I have received information and materials from McNeil Nutritionals, LLC the makers of LACTAID®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.
I don’t know about your house, but in our house, when the mercury rises during the dog days of summer, so do the cravings for ice cream! We l-o-v-e our sweet treat and I will confess, when temps soared over 100 degrees a few years ago, I actually served it for dinner. I know, I know, I’m a horrible parent for feeding my kids ice cream for a meal, but you know what? I serve healthy eats all day, every day, so this time I decided it’s okay to live a little!
My theory that dreadful evening was simple; no one should have to cook on days like that and I even took sympathy on the poor pizza places close by. Who wants to sling pies in and out of an oven in that heat? My husband was traveling and my day was long if you catch my drift, so off I went to the local ice cream store. Everyone got the chance to choose their own pint and we came home to the cool AC, grabbed spoons and dug in.
If my husband had been home, he wouldn’t have participated in our dinner-time ice cream shenanigans because he doesn’t really eat ice cream. Not for the fact that he dislikes it, but for the fact that the lactose in the dairy bothers his stomach. I have noticed the older I get, the more I shy away from soft ice cream for the same reason. It’s a real bummer-especially when that is one thing you look forward to during the summer.
Well, I believe we found a solution! Enter-LACTAID®! Did you know they have an ice cream line that is lactose free and rivals all the rest of the competition in the freezer section? I found Salted Caramel Chip and traditional Chocolate and I have to say, both are delicious. My daughter just told me the other day “Mom, that new chocolate ice cream? It’s REALLY GOOD!”
And I can vouch for the Salted Caramel-it's really good too!
They have other LACTAID® Ice Cream flavors too:
• Butter Pecan
• Cookies & Cream
• Berry Chocolate Crumble
I’m a big fan of homemade ice cream sandwich cookies and LACTAID® Ice Cream is going be a new addition for sure! Pressed between two chocolate chip cookies? Oh, my! This treat will still be just as delicious with a creamy ice cream center because LACTAID® is made with 100% milk and cream but without the lactose, which makes it easy to digest and means bye-bye to the discomfort!
So guess who is waiting for the next heatwave to hit the Northeast? We are!
I have a feeling some wishes just may come true now that we can take back our summer with a return of the ice cream dinner!
Want to make some super delicious Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches? Use my Recipe for Monster Chocolate Chips add your favorite flavor LACTAID ice cream, and serve at your next summer BBQ! YUM!
Is ice cream a treat in your house too? What are your favorite flavors?