“A holiday treat so satisfying you might consider it a winter miracle!” claims LACTAID® on their site.
They’re right. I can’t (shouldn’t) drink eggnog anymore, yet have loved it since I was a child. Around this time of year, I crave that taste and perhaps a little of that tangible childhood memory, along with the way the house would smell with good things simmering in the kitchen and the heat on, and how snow used to be pure fun instead of something to drive through.
Nostalgia aside, LACTAID® Eggnog was all we could find one recent weekend. Usually I go for Silk or So Delicious, but as we were going to a party where regular eggnog would be served, we snatched it up.
Was it ever good! 100% lactose free–there’s a lactase enzyme in the mix to counteract the milk, so if that historically doesn’t work for you, you might want to be wary of this brand–so I had all the taste of regular nog without having to pop a lactase pill of my own.
I had the same experience as if I had taken a lactase pill, which means an hour passed before I detected the slight side-effects of my innards knowing I have milk in me (it’s really hard to fool innards). Certainly nothing I’m not used to, nor was it close to what full-blown, unprotected milk would have given me. As those with lactose intolerance or milk digestive issues know, it’s really nice to relax without the digestible worry.
What are your lactose-free eggnog brands?
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