Fall is in the air—Please Pass the Cocoa!

I remember a few years ago a friend brought her five young children out to ride the horses at our place in the country.  After the ride, one of the little boys took me aside and said, ‘you know what would really be nice?  If you made us cocoa!’  How do you pass up an offer like that?  You bet we all had cocoa!

Whether you’re talking about a hot cup of cocoa, cold glass of milk, creamy yogurt, or flavorful cheese, dairy foods taste great and offer a powerful nutritional punch. And those with lactose intolerance don’t have to miss out on the enjoyment or health benefits of low-fat and fat-free dairy foods.

Different people can handle different amounts of lactose, and there’s a solution to meet most needs in the dairy case – from lactose-free milk to dairy foods that are typically easier to digest. For example, aged cheeses are naturally lower in lactose and many yogurts contain live and active cultures which help digest lactose.

Now that fall is in the air, we want cocoa just like my little friend.  The following recipes are from www.Moovision.com , a site dedicated to providing solutions for those dealing with lactose intolerance.  I’ve tried these recipes and think you’ll like them.  I love milk and don’t want you to miss out on these satisfying hot drinks.  I hope you will find the Bittersweet cocoa and Cappuccino to your liking whether or not you have issues with lactose because lactose free milk is simply real milk without lactose.

Bittersweet Cocoa


  • ⅓ cup unsweetened
    cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 6 cups LACTAID® Fat
    Free Milk
  • 4 ounces bittersweet
    chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Marshmallows
  • Grated bittersweet
    chocolate (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan
    stir together the cocoa powder and sugar. Stir in the LACTAID® Fat Free Milk
    and chopped bittersweet chocolate. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated
    through and chocolate is melted. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Serve immediately
    topped with marshmallows and grated chocolate, if desired.



  • 1 cup LACTAID® Fat
    Free Milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup prepared coffee,
    regular or decaffeinated
  • Ground cinnamon for


  • Heat or microwave
    LACTAID® Fat Free Milk for 1½ minutes or until hot.
  • Pour LACTAID® Fat Free
    Milk and sugar into a blender, cover and blend for 1 minute.
  • Pour coffee into 2
    cups. Top each with foamy LACTAID® Fat Free Milk mixture and sprinkle with

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