It’s creamy, dreamy and downright mandatory for dipping chocolate sandwich cookies. It’s a key player in everything from one-pot chicken alfredo to overnight oats. Yep, milk is a cooking and baking essential—so what the heck are you supposed to do when it’s the one ingredient not in your fridge?
Not to worry, friend: Whether you’re a day (or three) behind on your weekly grocery shopping, or you’re lactose intolerant and looking to swap in something dairy free, there’s a whole world of milk alternatives that you probably have in your fridge or pantry already. When you need a milk substitute, try any of these 12 swaps in your baking and cooking at home.