Almond Milk vs Cow's Milk / What's In Milk. I receive a lot of questions about milk. People are curious about non-dairy milk options such as almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, etc. What is the difference between almond milk vs dairy milk and which one is better for you? The same question can be asked for any vegan milk or plant based milk option. The funny thing is everyone calls these options milk. However, the dairy industry thinks there is confusion about calling them milk, believing that consumers think they are buying cow's milk when purchasing almond milk since the word milk is being used. Do you know what's in almond milk and that there is no dairy or cow's milk being used? I asked random people that question and if they knew the difference between cow's milk vs almond milk.