Updated June 2023! Almost daily, I read questions from parents who are transitioning their dairy-free child off formula. They want a healthy milk alternative that meets the needs of their new toddler. Ripple Kids might be their answer. It’s top allergen-free and was developed with pediatricians to support optimal nutrition for kids ages one to five years old. Each sip contains DHA omega-3s, choline, and prebiotic fiber, and each serving rivals dairy milk in protein, calcium, vitamin D, riboflavin, and other vitamins and minerals. And it now comes in two varieties: Original and Original Unsweetened.
Ripple Kids is the Plant-Based Milk Developed with Pediatricians
It contains less than half the sugar of dairy milk, but we’ve heard that Ripple Kids is little one-approved. Be sure to leave your own rating and review below once you (and your kids!) try it.
Ingredients: water, pea protein, vegetable oil (sunflower or safflower oil), contains less than 1% of soluble corn fiber, magnesium citrate, riboflavin, vitamin b12, dha algal oil, choline bitartrate, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, dipotassium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, natural flavor, gum arabic, guar gum, gellan gum, with rosemary extract, mixed tocopherols, and ascorbyl palmitate to preserve freshness.*
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 120 calories, 8g fat, 70mg sodium, 3g carbs, 2g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 8g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% vitamin A, 35% calcium, 30% vitamin D, 45% vitamin B12, 10% potassium, 35% riboflavin, 40% phosphorous, 10% choline.*
Ingredients: water, pea protein blend (water, pea protein), sunflower oil, cane sugar, contains less than 1% of soluble corn fiber, magnesium citrate, riboflavin, vitamin b12, dha algal oil, choline bitartrate, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2, dipotassium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, mixed tocopherols, natural flavor, guar gum, gellan gum.*
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 140 calories, 8g fat, 8g carbs, 2g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 5g added sugars), 8g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% vitamin A, 35% calcium, 30% vitamin D, 45% vitamin B12, 10% potassium, 35% riboflavin, 40% phosphorous, 10% choline.*
Ripple isn’t big enough (yet!) to have their own dedicated manufacturing facility. And some of the manufacturing plants they work with do handle top allergen ingredients, and they do share production lines with some top allergen ingredients. However, Ripple does have an extensive allergen management program in place to protect their ingredients and production lines from potential allergen contamination. You can read more about their Allergen Program.
More Facts on Ripple Kids Plant-Based Milk
- Price: $5.49 per 48-ounce bottle
- Availability: Ripple Kids is available at Target, Whole Foods, Shoprite, and the Kroger family of stores in the U.S.
- Certifications: Ripple Kids is Non-GMO Verified.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Ripple Kids is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Ripple Foods 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.
17 month old daughter loves ripple!!!!
My daughter has had trouble with her bowels since she was born. When she turned one I finally was like this is enough we need a different route !!! And her stomach dr told us about ripple and it has changed our life !!! It’s great. She has regularl bowel movements and she loves it.
My daughter loves her milk but because of a condition she has dairy isn’t good for her and hates every other dairy free option to no avail until today!!!!
Tastes great and out little one loves it
We were so concerned with transitioning to cows milk from plant based formula, per pediatricians request. We don’t drink cows milk in our house and have been drinking ripple for a couple of years now due to the great tastes and cost effective. So when we seen that they introduced ripple kids we were so excited and our baby loves it .
My Son Approved!
I had trouble looking for a milk for my kid, who is allergic to milk, wheat & peanuts. And one of my good friend told me about this and I told my husband, “let’s give it a try” and ever since we introduce him to the milk he loved it!
My 1 year old is OBSESSED with this milk
We breastfed up until she turned 13 months. Then we transitioned her to whole cows milk. Found out she has FPIES to cows milk. So we’ve gone completely dairy free. The first 3 days on Kids Ripple Milk she would only take a few drinks at a time. By day 4 she became obsessed and loves it now. From everything I’ve researched, this is the nondairy milk kids should have! 😁
3 years going strong
I have been giving this to my baby since she transitioned off formula/breastmilk and she is turning 3 next month. Never had any issues, she tolerates well, no constipation and no major nutritional deficiencies. Highly recommend.
After a year of drinking it, tot is now allergic to it
My kiddo (2 years old) loved this milk for the past year till the past two weeks, when he started puking at night and having diarrhea after drinking it. We even encouraged our local store to buy this milk, but unfortunately have to move on to something else now since he gets so sick from it now. Our guess is it’s the pea protein that is disagreeable for him.
I realize that Ripple Kids has less sugar overall than dairy milk.. but glucose is way different than lactose! Does anyone know what the difference is on nutrition? If my kid was 5 I may not mind this amount of sugar, but for my just-toddler, it seems like sort of a lot of added cane sugar to give her every day. Am considering mixing it with the plain Ripple for this reason.
Response from Go Dairy Free
It’s equivalent to 1.33 teaspoons of sugar per 1 cup. Lactose is a disaccharide made of two monosaccharides: glucose and galactose. So it isn’t different, lactose is made of glucose.
A life-saver for our son!
I can’t tell you how happy I am that my son’s pediatrician recommended this milk for him once he was over a year. My now 16-month-old son has a peanut allergy that was detected at 9 months. Since other nuts came back as a possible allergy too, we were told to stay away from all nuts and especially peanuts until he is at least two years old and gets retested.
With that being said, we are also raising our son plant-based so we were limited on our milk options once he was done with formula. My son’s pediatrician recommended Ripple Kids because it is nut-free, dairy-free, not to mention it is fortified, and even had more calcium than cow’s milk. We are so happy with this product and wish it was sold at more locations! Right now we can get it at some Targets and all Whole Food stores here in Wisconsin.
To anyone out there that wants good plant-based milk for their growing child, or has a child with allergies, I HIGHLY recommend trying Ripple Kids. Also, if you reach out to the company, you can also receive coupons. They have AMAZING customer service, ask to talk to Sophie. She is wonderful and we monthly talk through e-mail.
This milk was a life-saver for our family and I am so happy that there is a safe and healthy option for my son!