Lactose intolerance affects nearly 70% of the Asian population, and if you’re unfortunately part of the group, here are two new ice cream flavours from Ben & Jerry’s you can actually enjoy guilt-free.
Ben & Jerry’s newest launches are made with almond milk, which not only makes the ice cream lactose-free but also vegan-friendly. Almond milk has also been touted as a healthier alternative to cow’s milk because it’s lower in calories but no less nutritious. The two new flavours, Chocolate Caramel Cluster and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, are made in collaboration with local snack company, BoxGreen, and are as decadent, chunky, and full of flavour and texture as its dairy versions!
Of the two the Chocolate Caramel Cluster is our favourite. Its rich chocolate flavour and crunchy nuts are super addictive and it’s easy to reach out for another scoop after your first one. This tasted great; comparable or even better than regular chocolate ice-cream.
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, on the other hand, has a more “milky” taste, and will be loved by those who enjoy the taste of almond milk.
Our editor let her toddler who’s allergic to cow’s milk try the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice-cream and he enjoyed it. This is the first time he got to try a “creamy” ice-cream so you can imagine how excited he was. (Note: The Chocolate Caramel Cluster has peanuts in it, so it won’t be safe for those with peanut allergies. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, on the other hand, is free from cow’s milk and peanuts.)
While you can grab a tub from your nearest supermarket for you and your family to enjoy, Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with Scoopy’s to provide you with ice-cream delivery services, with every purchase of their “KOMBI ICE CREAM PACKAGES“, which are combinations of Ben & Jerry’s tubs, Magnums, and the classic Cornetto. There are also dairy-free “KOMBIs” in the options for those who are avoiding cow’s milk.