So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage

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Utilizing that coconut for all of its magical powers, the product innovators at So Delicious Dairy Free have come full circle with their line of coconut-based dairy-free products. First, they had us drooling over coconut milk ice cream, then they wowed us with So Delicious coconut yogurt, and now we have (drumroll please) … So Delicious coconut milk beverage!

So Delicious Coconut Milk - A creamy dairy-free milk alternative available in 4 flavors.

Is it like coconut water? No, not at all. Is it coconut milk? Well, sort of. They have toned down the fat and richness of coconut milk to make a multi-purpose dairy-free beverage. It is not unlike soymilk or rice milk in purpose, yet in this reviewer’s opinion, much better.

So Delicious Coconut Milk - A creamy dairy-free milk alternative available in 4 flavors.

Tasting Notes for So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage

If I could only pick one point to rave about this new product, it would be its similarities to whole milk. It has a lovely richness and thickness. Overall, So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage has 5g of fat per serving, which is reflected in its extremely smooth and perfectly rich texture that looks like a dream as it pours.

Vanilla

Rich, thick, and delightfully sweet with a hint of vanilla, I was immediately smitten by the drinkability of this more indulgent flavor.  Since I am a coconut fan, I decided to run this beverage by my husband who has coconut-sensitive taste buds.  His first reaction was, “ I don’t taste coconut at all; it tastes like vanilla ice cream!” This milk alternative is an excellent option for a sweet drink, shakes, and desserts.

So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage

Original

The same bright-white color greeted my eyes, and a deliciously rich flavor met my taste buds.  Without the extra sugars and vanilla, I could taste hints of coconut. Although it was definitely milder than coconut milk. I trialed it in a savory dish, and it was just a bit too sweet in nature. I think it would still work in places such as low fat curries and sweet potato soups. My favorite applications for this variety: dousing granola, blending smoothies, and hot chocolate. In my opinion, most milk alternatives seem to produce a somewhat watery hot cocoa, but this one adds that wonderful, full-bodied feel.

The Facts on So Delicious Coconut Milk

Certifications: So Delicious Coconut Milk is Certified Kosher DE, Certified Vegan, Certified Gluten Free, Certified Organic, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, So Delicious Coconut Milk is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the So Delicious website at sodeliciousdairyfree.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

5 Comments

  1. Lorenzo Gaztanaga on

    Just tried so delicious coconut drink unsweetend no flavors. Im used to almond beverage plain as well. The coconut drink has slight citrucy foretaste. With a delicious milk aftertate. It lands beautifully. I think im sold. Lg

  2. I really enjoy this coconut beverage. I like that it is fortified and doesn’t contain soy, rice, oats, or sunflowers. (These are things my daughter reacts to.)

    • Hi David,

      It’s important to differentiate here between coconut milk and coconut milk beverage (which I think is what you are referring to). Coconut milk is very fatty, like heavy cream, and usually sold in cans or small aseptic packages. I know a lot of people who use it to make their own creamer – it seems to hold its own in hot beverages. Coconut milk beverage is thinned to be more like 2% dairy milk in consistency. It curdles significantly when an acid is added (lemon, vinegar, etc.) and I do find that it curdles a little bit in hot beverages. I haven’t trialed it specifically in coffee.

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