Hi, I'm new to the blog and I'm excited to try some of the recipes but I'm lactose intolerant. For your recipes that require milk, which milk substitute do you think would work best? (Soy, coconut, almond etc.) I'm probably going to focus on baking first if that helps at all.
The recipes that use milk are:
Strange Bun-use lactose free milk or almond milk.
Chowder (uses half&half)-if you can find lactose free half&half it’ll work well, if not, mix a little cornstarch with water and then whisk it in the chowder to thicken it, and add lactose-free or soy milk.
Ice Cream (heavy cream+sweetened condensed milk)-This one’s a bit tricky. For the sweetened condensed milk, take 2 cans of full-fat coconut milk and bring it over a gentle boil, then add ½ cup of raw honey and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring often, then cool completely. That should be enough for the whole recipe. As for the heavy cream, some places sell lactose-free heavy cream. If that’s not available for you, coconut cream should work.
Pumpkin Pie (evaporated milk)-coconut milk
Parsnip Soup-the heavy cream in it is optional, but you can use coconut or almond milk, but reduce the amount by a bit so as not to thin the soup too much.
Rice Pudding-coconut, soy, almond, or lactose-free milk will all work. Alternatively, rice milk might compliment the rice in the pudding.
Pumpkin Soup (evaporated milk)-coconut milk
Chocolate Cake-coconut milk may compliment the chocolate flavour, but if you’re not keen on that then use almond or soy
Maple Bar-use lactose free or almond milk
Pancakes-any sort of lactose-free or dairy-free milk will do
Pepper Poppers-use water instead
Pink Cake-coconut milk or almond milk
I’m not entirely experienced in lactose-free foods, but I examined each recipe and did some Googling, so I think these will work!