Oh, silky, frothy, milk. It's delicious. In cheese, coffee, or next to a plate of cookies, milk is a beautiful thing. Sadly though, it's not the easiest thing in the world to digest. It may seem hard for us to believe since milk is ubiquitous in the US, but worldwide, most adults can't naturally breakdown the structural complexity of lactose or milk sugar. But what then can we eat with our cookies, if not milk?
That's where milk alternatives come in. Lactose-free "milks" have been popping up in our grocery stores, each one with unique flavor, consistency, and nutritional content. It's confusing, but we got you covered. From soy milk to coconut milk and everything in between, here's how and when to make the swap.