6 Mac & Cheese Milk Substitutes You Will Love

Mac and Cheese Milk Substitutes

You want to make Mac & Cheese, and you are out of milk? Don’t worry, because there are alternatives to milk! Of course, there are many alternatives, and you can even use water instead, but the taste wouldn’t be that great. That’s why we have chosen the six best Mac & Cheese milk substitutes you will like, just for our readers.

1) Almond milk

This plant milk has a creamy texture and nutty flavour. It doesn’t contain cholesterol, saturated fat or lactose, and it comes in all kinds of tastes. Almond milk is very healthy for your heart; it’s low in calories and contains riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2.

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 24
  • Fat: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Sugars: 1.4g
  • Protein: 0.5g

2) Rice milk

This grainy milk is mostly made out of brown rice. Rice milk is naturally sweet, but it also comes sweetened very often. Rice milk has a lot of health benefits, such as slowing down ageing, enhancing the immune system and cholesterol control.

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 47
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 0.3g

3) Soy milk

Soy milk is produced by soaking and grinding soybeans, boiling the mixture and filtering the remains – one of the most popular plant milk, especially in Asian cuisine. It’s also liked by vegetarians and people who are lactose intolerant. It contains plenty of vitamins such as vitamin B-12, B3, E, and B6. It has a lot of health benefits like strengthening the blood vessels and helping in weight loss.

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 54
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Sugars:  4g
  • Protein: 3.3g

4) Oat milk

Derived from the whole oat, it has a creamy texture and an oatmeal-like flavour. It comes in many tastes. Oat milk is probably the “youngest” type of plant milk, as it was developed in the early ’90s by the Swedish scientist called Rickard Oste. Unlike other milk, oat milk contains fibre which is excellent for digestion. It’s also higher in proteins than some different types of plant kinds of milk.

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 60
  • Fat: 1.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 1g

5) Hemp milk

Possibly the rarest choice of all kinds of milk, hemp milk is made from hemp seeds that are soaked and ground in water. It is usually not sweetened. It’s made of hemp that doesn’t contain much THC, so no, you can’t get high from hemp milk. It’s, however, a very healthy choice as it contains fatty acids, amino acids, proteins and phytosterols that can reduce bad cholesterol.

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 45
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.5g
  • Sugars: 2.1g
  • Protein: 2.1g

6) Coconut milk

Extracted from the grated pulp of mature coconuts, grated and steeped in hot water, coconut milk is an excellent substitute for every mac&cheese meal. It is then soaked through cheesecloth. It’s used a lot in Thai and some other Asian cuisines, as a base. It’s very high in oil content. Coconut milk is excellent for keeping your bones healthy, preventing heart diseases and weight loss.

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 30
  • Fat: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 1g


For some people, nothing can beat good old milk, but our six milk substitutes are a healthier alternative to cows’ milk, no matter which you choose.

Now when you have your mac and cheese ready here are few tips to spice it up and make it taste even better. Enjoy!

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