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7 Indulgent Lactose-Free Desserts That You Need to Try

What do actress and Broadway star Sutton Foster and Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster have in common? They’re both fans of LACTAID® milk...and cookies, of course. Together with the folks at LACTAID®, Sutton Foster and Cookie Monster made a video to remind people that, even if you’re lactose-intolerant, you can enjoy a glass of 100% real milk, just without the lactose. What's even more exciting is that we've teamed up with LACTAID® to bring you lactose-free desserts that are sure to hit the spot. Find our list of recipes below.

Do you ever reach for a dessert and then immediately recoil your hand as you silently curse your lactose-intolerant stomach? Le sigh. That fudge brownie à la mode sure looked delicious. Here’s some good news: You can still enjoy the best part of the meal even with that sensitive stomach thanks to these seven lactose-free dessert recipes all made with LACTAID®. Trust us, you won't even miss it.

lactose free peanut butter pudding dessert
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1. Peanut Butter Pudding & Brownie Parfait

Remember that brownie à la mode? This is its new upgrade. A chocolatey brownie is topped with creamy peanut butter pudding and homemade whipped cream.

2. Milk And Cookies

You didn’t think we’d have a whole list of desserts without mentioning milk and cookies, did you? Enjoy a classic chocolate chip cookie with a glass of cold and refreshing LACTAID® milk. Dessert made simple (just the way we like it). Psst, and don’t forget to check out the video above featuring Sutton Foster and Cookie Monster.

lactose free organge panna cotta dessert
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3. Orange Panna Cotta

If you’ve never tried panna cotta before, you’re in for a real treat. This one is infused with orange-flavored liqueur, which is a refreshing complement to a decadent dessert.

lactose free matchagato dessert
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4. Matchagato

For a modern take on the traditional affogato, try this matchagato. Matcha powder is incorporated into the espresso mixture and into a flavorful glaze for the vanilla ice cream and cornflake topping, which adds a nice little crunch.

lactose free chocolate rice pudding
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5. Chocolate Rice Pudding

We’ll be honest, rice pudding is an acquired taste, but those who love it truly love it. (We’re in the ‘love it’ camp, btw.) So, this chocolate version is a real treasure. It’s made with semisweet chocolate chips for just the right amount of sweetness.

lactose free chocolate dipped ice cream sandwich dessert
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6. Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich

This recipe combines a few of our favorite things: cookie dough, chocolate and ice cream. It’s a match made in dessert heaven. You might want to make an extra batch because these little sandies won’t last long.

lactose free oreo ice cream cake dessert
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7. Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Calling all cookies and cream fans! This lactose-free dessert is made of chocolate cake that’s filled with cookies and cream ice cream and covered in non-dairy whipped topping. A sprinkle of crushed cookies is all it needs.


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