FOLLOWING a plant-based diet means dairy is off the menu – but an increasing number of plant milk yoghurts are on offer.

Annual vegan month Veganuary will soon be upon us, and if you fancy giving it a try this year, it is well worth sampling a few varieties, so you have plenty to choose from once animal-food free January begins.

Food producer Nush bills its yoghurts as the first in the UK to be made with nut milk – almond and cashew to be specific. They come in a range of flavours, and are gluten, soya and preservative free, with no added sugar.

They are described as a source of plant-based protein, and they contain vegan probiotic cultures that support gut health. The almond range – made from, of course, artisan almond milk – comes in four flavours – natural, blueberry, peach melba, and caramel and hibiscus.

The cashew range comes in vanilla, strawberry and natural.

The yoghurts are fresh, light and tasty. The portion size is very satisfying as a snack or a dessert, and they would taste great over cereal or pancakes. While I might give the slightly odd caramel and hibiscus flavour a miss another time, Nush yoghurts will certainly feature on my shopping list.

Whether you are vegan or not, you can find Nush in selected Sainsbury and Tesco stores for £2, and they are well worth a try.