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Five Things to Do to Make Your Lactose-Intolerant Guests Happy This Thanksgiving

November 15, 2010

As a host or hostess, you may think it’s a pain to cook for lactose intolerant guests. It turns out that life can be even more painful for those who are lactose intolerant when consuming anything with milk or milk products.
 
The way I see it, cooking without milk is a way to spread my culinary wings.   It really does not take that much extra effort to come up with something without milk that has lots of flavor.
 
1. Use soy, rice or almond milk to make your sauces. Use cornstarch as a thickener. I did that  for the first time last Thanksgiving  when I had to make a béchamel sauce for mac and cheese. I did not miss the cow.
2.Make hot chocolate using soy, rice or almond milk.
3. When you bake, use dark chocolate cocoa, instead of milk chocolate. You may have to experiment, but I’ve never had problems substituting soy, almond and almond milk.

4. Instead of using cream cheese, use goat cheese for your cheesecake. I was surprised how delicious it was when I first made it. It was even creamier than using cream cheeseand I’ve been making cheesecake since my tween years. It did not taste goaty.

5.Mashed potatoes are a staple on many a Thanksgiving table. Instead of using heavy cream to get your mash on, use soy cream or goat’s cheese.

Star Tip: Deconstruct your dishes. For example, if the sauce you are serving with the green beans has milk or cheese, dish out the  veggies for your lactose-intolerant guests first before the beans get sauced.

Coming up tomorrow: Five Things to do to make your non-drinking guests happy  on Thanksgiving

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One Comment leave one →
  1. November 22, 2010 5:59 am

    this i use

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