I have received information and materials from JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER, Inc., McNeil Nutritionals, LLC Subsidiary the makers of LACTAID®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.
Since I’m sensitive to dairy products and especially milk, I have a difficult time enjoying one of my favorite parts of the holidays – the food. This is especially true when I am visiting friends and family because they don’t always use LACTAID milk in their recipes. This time of year is the worst for Dairy Envy because I wish more than anything that I could enjoy the scrumptious baked goods and other desserts that are being served. But I know that if I eat them, I will spend the rest of the day paying for it because I will have an upset stomach.
Thankfully I know I can enjoy all of the delicious foods I prepare at home because I use LACTAID milk in all of my baking and cooking where milk is an ingredient. LACTAID dairy products are 100% real dairy, just without the lactose that people like myself can’t tolerate. I would encourage you to substitute LACTAID milk in your recipes this holiday season if you have friends or family that have dairy sensitivities. I promise you that the taste is the same, the foods cook up the same, and your guests who aren’t sensitive to dairy products won’t even notice a difference. The foods will also have the same nutritional value with LACTAID milk that they would have had if you had used regular milk.
You can also use LACTAID milk to make your favorite cool weather drinks such as lattes and hot cocoa. LACTAID milk is made from 100% real milk and cream but without the lactose so your dairy sensitive guests can still enjoy their delicious beverages without the discomfort. No matter what you’re cooking, baking or blending up this holiday season, you simply have no reason not to use LACTAID milk in your recipes!
LACTAID’s website has a bunch of great recipes if you need some inspiration this holiday season, or any other time. I decided to make a variation of one of the recipes on their site, fritters. My fritters have the addition of a little bit of sugar and I sprinkled powdered sugar on top to make them even sweeter. They are the perfect addition to breakfast, brunch or breakfast for dinner.
- Makes approximately 20 Fritters
- 4 cups of canola oil, for frying
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 cup LACTAID milk (I used whole but reduced fat would also work)
- 3 T sugar
- powdered sugar to sprinkle on top
- Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Mix remaining ingredients together in a medium bowl until smooth.
- Check if the oil is hot enough by sprinkling a bit of flour into it. If the flour sizzles right away, the oil is ready.
- Spoon about 5 or 6 walnut-size balls of the batter, very carefully, into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Remove fritters and place on a paper-towel-lined baking sheet or plate to drain while frying the remaining fritters.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar as you’re pulling the fritters out of the oil so it will stick better.
These fritters were a hit with my family!
LACTAID makes more than just milk. They also have several flavors of ice cream that are as equally delicious as their milk.
Keep your guests from experiencing Dairy Envy this holiday season by preparing your favorite recipes with LACTAID milk.