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7 Delicious Types of Lactose-Free Ice Cream

By on October 29, 2019 0 163 Views

If you’re lactose intolerant but don’t want to give up ice cream, you’re not alone.

An estimated 65–74% of adults worldwide are intolerant to lactose, a type of sugar naturally found in dairy products.

In fact, the lactose-free market is the fastest-growing segment of the dairy industry. This means that if you’re lactose intolerant but still crave dairy, you’re in luck, as plenty of great lactose-free options exist.

Here are 7 delicious types of lactose-free ice cream.

1. Dairy ice cream without lactose
Lactose-free dairy ice creams are usually made by adding a synthetic lactase enzyme into dairy milk. This helps break down the lactose.

Alternatively, ice-cream manufacturers sometimes filter lactose out of the milk .
Just make sure your product has a label designating it as lactose-free.

Some popular store-bought options include Lactaid Cookies & Cream and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, as well as Breyers Lactose Free Natural Vanilla, which is 99% lactose-free.

These products are perfect for those who want the richness of dairy but can’t tolerate lactose.

2. Dairy-free ice cream
If you’re cutting out dairy altogether or do not tolerate it well, dairy-free ice cream may be a more suitable treat for you.

Fortunately, a bounty of delectable, dairy-free ice creams has accompanied the rising popularity of plant-based diets. Given that these ice creams don’t contain dairy, there’s no lactose to worry about — or the unpleasant side effects it can bring, like stomach pain.

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