Unfortunately, I’m a little bit lactose intolerant. It’s not a big deal with small amounts of dairy, but chugging down a delicious milkshake or digging in to a huge bowl of ice cream just aren’t great ideas for me. Because of this, if I have a milkshake craving, my best option is to make one at home!
In the last few years, I discovered the most delicious alternative to dairy ice cream - SO Delicious Coconut Milk Frozen Dessert. My favorite is the chocolate. It is very very similar to regular ice cream. In fact, I think it is even creamier, and there is a very subtle hint of coconut flavor. I definitely don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything flavor or texture-wise when I get a pint of this instead of ice cream; the only real negative is the cost.
I also love these individual serving sized almond milk containers. 95% of the time I drink water with my meals, but every once in a while a cold glass of chocolate milk really hits the spot. If you get the larger containers, they are only supposed to be good for a week after opening, which is why these single serves are much better suited for someone who drinks it infrequently.
I hate to post a recipe with such very specific ingredients, but sometimes you just get into the habit of avoiding things you shouldn’t eat rather than looking for modified recipes (I mean, a milk-free milkshake is a bit counter-intuitive). I hope that I can introduce more people to this dairy-free “ice cream.”
(As a side note, I don’t think the chocolate chips pictures and used in the recipe are actually dairy-free, but my lactose-intolerance is very mild. If you have a severe allergy, I’m sure you know to look at the labeling of everything you eat.)