I spotted Ripple Half & Half in the non-dairy case at Target when it first launched, and I couldn’t resist buying a bottle of each variety to try. At that time, they offered both Original and Vanilla varieties. Unfortunately, the Vanilla was discontinued. I’m updating this post with information on just the Unsweetened Original, but I’m leaving my photos up that show the Vanilla. The Original looks and performs the same as the Vanilla (so the images are still helpful), it’s just unsweetened and sans vanilla.
Tasting Notes for Ripple Half & Half
Ripple Half & Half is a creamy, top allergen-free, plant-based alternative for Half & Half. We tested this refrigerated dairy-free substitute as a creamer and in recipes.
The Original has wonderful richness and a creamy mouth feel, but it’s sugar-free and unflavored. Truthfully, I was expecting this to taste rather dreadful on its own. But I took a sip and my taste buds were intrigued! The consistency is so decadent and the flavor was surprisingly mild with an oddly addictive taste. It’s definitely savory, but something kept making me want to take more sips.
I loved the Original in tea, even though I don’t use creamers regularly. It also seems to shine in recipes. Thus far, I’ve used it to make a white sauce, and the results were delicious. It bubbled up and thickened beautifully without any separation. I think this Ripple Half & Half also begs to be used in soup.
Ingredients: water, sunflower oil, pea protein, organic cane sugar, contains less than 1% of sea salt, sunflower lecithin, tricalcium phosphate, natural flavor, acacia gum, guar gum, gellan gum.
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 35 calories, 3.5g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, <1g sugars, 0g protein.*
The Facts on Ripple Half & Half
Price: $3.49 per 16-ounce bottle
Availability in Stores: Ripple Half & Half is available in mainstream and natural food grocers in the U.S., like Target, Whole Foods, and Sprouts. Look for it in the refrigerated case next to the dairy-free creamers or milk beverages. You can also order it online direct from the company’s website below.
Certifications: Ripple Half & Half is Certified Non-GMO.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Ripple Half & Half is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, keto-friendly, and vegetarian.
For More Product Information: Visit the Ripple website at www.ripplefoods.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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A creamy miracle!
I absolutely love this cream in my coffee. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because it says no sugar, but the 5th ingredient is cane sugar. I’m sugar sensitive, so I can’t continue using it. I am beyond disappointed
Happy for a non-dairy Half & Half.
I’ve had a total gastrectomy due to stomach cancer. I can no longer have dairy and no more than 8g of. sugar. I’m very happy with Ripple non-dairy Half & Half and just 1g sugar. I give it 5 stars.
Most like half and half of the dairy-free creamers.
The color in my coffee, the mouth feel and the taste are the most like half and half I’ve ever found, and I’ve tried them all. I can no longer find it in stores in my area, and I am considering giving up coffee. The milk is available, , but the half and half really made my morning cup.
Best substitute for real half and half I’ve found
I love this 0 saturated fats “half and half”. While it’s pricey, it is so good that I don’t miss my good old real stuff. I’ve had to give it up because of atherosclerosis, though research sometimes disputes that dairy and saturated fats are causal. Still, I’ve adapted to reducing these kinds of fats in my diet.
Ripple’s Half and Half really has the consistency and mouth feel one expect. The flavor isn’t quite real cream, but it’s easy to get used to and has just the right natural sweetness that real cream has. However, I haven’t been able to find it at my local natural foods store, or anywhere else since Christmas. I haven’t given up, even emailing Ripple. They say it’s a supply chain issue and that they are trying to get it going again. Sent me coupons. I want my Ripple H&H back!
Finally, a creamer that tastes better than animal based half & half
I love everything about original unsweetened Ripple half & half except its availability. I used to buy it at my local Market Basket store and would always buy 2-3 at a time because I never knew from week to week if they would have any. Since last November, I haven’t been able to buy it anywhere except at Shaw’s Supermarket where I refuse to pay their outrageous price of $5.99. And since I don’t tolerate sugar well and the only other offerings are either nut based creamers that taste terrible or are about as creamy as fat-free milk, my only options now are to suffer the lactose effects of real half & half or drink my coffee and tea black, neither of which is appealing.
Beast creamer ever
I gave Ripple a 5 only because they didn’t offer a 10, This product is the best plant based milk and creamer I have ever had, I love the taste and texture and my husband loves it too, I’m not sure why but all the stores that carry the Ripple creamer say they can’t get it anymore so I am totally bummed out about that but hoping it will be in stores again soon.
Tastes great, less filling
Ripple half and half is an excellent product – adds great body and creaminess to our coffee. Best dairy-free product, ever.
I switched from regular dairy to Ripple half and half in April. It’s all I use now. It has a great taste.
Updated the formula and now it’s awful!
I was delighted a year ago to find Ripple Half and Half after spending so much money on creamers I hated going dairy free. Fast forward and they’ve recently updated the recipe and it’s dreadful. Clumps and doesn’t dissolve into my hot coffee and literally makes me gag to see it much less try to drink it. I hope they go back but until then – I’m on the hunt for a new creamer.
Best vegan creamer EVER
I developed a dairy allergy 5 years ago. Coffee with cream was my favorite morning beverage and (to add an emotional component) the way I connected with my Papa, Dad, and brother. We’d get coffee together on mornings or weekends. I hate black coffee. Even worked as a barista and tried all kinda of vegan alternatives. Found soy to grow on me for lattes but just a cup o joe with cream could never come close to my younger day joys. My dad passed away last spring and I was missing our coffee days more than ever. The taste was just never right and it added bitterness to good memories. Then I saw this unsweetened version at the store and it looked keto friendly so I got it. After one sip i was double checking the label to make sure I didn’t accidentally buy a dairy product! This is the REAL DEAL. After so many let downs, fails, even barista grade creamers, (even toeing my allergy line with “non-dairy” creamers like coffeemate but unable tonfind unsweet versions) I am ecstatic for this. I hope they keep it on the shelf I am sooo happy. I’m visiting Michigan right now and am praying I can find it back home in Minnesota or North Dakota. Now I can have my coffee in the mornings and remember visiting with dad<3