Long before I had even known of the concept of veganism, I did not like the taste of milk. Even the ‘freshest’ milk always had a sort of sour taste. I just couldn’t understand how people drank milk for the taste. Being a normal part of southern life, unfortunately, I still consumed my fair share. Not being a fan of the taste of regular cow’s milk, I was open to the idea of alternatives. None of them tasted good to me. Soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, nor cashew milk. Maybe milk, of any kind, was just not for me.
Then I found Silk’s Protein Nutmilk.
This stuff is amazing. It has the consistency and texture of milk with a similar creamy taste, with none of the sourness I detected from cow’s milk. We use it in lieu of milk in every recipe that calls for it. It’s a perfect blend of almond and cashew milks with pea protein. 10 grams of protein and only 2 grams of sugar. One serving has more protein, iron, vitamin D, and calcium than a serving of cow’s milk. This milk is so great, I know at least two other omnivores that prefer it over dairy milk.
For those wanting something sweeter, Silk has other options in their Vanilla and Chocolate nutmilk.
The Vanilla option is noticeably sweeter than the original. I first wound up getting this because the original sells out so quickly locally. This option comes with 6 grams of sugar per cup with the same nutritional profile as the original. I prefer to use this with my meal replacement shakes and oats to sweeten them up a little.
For the ultimate kickback to a pre-vegan life, or just a sweettooth, the Silk Chocolate Protein Nutmilk tastes just like regular chocolate milk. The nutritional profile is once again the same as the original, with an added 14 grams of sugar per cup, and totaling 150 calories per serving. Compare that with 24 grams of sugar and 209 calories in your standard dairy chocolate milk, Silk’s brand is the superior choice even for non-vegans.
Vegan or non-vegan, these milks are delicious and nutritious. If you’re interested in reducing dairy or trying another plant-based milk, definitely give these a try!