Yummy New Non-Dairy Ice Cream Flavors! Reviews by Marr Nealon
Years ago dessert lovers seeking non-dairy ice cream had few options, other
than a few basic flavors like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Today there is
an ever-expanding variety to choose from. And they seem to just keep getting
better all the time.
Rice Dream was a pioneer in the alternative ice cream field.Today, their pints
and bars are surrounded by a growing number of other selections in natural
food store and supermarket freezers from coast to coast. Check out their new
gourmet line called Rice Dream Supreme. My favorite item is the Vanilla
Hazelnut Fudge ice cream bar on a stick, coated with chocolate. It has a rich,
thick, creamy texture that’s totally satisfying and delicious. My second favorite
is their Chocolate Caramel Chai bar on a stick. At first, I didn’t really like the
chai spice flavor. It seemed like an taste that belonged in tea not ice cream.
But the second time I tried it I was too busy enjoying the chocolate and the
caramel to notice it! These two flavors also come in pints, along with two
other unusual flavors. Vanilla Gingersnap contains very gingery cookie chunks.
And if you close your eyes while eating the Sweet Peach Pie flavor, you’ll
swear you are eating a slice of pie! http://www.tastethedream.com/products/category/206.php
Good Karma Foods has created the Organic Rice Divine line of rice-based,
non-soy, organic, non-dairy pints in wonderfully sumptuous flavors: Banana
Fudge, Mint Chocolate Swirl, Mud Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, Coconut
Mango, Very Vanilla and Carrot Cake. I liked them all, including the latter, even
tho I don’t actually like eating carrot cake! The Banana Fudge is very strong on
banana. What took the industry so long to come up with a yummy banana
flavor? Mudd Pie has a vanilla-mocha base, with pieces of almonds and
chocolate cookies, and a ripple of fudge running through it! They also make
little personal cups of vanilla ice cream with a swirl of either fudge or strawberry.
They round out the selection with Very Vanilla or Chocolate ice cream on a stick,
coated in chocolate. The most exciting part to me is that all of these products
are totally organic, not just the main ingredient.That really IS good karma!! http://www.goodkarmafoods.com/
Turtle Mountain has several lines of pints, bars, and ice cream sandwiches. For
a long time they have provided us with delicious flavors, especially in their Purely
Decadent line. My all-time favorite flavor is Turtle Trail - vanilla ice cream with
chocolate-covered pecans and trails of caramel running through it…yum! But
now they’ve outdone themselves with four exciting new flavors: Pomegranate
Chip, besides being wonderfully sweet, has huge chunks of rich, dark chocolate
throughout. I expected So Very Strawberry to be sorbet-like. It is definitely not.
It has a very creamy strawberry ice cream base with hearty chunks of strawberries
and a ribbon of strawberry sauce. Cookie Dough is packed with hunks of chocolate
chip cookie dough, and who wouldn’t like that? It’s even gluten-free! Coconut Craze will definitely please the exotic fruit palate, with its rich coconut ice cream and bits
of shredded coconut, roasted almonds and dark chocolate flakes. http://www.turtlemountain.com/products/purely_decadent.html
As a bonus, all of these frozen desserts are cholesterol-free and are far lower
in fat and calories than their dairy-based counterparts.They also consume less natural
resources to produce. So enjoy better health and a lighter carbon footprint, while
enjoying these incredibly delicious treats!!!
Marr Nealon has been vegetarian for 23 years, and vegan for 19 years. She is the former chairperson of EarthSave LA; past president of Howard Lyman’s non-profit organization, Voice for a Viable Future, and co-producer of the documentary, Mad Cowboy. Marr provides nutritional consulting and gives vegan shopping tours at local health food stores. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org