Silk Protein Milks the Benefits for Almond, Pea, and Cashew

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Need a high-protein, dairy-free milk alternative? Silk Protein Milk Alternative just might be your new Holy Grail. It combines the creaminess of almondmilk and cashewmilk with the thickening power of pea protein. The result is a rich beverage that eclipses 2% milk with 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!)

Silk Protein Milks the Benefits for Almond, Pea, and Cashew

Because it’s so thick, I found Silk Protein Milk Beverages 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 in my opinion, a very pleasant flavor. It’s more neutral than nutty, but has a pleasant sweetness, despite being so low in sugars. But you be the judge! Leave your own rating and review below – it helps others make an informed purchasing decision.

The main issue we had with Silk Protein Milk was it 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.

And please note that their packaging has been updated since I took the pictures in this post. It currently looks like the images below. But the formula has remained the same.

Unsweet

Silk Protein Milk Beverage Reviews and Information (Dairy-Free Pea, Cashew, and Almondmilk)Ingredients: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), cashewmilk (filtered water, cashews), pea protein, sunflower oil, calcium carbonate, salt, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, ascorbic acid (to protect freshness), natural flavor, vitamin e acetate (to protect freshness), vitamin d2. Contains: almond and cashew. May contain other tree nuts. Produced in a facility that also processes soy.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 110 calories, 7g fat, 2g carbs, <1g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 10g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% vitamin D, 35% calcium, 15% iron.*

Unsweet Vanilla

Silk Protein Milk Beverage Reviews and Information (Dairy-Free Pea, Cashew, and Almondmilk)Ingredients: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), cashewmilk (filtered water, cashews), pea protein, sunflower oil, calcium carbonate, salt, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, natural flavor, ascorbic acid and vitamin e acetate (to protect freshness), vitamin d2. Contains: almond and cashew. May contain other tree nuts. Produced in a facility that also processes soy.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 110 calories, 7g fat, 2g carbs, <1g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 10g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% vitamin D, 35% calcium, 15% iron.*

Original

Silk Protein Milk Beverage Reviews and Information (Dairy-Free Pea, Cashew, and Almondmilk)Ingredients: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), cashewmilk (filtered water, cashews), pea protein, high oleic sunflower oil, cane sugar, calcium carbonate, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, ascorbic acid (to protect freshness), natural flavor, salt, vitamin e acetate (to protect freshness), vitamin d2. Contains: almond and cashew. May contain other tree nuts. Produced in a facility that also processes soy.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 130 calories, 8g fat, 3g carbs, <1g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 2g added sugars), 10g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% vitamin D, 30% calcium, 10% iron.*

Vanilla

Silk Protein Milk Beverage Reviews and Information (Dairy-Free Pea, Cashew, and Almondmilk)Ingredients: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), cashewmilk (filtered water, cashews), pea protein, high oleic sunflower oil, cane sugar, calcium carbonate, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, natural flavor, ascorbic acid (to protect freshness), salt, vitamin e acetate (to protect freshness), vitamin d2. Contains: almond and cashew. May contain other tree nuts. Produced in a facility that also processes soy.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 140 calories, 7g fat, 8g carbs, <1g fiber, 6g sugars (includes 6g added sugars), 10g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% vitamin D, 30% calcium, 15% iron.*

Chocolate

Silk Protein Milk Beverage Reviews and Information (Dairy-Free Pea, Cashew, and Almondmilk)Ingredients: almondmilk (filtered water, almonds), cashewmilk (filtered water, cashews), cane sugar, pea protein, high oleic sunflower oil, cocoa (processed with alkali), calcium carbonate, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, ascorbic acid (to protect freshness), salt, natural flavor, vitamin e acetate (to protect freshness), vitamin d2. Contains: almond and cashew. May contain other tree nuts. Produced in a facility that also processes soy.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 150 calories, 5g fat, 18g carbs, 2g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 14g added sugars), 10g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% vitamin D, 30% calcium, 20% iron.*

More Allergen Notes

According to the company, “Silk employs stringent allergen quality control procedures in all of our manufacturing facilities.” Their Allergen Information is a little vague, but you can contact them for more specifics on allergen testing, if needed.

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

  • Price: $3.99 per 64-ounce carton
  • Availability: Silk Protein Milk Beverage is currently sold in the refrigerated section at Target stores in the U.S. We imagine they will be expanding distribution to other grocers in the near future.
  • Certifications: Silk Protein Milk Beverage is Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).
  • Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Silk Protein Milk Beverage is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
  • For More Product Information: Visit the Silk website at silk.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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Rated 5 out of 5
July 7, 2021

I hope the rumors of this product being discontinued is false. This is the only nut milk I use because of the protein and the taste is delicious. It makes my smoothies taste like a thick milkshake, not watery like other nut milks. I eat a plant based diet and this provides protein. Please continue making this. It’s the best nut protein milk out there.

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Barb B.

Response from Go Dairy Free

We can’t say for sure what the future holds for Silk, but for now, this product is available, and we haven’t heard these rumors …

I am not a milk drinker, but I am a Silk Protein Nut Milk fanatic.

Rated 5 out of 5
May 10, 2021

I love this product with all my heart. Lately I have had a hard time finding this luscious milk on the store shelves . People are discovering this delicious, healthy product and it has started disappearing from the store shelves pretty rapidly. It is a wonderful substitute for dairy milk.

