Reviewing the situation

I’ve been meaning to post a review for AGES… I got sent some Rice Dream on June 4 and was asked very nicely to share my thoughts on it… and I never got round to it. Oops.

But as I suddenly remembered… here are those thoughts, such as they are… ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m sure most UK readers have tried Rice Dream before but as I’d only ever had the original version, I was interested in these:

Iย usedย both, in smoothies…

Green monsters…

And as my main use for milk is in tea and coffee, a lot of these:

And both were great. I remember the original being nice but slightly watery but neither the organic nor the calcium one was at all. I don’t like sugar in tea or coffee but the slight sweetness from this wasn’t off-putting and might be a real bonus for someone trying to stop having sugar in hot drinks…

I have to say I couldn’t tell any taste difference between the two but then I didn’t try both at the same time; I opened one carton once I’d finished the other… not the most scientific of approaches!

But definitely a good choice for someone who wants to avoid dairy and doesn’t want soya milk. The enriched version has almost as much calcium as semi-skimmed dairy milk and although neither has nearly as much protein, both are slightly lower in fat and have a higher carbohydrate content, less of which sugars.

One otherย noteworthy thing from today though, was a continued quest to make the perfect GF chocolate chip cookie, for the cafe. He sells mahowsive giant ones at the moment, so mine were no tinies either:

Oh, and in case you thought otherwise, that’s no side plate… ๐Ÿ™‚

Recipe to come once it’s perfected!

Thank you very much toย Rice Dream! Have you tried rice milk, especially the other flavours of Rice Dream? What’s your favourite dairy-free milk?

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24 Responses to Reviewing the situation

  1. ~Jessica~ says:

    Rice Dream is my go-to dairy free milk for precisely the reasons you’ve listed here, aka I have a raging sweet tooth! It’s also mild and easy on my tum, where as I find soy and even hemp milk can make it play up sometimes. I adore the original+calcium (heal bones, darn you!) but can’t taste much difference between that and the vanilla or the hazelnut/almond one that everyone else seems to love. I tried the chocolate one once, but it was too much even for me! I felt my teeth aching with the sugar and my dentist having a coronary all at the same time ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I bow to your almighty cookies. Three is a serving, right?

    xxx

    • Ha ha, yes, definitely one serving… I meant just to break off a corner to “try” one and ended up scoffing that quicker than I could think!
      Interesting that the nutty/chocolate ones aren’t amazing though; I’d half-hoped they’d send those ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I really liked the rice dream in oats/cereal/smoothies but not so much in tea and coffee, although maybe I didn’t use enough when I did try it. I realllly need to try the hazelnut one though!
    The cookies look divine, as your baking always does.

  3. Errign says:

    I’ve never had rice milk, but I’ve enjoyed most other non-dairy milks. I guess soy milk is probably my least favorite, but I’ll still drink it.

  4. Maria says:

    I really liked rice dream, especially the calcium one. I found the flavours (like hazelnut etc) very sweet. I love Kara coconut milk too. I only wish they had more protein in them as they do not match up to dairy in that respect.
    Yay for those cookies too- they look amazing

    • I hadn’t realised how little protein there is but suppose it makes sense when you think about it!
      And thank you, I’m quite glad the cookies aren’t in the house any more ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I’m a big fan of rice dream as its just so versatile but I have to say that recently I’ve started to lean more towards hemp and coconut milk plus my home made milks as well. Those cookies look out of this world good! I can imagine they are the perfect chewyness!

  6. Sarah says:

    I cannot wait for the cookie recipe! Thanks for the Rice Dream review. I have to say, when I tried it in my coffee, I found it too watery, but this review has made me reconsider trying it and using calcium or organic one instead. I just wish we could hold of almond milk easily over here without having to make it ourselves or spend a fortune! x

  7. The cookies look great – I’m looking forward to the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚
    I do have Rice Dream occasionally, but as you said the original is a bit watery. My usualy go-to milk is oat or coconut.

    • I haven’t tried oat milk… I’ve got a feeling it wouldn’t be safe for me because it’s not GF oats but my mum loves it.
      And thank you; got to get it perfect first, which means more testing *sigh* ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. i used to drink it all the time but got hooked on almond milk and have yet to go back .but in the winter i drink rice milk more often and i love the sweet taste of it, especially if i make hot chocolate!

    xoxo โค

  9. I tried rice milk way back when and remember it as being watery, just like you. Guess I should probably give it another go, but I am TOO in love with almond milk. My one recent deviation–hemp milk–was a rather awful disaster, so I lost some of my experimental-milk-bravery ๐Ÿ˜€ And those cookies look GOOD! I’m always up for a new vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I’ve never really drunk almond milk, just made it for cooking – it’s too expensive over here! I’d wanted to try hemp milk too but it’s so expensive, I’m put off… sounds like I’m not missing out ๐Ÿ™‚
    And thank you… I’ll share it when it’s sorted!

  11. pbbrittany says:

    I’ve never had Rice Dream, I usually drink Light Vanilla Soymilk because i’m lactose intolerant….. oooh- and coconut milk is really good too!

  12. I don’t think I’ve ever had rice milk, but I’d definitely try it. I hate cow’s milk! My favorite non-dairy milk is soy, but I rarely buy it because I can buy almond milk in bulk for a lot cheaper ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I love love LOVE rice dream rice milk! it saves me from added sugar every morning with my oat bran and I think its way more refreshing than the other alternatives.. although i think that kara coconut milk is pretty good to for replicating real milk

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