Post # 1
As a long time lactose intolerance sufferer, I try my best to avoid dairy and/or take pills if I must. I usually buy almond milk or Lactaid milk(so expensive!) I usually just avoid cheese, and do fro-yo instead ice cream.
I was making homemade pizzas the other night and bought Daiya cheese substitute. I didn’t super love it. It tasted like cheese flavored oil, not natural cheese.
So, I’m looking for recommendations. Plus I thought it’d be good to open up a discussion on the Bee since it’s a pretty common intolerance. So Bees, what are your favorite lactose free… everythings! Ice Cream, Milk, Cheese, Salad Dressings…
Post # 3
Most hard cheese have little lactose, so I try to stick to those if I’m going to have a decent amount.
Post # 4
Aw, I love diaya. It has to be melted really well though… and it took some adjusting. Silk for coffee is my favorite Dear Fiance item. Soy/rice milk in coffee.. boo.
Post # 5
Oh I LOVE this!
Tip – The daiya shreds are a bit oily but their block cheese is delicious! Try the Havarti Garlic Jalapeno!
The SO DELICIOUS Brand is my go to for coffee cream and ice cream substitutes. They use coconut milk for many of their products and they are fantastic.
Amande is a great brand for almond milk yogurt.
I typically buy Earth’s Own brand almond milk but I’ve occasionally made my own oat milk. It’s super easy/cheap. A good base recipe can be found here:
Post # 6
You might want to give goat cheese/milk a try. I know people who can’t handle cow dairy but do fine with goat dairy.
Post # 7
Hubs is vegan, so we are a dairy free house – for the most part.
Daiya is actually pretty good when it’s completely melted. My first experience with it was on pizza – Tofurky pizzas use it and I think Amy’s does as well. If it’s not melted, yes, it’s very oily, but it works – and you get use to it.
We also love the SOy Delicious ice cream – in the pints and the ice cream sandwiches. We aren’t a fan of the coconut milk ones.
We drink a lot of Silk Light Vanilla – and I use it for baking as well.
We’ve tried the Almond Unsweetened Vanilla from Trader Joe’s and didn’t really like it. I may try the regular sweetened version just to give it a shot, but we do like the Silk products.
Post # 8
I didn’t know I could still eat Goat cheese for 7 years after I found out I was LI! So I enjoy that occasionally. Not sure where you live, but I get this amazing white cheddar that is made from raw milk so it’s lactose free- L’Ancetre from Quebec.
For milk we love Almond Breeze, and the Coconut Dreams ice cream made from coconut milk. Wow!!
Post # 9
Am I the only one who cracks and just deals with the outcome? I bascially don’t eat dairy, and except for cheese, which is worth taking the four Lactaid pills to avoid stomach pain. I just can’t bring myself to substitute cheese! I eat it sparingly, and try to avoid soft cheeses, or goat’s milk cheeses. For milk I used to drink soy, but have switched to almond milk, which I also cook with. I looooove coconut milk, but I can get almond milk at Costco, so I usually just have that. Coconut milk ice cream is better than dairy milk ice cream!! I also like the almond milk ice cream bites covered in chocolate. Soooo goood. Overall though, I try to stay away from too many dairy overly processed dairy substitutes.
Has anyone else found that they can eat decent amounts of yoghurt with little to no sideffects?
Post # 10
@Pepperwoodsy: Most LI people can eat yogurt (from what I know) because the cultures in it make it easy to digest. I eat a ton of yogurt and fro-yo. 🙂
Post # 11
@Paiger8: That’s good to know! I don’t know any other lactose intolerant people, so once in awhile I’ll convince myself that because I can eat yoghurt, I must not be lactose interolerant after all, and that all of the symptoms I’ve had since childhood were make believe. This usually results in eating ice cream and large amounts of cheese pizza. MISTAKE!
Post # 12
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My Fiance is lactose intolerant, so I’ve been trying to make sure he doesn’t have too much dairy. It’s hard when cheese is like, his favorite food, and even hard cheeses hurt his stomach.
What pills do you take? He has the Costco kind right now, but claims they don’t really do anything. And is the soy ice cream as good? I promised we’d start trying some of the alternatives so he could keep eating yummy things!
Post # 13
@NowDontLetsBeSilly: I’ve taken Lactaid pills, you can get them anywhere like Walmart or Target. They work… but you have to take more pills depending on how much dairy you’re eating. It was hard to figure out how many to take per how much ice cream I was eating. 🙂 They didn’t seem very strong, so I’d have to take like 3 tablets to eat a bowl of ice cream. Annoying!
I’ve been taking Lacto pills by Enzymedica and they seem to work much better. You can get them at most vitamin stores, health stores, online or at Whole Foods. They’re my favorite thing when I’m eating out and want something cheesy. 🙂
Soy ice cream is pretty good, but I like the Lactaid brand ice cream best. It is normal ice cream, they just remove the lactose enzyme in the milk. It’s hard to find though, but you can look at their website and get grocery stores in your area that have it. SO Delicious ice cream is also good, it’s made with coconut milk. I can find a few flavors in normal grocery stores but Whole Foods had a ton of flavors last time I was there.
Post # 14
Just to chime in…. I did all soy substitutes… I didn’t become LI til early 20s. Anyways too much soy can break down your uterine lining so be careful. Found out the hard way with 5 periods in 2 months and now I will only have soy on my cycle.
Post # 15
I’m not completely dairy free, but I love this almond cheese: http://holdthesulfites.com/?p=77 (if it doesn’t come up, just do a search on the site for cheese and it’s the recipe called Awesome Almond Cheese).
It’s so good, dairy free, and spreadable!
Post # 16
Cracker Barrell cheese has no lactose.