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Dairy Free Milk Substitutes

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I was hoping someone out there would know of a good dairy free milk alternative that I can get here in Switzerland. When I was back in the States I would always use coconut or almond milk. I know that the Migros has a soy milk, (which I have tried) but I would like to try and stay away from Soy milk as much as possible. When I was in the Coop the last time I asked if they had almond milk and the sales lady led me to what appeared to be an almond flavored rice milk. I tried it but I don't think I would ever buy it again. Does anyone know of a place that sells almond milk or coconut milk? I would prefer coconut milk but will settle for almond milk haha. I know that if there is anything out there it will probably cost more then the regular milk but to me that's worth it just to be able to enjoy my morning coffee...Thanks in advance!
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Re: Dairy Free Milk Substitutes

Is this the same coconut milk that you'd use in Thai cooking?

If so, Coop definitely has it, and I'd guess Migro do too.

In Coop it's in a green and black TetraPak with the curry stuff.
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Re: Dairy Free Milk Substitutes

Ottos tends to carry this version of coconut "milk" (see photo). They often have it on special as a two pack. It is much less expensive than the Thai Kitchen version sold at Coop or Migros.

I am not sure about drinking it as we use it for stir fried Asian dishes. Unless you want to dilute it with water?

There is also something called coconut "water" that you find in the Asian shops.

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Re: Dairy Free Milk Substitutes

Many of the health food shops sell organic pure almond milk. Think they are called reform haus in German.
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Re: Dairy Free Milk Substitutes

Have you tried the pharmacy? Sunstore have some different types in the health food section.
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Re: Dairy Free Milk Substitutes

With the almond grounds left over from making the milk, you can bake a really nice cake. With or without wheat flour.
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Re: Dairy Free Milk Substitutes

Is there a reason you are avoiding the Free Form brand at both Micros and Coop? This is what my husband uses - comes in a variety of different fat contents. They also have butter, mozzarella, cream cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc., etc. It doesn't contain soy (my husband is allergic to soy).
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Hello all!

I was hoping someone out there would know of a good dairy free milk alternative that I can get here in Switzerland. When I was back in the States I would always use coconut or almond milk. I know that the Migros has a soy milk, (which I have tried) but I would like to try and stay away from Soy milk as much as possible. When I was in the Coop the last time I asked if they had almond milk and the sales lady led me to what appeared to be an almond flavored rice milk. I tried it but I don't think I would ever buy it again. Does anyone know of a place that sells almond milk or coconut milk? I would prefer coconut milk but will settle for almond milk haha. I know that if there is anything out there it will probably cost more then the regular milk but to me that's worth it just to be able to enjoy my morning coffee...Thanks in advance!

Milk is important to agriculture in Switzerland (agriculture = nr 3 behing Export industry and Inbound Tourism) in Switzerland, and so, milk is to be defended against intruders
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Many of the health food shops sell organic pure almond milk. Think they are called reform haus in German.
That are full of useless ingredients like sunflower oil , sugar, salt, soy and others. So you'd better make alone the almond milk.

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Is there a reason you are avoiding the Free Form brand at both Micros and Coop? This is what my husband uses - comes in a variety of different fat contents. They also have butter, mozzarella, cream cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc., etc. It doesn't contain soy (my husband is allergic to soy).
I drink the milk and I am fine with it. The mozzarella is a bit tasteless though.
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Re: Dairy Free Milk Substitutes

http://www.soyana.ch/index.php/page/...s-drinks-.html

I have been vegan for a month for an exam, I didn't like the rice drink as much as well, soy is fine, but what really got me was the cereal drink.
They come in a lot of different tastes:http://www.soyana.ch/index.php?page=40

Here are the stores listed where you can get their drinks: http://www.soyana.ch/index.php?page=216
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If no luck in Switzerland, you can hop over the border into Germany and check out DM stores - they have a quality range of health foods and you'll pay less there.
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Hello all!

