Rapunzel has had a chance to try many different dairy free options. Some she's loved and others she could do without. Here's a run down.
Chocolate Coconut Milk has hands down been her favorite to drink straight up. She drinks it almost every morning with her breakfast.
As for baking and cooking, I've had equal amounts of success with hemp milk and rice milk. I use original if I'm making something savory, and tend to use either original or vanilla if I'm baking something sweet. And no one has complained about anything tasting any different.
We still never found a true cheese substitute. But honestly, Rapunzel hasn't minded. She just eats her sandwiches without cheese. And we make her pizza without cheese. Her bean burritos and tacos are cheeseless. And we don't sprinkle parmesan on her pasta. She hasn't really minded at all.
So, while I'm not sure if we'll continue dairy-free after our 2 month trial, I feel confident that if we do, we'll survive. Once I did all the research and found these safe alternatives, it's been pretty easy to incorporate them into our menu.