I love tasty shakes and smoothies. I have my favorites, but I also enjoy trying new ones. There’s not many things yummier than an ice cold drink on a really hot day. They seem even better when they’re colorful, don’t they. Recently I was asked to try a Silkology recipe to see if it was yummy enough to add to my list of favorite summertime entertaining drinks. Not familiar with Silkology? It’s best described as “Fresh, innovative drinks combining the art of mixology with the delicious flavors of silk.” Silk milk that is. Here’s a few things you might not know about Silk, the largest provider of organic soymilk in the nation.
• Silk’s entire beverage portfolio (soymilk, almondmilk and coconutmilk) is certified by the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program, a system designed to test whether a product has met defined standards for the presence of GMOs through third party verification and rigorous traceability, segregation and testing standards.
• Silk Soymilk is made from 100 percent North American-grown soybeans and hosts a website specifically devoted to allowing consumers to trace the origin of the soybeans used in all Silk products. Consumers can visit www.silksoymilk.com/traceit/ to trace the origin of the soybeans found in any carton of Silk Soymilk down to the county level.
Silkology recipes were created by “Silkologist” Bryan Dayton, an award-winning mixologist. The recipes are available on the Silk Facebook page. Right now there’s 16 different drink recipes, each one pretty different from the others. We’ve tried three of them now, and both think that these drinks are perfect for summer entertaining. My own favorite is the Straw-Nana Flip. Hubby is really enjoying the Berry Mint Chocolate Bliss, which not only has a unique flavor but it’s really colorful. Take a look.
Don’t you love the color? It was super easy to make, here’s how. Blend the following ingredients in a blender or food processor, and then serve garnished with a mint leaf.
- 3/4 cup Silk soymilk or almondmilk, any flavor
- 1 fresh mint leaf
- 1/2 Tbsp chocolate chips
- 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 Tbsp almonds
- 1 fresh mint leaf for garnish
Wasn’t that easy! All of the Silkology drinks look so good and are that easy to make. Just mix soy, coconut or almond milk with the ingredients and you’re good to go. I saw the Silk Vanilla in BJ’s today and thought it would be fun to use to try some more new drinks.
Do you think there’s enough there? 🙂
Silk inspired me to think outside of the bowl with their new Silkology-inspired drink recipes. Tell me something new you want to try this summer when entertaining to win a Silkology prize package containing Readers will be entered into a Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Silkology Prize Package which includes ‘Silk for a Year’ (24 certificates for a free half gallon – a $4.99 value each) and an entertaining drink set (pitcher, stirrer, shaker, tray and glassware).