I was hoping someone out there would know of a good dairy free milk alternative that I can get here in Switzerland. When I was back in the States I would always use coconut or almond milk. I know that the Migros has a soy milk, (which I have tried) but I would like to try and stay away from Soy milk as much as possible. When I was in the Coop the last time I asked if they had almond milk and the sales lady led me to what appeared to be an almond flavored rice milk. I tried it but I don't think I would ever buy it again. Does anyone know of a place that sells almond milk or coconut milk? I would prefer coconut milk but will settle for almond milk haha. I know that if there is anything out there it will probably cost more then the regular milk but to me that's worth it just to be able to enjoy my morning coffee...Thanks in advance!

There is a very good health store in the main Bahnhof, cant remember the name buit it is near the Migros downstairs. Was there at the weekend & they have Almond & Rice milk. The biggest selection of non dairy I have seen here
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The [Migros Free From] mozzarella is a bit tasteless though.
So they made an accurate imitation of real mozzarella, then? (I can't stand fresh mozzarella, it has no taste to me...)

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There is a very good health store in the main Bahnhof, cant remember the name buit it is near the Migros downstairs. Was there at the weekend & they have Almond & Rice milk. The biggest selection of non dairy I have seen here
It's called Egli, it's a chain.
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Re: Dairy Free Milk Substitutes

I use these too as both me and my daughter have a milk allergy. Coming from the UK we were used to the coconut milk over there (Koko Dairy free) but the only coconut milk I have found here was in Reformhaus Müller - try over there. They are quite pricy tho. Now we are buying the non dairy milks from Sunstore. They have a loyalty card program where you pay CHF25 for a year but then you have always 10% discount on all their products & on every 10th of the month 19% so that's when we buy these milks in bulk ;-).
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I use these too as both me and my daughter have a milk allergy. Coming from the UK we were used to the coconut milk over there (Koko Dairy free) but the only coconut milk I have found here was in Reformhaus Müller - try over there. They are quite pricy tho. Now we are buying the non dairy milks from Sunstore. They have a loyalty card program where you pay CHF25 for a year but then you have always 10% discount on all their products & on every 10th of the month 19% so that's when we buy these milks in bulk ;-).


So sorry to hear, but my Mum at Age 75 had to stop to have her beloved oranges and orange Juice. BUT could consume Mandarines and Clementines and Lemons without Problems. What YOU Need may have the word MILK in it but may be a very different product
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Re: Dairy Free Milk Substitutes

The specialist health food shops are definitely your best bet, but make sure you check the ingredients list to makes sure they haven't added loads of rubbish!
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Hello all!

I was hoping someone out there would know of a good dairy free milk alternative that I can get here in Switzerland. When I was back in the States I would always use coconut or almond milk. I know that the Migros has a soy milk, (which I have tried) but I would like to try and stay away from Soy milk as much as possible. When I was in the Coop the last time I asked if they had almond milk and the sales lady led me to what appeared to be an almond flavored rice milk. I tried it but I don't think I would ever buy it again. Does anyone know of a place that sells almond milk or coconut milk? I would prefer coconut milk but will settle for almond milk haha. I know that if there is anything out there it will probably cost more then the regular milk but to me that's worth it just to be able to enjoy my morning coffee...Thanks in advance!
I would suggest going for Alnatura products at Migros. My local Migros has a small section of their products and lots of Soy and alternative products. They also are opening an Alnatura store in Zürich soon, plus there is a big one across the border in Konstanz...
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So sorry to hear, but my Mum at Age 75 had to stop to have her beloved oranges and orange Juice. BUT could consume Mandarines and Clementines and Lemons without Problems. What YOU Need may have the word MILK in it but may be a very different product
Yes you are right. It's actually oat drink and rice drink etc. but whenever I talk with friends they refer to it as "Pflänzliche Milchen" so I guess literally translated, that's where the confusion arises
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Re: Dairy Free Milk Substitutes

What about making it on your own? Almond/rice/soy milk is very easy to do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeZCMNB2YO0
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You can get Almond Milk from any health shop/reformhaus.
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