Dairy Free Milk Alternative Perfect for MilkshakesSilk Cashew Milk is a Dairy free and Non-GMO milk alternative. We are a family with allergies. We aren't lactose intolerant (though my son tells everyone he is), but we are allergic to MILK. Rather than going dairy free, I often drink it anyway. I like it in my cereal. I like ice cream. I like yogurt. I would be content to live on dairy alone. I suffer or take an allergy pill. My son isn't so lucky. His allergic reactions require him to live completely dairy free. We have experimented with many dairy free milks including soy (we are allergic) and almond. We've never like the unsweetened versions... until now.
|Silk Cashew Milk is a Dairy free and Non-GMO milk alternative.|
When the box arrived at our doorstep, we were surprised to see both sweetened and unsweetened. We ran into the kitchen and tore open the sweetened Silk Cashew Milk.
The Mommy: "Mmm, that's pretty good! I don't know if I'd want it on my cereal though. It'd make it take like cashews."
The Brother: "It's different. I like cashews. I like Silk Almond Milk better, but this is okay."
The Sister: "I'm not trying it!"
The Brother: "It's good!"
The Mommy: "Try just a little sip."
The Sister: "There. I don't like it. See?"
Then, we got busy. We didn't eat cereal or drink milk for a few days.
The Mommy: "We need to try the Unsweetened Silk Cashew Milk."
The Sister: "Go right ahead, I'm not drinking it."
The Brother: "Sure, I'll try it."
The Mommy: "Wow! I like this better than the Sweetened Silk Milk!"
The Brother: "It is better! It still has a cashew-y after taste though. Hey, do we still have those cashews?"
The Sister: "I will never try it."
The Mommy: "This tastes more like real milk. It is creamy like milk. I would like this on my cereal. Yes, we still have cashews."
The Brother: "Yay! I love cashews."
So, you can see, everyone has a differing opinion. You should try it and decide for yourself. I have a little disclaimer. I'm struggling with some medical issues. This past year, I have acquired many food allergies that never existed in the past. I liked the Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk so much that, against my instincts, I had two cups. Shortly after, I began sneezing, coughing, and tightening in the chest. This is similar to my milk allergy reaction. I don't seem to have a problem with Silk Almond Milk. I put a little on my cereal a few times per week. I would be concerned for anyone with a nut-allergy. Do I have one? The verdict is out, I will be tested next month. Pretty much I am allergic to everything. I just want to share my true experience with you. Surely, if you have a nut-allergy, you wouldn't attempt to drink a milk made from nuts.
On a more positive note, I would LOVE to have a milkshake made with this milk. Some homemade Silk Cashew Milk ice cream, chocolate syrup, cashews... and for me, maybe a Benadryl on the side.
Over at Kitchen Treaty, I found a recipe for this amazing vegan dairy free cashew milkshake. The recipe doesn't call for Silk Cashew Milk, but it would make it so much better! I'm not a health nut; I'd add some chocolate syrup too.
|Dairy Free Cashew Milkshake at Kitchen Treaty.|
I like this milk because it is dairy-free, non-gmo, no high fructose corn syrup, all those good things that make drinking it even more worth a little sneezing.
This is a great milk replacement option for vegans. It has twice the calcium as regular milk.
For those who like the facts:
25 calories per serving
Creamier than skim milk with fewer calories
Made with the special creaminess of cashews
0g saturated fat and cholesterol
50% more calcium than dairy milk
Free of dairy, soy, lactose, gluten, casein, egg and MSG
Verified by the Non-GMO Project's product verification program
No artificial colors, flavors or funny business
So, what are you waiting for? Try it. You might like it- especially if you like cashews!
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This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.