Food Allergy to Milk
Having a food allergy to milk is tough. It is in so many things that we eat, and it can be hard to detect if you aren't watching those labels closely.
Here is an interesting article from the Kids with Food Allergies organization on the "Hidden Places You May Find Milk." Click here to read through it.
Crazy, right...who knew that some lunch meats contain dairy? This just goes to show you the importance of looking through the labels on the food you buy. We don't realize the importance of reading through food labels, cosmetic labels and other product labels until we have an allergy to something.
With summer coming to an end and everyone trying to get their fill of fun, I wanted to take the time to share with you a dairy free dessert recipe. I think one of the hardest things in this summer for people with milk allergies is avoiding ice cream. Everyone deserves a frozen treat in the summer and there is still time to sneak one in!
Milk-Free Frozen Berry Mousse
12 oz berries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
1/2 lemon, zest and juice
1 9 oz container So Delicious Dairy Free ® CocoWhip, regular or light
Thaw CocoWhip according to package directions.
In a small pot, combine berries, sugar and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
Place over medium-low heat and bring to a boil stirring frequently. The berries will "pop" as they are heated. Mash them with the back of a spoon as you are stirring to help break them up. Once mixture comes to a boil, continue boiling for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally and continue to mash the berries. Remove from heat.
Optional: If using blackberries or raspberries and you don't want seeds in your mousse, press the mixture through a fine sieve. This is easiest when it is still warm.
Allow berry mixture to cool completely.
Transfer berry mixture to a mixing bowl. Add about 1/2 cup of CocoWhip to the berry mixture. You don't need to measure this – just a big scoop. Mix the scoop of CocoWhip into the berry mixture to "lighten it up."
Add the remaining CocoWhip to the berry mixture. Gently fold it into the mixture until everything is combined.
Gently fill ramekins or silicone molds with the mousse mixture. Freeze at least 4 hours. If making ahead, cover with plastic wrap.
Serve with fresh berries and additional CocoWhip if desired.
Recipe by: Kids with Food Allergies
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What food do you wish you could have but can't because of your allergy?