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Dairy-Free Oat Milk from Aldi

Even though I’ve shared about my son’s milk allergy for 17 years, and we’ve been using dairy-free milk for just as long…

you’ll rarely see me post about a favorite plant-based milk that we use daily.

That’s because the jury was out for so long! 

But now, the majority of our family agrees on one. And that’s making my life so much easier. 

Below, see why this is our new favorite dairy-free milk.

dairy free oat milk

There is so much to consider when choosing a milk alternative safe for food allergy. 

Some people are allergic to the very main ingredients in plant-based milks…like oat, flax, cashew, almond, coconut, pea, etc. 

I’m one of those. I can’t have almond milk because of an almond allergy. 

Then some have to weed through other ingredients in plant-based milks…such as wheat. 

Once we find the ingredients that work for us, allergy moms also like to pay attention to nutritional value. 

  • how much sugar
  • how much protein
  • how much vitamin D
  • how much fat
  • how much calcium

Yet other allergy moms wonder, do we even need a dairy-free milk at our house? Talk to your pediatrician and nutritionist about that, for sure. 

As you can see, finding a milk alternative can be a little tricky. 

But the good news is, there are so many options on the market these days!

So many more than just rice milk, which was the only option we had 17 years ago. 

I’ve worked our family through several dairy-free milk alternatives through the years. 

Here are some dairy-free milks we have tried. 


RICE MILK – Our first dairy-free milk worked great on cereal, not so good for making creamy dishes. 

SOY MILK – When soy milk came along, it was thicker. But we didn’t love the taste. 

ALMOND MILK – Enter almond milk, we liked the taste better than soy. But it was thinner than soy.

COCONUT MILK – Coconut for me! I use it in coffee and make the whole family smoothies with it several times a week. 

PEA MILK – My growing boys started loving these single milks packed with pea protein, for on-the-go.

FLAX & OAT MILK – Likewise, these convenient single serve protein drinks are a favorite with my teens.

OAT MILK – That led us to straight up oat milk, now our everyday plant milk at home. 

Let’s learn more!

half gallon of oat plant milk from aldi

That’s right. We now keep plant-based, dairy-free oat milk stocked at our house. 

Alas, we’ve mostly parted ways with almond milk. Although, we aren’t opposed to using it sometimes.

We still keep coconut milk for me and my family smoothies. 

We still like the higher protein plant milks for on-the-go. 

But half gallons of oat milk are now our staple for cereal, baking, cooking, and even drinking plain! Imagine that. 

Surprisingly, my hubby who nearly gave up all milk drinking because of our son’s milk allergy…now enjoys a good old glass of cold milk thanks to oat milk. 

He says oat milk is closest to the real thing (dairy milk). 

However, let’s take this a step further. 

Once I knew my family really liked oat milk, I started bringing home different brands for them to try. 

And this specific one was hands down the winner above all the rest. 

The original oat milk at Aldi, Friendly Farms. 

Aldi keeps it so simple. There’s no chocolate. There’s no vanilla. Sadly, there’s also no unsweetened. 

But it makes it easy. THIS is the oat milk at Aldi, I grab a couple half gallons every time I’m there, and we are good to go. Budget still in tact.

Now here’s what’s to love about this oat milk. 


  • affordable, about $3 a half gallon
  • consistency & taste close to real dairy milk
  • creamy and thick for recipes
  • 3 grams of protein per serving
  • dairy, nut, soy free
  • vegan
  • non-gmo

From what I can tell, this is more protein than in most other oat milk brands. 

And only a few have up to 3 grams of protein per serving, like Friendly Farms. 

My kids love this milk for making: 

  • chocolate milk with dairy-free syrup
  • bowls of cereal, like raisin bran
  • protein shakes for out the door

Typical teen boy diets, lol. 

We all love that this milk has no strong, prevalent taste like coconut does.

That makes it perfect for some of my favorite creamy recipes.

The oat milk makes them nice and creamy like the traditional recipes, with no taste of dairy-free milk.


You can see the ingredients and nutrition label on our package below. 

Just always be sure to double-check labels as ingredients can change. Also call the company for manufacturing information if need be.  

Oat Milk Nutrition Information:

  • sugar – 14 grams 
  • protein – 3 grams
  • vitamin D – 3.6 mcg
  • fat – 5 grams
  • calcium – 350 mg

This oat milk does contain wheat. 

See rest of the label below.

I guess it’s fair to say, we’ve found a new favorite dairy-free milk at our house. 

Super versatile, super yum. 

Sadly, I tolerate oat as much as I tolerate almond. So I don’t use a lot of this oat milk for myself. 

But it’s been a great new option for all the men in my family. 

I’m so glad we have it!

And of all places, I sure am glad it’s another inexpensive goody found at Aldi. 

For more of our favorite foods from Aldi, here’s the growing list!


Best Vegan Foods at Aldi

Favorite All-Natural Staples at Aldi

Dairy-Free Snacks at Aldi

We hope this oat milk might work for your family. 

But also note, Aldi also carries coconut, soy, and almond milk you may want to check out, too. 

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