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KimAZ

Best milk alternative out there.

Rated 5 out of 5
October 20, 2020

Best milk alternative I’ve found. Higher in protein than cows milk. I like the original unsweetened, it’s all I drink or use to cook with. Great in smoothies as well.

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Stanley

Love this product

Rated 5 out of 5
October 3, 2020

Looking for a protein non dairy milk
This fits the bill
Don’t forget to shake

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Suzanne Breen

Love this

Rated 5 out of 5
July 19, 2020

I feel this is a great tasting milk substitute. I am heartbroken that I can’t find it anymore. Everyone in my household drank it…

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Devra

Response from Go Dairy Free

Hopefully it is just a temporary supply issue in your area. They are still producing it.

So good!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 4, 2020

I’ve been impressed with all of Silk’s milks and this one is my favorite. If you’re looking for the best tasting one I would recommend the original. It does have 2g of sugar in a cup but this is still quite low, as long as you aren’t getting them from too many other sources. I have tried all of the protein milks and typically use the unsweetened vanilla and currently have a bottle of the unsweet and original too. I add it to coffees, teas, and use it to make vegan ice cream. It’s good as a milk to drink by itself too. It has nutrition to it, which is helpful to keep full and have Silk be a standard part of your diet. My parents like the chocolate one and my dad has taken to putting the chocolate one on cereal after workouts or before bed, which he says tastes good. As a nutritious drink, I would highly recommend giving this a try!

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Cullen

Delish in frosty mug as well as for hot chocolate

Rated 5 out of 5
August 9, 2019

Try this in a frosty mug – SO delicious! Makes excellent hot cocoa too.

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Sally Hughes

perfect for coffee

Rated 4 out of 5
July 15, 2019

This stuff is the best thing I’ve found for my coffee as an alternative to half and half.

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Raven

Plain

Rated 5 out of 5
May 5, 2019

My fav smoothie is this protein milk, 2-3 tablespoons hemp seeds and berries. 20 grams easy peasy.

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Kristy

Unsweetened Variety, Please.

Rated 4 out of 5
March 9, 2019

Would like to find a version of this without added sugar. Thanks!

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Kathy A Moyer

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

41 Comments

  1. DianaBreeze on

    I really enjoyed this product. I don’t consume non-stick products for any philosophical or ethical reasons – dairy products mature me prone to breakouts, so when I’ve had too much, I switch. This is the first thing I’ve tried that approximates dairy milk, partly because it Is thicker and creamier. All others, including my own homemade nut milks, are just so watery in comparison. I love the balanced nutrient profile, too. Now if only they would apply their creativity to the non-dairy yogurt scene, because those are still just nasty!

  2. Abdirizak Osman on

    Foodfacts.com says that pea protein is like soy protein. Highly credited doctors say soy protein has adverse affects. Since this product contains pea protein, I was wondering if anyone had anything to add?

  3. After weight lifting/body toning for over 2 decades, anything that begins with “Protein” will catch my eye. I first began drinking this protein nut milk over a month ago. Heck, there’s no way my cheap ass would pay $3 to try something out, I found it on clearance for half price at a local market and had 3 days to drink a gallon’s worth before it expired. Well, I quickly learned that it was smooth, full-filling, and addicting.
    I keep regular 2% on tap but don’t drink it nearly as much anymore. I enjoy drinking this at night before bed. I take my BCAA’s with this or just sip it solo. Surprisingly, this product seemed to help in my waste reduction. I lost 10 lbs, then lost another 10 within a month and kept my muscle mass. In the last couple of months, I’ve taken other supplements (T-prop, L-glutamine, BCAA’s). When I added this new protein, it seemed to ignite and help me more. I can’t be 100% certain, but something worked and seems to continue.

  4. TL;DR: You should change the price to $2.99-$4.99 since it’s priced $2.99 regular, Non-sale price in my area and at least a significant portion of us young, hip, broke folk don’t like paying $5 per half gallon of plant milk

    Recently tried this and LOVE it in smoothies. Noticed you have it at $4.99 per half gallon and, honestly if I had seen that before trying it I would be far less likely to seek it out…

    When I happened upon it a few weeks ago I got it at $2.99 each, regular price which I thought was reasonable. As a young, usually only shopping for myself person I later went back after trying and bought 2 of each variety at this, I can say for certain that IF i had tried it at $4.99 I wouldn’t have even thought of stocking up and would probably use more sparingly than I do now.

    Anyways, fast forward to now and on grocery day I went to Food Lion to specifically pick some more up (shop at specific grocers, previously Walmart nbhd mkt, now Lidl. I now get the few name brand items not available at discount grocers (Lidl, Aldi) at walmart, but LITERALLY the only place that carriers it around here is Food Lion and maybe Harris Teeter) and it was but 2 get 1 free so this time I got 6 (:

    • Hi Dave, so great that you can find it for a good price locally! The price I put is usually based on the SRP provided by the brand. Since this product is widely distributed, I’m not surprised that you are finding it for a better price. It’d definitely not that cheap in my local area, but fabulous that it is such a deal in many areas. I go with the SRP so that people aren’t surprised by even higher prices.

  5. Regina middleton on

    I was very hesitant to try this product because I’ve tried so many similar that I did not like. But silk protein nut milk was a very pleasant surprise. I received a coupon to try a sample from crowdtap for a non bias review.