One of my best friends was recently put on a lactose free diet and she couldn’t believe how many foods she suddenly couldn’t eat. I was happy to share some advice about my favourite lactose free products – that are easy to find at the local supermarket!
Peter’s 99.9% Lactose Free Ice-cream
This ice-cream has got to be the best invention ever! You can’t even tell the difference in taste when comparing it to normal ice-cream, but your tummy definitely knows the difference.
It’s very creamy and tastes a bit like the McDonald’s ice-cream cakes – even more so when you add coloured sprinkles. 🙂 But it’s best not to add any toppings or maple syrup – you’ll make it way too sweet.
My sister-in-law found this in the cold section at Coles and it has had a permanent presence in my freezer ever since – obviously I’ve had to regularly replace it!
Paul’s Zymil Lactose Free Milk
Apart from Peter, it seems that Paul also knows what he’s doing when it comes to yummy lactose free products!
It taste just like ‘normal’ milk – perhaps slightly sweeter. It’s ideal for those who aren’t fans of soy or rice milk.
This product is available in full cream, lite and skim.
Zymil also has a thickened cream product, which is the perfect replacement for normal cream for cakes, desserts etc.
Danone Activia Yoghurt – Berries flavour
While this product isn’t lactose free per se, I find that I don’t react badly to it. This is because it contains an exclusive probiotic culture called Bifidus ActiRegularis, which can reduce digestive discomfort.
Not everyone with a lactose intolerance can handle it though, so it will require a bit of trial and error. But it’s much nicer than soy yoghurts or no yoghurt at all!
That’s it from me for now – but please let me know if you discover any other awesome lactose free products!