What it is: Extracted from pressed, cooked and ground soybeans, soymilk has come a long way since researchers deciphered how to eliminate its beany flavor a few decades ago.
What to do with it: Use like cow’s milk—though no matter what the label advertises, the flavor and color will be different.
Soymilk taste test: The taste and color of soymilk varies considerably from brand to brand. In a tasting of 8 different soymilks, the EatingWell staff generally preferred the "fresh" (as opposed to aseptic-packaged) varieties. Sun Soy, Silk and Vitasoy were favored brands. The dark beige color of aseptic soymilks can also be unappetizing. Avoid the fat-free types (which generally taste awful) in favor of reduced-fat versions; check labels for too many added sugars.