Silk Protein & Nut Milk

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Product by:
WhiteWave Foods
Version:
Plain, Vanilla
Price:
$4.99 per half gallon

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On January 2, 2017
Last modified:January 9, 2017

Summary:

For ingredients, nutrition, and flavor, this milk beverage gets an easy 5 stars. The taste is pleasantly sweet without excessive sugars or funny sweeteners. It also fills a big void for nutritive milk alternatives, packing in 10 grams of protein and 8 grams of fat per serving. The overall consistency is quite rich, but almost too thick and a little heavy for regular sipping.

Need a high-protein, dairy-free milk alternative? Silk Protein & Nut Milk just might be your new Holy Grail.

Silk Protein and Nut Milk Review (dairy-free, plant-based milk alternative with 10 grams of protein per serving!)

Combining the creaminess of almondmilk and cashewmilk with the thickening power of pea protein, Silk Protein & Nut Milk results in a rich beverage that eclipses 2% milk. It packs in a whopping 10 grams of protein per serving, and just look at how creamy it is.

Silk Protein and Nut Milk Review (dairy-free, plant-based milk alternative with 10 grams of protein per serving!)

Because it’s so thick, I found Silk Protein & Nut Milk to be a bit heavy for straight up sipping. But it works beautifully in smoothies, hot cereal, and baked goods. The consistency adds body and a very pleasant flavor.

It’s more neutral than nutty, but has a pleasant sweetness, despite being so low in sugars. The Plain has just 2 grams of sugars and has a mild taste with just a hint of sweet. The Vanilla has 6 grams of sugar with an almost addictive but gentle sweetness and the perfect touch of vanilla.

Beyond the low sugar and high protein aspects, Silk Protein & Nut Milk contains 8 grams of plant-based fats, 45% of the RDA for Calcium, 25% for Vitamin D, and 8% for Iron. It’s also sweetened solely with cane sugar (no funny alternative sweeteners!), and is carrageenan-free.

The only downfall that I noted with Silk Protein & Nut Milk is in the consistency. It has a very slight heavy finish and mouth-feel, and can get just a touch “gloppy” after resting in the refrigerator. I think the protein must cause some thickening. Just make sure to give it a very good shake before pouring.

Silk Protein and Nut Milk Review (dairy-free, plant-based milk alternative with 10 grams of protein per serving!)

The Facts on Silk Protein & Nut Milk

Certifications: Silk Protein & Nut Milk is Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher Dairy (they are dairy-free by ingredients, but dairy may be present on the lines or in the facility – see our Understanding Kosher guide). It is also labeled as gluten-free, but we did not note a certification for this.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Silk Protein & Nut Milk is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. 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 Silk website at silk.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.

24 Comments

  1. Wow, that does look super thick! I have a very picky palette and do not drink any plant-based milks just for the sake of drinking them. I don’t think anything tastes good except for my homemade almond milk, but I, DO, however love using homemade cashew milk and coconut milk in recipes. This looks like it would be just fabulous in baked goods or creamy sauces!

  2. Dianne's Vegan Kitchen on

    Sometimes I can’t decide between almond milk or cashew milk, so I love that they’ve combined them!

  3. This is one of my new favorite products! I use it every morning and make our oatmeal with it along with smoothies. Silk hit it out of the park with this one! I have no issues with the consistency, I shake it though so that probably helps. But it’s perfect either way in things!

  4. This hasn’t made it to the stores here yet but I like the sound of it so will be on the look out for when it does. It sound alike it would be awesome in smoothies and sweet sauces.

  5. So Delicious Protein Almond Milk use to be a staple in our fridge until they got rid of it. The small shelf stable ones aren’t the same. I can’t wait to give this one a try. Recently we’ve been drinking Ripple for a protein milk in our house, the girls love it!

  6. This looks like a great boost to your regular ol’ almond milk! We’ve got nut allergies in our house so we have to stick to soy for now, but fingers crossed my little one will test out of his allergies! I’ll keep my eyes open for this!

  7. What an exciting surprise! This is the first I had heard of a new offering from Silk, and since their cashew milk is my current favorite, I really must hunt this down.

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