Milk Substitutes

Milk Substitutes

It's early morning, or maybe noon in the afternoon. You are dizzy and need caffeine, so you must work together to brew yourself a pot of fresh coffee. You poured yourself a steaming cup, then went to the refrigerator to get a carton of milk, only to find that you didn't have milk to make coffee. Maybe you opened the carton and smelled it had gone bad or found that your roommate ran out of milk and didn't get a new carton. Whatever the reason, the severity of the situation is very serious: you have hot coffee, no milk, and you enter crisis mode because you now need a milk substitute in coffee.

Top Coffee Brands

There are no products in this category.

These are not standard dairy substitutes for coffee, because if you don’t have regular old milk, you probably won’t have soy, almond, coconut, or macadamia milk in your refrigerator. Although some dairy products seem to fit into your milk, you may want to avoid them because they are actually a bit bad. My editor might want me to point out here that she once tried buttermilk in her coffee, but the result was not good, but she did drink the whole cup of coffee because it was still coffee.

However, you don’t have to be like my editor, and chances are you have some milk substitutes in your kitchen that are better for your coffee than buttermilk. Of course, these swaps may not become your new standard order, but if you feel panic and need to put some cream in your coffee cup, they will definitely work. Remember to get another carton of milk next time you go out.

Ice Cream

After all, ice cream is basically frozen milk and sugar-anyway, this is what you put in the coffee. Add a spoonful to the coffee and stir, if it's chocolate, it's even better! You are basically making yourself mocha coffee. You can even fancy it and say that you are making yourself a lover.

Whipped Cream

The basic principle of whipped cream in coffee is the same as that of ice cream in the coffee, because whipped cream, as the name suggests, is aerated cream. If you add it to hot coffee, it will become liquid again. Just make sure to stir it completely to avoid lumps.


Putting a piece of unsalted butter in your coffee sounds disgusting to the outsider, but a large group of people swears by it. In the past few years, it was promoted by Dave Asprey, who he called bulletproof coffee. The trick is to mix coffee and butter in a blender so that it can produce nice foam, just like a butter latte.

Coconut Oil

If you don't have butter, try coconut oil. Just like butter, make sure to stir the coconut oil into the coffee to make it frothy, otherwise, the oil will collect on the top.


If you desire to add cream to your coffee, then you are desperate. Pour a glass of whiskey or some coffee liqueur to add extra charm to your glass. In any case, you may feel that your feet are not good at the beginning of the day, so you might as well be kind to yourself.