Lactose-Free Cream Cheese: How To Create The Best Recipe

By Rose | Dairy

Aug 23
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From ice creams and cake frostings to delicious cheese, it’s quite frustrating to be deprived of one of life’s most pleasurable treats. It can feel like you're looking into a large room full of milk and cheese, but a great big sign is telling you not to enter! Yes, being lactose-intolerant sucks. But don’t be too frustrated, help is at hand.

The good news is that milk substitutes and lactose-free products are now emerging on the market that enable everyone to enjoy those tasty pleasures that normal lactose-tolerant people take for granted.

As cream cheese is one of the essential ingredients of pastries, this article will help you to ease your dessert cravings.

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Lactose-Free vs Dairy-Free

Both of these terms are similar and tend to be interchangeable for most people, but they are actually different to each other and those differences are highly significant for lactose-intolerant people!

Lactose-Free vs Dairy-Free

Lactose-intolerance is basically an allergy to the sugar content in milk. People with this condition suffer from symptoms like diarrhoea, nausea, bloating gas, and cramps because they have difficulty digesting milk. Lactose is a sugar component of milk but most people are allergic to its protein components, such as whey and casein.

Lactose-Free vs Dairy-Free

Dairy, on the other hand, is milk. Or to be more specific, any part of the milk that comes from mammals.So when you say dairy-free, it means there is no milk at all. The product is, therefore, also lactose-free. However, if the product is lactose-free, it does not mean it has no milk in it; only that a part of the milk is removed. So lactose-free does not necessarily mean it is dairy-free, but dairy-free is essentially lactose-free.

People who are lactose-intolerant can buy both lactose-free and dairy-free products, but if you are following a dairy-free diet, you could just stick to dairy-free foods only. Wise consumers who are aware of this are better than the extravagant ones who put their health at risk through their ignorance, so read all the labels carefully to be sure.

The Basic Lactose-Free Cream Cheese

How to make Basic Lactose-Free Cream Cheese

Start from scratch. If you are having a hard time looking for it, or the store product is too expensive for your budget, then you might as well make your own! If you have successfully created your very own lactose-free cream cheese, then brace yourself for these exciting recipes you can try at home.

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  • Take 2-3 cans of coconut milk (make sure it is organic and full fat).
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Open the can and scoop out the chilled coconut cream.
  • Tip: Don’t throw away the remaining coconut water, as you can save it  for smoothies.

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  • Combine the refrigerated coconut cream with the probiotic powder (or lemon juice and salt). Stir well with a whisk until smooth. Don’t bother if the cream starts to liquefy.
  • Put the coconut mixture inside a cheesecloth pouch, nut milk bag, and a coffee filter.
  • ​Place this into a strainer over a bowl.
  • Cover and set aside at room temperature. You can also put it into a turned-off oven. Wait for 24-36 hours.
  • Drain the liquid from the bowl. Remove the cream from the pouch and put it in a bowl.
  • ​Combine them thoroughly. Add some lemon juice if you want. Cover the mixture.
  • Refrigerate until it becomes firm. This might take 4-6 hours.
  • After refrigeration, cool it to room temperature for 5-10 minutes. If you want to use it as a spread, cool the bread first, so that the cream cheese doesn’t melt right away and is easier to spread.

Reminders

  • As you have observed, the recipe contains a probiotic powder, which means it contains nonpathogenic live microorganisms that help to digest the lactose. Therefore, this recipe is good for lactose-intolerant people. You can also get the probiotic powder in probiotic capsules. The requirement for this recipe is 10 billion CFUs. So if one capsule contains 3 billion, then you will need no more than 4 or ½ teaspoon of powder. Read the label well because some powders are not dairy-free.
  • If you don’t have a probiotic powder, then you can use a lactose-fermented coconut cream. For every 2 cups of coconut cream, add ½ teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

Once you have created your own perfect cream cheese, here are some recipes that you should definitely try!

1. Whipped Lemon Mousse

Luscious and creamy, this is a perfect snack that can be used every day. With the sour fruity taste of the lemon and the creaminess of the cheese, tasting this mousse is like being on cloud nine.

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2. Honey And Roasted Grapes Crostini

Honey And Roasted Grapes Crostini

If you ever doubt that roasted grapes and honey are a perfect combination, this recipe will prove it! Uniquely tasty and sweet, they blend harmoniously with your homemade cream cheese.

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3. Chocolate Truffles

How to make Lactose-Free Chocolate Truffles

Truffles are exciting, especially, when flavored with chocolate! They heavenly sweet, chocolate truffles will fit your cream cheese.

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4. Macaroni Vegan Cheese

Now that you’ve made the sweets, why not try a healthier, heavier treat? Rich in carbs and veggies, this recipe is good for breakfast.

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5. Cheese Ice Cream

When it comes to frozen delights, ice cream always pops first into our minds, and just because you are lactose-intolerant doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy it too. Here is a creamy and chillin’ dessert recipe for you to try.

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Hopefully, we’ve been able to satisfy your creamy dessert cravings through this article. So don’t be frustrated anymore about your allergy, because now you can always eat a mousse, truffle or cake!

We know you’ll be excited to try some of the recipes above, so let us hear your thoughts about them. Don’t hesitate to comment or ask for some help. Also, please tell us some of your own personal recipes that include lactose-free cream cheese so that we can help to make the tummies of lactose-intolerant people happy!

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There’s nothing in this world that excites me more other than cooking. From appetizers to desserts, since then, I’ve always been passionate on making foods.

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