I started cooking with Lactaid a couple of years ago due to Em’s lactose intolerance. I have found that I can use it in any recipe that calls for milk and the recipes taste just as delicious as if I used regular milk. It’s simple to cook with Lactaid because the exchange is simple 1 to 1. 1 cup of milk equals 1 cup of Lactaid.
Lactaid was recently used by celebrity chef Melissa d’Arabian on the today show to make Chicken Lactose Free Creamy Mushroom Sauce. She makes it look so easy and delicious.
Yesterday I made White Chocolate Pudding using Lactaid. What I love about making pudding is that its so easy for summer! Basically it’s just mix, pour and chill. Easy. Peasy.
You only need 4 simple ingredients: Lactaid, pudding, graham cracker crusts and strawberries. Just mix up the pudding per package directions and pour into the graham cracker crusts and chill for 3 hours.
Right before serving top the pudding with strawberries picked from the garden. Our strawberry season is wrapping up, but I was able to still grab a good sized handful from the garden…so very good!!
I’ve also used Lactaid in alfredo sauce. This is one of our favorite meals and its easy to make. Yes, I use alfredo sauce on any type of noodle. I just use whatever I find in the pantry.
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
2 cups of Lactaid
1. Over medium heat melt butter. Add garlic and sautÃ© for 1-2 minutes. Add flour and mix until you have a thick paste. Add Lactaid and continuously mix to remove all lumps. Continue mixing until sauce starts to thicken. Simmer for 4-5 minutes until you have a nice sauce.
**If the sauce seems to thick, add in Lactaid 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches the consistency you like. Too thin and you can add a bit of flour.**
2. Remove from heat, add lactose free cheese (usually aged white cheddars are lactose free) and serve over noodles.
What is your favorite recipe to make with Lactaid?