So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is an Organic Dairy-Free Staple

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So what is coconut milk beverage? Coconut is confusing because so many recipe creators throw around the term “coconut milk” for various products. Regular coconut milk comes in a can and is very high in fat. It works as a great substitute for milk and cream. But coconut milk beverage (mistakenly written just as coconut milk sometimes) is a drinkable version of coconut milk – basically, it’s been watered down and emulsified. You can use it in place of dairy milk on cereal and in recipes. I buy and use the Unsweetened So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage to test recipes quite often, but they have several varieties available.

So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage isn’t new, but it’s been a decade since we first posted about it! So today, I’m updating this post with our new information and review format (you can leave your own rating and review below), plus the current varieties.

So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is an Organic Dairy-Free Staple - Reviews and Info on this dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free line of milk alternatives

So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is an Organic Dairy-Free Staple

Sometimes it’s seamless in recipes, but straight up, this beverage does have a coconut vibe. The Vanilla and Chocolate varieties are less overtly coconut, but still have a subtle influence. Tell us if you like this product by leaving your own rating and review below. It helps others make an informed purchasing decision.

Unsweetened Original

So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is an Organic Dairy-Free Staple - Reviews and Info on this dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free line of milk alternatives. Pictured: Unsweetened OriginalIngredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut cream), contains 2% or less of: vitamin and mineral blend (calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, calcium carbonate, l-selenomethionine [selenium], vitamin a acetate, vitamin d2, zinc oxide, vitamin b12), organic sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, organic locust bean gum, sea salt. Contains: coconut.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 45 calories, 4.5g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, <1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 0g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% calcium, 10% vitamin D, 120% vitamin B12, 15% vitamin A, 10% selenium, 8% magnesium.*

Original

So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is an Organic Dairy-Free Staple - Reviews and Info on this dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free line of milk alternatives. Pictured: OriginalIngredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut cream), organic cane sugar, contains 2% or less of: vitamin and mineral blend (calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, calcium carbonate, l-selenomethionine [selenium], vitamin a acetate, vitamin d2, zinc oxide, vitamin b12), organic sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, organic locust bean gum, sea salt. Contains: coconut.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 70 calories, 4.5g fat, 8g carbs, 0g fiber, 7g sugars (includes 7g added sugars), 0g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% calcium, 10% vitamin D, 120% vitamin B12, 15% vitamin A, 10% selenium, 8% magnesium.*

Unsweetened Vanilla

So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is an Organic Dairy-Free Staple - Reviews and Info on this dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free line of milk alternatives. Pictured: Unsweetened VanillaIngredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut cream), vitamin and mineral blend (calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, calcium carbonate, l-selenomethionine [selenium], vitamin a acetate, vitamin d2, zinc oxide, vitamin b12), organic sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, natural flavor, organic locust bean gum, sea salt. Contains: coconut.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 45 calories, 4.5g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, <1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 0g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% calcium, 10% vitamin D, 120% vitamin B12, 15% vitamin A, 10% selenium, 8% magnesium.*

Vanilla

So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is an Organic Dairy-Free Staple - Reviews and Info on this dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free line of milk alternatives. Pictured: VanillaIngredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut cream), organic cane sugar, vitamin and mineral blend (calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, calcium carbonate, l-selenomethionine [selenium], vitamin a acetate, vitamin d2, zinc oxide, vitamin b12), organic sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, organic locust bean gum, sea salt, natural flavor. Contains: coconut.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 80 calories, 4.5g fat, 9g carbs, 0g fiber, 9g sugars (includes 9g added sugars), 0g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% calcium, 10% vitamin D, 120% vitamin B12, 15% vitamin A, 10% selenium, 8% magnesium.*

Sugar Free

Unlike the unsweetened varieties, this one contains sweetener, but it’s sugar-free.

So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is an Organic Dairy-Free Staple - Reviews and Info on this dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free line of milk alternatives. Pictured: Sugar-FreeIngredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut cream), guar gum, vitamin and mineral blend (calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, calcium carbonate, l-selenomethionine [selenium], vitamin a acetate, vitamin d2, zinc oxide, vitamin b12), kosher sea salt, xanthan gum, monk fruit extract, reb a (stevia leaf sweetener). Contains: coconut.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 45 calories, 4.5g fat, 2g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 0g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% calcium, 10% vitamin D, 120% vitamin B12, 15% vitamin A, 10% selenium, 8% magnesium.*

Chocolate

Their lower sugar chocolate is available in fun single serve packages too.

