Milk is a personal preference affected by the society you grew up in, what you were raised consuming as a child/young person, and your health.
Note: From what I understand, Humans are the only species that continues to consume milk into adulthood, and the only species to drink the milk of another species.
Cow Milk – Not good for human digestion. Hard for us to process and it causes various issues with our bowels.
Goat Milk – Closer to human milk then cow milk. Not common in the US as milk, used more for cheese products.
Soy – a common substitute for animal milk products. Due to the processing of the soy bean it can increase estrogen levels when consumed on a regular basis.
Now on to types of “Milk” people are turning to as alternatives.
Rice – Very thin; Plain is that, no real flavor to it; options of vanilla and chocolate are available.
Almond – Thin; No flavor in the sweetened or unsweetened.
Oat – thicker consistency could work well for a replacement in recipes. Sweeter like a touch of oatmeal.
(A recent find at the Market that I am happy about)
Take a look at the Nutritional information and make the right choice for your needs.
Note: Personally we are not milk drinkers and only used it with cereal. Now it is something we only buy when called for in a recipe (Smashed Potatoes, or baked goods)
My personal choice is the Oat Milk.