How to Enjoy the Best Ice Cream Around the World If You’re Lactose Intolerant
Is there anything better than letting your tongue grace a cool, flavorful, sweet treat on a day where the sun is extra strong?
Yeah, we couldn’t think of anything either.
Summer is almost here and that pretty much gives us an excuse to eat as much ice cream as we want and not feel guilty about it (right?). Well, if you suffer from lactose intolerance - your stomach might feel a little guilty after you indulge.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Here’s a fun look at the best ice cream around the world and how you can enjoy it all – even if you’re lactose intolerant.
What is Lactose Intolerance?
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first before we get the scoop on the world’s best ice cream.
This is an extremely common food intolerance that happens when people can’t digest lactose.
Lactose is a type of sugar found in dairy. If you’re unable to digest lactose, that just means you’re missing or have a low level of lactase enzymes.
Common symptoms of lactose intolerance include:
While there is no official cure for lactose intolerance, there are ways to dissuade those awful symptoms if you’re careful. We’ll get into that later.
Which Foods (Besides Ice Cream) Have Lactose?
In addition to dairy products that include milk and your beloved ice cream, foods with dry milk solids, milk byproducts, nonfat dry milk powder, or whey also have lactose. That includes:
Best Ice Cream Around the World
Now, for the good (yummy) stuff. Here’s some of the best ice cream around the world. The best part is, you don’t necessarily have to travel to all of these places to enjoy the special treats, unless you want to.
Most can be found in your grocery store or specialty restaurants. Now go ahead, treat yourself:
The word “mocha” means a ball of sweet rice dough. The ice cream version is a frozen treat that consists of the mocha and includes an ice-cream filling.
Gelato is very similar to ice cream, but it’s typically more dense and milkier because less air is whipped into the mixture. It’s served ever so slightly warmer than ice cream and actually contains less fat since it uses more milk. Score!
Halva ice cream originated from the city of Tel Aviv. It’s made from sesame seeds mashed into a sugary paste, and eggs, cream, and tahini. Halva is typically topped with pistachios and Silan (date honey).
This frozen dessert is quite similar to ice cream - but is much more dense and creamy. This Indian sweet treat is made by freezing concentrated milk and flavored with nuts and cardamom seeds.
Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, and the Philippines: Rolled Ice Cream
A common street food in these countries, rolled ice cream is made by using regular ice cream with mix-ins (such as fruits and nuts) and rolling it into perfect spirals. The whole process only takes a couple of minutes.
United States: Frozen Yogurt
Americans love a bunch of types of ice cream (soft serve, sundaes, shakes, etc.) but frozen yogurt has been extremely popular over the past few years. This healthier treat is lower in fat and has a tangy taste from the yogurt element.
How to Enjoy Ice Cream if You’re Lactose Intolerant
It’s true. You can enjoy all the best ice cream from around the world even if you’re lactose intolerant.
All you need to do is take Digesta Alpha before you eat. It’s a multi-enzyme preparation that contains five essential enzymes to break down fats, complex carbs, and starches found in dairy products.
Try Digesta Alpha today and enjoy the best ice cream from around the world this summer!