A while back I wrote about dairy free ice cream.
Since then I've discovered the most amazing thing. Since I don't like to eat much soy, I decided to try a couple of the rice-based ice creams on the market.
I tried Rice Dream which is pretty darn good and would've satisfied my ice cream craving. However, that was before I knew about Good Karma Organic Rice Divine. I'm almost sorry I discovered it because it's so good and I don't want to overindulge.
This tastes as good if not better than regular ice cream. My favorite is the Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. I remember eating ice cream with peanut butter chunks in it as a kid and this tastes just like that. The great thing is that everything in it is organic, from the peanut butter to the "organic gluten-free dark chocolate cookie pieces." Amazing!
I've also tried the Mudd Pie and it's equally delicious. From their website: "Creating this flavor was more like writing a symphony than making a recipe. Organic Columbian coffee blended with our naturally sweet organic brown rice, mixed harmoniously with organic almond pieces, chunks of real organic chocolate cookies, and a ribbon of rich organic fudge running through it."
If it sounds decadent, that's because it is. My only disappointment with it is that it isn't 100% soy free. It does have soy protein as a minor ingredient. For those who are allergic to soy or who try to avoid it for other reasons, this ice cream won't be suitable. (Rice Dream doesn't contain any soy.)
It does have fat, calories, and sugar. I wouldn't eat it every day but it's a great treat for those times when you just have to have something amazingly rich and good. There are 200 calories and 10 grams of fat in one serving of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, with 4 servings in a pint. Not exactly diet food. However, there is only 1 gram of saturated fat and the sugar is organic cane juice.
Other flavors that I have yet to try are Carrot Cake, Very Vanilla, Mint Chocolate Swirl, Coconut Mango, and Banana Fudge. They also make chocolate covered bars and those little sundae cups like you had when you were a kid.
Note: This is not an advertisement, the company did not pay me to say these things, no ice cream was harmed in the writing of this post, side effects may include overexcited taste buds and tongue shock. Your results may vary.