Rice Dream are the producers of fine vegan and non-dairy drinks. They pride themselves on producing drinks which have 30% of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium (in a 200ml glass). Vegans and vegetarians can enjoy a dairy-free alternative without compromising on taste or flavour. In every drink they add vitamin D2 helps your body to absorb calcium more easily.
Ever since I discovered I had an an intolerance to cows milk, I've been drinking rice milk. It is finer and smoother in texture than soy, much less pungent than goats, and has a higher fibre content than a lot of the other non-dairy options.
I enjoy Rice Dream Original almost daily, but I recently discovered their Praline, Hazelnut, and Almond milk too (£1.00 Holland and Barrett).
It is is delicious on cereal, and when mixed in with porridge, it produces a less 'stodgy' porridge, which is really gentle on the tummy.
Equally, it doesn't curdle in tea or coffee, like a lot of other milk-replacements
All of the ingredients are listed on the back of each carton and whilst the Praline, Hazelnut and Almond rice milk contains more ingredients, they both remain dairy, soya, and gluten-free.
The Original and organic rice milk has been repackaged, so it has a new 'easy-pour' lid. Frankly the 'old' carton mouth was fine, but I have to admit, it does pour easier.
The Original rice milk is ever so slightly sweet, and as I've said, mild and light in texture. The Praline Hazelnut and Almond milk, however, has a little more body to it, and is much sweeter. I sometimes use milk in desserts, and when I'm making a vegan dessert, I add the nutty milk because it adds both flavour, texture, and sweetness.
Whilst the Original flavour is delicious, I use the Praline Hazelnut and Almond milk when I want a more decadent tasting coffee, or luxurious bowl of porridge. It might sound silly because Rice Dream produce heart-healthy products, but the inclusion of nuts, and apple juice, can make all the difference to a vegan-approved drink.
Enjoyed in, or 'on' foods it's great, but Rice Dream milks are also delicious when enjoyed as a drink.
Find it in Tesco, Sainsbury's and all good health food stores, as well as their website.