I Tested The Best Dairy-Free Keto Milks on the Market & This One Is My Favorite!

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Here are the best dairy-free milk options that are keto-approved!

hand holding shot glass full of dairy free keto milk

I tested the best dairy-free milks on the market and I’m sharing which one is the absolute best-tasting, and will keep you in ketosis.

woman with pinky up sipping from shot glass with dairy free milk inside

In order to determine which dairy-free milk is the best, I tested them in the three most popular ways I suspect people are consuming milk – in keto cereal, in coffee (specifically by frothing for lattes), and, of course, drank them solo for a true taste test.

These are the highest-rated, keto-approved kinds of dairy-free milk I tested:

Here’s what I thought about each dairy-free, keto milk:

1. Ripple Unsweetened Original Milk is made of peas and surprisingly really good, but not my favorite overall. 

hand holding bottle of ripple plant based keto dairy free milk

Buy it at Target – $4.29

I’ve never had milk made with pea protein before so I wasn’t sure where to set my expectations on this milk. To be honest, I was sure I wouldn’t like it or it would have a weird texture, smell, or aftertaste, but the impressive amounts of protein, calcium, and omega 3s trumped all my fears.

After my first sip, I couldn’t have been more shocked with how much I liked it! In fact, it was the creamiest texture of all the milk I tried and I actually really enjoyed it a lot! However, while it did seem to froth up decently, it quickly dissipated after going into my coffee so it wasn’t a contender for me after all.

hand holding a container of ripple dairy free milk with ingredients label showing

Ripple Unsweetened Original Milk Nutrition:

Serving Size: 1 Cup | Calories: 70 | Fat: 4.5g | Total Carbs: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Protein: 8g | Net Carbs: 0g

Ingredients: Water, Ripptein (Water, Pea Protein), Sunflower Oil. Contains Less Than 1% Of Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12, DHA Algal Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Gellan Gum

hand holding white coffee mug with bubbles inside


  • Great taste
  • 32mg of DHA omega-3s
  • 8g of protein
  • 50% more calcium than milk
  • Nice, creamy texture
  • Great with keto cereal
  • No competing tastes when cold
  • Highest in protein (out of the different milks I tried) 


  • Plant flavor is slightly more noticeable when warm (not the best for coffee)
  • Didn’t froth well
  • Pricer than most milk

2. Malibu Mylk Unsweetened Organic Flax Milk left a lot to be desired all around. 

hand holding a carton of malibu mylk

Buy it on Amazon – $39.99 (6-pack, just $6.66 each)

Despite the steeper price tag, I was excited to add this shelf-stable milk to my list of keto, dairy-free milk to try! We are short on fridge space in my home so having the ability to store it in the pantry until opened would be a HUGE space-saver.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t a single thing I enjoyed about this flax milk, but I always tend to like the finer things in life so this was a huge relief to not love given the steep price point. 😅 The texture was lumpy and unappetizing, the taste was by far my least favorite even after chilling all night in the fridge, and it only got worse when warmed in coffee. In fact, I disliked this dairy-free keto milk so much, I couldn’t bring myself to even do the cereal taste test. 🤢

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Malibu Mylk Unsweetened Flax Milk Nutrition:

Serving Size: 1 Cup | Calories: 50 | Fat: 3.5g | Total Carbs: 4g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0g | Protein: 3g | Net Carbs: 1g

Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Flax Seed, Organic Cinnamon Powder, Less Than 1% of the Following: Organic Acacia Gum [Stabilizer], Gellan Gum [Stabilizer], Pink Himalayan Salt. 

hand holding a carton of Malibu Mylk


  • Organic
  • Shelf-stable until opened (space-saver)


  • Expensive
  • Strange texture
  • Unappetizing smell
  • Didn’t froth well
  • Unappetizing taste cold & warm (tastes very similar to a cup of cooked chia seeds)

3. Milkadamia Unsweetened Milk is made with my favorite nut but overpowered everything with its intense flavor.

hand holding carton of milkadamia dairy free milk

Buy it at Target – $3.99

Another shelf-stable milk in my lineup was this Milkadamia milk, which is conveniently available at Target! Plus, it’s made with my most favorite nut in the world so I couldn’t wait to give it a try! Even better, the price tag is comparable to many other kinds of milk on the market so I didn’t feel like it was too boujee to continue buying if it ended up being a favorite.

