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, 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.

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