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Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt: Dairy-Free and Soy-Free Goodness

Product by:
Hain Celestial, Dream Group
Version:
Plain, Vanilla, Mixed Berry, Strawberry
Price:
Waiting on pricing

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On June 17, 2014
Last modified:September 15, 2014

Summary:

This sweet, dessert-like yogurt has a smooth, thick consistency that mimics dairy yogurt nicely, but without the strong telltale tang. Vanilla is my favorite, but the Plain offers more versatility and my husband liked the sweet Berry flavors.

Update: Now in Coconut flavor, too, and available in both single-serve and 24-ounce multi-serve packages.

I’ve taste-tested quite a few dairy-free yogurts, I’d even venture to say that I’ve trialed most, if not all, that the market has to offer. Many are good, but I can honestly say that Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt is simply amazing.

Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt  (vegan, dairy-free, soy-free) - available in single serve or quart sizes

Back in the “dairy days” I dutiful downed the most popular brand of yogurt in the name of calcium consumption. I didn’t love it, and in fact have shied away from non-dairy yogurts aside from reviews and the occasional recipe. But, all that changed, as I found myself at the local co-op requesting a stock-up of Vanilla Almond Dream.

What makes Almond Dream Yogurt so special? In my opinion, it is the perfectly creamy texture, the lightly sweetened flavors, and the very fresh taste with subtle hints of almond. I also love that it is soy-free, gluten-free, and of course dairy-free (yes, it is vegan too!), and that it has 8 different strains of tummy-taming probiotics!

Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free

As for the flavors, Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt comes in five varieties: Plain, Vanilla, Strawberry, Mixed Berry, and Coconut. I received the first three to sample as single serves, and as you may have guessed, the Vanilla was my favorite.

Even so, the Plain was surprisingly excellent; it is slightly lower in sugars than the others, and has a nice, relatively neutral flavor that should work very well in recipes. It has only a touch of tang, which I think makes it more versatile than traditional yogurt.The Vanilla simply stepped it up a notch flavor. It became my lightly-sweet, post-dinner dessert, topped with pomegranate arils, berries, or even dairy-free chocolate chips. The Strawberry had little chunks of fresh berries within, and shared the sweetness of the Vanilla, but with a bright strawberry flavor. It was delicious as well, but I’m a vanilla girl at heart.

I later received the Vanilla (still my favorite), Strawberry and also the Mixed Berry almond non-dairy yogurt in Almond Dream’s new 24-ounce multi-serve packages! The consistency of the quarts was a touch more gelatinous than the creamy single-serves, but sweet, delicious and smooth nonetheless. The Mixed Berry was the sweetest of the bunch – richly flavored and dessert-like in nature. My husband adored it, and happily polished off the entire quart in just a two days! Though higher in sugar than I like to see for everyday eats, if it gets him to consume some probiotics (which he definitely needs) then I am happy. We both enjoyed it with plump fresh blueberries…

Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt - Mixed Berry, Strawberry, Vanilla (quart sizes, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free)

There are a few other great qualities about Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt that I would like to note:

  • Low Fat – Though made with almonds, each serving contains just 2.5 to 3 grams of fat, and no saturated or trans fats (note that the serving size on the quarts is 1 cup vs a little over 2/3 cup in the single-serve).
  • Calcium – The yogurts are fortified with 20% (200mg) of the RDA for Calcium.
  • Non-GMO – It is made with real almonds and no genetically engineered ingredients.
  • Fiber – They are considered a good source of fiber, with 3 grams per serving.
  • Live & Active Cultures – I mentioned the probiotic benefit above, but thought I would let you know that the probiotic bacterium in Almond Dream Yogurt includes all of the following: L. Acidophilus, P. Lactis, S. Thermophilus, Bifidobacterium Lactis, L. Acidophilus, L. Casei [note that this is a bacteria; it is not associated with the milk protein casein], L. Rhamnosus, L. Delbrueckii Lactis & Bulgaricus.

Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt is popping up on store shelves throughout the U.S., and you should even be able to find it at many conventional grocers as the distribution increases. If you don’t see it yet, you can ask the store to bring some in.

Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, 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 Dream Brand website at www.tastethedream.com. They occasionally have printable coupons for their brands on their website too.

About Alisa Fleming

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.

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24 Comments

  1. Roberta CerraSeptember 26, 2012 at 10:04 amReply

    Where can I buy the yogurt I live in Scranton, PA zip code 18509

    • Alisa FlemingSeptember 26, 2012 at 7:44 pmReplyAuthor

      Hi Roberta, you will need to go to the company website and use the store locator or contact the company directly for this info. There are links to their website in the review. Good luck!

  2. Bobbi SokolovOctober 3, 2012 at 1:53 pmReply

    zip code 34990. where can i buy your product?

    • Alisa FlemingOctober 3, 2012 at 1:55 pmReplyAuthor

      Bobbi, we aren’t affiliated with the company – this is a review. See the links in the article to go directly to the company website!

