Many coffee shops offer whole cowâ€™s milk as the default for espresso-based beverages, as this is the milk traditionally used for lattes, cappuccinos, and other coffee shop classics. But for vegans, the lactose intolerant, those who are generally health conscious or donâ€™t like the taste of regular milk, most coffee shops also offer non-dairy alternatives. These include soy, almond, hazelnut, and rice milk, among a select few others. Some of the more uncommon non-dairy milk alternatives include hemp and oat-based beverages. When you want to make a delicious espressoÂ using your home espresso maker, there are a few aspects youâ€™ll want to consider when choosing milk alternatives for your espresso drink froth.