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Where can I find lactose-free cream?

Asked by wolfy1 (55 points ) January 15th, 2013

I’m lactose-intolerant and sometimes when I am reading a recipe it calls for cream. Well, I can not drink regular milk so there’s no way I can use regular cream. I love Lactaid milk but I’ve never seen lactose-free cream and I was wondering if Lactaid makes it or if anyone else has this issue?

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Kardamom's avatar

Lactaid now makes its own ice cream. There is a list of places where you can buy it on the link. Most of the regular grocery stores here in California now stock lactose free products, but you can always check specialty/health food stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, Henry’s and such.

So Delicious Coconut Ice Cream is also dairy free and can be found at the stores mentioned above.

Then there is Lactose Free Breyers

Here is a list of 6 Non-dairy ice creams and taste reviews to go with them.

If your regular grocery store doesn’t already carry some or all of these products, they can usually order them for you. Good luck and good eating!

laureth's avatar

Depending upon what kind of recipe you want to use the cream in, you may want to check out the various non-dairy coffee creamers in your local hippie grocery store. If it’s a sweet dish, you’re in luck, and you can probably choose a compatible flavor (hazelnut or whatever). If it’s a savory dish, you might want something without the fancy flavor.

Also, if you need a lot of it, I’ve noticed coconut-based “milk” in the diary section too. When I tried it, I found it sort of “thicker” than regular dairy milk, which might work well in your recipe. There’s usually vanilla and regular. Failing that, there are also cans of thick coconut milk in the Thai section of a grocery store, or in specialty Asian groceries.

Of course, none of these will taste or cook up exactly like regular, lactose-filled dairy cream, so your mileage may vary. However, the pumpkin pie I made the other day with coconut milk tasted just fine. Good luck!

Kardamom's avatar

I’m afraid I must have misread the Q in the first place, I thought it said ice cream. My bad. Will try again tomorrow : )

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

There are some delicious soy-based substitutes for cream.

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