Hello ladies. I have a huge question.... my daughter is 8yrs old, & we just got her allergy tests back. she is allergic to cows milk!!! she doesn't like soy milk. I just discovered cows milk is in alot of things. does anyone know any subsitutes that I can offer. anything! she is doing ok w/ almond milk. but as far as cooking.... I had no idea cows milk was in almost everything she is use to. HELP!!

Tiffany - posted on 04/01/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I would like to know if anyone knows, what I could subsitute for cows milk. cooking wise, its in alot of things I wouldn't have thought it would be in.

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Iridescent - posted on 04/01/2012

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Almond milk is an excellent substitute for baking. Rice milk works well for on cereal. Coconut milk works better for cooking (not baking sweets). Enjoy Life brand also makes a ton of dairy free foods to substitute favorites, including milk chocolate.

Chrystal - posted on 04/01/2012

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Oh I forgot you can also use coconut milk it's pretty limited in it's uses because of the strong flavor but it's another alternative.

Chrystal - posted on 04/01/2012

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My son is allergic to milk too. You can substitute with soy milk, almond milk, and rice milk. Typically it's a straight replacement like 1 cup cow milk replace with 1 cup of whatever you choose. For things that have buttermilk you can add 1tsp of lemon juice to 1 cup of chosen replacement milk to make 1 cup mock buttermilk. In order of the strongest flavor is soy, almond, rice. For cooking you want to choose an unflavored milk alternative we like 8th continent soy milk original to make savory dishes it's the closest to fat free milk (to me anyway) but an unflavored almond milk would work too it's just thicker and bit sweeter which is why we use soy. The biggest downside is in cream sauces because the alternatives tend to be sweeter but it's just something she's going to have to get used to and she will after awhile. We haven't had real milk in our house in almost 2 years it takes some time to learn how to swap things out and to learn to read labels every time but it gets easier and becomes automatic.

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