For a look at the Blue Diamond website, where you'll discover a variety of recipes using dairy alternatives, such as their Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Milk Blend, check out www.almondbreeze.com. Find it at markets such as Publix, Food Lion, Kroger, Safeway, Walmart and Target. A blend of real almonds and coconut, Almond Breeze Almond Milk and Coconut Milk Blend is lactose free, soy free, calcium enriched and contains only 60 calories per cup.

For a look at the Blue Diamond website, where you'll discover a variety of recipes using dairy alternatives, such as their Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Milk Blend, check out www.almondbreeze.com. Find it at markets such as Publix, Food Lion, Kroger, Safeway, Walmart and Target. A blend of real almonds and coconut, Almond Breeze Almond Milk and Coconut Milk Blend is lactose free, soy free, calcium enriched and contains only 60 calories per cup.

The Kitchen Ade: Free of dairy – but not taste

  • By Sue Ade
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:33pm
  • LifeFood

Popsicle season is tough on folks who are intolerant or allergic to cow’s milk. When popsicles containing cow’s milk are offered to those who cannot consume it, they have to pass or hope there’s an alternative available. Milk allergies are particularly tough on kids, especially when their needs are overlooked at events where others are in charge of the menu.

Cooking for someone who is lactose-intolerant is different from cooking for those who have an allergy to dairy. Real dairy substitutions containing an enzyme called “lactase” to break down lactose and make it more digestible (like those sold under LACTAID® brand), are well tolerated by people sensitive to lactose. That substitution, however, cannot be made for people who are allergic to dairy. If a person is allergic to dairy, substitutions must come from other sources, such as soy, rice, almonds and coconut.

Almond milk and coconut milk are excellent non-dairy substitutions for many dessert recipes calling for milk or heavy cream, in particular for puddings and ice cream. The same recipes used here for chocolate and butterscotch puddings work very well for making popsicles, too. When frozen, the mixture remains smooth and creamy, resulting in the kind quintessential warm weather treat that can be enjoyed whether you can have dairy or not.

There are many sources of information available to those who are intolerant or allergic to dairy. Besides seeking guidance from your own health care provider, find recommendations on the internet at http://www.niaid.nih.gov and http://www.godairyfree.org.

 

Sue Ade is a syndicated food writer with broad experience and interest in the culinary arts. She has worked and resided in the Lowcountry of South Carolina since 1985 and may be reached at kitchenade@yahoo.com.

If you want to make popsicles out of your chocolate pudding, be sure to plan ahead. For best results, the popsicles will need to harden overnight in the freezer. The popsicles will remain smooth and creamy (not icy), even after freezing.

If you want to make popsicles out of your chocolate pudding, be sure to plan ahead. For best results, the popsicles will need to harden overnight in the freezer. The popsicles will remain smooth and creamy (not icy), even after freezing.

If you thought it doesn't get better than homemade butterscotch pudding, you'd be wrong. Homemade butterscotch popsicles are wonderful, too.

If you thought it doesn’t get better than homemade butterscotch pudding, you’d be wrong. Homemade butterscotch popsicles are wonderful, too.

Dairy free and delicious, the same mixture used for making velvety chocolate and butterscotch puddings, may be used for making smooth and creamy popsicles. Almond milk and coconut milk are excellent non-dairy substitutions for many dessert recipes calling for milk or heavy cream.

Dairy free and delicious, the same mixture used for making velvety chocolate and butterscotch puddings, may be used for making smooth and creamy popsicles. Almond milk and coconut milk are excellent non-dairy substitutions for many dessert recipes calling for milk or heavy cream.

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