I completely remember the day that I had to give up not just gluten, but dairy too. It was a sad day after learning that my body was revolting against so many of my favorite foods. Though I was bummed, I found a sense of joy knowing that I might actually start feeling better.
Making the transition to removing dairy years ago wasn’t as easy as it is now. So Delicious has become a company which I’ve relied on for moments of creamy, dairy-free pleasure as well as for practical cooking experimentation. What I’ve found is that their products really do compare and hold up against my former dairy-loving days and that guests won’t even know the difference.
A new product just released this year from So Delicious is expanding out their coconut non-dairy milk line. What’s awesome about it is that though it’s unsweetened, it’s incredibly creamy and delicious.
This product is highly versatile and works well whether you’re eating a bowl of your favorite gluten-free granola or baking. You can substitute it easily in any recipe. It’s also a great liquid base for smoothies, puddings and puree soups. What I love most is the consistency. Some dairy alternatives are incredibly thin and watery. Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk is not like that at all and mimics the feel of cow’s milk the closest.
As you may know, I really encourage readers and clients alike to remove as much added sugar from their diets as possible. We know that sugar is a huge contributing factor to diabetes and cardiovascular disease, so taking it out of places like your milk alternative is a great place to begin since you’ll not even notice it! As a result, this product is on the allowed list for my popular Gluten-Free Sugar Cleanse program and keeps participants feeling ‘normal’ without all the unnecessary added sugar.
For those who remain skeptical about drinking an unsweetened dairy alternative, know this… coconut is inherently sweet. It might not be nearly as sweet as a banana or mango, but there is a underlying sweetness that shines through the Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk. I was completely pleased drinking this on it’s own as well as using it over granola (I mean… 95% of granolas and cereals out there have plenty of sugar to begin with, so you’re doing yourself a real favor by leaving it out of the ‘milk’).
As for their certifications? There are many! The product is certified Gluten-Free through the Gluten Intolerance Group, Non-GMO, Kosher D.E., Vegan, and is made with organic coconuts.
Full Disclosure: I am a 2013 So Delicious Ambassador. Though I was not paid to write this review, I was provided a container of the product by the company in order to test it out.