Dairy-Free. As It Should Be. Ripple is a nutritious plant-based milk that is high in protein, low in sugar, and delicious. With eight times the protein of almond milk and half the sugar of milk, Ripple’s creamy, smooth flavor is perfect for people who believe nourishing the body is the first step to nourishing the soul. Ripple is 100% natural and vegan — free of soy, lactose, dairy, gluten, GMOs, and carrageenans. Ripple is currently available in Original, Unsweetened Original, Vanilla, Unsweetened Vanilla and Chocolate milk varieties.
At Ripple, we believe that little changes can add up to big results. Whether you’re trying to get a little more protein, eat less sugar, or leave a lighter footprint on the Earth, it’s the things you do every day that matter most, and that create a ripple effect on your health and the health of our world.
Ripple was founded to make the world a better place. Improving sustainability in the industry is central to Ripple’s design and company ethos. Ripple uses a full 98.5% less water than dairy milk and 96% less water than almond milk during manufacturing. During the production process, Ripple emits 93.2% less carbon dioxide. It’s packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic containers, which 94% of consumers can recycle easily and has a carbon footprint that is 75-80% lower than standard milk cartons.
On top of all that, Ripple is 100% natural and vegan — free of soy, lactose, dairy, gluten, GMOs, and carrageenans. It’s by far the best option for consumers who want to make healthier, eco-friendly choices.
Ripple Foods was co-founded by Adam Lowry and Dr. Neil Renninger. Adam was a co-founder of Method Products, which revolutionized the home, fabric, and personal products industry. Dr. Renninger is a renowned technologist, who co-founded and served as Chief Technical Officer for Amyris, Inc., a publicly traded renewable products company. They came together to create Ripple foods to accelerate a healthier, more sustainable, food and agriculture industry.
Please check our store locator to find a store that carries Ripple near you.
Still not finding Ripple near your home? We are working hard to build out our distribution and new stores will continue to be added. In the meantime, if you want to see Ripple milk available in your local store please ask them to carry us! Simply print out this form and give to a dairy manager.
Currently we are sold throughout the United States and Canada. For other countries we don’t have a timeline in place just yet. Having just launched in the US in 2016, we still have a lot of work to do here in North America before we can focus on international expansion, but it is certainly a goal of ours to bring Ripple to other regions of the world in the future.
You can find Ripple milk in the refrigerated section alongside other dairy milk alternatives. Our kids packs are usually located in the shelf-stable aisles alongside juiceboxes. Our Half & Halfs can be found in the refrigerated section near coffee creamers.
Definitely! All Ripple products are naturally lactose-free.
Yes, all Ripple products are gluten-free and can be suitable for people with gluten allergies or sensitivities.
Yes, all Ripple products are 100% vegan. There are no animal products, by-products or derivatives in Ripple products, and the calcium in Ripple comes from mineral sources. All vitamins used to fortify Ripple are vegetable-based.
Ripple milks are currently certified KOF-K Kosher. Our Half & Halfs should be certified by end of year.
No, our products are not designed to be a replacement for breast milk or infant formula.
Ripple goes through roughly the same process as dairy, nut, and soy milks. Yellow peas are blended with water and sunflower oil, and (in all but the unsweetened variety), lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar. Vitamin D and other nutrients are added before homogenization and sterilization to keep you healthy with every serving.
Yellow peas comprise 25% of every Ripple serving. With a ratio of roughly one cup (eight ounces) of peas to every quart of milk, Ripple is jam-packed with the protein, calcium, and other vital nutrients essential to a healthy diet. Along with pea protein, Ripple contains sunflower oil, organic cane sugar (in all but the Unsweetened flavor), and water. Ripple also contains less than 0.5% of Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, DHA Algal Oil, Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Organic Guar Gum, and Gellan Gum. Ripple is 100% natural and vegan — free of soy, lactose, dairy, gluten, GMOs, and carrageenans.
Ripple uses split yellow peas for our milk. Peas are best grown in cold weather climates that have a lot of natural rainfall, so they need little or no irrigation. Ripple’s peas are sourced from the U.S. Midwest and Canada. 100% of our peas are grown in North America.
At this time, Ripple products are not certified organic due to our peas. Peas are grown in the US in the Great Plains and Upper Midwest. It is important to consider the soil and climate conditions in the regions where peas are farmed to assess the benefits and trade-offs of organic vs. conventional farming.
Conventionally-farmed peas are seeded directly into the wheat straw remaining on the ground from the previous year’s crop. By not tilling, the sandy soil here remains in place, and the straw cover holds the moisture in the soil. The wheat straw is also a good environment for earthworms and other soil organisms. Organic farming requires tillage to control weeds and prepare the soil. Tilling on this rolling topography allows the soil to blow or wash away along with the moisture in the soil. In other words, organic pea farming here requires more water inputs and increases erosion, as well as reduces the amount of beneficial organisms in the soil.
