Friday, April 22, 2011

Silk for Milk 10-Day Challenge

I'm a milk lover. Always have been.

I use milk in my cereal. I add milk to my Apple Dumplings. When I am thirsty, nothing quite quenches my thirst like milk. I use creamers for my coffee (when I first started drinking it, with as much milk as I used, it was almost like the coffee really was only there to warm the milk!).

I recently was asked about taking the Silk for Milk 10-Day Challenge. The Challenge - substitute Silk for times when you would normally use Milk for 10 days. Looking for ideas on how to make substitutions, you can find some here.

We decided to give it a go at my house. We tried substituting Silk where we would normally use milk (or cream).

Since we first tried Silk, we have used the various varieties on our cereal, in our coffee, as a drink at dinner, warmed as Hot Chocolate, as part of the mix for French Toast and in a Smoothie. And, we liked it!

The three favorite Silk products at our house are:

Vanilla Coconut Milk

Vanilla PureAlmond Milk
Dark Chocolate PureAlmond Milk

We like the Dark Chocolate PureAlmond, but when we were drinking it straight up, we had to cut it with milk as it was almost too rich, especially when warmed. On cereal, or in coffee, it was okay because the cereal or coffee would cut the richness. We haven't yet tried the regular Coconut Milk. Since we had tried both the regular PureAlmond and the Vanilla PureAlmond, and preferred the vanilla we started with the Vanilla Coconut Milk. We enjoyed it so much that the next time we purchased it, we selected it again, opting not to try the regular.

For a quick and tasty smoothie, we simply combined frozen pineapple chunks and the Vanilla Coconut Milk. I found that adding the Vanilla Coconut Milk to my coffee was very delicious, especially when I was drinking French Vanilla coffee. We really enjoyed both the Vanilla PureAlmond and the the Vanilla Coconut Milk as a substitute on our cereals - it gives a nice depth of flavor to Rice Chex, Corn Flakes and Chocolate Cheerios!

Interested in trying the Challenge? You can get a 75₵ coupon to help you get started.

One A Busy Mom of Two reader will win a coupon for one Free Silk Milk for themselves, as well as a Silk branded Chicobag.

To enter, leave a comment telling me how you would substitute Silk for Milk in your daily routine.

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    Anonymous said...

    I'd like to make Rice Pudding with it.

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    Anonymous said...

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    Jackie said...

    I like to drink a glass of milk with dinner. I'd substitute that with Silk, and I'd also love to try it in my coffee. Thanks!
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    Jackie said...

    I subscribe via email
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    Theresa said...

    We already substitute nondairy milk in most things we cook because of food allergies.

    Theresa said...

    I'm an email subscriber

    eclairre said...

    I could use half milk and half silk in anything that needs milk!

    Lori Sifuentes said...

    I would substitute in my smoothies.

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    cyndi br said...

    I would use this in the morning with cereal

    cyndi br said...

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    Nancy said...

    I would use Silk instead of milk on my cereal.

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    Kira said...

    I would like to try it over cereal in the morning.

    Christie said...

    I love making oatmeal with Silk. So rich and creamy!

    Lindsey said...

    I'd like to try it in smoothies.

    Ryan said...

    I have it as an afternoon snack. The vanilla is yummy. Our store doesn't sell the coconut but would LOVE to try that.

    Julie said...

    I would use it on my cereal

    Sharon H said...

    We drink Silk with breakfast, and use it to make yummy milkshakes

    Sharon H said...

    I am an email subscriber