This lactose-free Dulce De Leche Recipe post is part of a sponsored program through The Motherhood. I have been compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.
I keep forgetting I’m lactose intolerant. I’ve only been so for the last year or two (around the time I turned 50), so it’s no wonder it’s not ingrained on my brain. It’s easy to forget, until I eat a dairy product and then suffer afterwards. (read: What is Lactose Intolerance? Lactose-Free Eating Tips)
I’ve been exploring some of the lactose-free products available – using supplements when a lactose-free alternative is not available – but I’m TERRIBLE at taking pills, so I prefer a product that’s ready to use. Lactaid has several milks that fit my needs from fat-free to whole (though I’ve yet to find an organic which is my preference).
I don’t drink a lot of cows milk, but when I do, it has to be lactose free. But I didn’t realize that I can cook with the Lactaid just like any other milk. I visited the Lactaid website to check out their list of recipes – there are savory recipes, sweet recipes, and everything in between available. I tried out their 3-ingredient Dulce De Leche with Coconut recipe.
Here’s my version – Dulce De Leche Recipe
- 2 cups LACTAID® Reduced Fat Milk
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup unsweetend flaked coconut
- Spray a 3X5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray then line with waxed paper. Set aside.
- Warm the LACTAID® Reduced Fat Milk in a 4qt pot over medium-low to medium heat (don't try to use a smaller pan or you'll have find the stirring sends the liquid over the sides of the pan. Heat the milk just until it's nearly boiling and then add the sugar.
- You'll need to stir every 3-5 minutes to keep it from burning for the next 35-45 minutes. Keep your mixture just at a soft rolling boil, not a full boil. The milk mixture will thicken and turn caramel in color (you'll start to see the bottom of the pan when you stir).
- Remove pot from heat and stir in coconut. Spoon dulce de leche into prepared pan.
- Chill 50-60 minutes or until firm enough to cut into soft squares.
Looking for a lactose-free savory recipe?
Check out this chicken with creamy mushroom sauce by Melissa d’Arabian. She made this delicious and creamy entrée using LACTAID® Milk on The Today Show – click for the video. d’ Arabian the author of the best-selling cookbook “Ten Dollar Dinners,” a TV host, a mother, and the Lactaid Regulatory and Nutritional Affairs Manager.
Lactaid brand milk, ice cream, and supplements can be found nationwide at most grocery stores.
Are you or a member of your family lactose intolerant? What tips or tricks do you have for me to make this transition to a lactose-free life easier?