Review of Free From Italy Rice Cream

With Wimbledon due to start tomorrow it can only mean one thing strawberries and cream. I thought I would use this as the perfect excuse to try some new dairy free creams. Free From Italy kindly sent me a box of their goodies to try one of which was their new rice cream. So I decided to save it and try it with some strawberries.
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I liked the simplicity of the packaging with pictures of whipped cream. I found the labelling not very user friendly. The cream is made in Italy and imported and is translated into several languages. There are no allergens highlighted and no may contain warning. It is labelled as being both dairy and gluten free diet.
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Although it is a UHT cream I placed it the fridge so that I could try it chilled with my strawberries. On opening the carton I was expecting a slight creamy aroma I couldn’t really smell anything even on my close up sniff taste. It was a non descript aroma really. On pouring the cream into the bowl it had a slight medium consistency like a slightly thicker single cream. It was a pale cream in colour. On placing a little of the cream on my spoon it remained in place. I really wanted to try this as a whipped cream as well but it does not recommend this on the packaging, I’m not sure why. I personally found this disappointing because of the pictures of the cream on the packaging. On tasting the cream it had a pretty neutral taste with a faint nutty undertone to it. I personally thought both its taste and texture was a cross between a soya and oat cream combined both of which I like. I really enjoyed this crossover element of the flavours and textures. It worked well chilled as part of a dessert. I shall certainly be buying some more to try as a warm savoury dish as it didn’t last me long enough to try this.
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So would I recommend this rice cream, yes definitely. So if you follow a dairy free, gluten free or a vegan diet then why not give this rice cream a try. So thank you Free From Italy for producing a nice dairy free cream that I can enjoy.

Disclaimer: Free From Italy sent me a free sample of this product to try. All the opinions in this post are honest and are my own.

6 Comments

  1. June 26, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    I wonder how else this product could be used? Also, how did I miss that Wimbledon is starting? Thanks for the reminder!

    • June 26, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Hi, I am going to use it as part of a pasta sauce. I believe their are some ideas on their Facebook site. Enjoy Wimbledon, Chloe.

  2. July 21, 2016 / 9:10 am

    Hi Pinkiebag!
    Non-dairy cream cannot be whipped: it lacks something regular cream has. Over here in France the rice cream I have been buying has a lot less ingredients, which is better for my husband’s health. There is no xantham or guar gum, and especially no “natural flavor”. I know from experience that this non-dairy cream spoils pretty fast. I use it on fresh cut up fruit instead of sugar, or in place of soy cream when I cook for young teenage boys 😁.

    • July 21, 2016 / 10:37 am

      Hi Jollee, many thanks for taking the time to read my review of this cream. It’s interesting that the cream you buy has less ingredients. Can you let me know the name please just in case I can get some. If not maybes it’s a good excuse to pop over at the weekend.

      • July 21, 2016 / 10:45 am

        Sure! Funny thing, the brand name is “the Bridge” (yes, in English!) and I hadn’t noticed it until now. And it says “Bio RiceCuisine for cooking”.
        Starting Sunday we’ll be in Brittany for a while. Closer for you! They have regular crossings to Roscoff 😉

        • July 21, 2016 / 11:43 am

          Thank so much that’s very helpful 😊.

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