3 Amazing Desserts You Didn't Know You Can Make With Lactose-free Milk And Cheese

You can finally have a taste of these delicious milky desserts minus the discomfort.


Lactose is a type of carbohydrate that can be found in milk and milk products. It can be a great source of energy - that can serve as fuel to enable you to do several activities. However, not everybody can digest lactose in milk like those who have lactose intolerance. The condition is usually harmless but it can be very uncomfortable. 

Those with lactose intolerance usually use soya milk as a substitute but it lacks calcium unlike milk, while most just avoid milk altogether. If you have always avoided creamy, milky and cheesy desserts because of lactose intolerance, here are a couple of recipes you can try using Arla Milk Goodness Lactose-free Full Cream Milk and Arla Lactose-free Fresh Cream Cheese. These delicious Arla products are easy to digest and are rich in calcium, protein, vitamins and minerals.

With Arla Milk Goodness Lactose-free Full Cream Milk and Arla Lactose-free Fresh Cream Cheese, you can still enjoy the goodness of milk and cheese without having to worry about any discomfort.


Creamy Milk Pudding

Here's a nice creamy dessert perfect to have after a savory meal.  


4 cups Arla Milk Goodness Lactose-free Full Cream Milk

½ cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup cornstarch

1-3 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup raisins

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 In a large saucepan over medium heat, stir 3 cups of Arla Milk Goodness Lactose-free Full Cream Milk with sugar and bring to a simmer

2 Place remaining milk in a medium bowl and whisk cornstarch in until it dissolves

3 Add cornstarch mixture to the simmering pan of sugar and milk - bring mixture to a boil and stir continuously until thick 

4 Remove from the heat and add vanilla extract

5 Pour into individual bowls, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set

6 Sprinkle with raisins and cinnamon

Strawberry Cream Cheese Fudge Brownies

8 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 cup margarine

2 cups granulated sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 ½ cup all-purpose flour


2 packs of Arla Lactose-free Fresh Cream Cheese

½ cup softened margarine

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups powdered sugar

½ cup strawberry jam 

1 Melt margarine in a pan over medium heat, stir in cocoa until well incorporated

2 In a separate bowl, mix sugar and eggs, then add the margarine and cocoa mixture 

3 Stir in vanilla, flour, nuts and salt

4 Pour in a 9" by 13" greased baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 325 degrees

5 To make the frosting, mix cream cheese and margarine until very creamy

6 Add vanilla and gradually stir in powdered sugar

7 Fold in strawberry jam  

8 Spread over cooled brownies

Cheesy Butter and Peanut Ice Cream

2 cups Arla Milk Goodness Lactose-free Full Cream Milk

1/2 cup Arla Lactose-free Fresh Cream Cheese

2 cups brown sugar

4 egg yolks

4 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 cup unsalted peanuts


1 In a medium saucepan, whisk together Arla Milk Goodness Lactose-free Full Cream Milk, brown sugar, egg yolks and salt

2 Place the pan over medium heat, wait for it to simmer and whisk until the mixture thickens

3 Strain mixture into a large bowl and whisk in butter until combined

4 Add ½ cup of Arla Lactose-free Fresh Cream Cheese and vanilla extract

5 Transfer the mixture in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours

6 For the peanut topping: combine unsalted peanuts, sugar and butter – stirring constantly until the sugar has melted and browned

7 Spread peanuts on a foil, let it cool and crack to bite-size pieces once cool

8 After 2 hours, pour ice cream mixture into ice cream maker and process until thick

9 Serve in small bowls or tall glasses and top with sugar peanuts




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