It is a good time for those with multiple food allergies in the quest for dairy alternatives. There are more substitutes available than ever before – Rice Milk, Oat Milk, and more recently Hemp Milk. Personally, I find Hemp Milk by far the most nutritious because it has a much higher fat and protein content than the either Oat or Rice milk. That is a definite plus when giving it as a dairy alternative to children – especially the balanced quantities of fatty and amino acids. Living Harvest – a company with its roots in Canada and presently headquartered in Portland, Oregon (surprise, surprise 🙂 ) is the force behind Tempt Hemp Milk and other Hemp Milk products. Hemp Milk is definitely a very creamy dairy substitute and works quite well in cooking too. I have used it to make rice pudding, soups, pasta sauce etc. but as a drink my little one din’t quite like it. However, if you like the taste and are not allergic to Hemp seed – Hemp Milk is definitely one of the most nutritious dairy alternative drinks to try. Living Harvest has a great short write-up about Hemp which is definitely worth a read and titled ‘Why hemp?‘
That being said…I was ecstatic when on one my regular jaunts to Whole Foods Food Market, I spotted Tempt Hemp Chocolate Fudge Ice cream. Maybe, just maybe my little one would enjoy hemp milk in ice cream! And, yes – Tempt hit the bull’s eye with my son. He just loved the creamy chocolate fudge ice cream – yumm for him and yayy for me! Now, I can wait to try all the Tempt Hemp ice cream flavors presently out there…Vanilla, Mint Chip, Coffee Biscotti (this one is for the coffee-lover in me!), Coconut lime (mmm – sounds perfect on a cool summer evening!)! The good news is not over yet – yes, Tempt has ice cream bars too. Vanilla with bluberry pomegranate swirls (that sounds chef fancy), Chocolate Fudge (mmm – decadent), Coffee with cream swirls (someone in Tempt knows what I like!! 🙂 ) and Vanilla with Fudge swirls! How cool is that?!?
Dont overthink this decision – grab a tub of tempt hemp milk ice cream the next time you are in a health food store and you are not going to regret it one bit. Given the nutrional power punch the little hemp seed packs, I am definitely going to try their protein powder too for my next berry protein shake after a vigorous workout 🙂