My entire life, I’ve been a milk-lover. Cereal, milk and PB&Js, milk and cookies, warm milk before bed – and now I am loving iced mochas! But ever since I became pregnant with Lucy, my body does not respond well to lactose, an enzyme in milk. I am not 100% lactose intolerant – I can still handle Greek yogurt (thankfully!).
But mochas and milk and cookies I simply cannot handle. I recently participated in a compensated educational campaign with The Motherhood and Lactaid. I learned that the lactose in dairy is what caused my bad reactions. Lactaid is not a milk replacement – it is milk! But one thing Lactaid has – that means I can finally make my own mochas again! – is a tasteless enzyme that breaks down the lactose in the milk.
I am thrilled to share with you my own recipe for homemade iced mochas! Delicious, refreshing, and perfect for lactose-sensitive people like me.
The Food Network’s Melissa d’Arabian was on the Today Show and shared a lactose free Creamy Mushroom Sauce recipe. Click that link and check out her video – it looks amazing!
Lactose Free Iced Mocha Recipe
1 cup brewed coffee1/2 cup iced
1/2 cup Lactaid milk
4 Tablespoons Ovaltine (or other chocolate powder)
Blend all ingredients
Serve over ice, enjoy!
Change this up! Add a smidge of coconut extract to make it taste like German Chocolate cake! Top with whipped cream! Yummy!!