Q: We’ve switched to almond milk for day-to-day milk use. Can it be used to replace whole milk in a recipe?
— Mike Ferris, Columbus, Ohio

A: Plain almond milk can be used in many recipes as a substitute for traditional cow’s milk, but not all.

The makers of Almond Breeze, for example, indicate their product works the same as milk in baking, soups and sauces, but should not be used for making yogurt or puddings.

Also, because almond milk is lower in fat, it may not produce the same creamy results in cooking that you would get using whole cow’s milk.

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