While I did enjoy this milk plain, I found the flavor to be way too overpowering to enjoy with my morning coffee or cereal. Plus, it literally didn’t froth at all despite its thick consistency so this dairy-free, keto milk was a no-go for me in the end.

hand holding a carton of milkadamia milk over table

Milkadamia Unsweetened Milk Nutrition:

Serving Size: 1 Cup | Calories: 50 | Fat: 4.5g | Total Carbs: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Protein: 1g | Net Carbs: 0g

Ingredients: Macadamia Milk (Filtered Water, Macadamias), Calcium Phosphate, Pea Protein, Natural Flavors, Sunflower Lecithin, Locust Bean Gum, Sea Salt, Gellan Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12.

hand holding a shot glass of milk with cartons and bottle of keto dairy free milk in background


  • Shelf-stable until opened (space-saver)
  • Non-GMO
  • Very creamy
  • Great taste on its own
  • Affordable


  • Smooth yet watery consistency
  • Stronger nut flavor (competed too much with other foods)
  • Flavor competed with cereal (and again, the watery consistency was throwing me off)

4. I found Califia’s Toasted Coconut Almond Milk to be the best keto milk for smoothies.

hand holding a bottle of toasted coconut milk

Buy it at Target – $3.99

You won’t be sacrificing nutritional value when you choose this dairy-free milk since it has a whopping 40% MORE calcium than regular milk! It should come as no surprise that it’s made of almonds and coconut cream which is absolutely delicious.

However, I found the consistency to be too creamy and more ideal for a smoothie. I also thought as flavorful as it was, it competed too much with my keto cereal and I definitely wasn’t a fan of it in my coffee either (even though it did froth up nicely).

close up of ingredients label on coconut almond milk

Toasted Coconut Almond Milk Nutrition:

Serving Size: 1 Cup | Calories: 45 | Fat: 0g | Total Carbs: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Protein: 1g | Net Carbs: 0g

Ingredients: Almondmilk (Water, Almonds), Coconut Cream, Calcium Carbonate, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Locust Bean Gum, Gellan Gum, Potassium Citrate, Monk Fruit Extract

close up of hand holding shot glass of dairy free keto milk


  • Smooth consistency
  • Whipped up great in frother
  • Nice coconut & almond flavor
  • Best for smoothies
  • Affordable


  • Very sweet flavor
  • Too creamy
  • Not good in coffee
  • Competed with cereal flavors

Hip Tip: Check out these keto smoothie recipes you could try with this milk!

5. The most popular pick, Blue Diamond Unsweetened Almond Milk, was my favorite all around and most affordable.

hand holding carton of unsweetened almond milk

Buy it at Target – $3.19

By popular choice, I definitely had to add some good old unsweetened almond milk to my dairy-free keto milk taste test. Plus, it was the most affordable option on my list so if it ended up being delicious, it would be an even bigger winner in my book.

Turns out, this milk rocked it in taste, texture, and price! Even my milk-obsessed nine-year-old said he prefers this milk over regular milk so now I know what I’ll be buying from now on. 🙌🏻

hand holding carton of unsweetened almond milk with ingredients label

Unsweetened Almond Milk Nutrition:

Serving Size: 1 Cup | Calories: 30 | Fat: 2.5g | Total Carbs: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Protein: 1g | Net Carbs: 0g

Ingredients: Almondmilk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Potassium Citrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Gellan Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, D-Alpha-Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E)

hand holding coffee cup with frothy keto milk inside


  • Smooth
  • Light & creamy
  • Nice flavor (not overpowering)
  • Frothed really well
  • Non-GMO
  • Great taste with cereal
  • Inexpensive


  • Didn’t give coffee much flavor

Hip Tip: You can easily make your own almond milk at home with Lina’s recipe! (I hear you’ll never go back to store-bought after trying it.) 😉

woman holding up carton of almond milk in kitchen

Overall, I love this milk! The flavor is nice and light and the texture is spot on for milk! Not only did my kids love it, but it frothed up beautifully for my lattes too! Needless to say, I’ll be sure to keep this dairy-free almond milk stocked in our fridge.

Cheers to staying in ketosis, friends!

You HAVE to try this keto cereal if you haven’t yet! 

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Comments 4

  1. Olgraygirl

    While I don’t necessarily follow keto diet, I much prefer almond milk over regular dairy. I love both Almond Breeze and Califia coconut almond milk, which is my go-to for my daily cup of French roast. Thanks for the post and comparison!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for letting us know which you have liked best!

  2. Donnelle Eix

    I am ketosis too..I love Almond breeze (30) drink it or with cereals or smoothie but not great in ice coffee I use HWC only thank for sharing

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome!

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