The New Milks is the first comprehensive cookbook demystifying milk alternatives. You’ll discover information to help you choose the right dairy-free milks, plus learn how to make and customize various types. Then, dive into 113 delicious recipes for baking and cooking with them! All of the recipes are dairy-free and kosher; most are vegan; and many are paleo and gluten-free.

You can pre-order the book, out May 3rd, 2016, from AmazonBarnes & Noble, BAM, Indiebound, iBooks, and Google Play.

Here's what people are saying about The New Milks:

"Got a hankering for creamy, smooth milk but want a healthier, more humane option?  Dina Cheney has the recipe for it!  I love this book because it just goes to prove that there's no food or drink you get from animals that you can't get better from plants!"Kathy Freston, NY Times bestselling author The Lean, Veganist, and Quantum Wellness

"Creamy and dairy-free sounds like an oxymoron, but food genius Dina Cheney has it all figured out in this winner of a book.   The recipes are unique, easy to follow and—this is key—delicious."  — Danny Seo, Editor in Chief, Naturally, Danny Seo

“Dina Cheney has done it! Everything you need to make your own dairy-free milk and scrumptious recipes too! Cheney demystifies a process for the home cook that even some of the best chefs have not been able to master ...until now! Easy, unique, and sinfully creamy!” Chloe Coscarelli, author of Chloe’s Kitchen

"Choosing plant-based milks over dairy is an easy way to improve your health. In this ultimate resource, Cheney shows you how easy it is to prepare dairy-free milks from scratch using basic ingredients you already have on hand. From basic plain to spiced chocolate and cardamon pudding--a wonderful world of dairy-free drinks are waiting for you."Lindsay S. Nixon, author of The Happy Herbivore Cookbook series and CEO of

"For anyone trying to lower their cholesterol or sugar intake—not to mention those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies--unsweetened plant-based milks are a terrific option. The New Milks is a must-have resource on the subject."  Dr. Mark Hyman, Director, the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and Founder and Medical Director, The UltraWellness Center




"Anyone trying to cut down on dairy should pick up a copy of this information-packed, user-friendly cookbook! It demystifies the process of making plant-based milks and provides lots of nourishing recipes for cooking and baking with them." — Silvana Nardone, author of Silvana's Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed and Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals

"The New Milks is an excellent resource for those seeking healthy alternatives to cow's milk. The book contains advice on selecting packaged plant-based milks as well as extensive guidance on how to make them at home. The possible combinations of plant materials and flavorings are almost endless. One very extensive table lists the flavors and uses of 28 non-dairy milks. Another lists key nutritional information. All of this is followed by 100 creative recipes developed specifically for non-dairy milks. Each recipe is clearly marked if it is vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, gluten-free, kosher, or paleo. The New Milks is an essential book for those seeking to add healthy, nutritious plant-based milks to their diet." — Guy Crosby, Author, The Science of Good Cooking and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health

"Thanks to Dina Cheney for writing the first comprehensive resource about plant-based milks! These dairy-free milk alternatives are free of cholesterol, hormones, and lactose, plus are lower in sugar than dairy milk! They’re also delicious and easy to make!" — Oz Garcia, Author of The Food Cure for Kids, The Balance, Redesigning 50 and Look and Feel Fabulous Forever

"This book is a must have resource to learn how easy, delicious & nutritious DIY non-dairy milk options are for all!" — Ashley Koff RD, The Better Nutrition Simplified Program

"We’re huge fans of the magic of plant-based milks at Candle 79! In this invaluable resource, Cheney shows readers how easy it is to make all types of these incredible milks.   The New Milks is an awesome resource and must have for your cookbook collection!" Joy Pierson & Bart Potenza, Owners of Candle 79, Candle Cafe, and Candle Cafe West, and Authors of Vegan Holiday Cooking from Candle Cafe, The Candle Cafe Cookbook, and Candle 79 Cookbook

"The New Milks is a wonderful resource for both novices and those experienced with non-dairy milks.   Dina makes the concept of non-dairy milks so approachable and provides a roadmap for using these new milks in everything from classic to exciting new dishes."
— Kayleen St.John, MS, RD Director or Nutrition Education and Programming at Natural Gourmet Institute

"Aimed at vegan, lactose-intolerant, and kosher readers among others, this compendium includes information on preparing nondairy milks at home--including those derived from soy, nuts, seeds, grains, and coconut--what nutritional benefits they offer, and how to incorporate them into a range of dishes. Who'll drink it down: anyone seeking a dairy alternative, whether for health reasons, ethical considerations, religious beliefs--or because they are curious what macadamia-nut or black-bean milk tastes like."
Daniel Lefferts in Publisher's Weekly

"Over recent years, dairy has evolved from an icon of nutritional virtue, to a topic of rather constant debate.  Milk, in turn, has evolved from a beverage to a category, with at times bewildering diversity. In The New Milks, Dina Cheney provides timely, thorough guidance through that confusion, directing readers through that confusion to the right choice for every palate, dietary practice, and recipe." — David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM, Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center Griffin Hospital, Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Founder, True Health Initiative

"Who knew that you could make milk from soy, nuts, seeds, grains, and coconuts! In this comprehensive book, Cheney gives us the lowdown on making our own plant-based milks—then provides 113 delicious recipes for cooking and baking with them!"
Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Founders of Beekman 1802

“The New Milks arrives at just the right time, as dairy’s unwarranted health halo is fading. Scientific research continues to link dairy consumption to prostate, testicular, ovarian, and breast cancers. This book is an excellent resource for those looking to cut out dairy but keep the milk.” — Stephen Neabore, M.D., Barnard Medical Center and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

"Whether you're dairy-free or just like variety in your life, The New Milks is an essential kitchen companion. Both a comprehensive guide to non-dairy milks and a collection of mouth-watering recipes, this beautiful book will inspire you to eat healthfully and deliciously."
— Jenna Helwig, Author, Smoothie-licious and Real Baby Food

"Plant-based milks are ideal for a healthful lifestyle. Not only are they free of cholesterol, hormones, and lactose. They’re also lower in sugar than dairy milk. Also, few realize how prevalent lactose intolerance is. I’m excited about this book because it introduces us to the incredible range of nutritious, delicious, and easy to make and cook with dairy-free milks." — Danielle Pashko, Author of Breaking Your Fat Girl Habits