Several weeks ago, I shared our raves for this fabulous new Flaxmilk, but that isn’t the only line of new dairy-free products from the Good Karma kitchen. You might recall this press release regarding the new dairy-free coffee creamers, also from Good Karma. These bottles of liquid luxury are not only completely dairy-free (yes, lactose-free AND casein-free!), but they are also vegan and gluten-free.
I’ve never been a coffee drinker, so judging the latest and greatest dairy-free and vegan options for coffee beverages, isn’t my forte. Fortunately, my good friend Hannah is a true coffee connoisseur, so I can always count on her to be a fair, impartial, and even harsh critic of dairy-free milks and creamers. Hannah takes her caffeine seriously.
Like me, Hannah adored the Good Karma Flaxmilk, but read on for her full review of the Good Karma All Natural Coffee Creamers …
Hannah Kaminsky ~ New to the Good Karma line-up is their rice-based, dairy-free coffee creamer. Highly skeptical, to say the least, but undeniably intrigued, I simply had to try what is currently the only existing rice milk creamer on the market. Sure there are plenty of soy and coconut options now, but rice could provide those with allergies and coconut-adverse tastes a whole new lease on lightened coffee life.
Just like their flaxmilk, I was shocked at how good all three flavors (Original, Vanilla, and Hazelnut) were. Near flawless, in fact; I’d even venture to say that they’re better than the typical vegan creamers I had been using. Much thicker than the competition, like heavy cream, each bottle contained a luscious, silky-smooth liquid entirely richer and more satisfying that I could have anticipated. Fatty in the best way possible, it added volumes of depth to any average latte.
Beyond coffee, this creamer really shined in recipes. Using the unsweetened, original flavor in my Straight-Up Scramble brought this simple staple to life. I found myself making many more scrambles all month, right up until the bottle went dry.
Don’t even get me started on the ice creams it churned out… It feels mean to tease about such decadent treats.
In a stunning coup, Good Karma has changed my mind on what rice, and flax, is capable of. If only they could get their products into more mainstream markets, they’d be an unstoppable force of non-dairy drinks!
Dietary Notes: These creamers are Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, and Wheat-Free. They appear to be Nut-Free and Peanut-Free, but I would check with the company to verify, since I’m not sure on the source of some of the ingredients. The creamers may contain soybean oil as an ingredient, but are Soy Protein-Free by ingredients. Check the ingredient statement, as I would expect the company to make the product Soy-Free in the future.
For More Product Information: Visit the Good Karma website at www.goodkarmafoods.com.
Introduction and product info by Alisa Fleming. Article and beverage/creamer photo by Hannah Kaminsky, author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, and the Sweet Vegan eCookbook Collection. Hannah is currently studying photography, and blogs many of her crafts, photos, and food creations at Bittersweet.