I also like Califia Farms, though it seems their ingredients have changed. I made Mac and cheese some time ago using almond milk (don’t recall which brand) and I couldn’t tell the difference. I favor brands with fewer ingredients, such as Simply Almond. The original unsweetened Mooala is pretty good too.
For those who like NotMilk and have Stop & Shop, starting tomorrow it’s on sale 2/$5, making it a $0.99 MM. I have yet to try this brand.
@FelskyNY I’m glad to hear the Fody sauce is good.
Haven’t tried non dairy cream-like sauces yet, but I have been using simple truth lactose free milk (From Fry’s/Kroger). That seems to help a little with IBS symptoms.
I think you know this, but I am not a healthy eater. I like almost no products in this area or vegan options. I am hopelessly a carnivorous unhealthy eater. I have tried many non-dairy 'milk products', and my personal favorites are all Almond Breeze almond milk products.
I got tired or paying too much for alfredo sauce, so I have made my own with milk for some time often, and I have even used BDAB milk.
I like their products because I like all of these, so it is flexible:
There also are variants of all the above with lower calories as well if you find them too sweet,
I also like to get the shelf stable versions as well sometimes when space is short in the fridge.
I like the alfredo sauces made from the BDAB products. I always try a different recipe, so I never know how it will come out, but I have liked them all.
Have they/you tried A2 Milk? It is kind of pricey but may make the difference.
I have never had issues consuming regular milk but have noticed some stomach bloat on occasion. A milk drinker and needing to redeem an offer or two, I tried A2 out of curiosity.
I didn't notice the difference right away until after a time or two switching between "regular" milk and A2, but I had substantially less bloat discomfort when I drank/drink A2, mainly in my morning bowl.
Since this discovery, I have added A2 to my product rotation I seek to save on. Some of the claims on their website are of Lactose intolerant individuals that can now enjoy genuine milk again.
@FelskyNY @cjwoody , I totally agree with cjwoody, the Not Milk, both 2% and full fat, looks and tastes like real milk. I have tried the oat milks, banana milk, and almond milks (thanks to Ibotta) and Not Milk is a brand I would pay real $$$ for. I don't use alot of milk but I want a creamy flavor in my coffee. I have not tried to use any of the plant milks in cooking because I have been afraid it would alter the flavor or texture.
I really don't care for the Mooala milks, especially the banana one. It was ok on cereal but I drank my morning coffee black cuz it didn't taste good with this stuff and I am too cheap to toss it even though it was free...
@Rickibotta @TXbelle @cjwoody @Saipan @Tikiki Wow guys -thank you all so much. There is a free oat milk at Stop and Shop so I'll pick that up and I have the free coupon for the NotMilk so I'm going to start with those 2 (give the price and the size of my fridge), but I will definitely check out the other non-dairy milks as I go along. I also saw the A2 and Almond Breeze - it's amazing how many products are on the market.
It looks like we are all in agreement to make my own alfredo sauce, rather than trying a jarred one. I did sign up for Daiya and then sent me a $1 email coupon (yay)