I must say that they really knocked it out of the park with this product line. Silk AlmondMilk Yogurt is a perfectly thick, wonderfully creamy dairy-free yogurt with the most delicious flavors.
Silk AlmondMilk Yogurt also has a short and sweet ingredient list. Plus, each flavor boasts a natural dose of protein (5 to 6 grams) and plant-based fats (11 to 13 grams) from the almond base. They don’t yet have an unsweetened variety, which I would love to see. But the Plain has just 6 grams of sugar, while maintaining an enjoyable taste.
The flavored varieties clock in at 15 to 17 grams of sugar per single-serve container, making them a bit more of a treat in our household (much like their soy-based yogurts). But the wholesome ingredients and live and active cultures do bump them up a notch from your typical dessert. And they really do satisfy as a sweet reward.
Tasting Notes for Silk AlmondMilk Yogurt
As mentioned, each flavor is perfectly thick with a near seamless creamy finish. The yogurt spoons with ease, and isn’t runny in the slightest. And since it is free of gums and carrageenan there aren’t any gelatinous oddities either. In my opinion, this is dairy-free yogurt how it should be.
This was the first flavor that I sample, and I wasn’t disappointed. Each spoonful was sweet, peachy yogurt bliss. It had a pleasant light tang, but wasn’t as tangy as some traditional yogurts can be. The natural peach was notable in the overall flavor, the pretty hue, and the little bits of peach throughout.
Ingredients – almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), cane sugar, peaches, contains 2% or less of: pectin, calcium citrate, natural flavor, starch, citric acid, live and active cultures, fruit and vegetable juice (color), annatto (color), vitamin D2.
Just like the peach, this variety had a dessert-like flavor with a light yogurt tang finish. And the real strawberries were pervasive in the look and taste.
Ingredients – almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), cane sugar, strawberries, contains 2% or less of: strawberry juice concentrate, pectin, natural flavors, starch, citric acid, calcium citrate, vegetable juice (color), live and active cultures, vitamin D2.
This will probably be my go-to flavor since it is so much lower in sugar than the others, and is closer to neutral in flavor. It still has a light sweetness that makes it pleasant enough for breakfast, but it also has a little more versatility. I used it to make this Dairy-Free Yogurt Cheese Recipe, which is AMAZING, and pictured below. It has a lightly sweet finish, but can still be paired with savories. And trust me, not all dairy-free yogurts work as yogurt cheese. But this one definitely does.
Ingredients – almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), cane sugar, contains 2% or less of: calcium citrate, pectin, live and active cultures, vitamin D2.
I had an oops moment with this flavor. I told Tony he could eat it, and forgot to taste test a bit myself! But based on the sweetener level, Tony’s proclamation of “it was good,” and the fact that it contains real vanilla beans, I’m going to bet that this variety is also a winner.
Ingredients – almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), cane sugar, contains 2% or less of: pectin, calcium citrate, citric acid, natural flavor, live and active cultures, vanilla beans, vitamin D2.
Dark Chocolate Coconut
Truth be told, I’m not usually a fan of chocolate yogurt. Something about cocoa with tang is very off-putting to my taste buds. But Silk won me over. This creamy chocolate yogurt ventures into dessert territory with deep flavor, the perfect sweetness, and barely a hint of tang. The coconut and almond underpinnings pair perfectly and truly round out the experience. I loved it by the spoonful, and also layered “Almond Joy style” with sliced almonds, unsweetened coconut shreds, and dairy-free mini chocolate chips.
Ingredients – almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), cane sugar, contains 2% or less of: cocoa (processed with alkali), pectin, calcium citrate, natural flavor (contains coconut), citric acid, live and active cultures, vitamin D2.
The Facts on Silk AlmondMilk Yogurt
Price: $1.69 per 5.3-ounce single-serve container. They also have the Plain and Vanilla flavors in 24-ounce multi-serve tubs for around $5.49.
Availability: Silk AlmondMilk Yogurt Alternative is available in the refrigerated section of major grocers across the United States. I found it at Walmart, Target, Natural Grocers, and Raleys, but each store carried just a few flavors. I had to visit a few stores to buy all five!
Certifications: Silk AlmondMilk Yogurt Alternative is Non-GMO Verified. According to their website, all of their products are Certified Kosher OU-D, but I didn’t see this certification on the yogurts. Regarding the kosher certification, Silk states, “This means that our dairy-free products may have been processed on equipment also used for dairy. It does not indicate the presence of dairy components in the products. We have extensive protocols in place at our facilities to detect and prevent contamination by dairy components.” Please see my Understanding Kosher Guide for more details.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Silk AlmondMilk Yogurt Alternative is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-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.