You're familiar with almond milk, coconut milk, and perhaps hemp milk. But in Europe, nondairy milk brands are churning out some unexpected drink options that are difficult to find or not even available in the U.S., like milk made from millet, tigernuts, and spelt. According to consumer marketing firm DairyCo, sales of plant-based milks surged by more than 30 percent in Great Britain alone last year. “And Europe tends to be very trendy and cutting edge, so it’s only natural that they’d have newer stuff,” says Nicolette Pace, R.D., a nutrition counselor with a high European clientele.
While it may be some time until you can buy all of these, you can find recipes for many homemade versions online, and one company plans to release algae milk next spring in the U.S. In the meantime, check out what health-forward Europeans are already drinking—and what will hopefully come across the pond soon so we can raise a glass too.