Latest Plant-Based ‘Milk’ Could Shake Up The Dairy Industry
One of the founders of detergent brand Method has devised a sustainable alternative to dairy using yellow peas
Made to address unsustainable dairy farming practices, Ripple is a plant-based drink made from peas that offers a healthy and eco-friendly alternative to regular milk and other dairy free beverages.
Founder Adam Lowry developed a method to isolates the protein found in peas, leaving all the unpleasant flavor and color behind. The substance is then blended with water, sunflower oil, stabilizers and flavoring to produce plain, sweetened, vanilla and chocolate varieties. Compared to other vegan options, Ripple contains eight grams of protein—the same amount as cow’s milk—and is free of allergens like soy and nuts.
According to the brand, this process uses over 90% less water to make than almond and dairy milk, and the carbon footprint is 93% smaller than dairy. We’ll see if Ripple can do with milk what Method did with soap. Ripple will be available at Whole Foods starting May 2 and will retail for $4.99 for a 48 ounce bottle.