Soy Milk Substitutes

Soy Milk Substitutes

This article provides an overview of soy milk, what it tastes like, its availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make soy milk substitutes.

What is Soy Milk?

Soy milk is a plant based drink made by the process of soaking, grinding and boiling soybeans. Soy milk originated in China hundreds of years ago, however it gained popularity in the last few decades in Europe and North America. It is mostly used as a substitute to diary milk by vegans or lactose intolerant people.

What does Soy Milk taste like?

Soy milk has developed over the 20th century to resemble diary milk in taste and consistency and is probably the most similar compared to other plant based milks. It is creamy and mild in flavor, with a slight sweetness; however the taste can vary between brands.

Is Soy Milk readily available in Supermarkets?

Soy milk should be readily available in supermarkets and even local convenience stores. It will be found with the other plant based milks in the refrigerated section.

What are some alternative names for Soy Milk?

Soy milk is also commonly referred to as soya milk, they are both the same product.

What is a good substitute for Soy Milk in recipes?

Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for soy milk. These include:

  • The best plant based substitutes for soy milk would be
    • Almond Milk (although slightly sweeter in taste)
    • Oat Milk (although slightly sweeter in taste)
  • You can also easily substitute regular diary milk in recipes if diary is not an issue