  3. Amy. mooreOctober 5, 2012 at 4:34 pmReply

    The label says non-dairy, not dairy free. I learned the hard way that dairy free products can still have milk derivatives in it. The ingredients list doesn’t show dairy, but I worry. The label says soy-free and gluten free, but not dairy free (non dairy). I wonder if is truly vegan and dairy free?

    • Alisa FlemingOctober 5, 2012 at 4:37 pmReplyAuthor

      Amy, this is a dairy-free product. Dairy has to be listed in the ingredients. If you are concerned about trace amounts of dairy (due to manufacturing processes) then that is a different story. You need to contact the manufacturer directly on processes if trace amounts are a concern.

      As for the term non-dairy, it can be deceving. However, it is mostly a concern with products like non-dairy creamer and non-dairy whipped topping, which may contain a small amount of casein (milk protein – it would be listed in the ingredients though). For more on this issue, see my post here – http://www.godairyfree.org/ask-alisa/ask-alisa-does-my-non-dairy-food-have-dairy-in-it

  4. AmberJanuary 15, 2013 at 1:22 pmReply

    Alisa, being that I thought the So Delicious Greek Almond Milk yogurt was nasty, should I even try this one or are they similar in taste and consistency??

    Regards,
    Amber

    • Alisa FlemingJanuary 15, 2013 at 1:38 pmReplyAuthor

      Hi Amber, it has been a while since I’ve tried this one, but I do know that they are a bit different. The So Delicious variation is lower in sugar, so the flavor on Almond Dream is more developed and sweeter. Also, Almond Dream is more of an “ordinary” yogurt in texture. The So Delicious variety is thicker (with pea protein added) since they are going for more of a “greek” yogurt. I just prefer the lower sugar one myself as I usually add things like cereal, fruit, etc.

  5. michele bruschinoJanuary 27, 2013 at 6:29 pmReply

    How much protein in each container???? Thanks – M

    • Alisa FlemingJanuary 27, 2013 at 7:08 pmReplyAuthor

      See their website for nutritional information. There are links to their site in my review post above.

    • KimFebruary 26, 2014 at 8:47 pmReply

      There is 1 percent protein it’s basically watered down and high in carb which is so wrong since almonds are high in protein. Do your homework. There is other Almond yogurt with high protein

  6. deniseJanuary 30, 2013 at 5:55 pmReply

    what would you say about the evaporated cane syrup being in the yogurt?? i heard many bad things about this type of sweetener..so does that sugar turn into fat in the body and shooting your blood sugar sky high??

  7. JudyJanuary 30, 2013 at 5:58 pmReply

    Is it Kosher?

  8. CandaceApril 9, 2013 at 6:53 pmReply

    Is there caffeine in this yogurt? as I was told there was caffeine in yogurt. Not sure if it is all yogurt.

    • Alisa FlemingApril 10, 2013 at 7:14 amReplyAuthor

      No, I don’t believe there would ever be caffeine in yogurt unless it was coffee flavor! It all depends on the ingredients.

  9. Pat UnderwoodOctober 23, 2013 at 7:02 pmReply

    Can this yogurt be frozen? I need something of an ice cream consistency for my grandson who is on a very restricted diet. Thanks

    • Alisa FlemingOctober 25, 2013 at 7:51 amReplyAuthor

      Pat, it can be, and is tasty, though I do find most dairy-free yogurts are a little icier when frozen.

  10. Ghenya JordanNovember 3, 2013 at 2:57 pmReply

    I am lactose intolerant and have been looking for yogurt that is lactose free…Where can I find these products… And are they in any grocery store!!!

    • Alisa FlemingNovember 4, 2013 at 5:11 pmReplyAuthor

      Ghenya, they are in my local grocery store. Head to the company’s website (link in my review above) for a store locator!

  11. Lisa LopesJanuary 23, 2014 at 12:43 pmReply

    I love this stuff!!!! Just tried the coconut for the first time today and boy oh boy it’s yummy!!!
    I can’t wait to try them all!

    Thanks! :-)
    Lisa~

  12. KimFebruary 26, 2014 at 8:44 pmReply

    Their is hardly any protein in almond yogurt 1 percent! It’s ironic since almond is high in protein. I thought they originally had 6 grams of protein but now it says1. It’s like watered down high carb. No thanks they is another brand so delicious and it’s almond Greek yogurt high in protein. I am very disappointed to change I was eating 14 a week.

  13. JackieAugust 7, 2014 at 10:05 amReply

    I LOVE the coconut yogurt. It’s so yummy! But I find that it upsets my stomach every time I eat it. Does anyone have the same problem?

  14. filizAugust 16, 2014 at 2:48 pmReply

    I have been looking for such dairy free yogurt options. Thanks. what is the sugar content of the plain one?

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