Of course, one of the arguments for farming organically is that it is done ‘without pesticides’. Conventional pea production in these areas requires very few pesticides — it is just dry enough and just cool enough that disease isn’t normally an issue. This is important, because generally speaking, insecticides are the pesticides that cause the most concern due to their effects on human health and beneficial insects (like bees). Conventional pea farming uses primarily an inert grass herbicide to kill volunteer wheat, and this herbicide has a toxicity rating (LD 50) less than that of table salt. Fungicides are not commonly used in this region for any crop. In addition, some of the insecticides approved for use in organic systems (organic farming is not ‘without pesticides’, rather there are only certain pesticides that can be used) are higher toxicity than those used in conventional farming of peas.
With regard to pesticides, peas fix their own nitrogen, so their fertilization needs are for potassium (K), phosphorus (P), and sulfur (S). In conventional farming, those nutrients generally come from by-products of oil & gas production. The way you would add those nutrients into an organic system is by adding manure. However, the main nutrient in manure is nitrogen, so applying manure to get enough K, P, & S into the soil greatly over-fertilizes nitrogen and can lead to nitrate leaching in the soil. Manure is also in short supply in this region, and needs to be trucked in. All this means that examining the net GHG impact of conventional vs. organic, there are some cases where organic methods produce more GHG than zero-till conventional farming. So the carbon benefits of organic are less cut and dried.
All ingredients in Ripple are certified GMO-free by the Non-GMO Project, which is a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, farmers, and consumers dedicated to ensuring the availability of non-GMO foods and beverages.
No it does not contain carrageenan.
Yes, we use ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurization to ensure that our products are free of harmful microorganisms.
The only Ripple product that contains caffeine is Ripple Chocolate plant-based milk. It contains about 4mg of caffeine per serving, which occurs naturally in the cocoa we use.
Ripple uses only organic cane sugar as a sweetener.
Ripple’s refrigerated products will stay fresh in your refrigerator until the date printed on the bottle. Once opened, they need to be consumed within 7-10 days. It is not unusual for Ripple to remain good past the 10-day mark, however, we only guarantee that they will be good for 7-10 days once opened.
We don’t recommend it. Although freezing does not affect their safety or nutritional value, Ripple products could change in texture once thawed. However, Ripple works great in frozen dessert recipes!
At Ripple, we aim to make all of our packaging from recycled material that will be recycled again. Ripple bottles are made from 100% post-consumer PET plastic, which has a 70% lower carbon footprint than virgin plastic bottles. PET is also one of the most widely recycled plastics in America, with more than 94% of US households having access to PET recycling. Why not glass, you may ask? Glass actually has a significantly higher carbon footprint than our PET bottles. Glass blowing takes a lot of energy, and because glass is heavy, it takes much more fuel to distribute.
Yes, Ripple bottles are BPA-Free.
Absolutely. Ripple’s bottles are made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic. That means they’ve already been recycled (at least) once! And since PET is one of the most widely recycled plastic in America, they can be recycled again. Ripple Kids carton packages are recyclable in the significant majority of households in the US. To check carton recycling in your area, visit recyclecartons.com. Ripple product caps are #5 plastic, polypropylene, for recycling purposes.
Creamy and smooth in flavor, Ripple is delicious consumed on its own, in cereal, in your coffee or tea, and as a replacement for dairy, soy, or nut milks in cooking. Ripple is also great for cooking, and you can use exactly the same amount of Ripple in recipes as dairy milk. Ripple is also a healthy high in protein, low in sugar option for kids (and adults!) who appreciate a tall glass of milk with their cookies.
Yes, it’s perfectly fine to warm Ripple just as you would dairy milk.
Ripple milk is great for coffee! It gives coffee much more creaminess than other non-dairy milks because if it’s rich, full body. In most types of coffee Ripple won’t separate, and will blend in smoothly. Some instant coffees and artisan coffees are highly acidic, which can cause Ripple to separate. Try using just a little more Ripple in these types of coffee for a smooth mixture.
Ripple foams better than any other non-dairy milk product. It will produce a more stable foam in lattes and cappuccinos than almond, soy, coconut, or cashew milks.
Absolutely! We developed our half & half to pair perfectly with coffee, but perform equally well in your recipes! And, it’s a healthier option than dairy. Ripple has replaced the saturated fats and cholesterol in dairy half & half with essential omega-6s and omega-3s from pure plant sources.
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