How Can I Make Lactose-Free Ice Cream?

published Jun 9, 2015
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Q: I am lactose intolerant and am planning on experimenting with lactose-free ice cream recipes. I can easily substitute regular milk with lactose-free milk. However, I am having difficulties finding a substitute for the heavy cream, as I have not found lactose-free heavy cream.

I have read online that 1 cup heavy cream = 3/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup melted butter. I know this works in savory dishes, but am curious if you guys think it could work in ice cream?

If not, do you have any other substitutes for heavy cream that would either be lactose-free or relatively low in lactose? I do not want the flavor of coconut in my ice cream, so am steering away from coconut milk.

Sent by Karishma

Editor: I can suggest two recipes you may like. One does have a small amount of coconut milk, though it also includes fruit (or vegetable) juice, which you taste over the coconut; the other recipe is for one-ingredient banana ice cream.

Readers, do you have any suggestions for a lactose-free heavy cream substitute, or any recommendations for lactose-free ice cream that doesn’t use coconut milk?