So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is an Organic Dairy-Free Staple - Reviews and Info on this dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free line of milk alternatives. Pictured: ChocolateIngredients: organic coconutmilk (filtered water, organic coconut cream), organic cane sugar, cocoa (processed with alkali), kosher sea salt, vitamin and mineral blend (calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, calcium carbonate, l-selenomethionine (selenium), vitamin a acetate, vitamin d2, zinc oxide, vitamin b12), guar gum, xanthan gum, reb a (stevia leaf sweetener), monk fruit extract, natural flavor. Contains: coconut.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 90 calories, 5g fat, 13g carbs, 2g fiber, 10g sugars (includes 9g added sugars), 1g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 10% calcium, 10% vitamin D, 120% vitamin B12, 15% vitamin A, 15% selenium, 15% magnesium.*

Holiday Nog (Seasonal)

So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is an Organic Dairy-Free Staple - Reviews and Info on this dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free line of milk alternatives. Pictured: Holiday NogIngredients: coconutmilk (filtered water, coconut cream), cane sugar, sea salt, guar gum, nutmeg, natural flavor, xanthan gum, annatto extract (color added). Contains: coconut.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 90 calories, 2g fat, 15g carbs, 0g fiber, 15g sugars (includes 15g added sugars), 0g protein.

More Allergen Notes

Here is what So Delicious states about their allergen protocols, including for dairy:

We vet each of our suppliers and the ingredients we purchase from them to ensure our stringent quality and safety standards are met. Ingredients that contain a major allergen are segregated from other ingredients to avoid allergen cross-contact. We plan our production runs with allergens in mind. We clean our equipment at each allergen changeover to ensure allergen removal before the next product run.

So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is an Organic Dairy-Free Staple - Reviews and Info on this dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free line of milk alternatives

More Facts on So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage

Price: $3.99 per refrigerated 64-ounce carton and $2.29 per shelf-stable 32-ounce carton

Availability: So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is sold in both the refrigerated and shelf stable milk beverage sections of grocery stores across the U.S. The Holiday Nog is also shelf-stable, but frequently sold in the refrigerated section. All varieties are available in both natural food stores and many conventional grocers. The shelf-stable varieties (not including the Nog) are also sold in Canada.

Certifications: So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is Certified Organic, Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher DE (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. The unsweetened varieties may be keto-friendly and paleo-friendly.*

For More Product Information: Visit the So Delicious website at sodeliciousdairyfree.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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Way Too Thick

1.0 rating
November 14, 2020

I agree this is way too thick to be called a dairy free milk. At best, it is a coconut cream without the coconutty flavor of a cream. Unpalatable texture. If you water it down just to be able to use it on cereal or in a latte, you lose the flavor.

Kate

THICK

1.0 rating
August 30, 2020

This is unnaturally thick. I thought it was bad! I don’t think it is bad….I had it with my cereal but throwing it down the drain. ☹️ Won’t buy this again!! I guess I got a bad batch too 3 months later!

Elizabeth T

Horrid

1.0 rating
May 28, 2020

Tried to leave a review on their website, but there were “errors” which didn’t let me post it there.
I tried the organic unsweetened coconut milk and it was the worst coconut milk I’ve ever had. It was thickened artificially to the point of making it hard to swallow. Absolute worst for cereal because it gets so thick. Can’t even drink the leftover milk because of how goopy it is. There are also white clumps in the drink. Shook it like there was no tomorrow and white clumps were still in the drink.

Luke K

Response from Go Dairy Free

Yikes! That definitely sounds like a bad batch. Thanks for leaving your review here!

It really is so delicious

5.0 rating
January 6, 2020

I like this brand because it’s easy on my sensitive stomach. I use it for cereal, in my eggs, in many recipes to replace milk and it holds up well in most cases.

Victoria G.

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.

5 Comments

  1. Lorenzo Gaztanaga on

    Just tried so delicious coconut drink unsweetend no flavors. Im used to almond beverage plain as well. The coconut drink has slight citrucy foretaste. With a delicious milk aftertate. It lands beautifully. I think im sold. Lg

  2. I really enjoy this coconut beverage. I like that it is fortified and doesn’t contain soy, rice, oats, or sunflowers. (These are things my daughter reacts to.)

    • Hi David,

      It’s important to differentiate here between coconut milk and coconut milk beverage (which I think is what you are referring to). Coconut milk is very fatty, like heavy cream, and usually sold in cans or small aseptic packages. I know a lot of people who use it to make their own creamer – it seems to hold its own in hot beverages. Coconut milk beverage is thinned to be more like 2% dairy milk in consistency. It curdles significantly when an acid is added (lemon, vinegar, etc.) and I do find that it curdles a little bit in hot beverages. I haven’t trialed it specifically in coffee.