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Rice Dream Ice Cream Pie Review

Posted on May 7, 2013 by in Recipes and Reviews | 0 comments

Vegan Rice Dream Ice Cream Pies

I’m not complaining, but seriously, Minnesota is one of the only places I know of where I could get frostbite one day and epic sunburn the next. But I don’t mind the sunburn so much, and the warm weather gives me an excuse to finally stock up on frozen treats (not that I needed one).

I am not big on ice cream or anything frozen for that matter (sensitive teeth), but the husband and little one can’t get enough of anything frosty. While I was perusing the non-dairy frozen section recently, I found these adorable little ice cream sandwiches/pies from Rice Dream.

The first thing that struck me is that they are fairly sizable for the price ($1.29 each), and I love the fact that you can buy them individually. A lot of times the little one wants an ice cream treat, but I don’t like having tons of sugar in the house, which makes these a great option.

The little one absolutely loved the chocolate one. The cookies are a basic oatmeal cookie that don’t have too much flavor on their own, but the ice cream itself is quite velvety and the chocolate exterior is just the right amount of crunchy. The vanilla one is covered in carob and is not quite as cloying sweet as the chocolate one.

Vegan Rice Dream Ice Cream Pies

The texture is what I remember from other ice cream sandwiches from my childhood and I really enjoyed how all the flavors melted together – literally. I’d have to say the quick melt time is one of the drawbacks. It’s not all that hot here and they melted pretty quickly.

Additionally, there’s lots of no-so-good-for-you stuff in these and they weigh in at a whopping 330 calories each – though if you eat dessert at any restaurant it probably is just as bad for you. Honestly, even though I don’t dig all of the processed junk, these are a fun treat to have every once in a while, which again is why it’s nice that they come in single packs. I will definitely be picking some of these up throughout the summer and I’ll probably take them as an after-game treat for the little one’s soccer team – better than Dairy Queen!

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What is your favorite warm-weather treat?

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