If you absolutely love the taste of cool velvety ice cream but your body can’t seem to handle dairy, don’t worry — a delectable new dairy-free ice cream is coming to a frozen food aisle near you. This way you can fill your entire freezer with boxes of this tasty treat, and you won’t have to miss dairy ever again.
In addition to their usual mochi ice cream dessert, My/Mo Mochi ice cream is releasing a brand-new version of the cold snack coated in sweetened rice dough — instead of using dairy, they are turning to cashew cream. The non-dairy vegan cashew cream frozen dessert comes in classic flavors like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and salted caramel.
Each sphere of this chilly treat is only a hundred calories in total so that anyone can indulge, even if they’re on a diet. This dairy-free dessert is a revelation that makes ice cream appetizing and accessible to absolutely everyone.
This alternative ice cream is an ideal choice for anyone dealing with lactose intolerance or lactose sensitivity—this means that they can’t properly digest the specific sugar found in milk, cream, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products. One of the hardest parts of living with lactose intolerance is that there are limited food options available at restaurants, cafes and stores, even though there are plenty of products that can substitute dairy.
People with the condition often feel left out of popular activities like getting ice cream during a warm summer day. They are either given no dairy-free choices or they are offered slushies and popsicles, which are not really substitutes for a dessert like ice cream. They are faced with the conundrum to stay hungry and eat nothing or to try to have ice cream anyway and deal with the consequences — there are a number of lactose intolerance symptoms and reactions that range in severity:
- Upset stomach
- Nausea and vomiting
- Gas and abdominal cramping
A popular argument against using dairy-free alternatives is that people suffering from lactose intolerance can use pills to help them digest dairy. Although people can get over-the-counter medications so that they can enjoy regular ice cream, they can be expensive — going through an entire container of pills a month could make a sizeable hole in their bank account.
Experts also debate whether the solution is even effective because Lactaid pills don’t always work and people can still suffer the same symptoms after following the medication’s instructions. People that have lactose sensitivities and intolerances shouldn’t have to jump through so many hoops just to enjoy a lick of ice cream. With the help of tasty cashew cream, they can have the dessert that they have been craving without feeling any discomfort.
A cashew cream frozen dessert will do more than help people with lactose intolerances and sensitivities — it will also help people who are vegan, who have dairy allergies and who have strict diets to follow. With some alternative ingredients and ingenuity, one company has made sure that anyone can have a chilly dessert whenever they feel like it.