you don’t need to reach for a dairy-free alternative, many nut-based milk substitutes contain nutritional benefits you won’t find in the traditional stuff. No matter which nut milk variety you choose to try, they’re all low calorie, protein-rich, and filled with good-for-you fats that help keep hair strong and skin healthy. Here are some nut-based milk varieties we like best:
You’ve no doubt seen almond milk at your local grocery store. It’s been a staple milk alternative for ages, so there are countless brands and flavors to try. It’s best to look for almond milk that’s cold-pressed, so you know it’s packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Our Favorite Almond Milk & Cookie Pairing:
Though it does have a slightly ‘nutty’ taste, almond milk is certainly neutral enough to pair with almost any cookie. That said, if you’re about to open up a box of our Almond Butter Cookies, we can’t think of a better way to enjoy them than with a cool glass of almond milk. Slightly salty almond butter with sweet and creamy almond milk, yes please!
Macadamia Nut Milk
Macadamia milk tastes….a lot like milk. It’s the closest thing to ‘traditional’ cow milk on our list. That said, it’s packed with more protein and more omega-fatty acids than its dairy-rich counterpart.
Our Favorite Macadamia Milk & Cookie Pairing:
Some things just go together. Like milk and cookies. Or macadamia nuts and white chocolate. That’s why we definitely recommend you enjoy a glass of macadamia milk with our White Chocolate Chip Snack Bag. And, no, we won’t judge you if you eat the entire bag in one sitting.
Hazelnut is quite possibly the creamiest milk on our list. And it has a polarizing taste you’ll either rave about or hate. Hazelnuts, in particular, have few carbohydrates. So they’re diet-friendly for our KETO and low-carb friends.
Our Favorite Almond Milk & Cookie Pairing:
For the low-carb cookie-lover, pair hazelnut milk with one of our carb-conscious cookie flavors like Thin Double Chocolate Chip. Now that’s a guilt-free snack you can feel good about.
Rice milk has been around longer than almost all other options on our list—so you know it’s tried, tested, and loved! Rice milk is nice and neutral. You don’t have to worry about overpowering flavor or competing ingredients.
Rice milk is extremely allergy-friendly, too. In fact, it’s one of the least allergenic options out there. It’s full of vitamins like calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin D. Plus, it’s naturally sweet! This means it requires fewer additives to taste great. If you’re looking for a mild milk alternative, this milk’s for you.
Our Favorite Rice Milk & Cookie Pairing:
Of course, there’s no wrong choice! But if you’re looking for a rice milk - cookie match, go for our Snickerdoodle Cookies. They’re packed with flavor—and cinnamony-sugary goodness—so we think they’re best enjoyed with a flavor-free milk option.
Soy milk is a staple for many non-dairy households. And for good reason! It’s neutral in taste, nice in texture, and boasts a nutritional profile you can feel good about. As with many of the milks on our list, soy milk comes in several flavor varieties you can try. From vanilla to strawberry and everything in between, there’s a soy milk option for any occasion.
Soy milk contains as much protein as milk, but far fewer calories. It’s also a great source of potassium. And did we mention, it’s even low in fat?
Our Favorite Soy Milk & Cookie Pairing:
We think of soy milk as a classic dairy-free milk option, so it’s no surprise we love to pair it with one of our most classic recipes, Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Last, but certainly not least, we’ve got coconut milk on the list. We may have saved the best for last because it’s one of the most nutrient-rich milks available.
Coconut milk is packed with healthy electrolytes, good fats, and iron. It’s full of immune system-supportive antioxidants. It can even help with weight management and a healthy metabolism. What’s not to love?
If you’re crazy about coconut flavor, this is definitely an option for you! That said, it does have a distinctly tropical taste. And if that’s not your thing, go for a dairy-free alt that’s a little more neutral.
Our Favorite Coconut Milk & Cookie Pairing:
Because coconut milk tastes like, well, coconuts, consider reaching for a simple, sweet pairing like our Sprinkle Cookies. They don’t feature too many flavors that could compete with coconut milk. This duo is sugary, sweet, sprinkly, and delicious!
We’d love to see which dairy-free milk you decide is best to pair with your Fresh From The Heart cookies! Tag us @FreshFrontTheHeart on Instagram to share!