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I’ve been lactose intolerant since my twenties. It took a while to figure out what was going on. I was in college when it started and since I eat and drink a lot of dairy, my stomach was a mess until I figured it out. And when I did, it didn’t even occur to me to give up dairy. I’d seen LACTAID ads, and I went right out and bought some supplements.
However, for reasons I can’t really put my finger on, I’ve never tried the other LACTAID products. I knew that there was LACTAID milk and cottage cheese, but I didn’t know that they made ice cream.
There are actually six flavors of LACTAID ice cream. Chocolate, Vanilla, Cookies & Cream, and Butter Pecan have been around for a while. The two new flavors are Berry Chocolate Crumble and Salted Caramel Chip. Like all LACTAID dairy products, all of the ice cream flavors are made with 100% real dairy – the milk and cream have had the lactose removed, so that they won’t upset my stomach.
I bought a container of the chocolate flavor. When you buy ice cream in August, every freezer pack you can get your hands on is required.
I’m so used to taking LACTAID tablets when I eat pretty much any dairy that I actually went to the cabinet and got one out before I scooped my LACTAID Ice Cream into a cone. But then I realized I didn’t need it, and put it back.
I scooped the ice cream and gave it a taste. And it tasted like…chocolate ice cream. Not chocolate ice cream that’s missing something, or different somehow. It just tasted like chocolate ice cream!
You can get lots more information about LACTAID products on their website, including recipes (some of them by Melissa D’Arabian. Love her!). There’s even a list of LACTAID substitutions to help you figure out how to make your favorite recipes safe for your stomach!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
The stores I checked didn’t have the new flavors yet, which is too bad because I really want to try this recipe for Snickerdoodle Cookie Sandwiches. I might make a variation this week with the LACTAID ice cream I already have. I think the cinnamon on the cookies would taste really great with the chocolate ice cream!
SNICKERDOODLE COOKIE SANDWICH
by Melissa D’Arabian
Yield: 6 ice cream sandwiches
Prep Time: 20 minutes + 30 inactive minutes
Cook Time: 7-8 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes
For the Snickerdoodle Cookies:
1/4 cup butter
¼ cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 ¾ cups flour
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
For the cinnamon sugar:
2 tablespoon granulated sugar
½ tablespoon cinnamon
For the ice cream sandwiches:
2 cups LACTAID® Salted Caramel Chip Ice Cream
Your choice of: (optional)
Dark Chocolate Chips
Crushed Graham Crackers
To make the Snickerdoodle Cookies:
Melt the butter in a microwave in 20-second intervals. Allow to cool completely,
then whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugars, flour, shortening, cinnamon, baking
soda and salt.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just incorporated. Refrigerate
dough for 30 minutes.
Mix sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Scoop the dough using a ¼ cup ice cream scoop or cup
measurer. Flatten with the palm of your hand, then coat the cookie in cinnamon-sugar.
Bake for 7-8 minutes on a greased baking sheet. Allow to cool completely.
To assemble ice cream cookie sandwiches:
Place baking sheet in freezer. Bring ice cream out of freezer to soften for 2 minutes.
Prepare any toppings by placing them in shallow bowls.
Working quickly: Lay one cookie top side down on a baking sheet. Using 1/3 cup ice
cream scoop, scoop ice cream onto the cookie. Top with second cookie, pushing
down lightly until the ice cream reaches the edges. Roll in desired toppings. Place
on baking sheet in the freezer. Repeat.
Serve immediately, or wrap individually in plastic wrap for longer-term storage.
LACTAID Ice Cream can be found in grocery stores across the country, and also at WalMart, for a retail price of $4.49 per quart.
I have received information and materials from McNeil Nutritionals, LLC the makers of LACTAID®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.
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