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One of my weaknesses when it comes to food and eating is ice cream. I’ve loved it since I was a young child and we always have some in the house. Unfortunately, my body has decided to rebel against me and for the past several years I’ve been unable to eat ice cream without major nausea and eventual vomiting. This is what causes me to have #DairyEnvy.
What is Dairy Envy?
Dairy envy is when you feel envious of others who can enjoy dairy products such as ice cream without discomfort. ::insert sad face here::
That’s why I am so happy to tell you that Lactaid has two new flavors of ice cream just in time for National Ice Cream Month this month. Salted Caramel Chip and Berry Chocolate Crumble are the two newest flavors to join the other four flavors in the Lactaid ice cream lineup. Salted Caramel Chip has sweet caramel swirls mixed with dark chocolate chips. Berry Chocolate Crumble has fresh berries blended with ribbons of delicious chocolate. The other flavors of Lactaid ice cream include: chocolate, vanilla, cookies and cream, and butter pecan. Yum!
So what’s different about Lactaid ice cream?
Lactaid ice cream is still 100% dairy but there is no lactose in the ice cream making it a better choice for those of us who suffer from discomfort when we eat dairy products. Lactaid makes their ice cream with real cream and milk so it’s rich and creamy, and the perfect summertime treat! 100% real dairy. No discomfort.
I recently picked up a carton of the new Berry Chocolate Crumble flavor and it is decadent and delicious. I made up some tasty blackberry syrup from some fresh blackberries that my son picked on our property and it made for the perfect after-dinner treat.
Let’s celebrate National Ice Cream Month!
Since ice cream is my favorite dessert in the summertime, I think it would be fun to have an ice cream social with friends and family. Here are some tips to throw the coolest party in town!
- Make sure to have plenty of ice on-hand and keep your ice cream in a good cooler so it doesn’t melt and turn into cold soup.
- Have plenty of toppings available on an ice cream bar. You can have all the usual toppings on hand such as different syrups, sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate chips and strawberries. But also try something different such as nuts, fresh fruits (cherries, blueberries, bananas), crumbled fruity cereal, or waffle cone pieces.
- Make your own ice cream bowls for some extra fun! There are plenty of ideas online, especially at places such as Pinterest (be sure to follow me there for some delicious recipe ideas)!
- If you don’t want to make your own bowls, why not break out some of your vintage favorites? Make your party an eclectic mixture of vintage and modern finds for some extra pizzazz!
- Don’t forget the drinks! Ice cream makes me thirsty so I always have a cold glass of ice water or my favorite, sweet tea, on-hand. I know your guests will appreciate an ice cold drink to go with their ice cream treats.
- Make sure to include Lactaid ice cream in your lineup! With six delicious flavors, there is sure to be one that everyone at your ice cream social will enjoy. Remember, Lactaid ice cream is 100% real dairy. No discomfort.
Celebrity chef Melissa D’Arabian created this special Snickerdoodle Cookie Sandwich recipe that would be a great addition to your ice cream social this summer.
SNICKERDOODLE COOKIE SANDWICH
Yield: 6 ice cream sandwiches
Prep Time: 20 minutes + 30 inactive minutes
Cook Time: 7-8 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes
For the Snickerdoodle Cookies:
1/4 cup butter
¼ cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 ¾ cups flour
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
For the cinnamon sugar:
2 tablespoon granulated sugar
½ tablespoon cinnamon
For the ice cream sandwiches:
2 cups LACTAID® Salted Caramel Chip Ice Cream
Your choice of: (optional)*
Dark Chocolate Chips
Crushed Graham Crackers
Since it’s National Ice Cream Month, why not give Lactaid Ice Cream a try? It’s 100% real dairy with no discomfort, rich, creamy, and delicious.
You can find Lactaid Ice Cream at many grocers nationwide. I get mine at my local Walmart for around $3.44 a carton.
You can also connect with Lactaid on their social channels:
You can also learn more about how to avoid #DairyEnvy on their website at Lactaid.com.
Do you suffer from discomfort when eating ice cream or dairy products? If so, have you ever tried Lactaid?