GrainDrops Organic Dairy-Free Probiotic Beverage

$5.59 per 32-ounce jug

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On October 31, 2014
Last modified:April 22, 2016


Both the production and result of this drinkable yogurt speaks to tradition. The company uses simple, pure ingredients and slow, sustainable processes to create a clean-testing product with just the right amount of sweetness and tang, and a smooth consistency that doesn't shout "dairy-free" as so many vegan yogurts do. But note that the cultured grains do result in higher sugars.

So what is a dairy-free probiotic beverage? Well in the case of GrainDrops, I would call it drinkable yogurt.

Graindrops Organic Dairy-Free Probiotic Beverage - Drinkable yogurt that is vegan / plant-based, triple cultured, made with biodynamic rice and "powered by koji"

But before I get into our tasting notes, GrainDrops dairy-free probiotic beverage has several interesting nutritional boasts:

  • Powered by Koji – Koji is the artisan Japanese culturing process, which is created in small batches over a slow 2-day process with whole grains and 100% natural enzymes (no chemicals). In other words, they use the purest ingredients and methods possible to culture the healthy bacteria in GrainDrops dairy-free probiotic beverage.
  • Made with Biodynamic Rice – I’ll let them explain this one. Biodynamic farming is “the only certified system of farming that considers plants, soil and animals as one self-sustaining ecosystem. Artificial fertilizers, chemical sprays and genetically-modified organisms are never used.”
  • Triple-Cultured – Step one is cultivating the Koji using Biodynamic rice. Step two is adding the Koji to their recipe of five gluten-free organic whole grains and culturing it until it is fully liquid and naturally sweet. Step three is balancing the texture and flavor.

GrainDrops Organic Dairy-Free Probiotic Beverage - vegan, triple cultured, powered by koji made with biodynamic rice

The result of their efforts pours out into a thick, yet drinkable beverage that speaks to traditional yogurt lovers. I admit that yogurt isn’t my passion, and if I do consume it, I tend to prefer thick, spoonable varieties. Yet, this clean testing product with just the right amount of sweetness and tang has a smooth consistency that doesn’t shout “dairy-free” as so many vegan yogurts do. It’s also pretty darn tasty in smoothies.

Thus far, I’ve only sampled the Original, but GrainDrops dairy-free probiotic beverage also comes in Wild Blueberry and Mango Ginger flavors. In terms of nutrition, each serving contains 20 billion live cultures plus prebiotic fibers (from grains and inulin) to feed their goodness. It is also low in fat (just 1 gram), has a fair amount of fiber and protein (3 grams each), and hits the sweetness factor just right, yet is surprisingly high in sugars (16 grams in the Original; 25 grams in the fruity flavors). I say surprisingly, as the only added sweetener in the Original GrainDrops dairy-free probiotic beverage is blue agave syrup, and it isn’t that high on the ingredient list. So I’m guessing that most of the sugars come from the grains themselves.

GrainDrops Organic Dairy-Free Probiotic Beverage - vegan, triple cultured, powered by koji made with biodynamic rice

Certifications: GrainDrops Dairy-Free Probiotic Beverage is Certified Organic, Certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, GrainDrops Dairy-Free Probiotic Beverage is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, verify on the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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.


  1. It tastes really great although it has 25 grams of sugar per 8 ounces…I consider it a treat when drinking it cause it’s very tasty plus I’m getting all those probiotics.

  2. Donna Gladstone on

    Hello, I wonder if this Grain free dairy free probiotic would be a good substitute for cream or 1/2 and 1/2 making a dish called Creamed Chicken on a Biscuit (GF of course) If you have any other suggestions please tell me . Thanks, Donna

    • Hi Donna, it wouldn’t be recommended for two reasons: 1) cooking the probiotic drink will kill the healthy bacteria off making it just an expensive half and half! 2) it isn’t as rich as cream.

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