Today more then ever, you can find substitutes for all types of dairy products. You can find milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, chocolate, sour cream and many other foods dairy free or lactose free. While lactose free products taste a bit different and are usually a bit more expensive its better then nothing (and you won’t get sick!).
Lactose Free Milk
There 2 kind of lactose free milk:Lactaid milk and Soy milk
Lactose Free Milk is the most basic substitute for milk. Most grocery stores have there own lactose free milk brand, but you can also get Lactaid milk (they are basically the same thing)
Lactaid milk is offered in 1% low fat, 2% low fat and fat free. A half-gallon costs roughly $4.19.
Silk is one brand of Soy Milk. Silk offer many flavors of soy milk; including chocolate, vanilla and plain. A 32 fl oz costs roughly $3.19.
Green Valley Organic Lactose Free Foods (NEW!!! at Whole Food Stores!)
Green Valley Organics Lactose Free yogurts and kefirs were created to help folks who are lactose intolerant enjoy all the health benefits and great taste of real dairy without the tummy troubles. From the makers of Redwood Hill Farm, a family-owned company committed to digestive health for more than 40 years, Green Valley Organics is a brand made with organic milk that carries the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® label, considered the gold standard in third-party certification for humane animal treatment.
Green Valley Organics dairy brand includes Flourish™, the company’s custom blend of 10 live and active cultures that deliver millions of “good-for-you probiotics.”
You can learn more about Green Valley Organic’s product at their website: www.greenvalleylactosefree.com
Lactose Free Cheese
Yes! You can still have string cheese. Precions now makes a mozzarella lactose free string cheese.
Lactose Free Ice Cream
You can find many flavors of Lactose-Free ice creams in your grocery stores. Here is a list of a few:
Breyer’s Lactose Free Ice Cream
Purely Decadent offers Dairy Free Frozen Yogurts (16 fl oz costs $6.09)
Lactose-Free Cream Cheese
Tofutti makes a lactose free cream cheese.
Carnation Coffeemate (16 oz for $3.59)
Mocha Mix (64 fl oz $3.89)
*NOTE: VERY IMPORTANT: When a product says its “lactose free”or “dairy free,” you need to make sure it is 100% free of all dairy products. Sometimes products say they are “lactose free,” but are only 90% or 98% lactose free. Also, some product still might have whey in it which many lactose intolerant individuals also get sick from.
Disclaimer: No medical doctor has reviewed the contents of this website/ blog. This website/blog was development for the purpose of providing a central place for lactose intolerant individuals to come to share basic information and personal insight. It is advised that you check with your physician or medical advisor before acting upon anything learned from this site.