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New ice cream flavours for the summer

ice creamIce cream…

It tastes of summer.

But how about something new?

Would you venture a taste of coconut ice cream? It can only taste of the tropics after all… It’s a flavour that has led to awards for Bessant & Drury’s. The luxury ice cream makers have made this Dairy-free ice-cream with the finest real fruit and highly nutritious coconut milk.

A truly delicious treat to enjoy without a moment’s guilt

The coconut milk gives Bessant & Drury’s a rich, creamy, smooth texture – yet it still has less than half the fat of dairy ice-cream. As well as being deliciously dairy-free, Bessant & Drury’s is also vegan, and free from gluten, soya, egg, cholesterol, additives, colourings and preservatives.

Bessant & Drury Dairy Free Ice Cream

A new ice cream taste for the summer

It comes in four flavours: Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate and Lemon.

Bessant & Drury scooped the coveted Innovation Award as the Free From Awards in April this year and is now shortlisted for The Grocer New Product Innovation Award.

There’s a new tasty chocolate milkshake in town – it’s dairy free too (think Bounty bar)

When you’re allergic to milk you don’t have to miss out on one of the greatest wonders of the food world: chocolate milkshake!

But, you will have to find the taste that works for you. You can find chocolate milkshakes like Rice Dream Chocolate Flavour or Provamel Organic Soya Chocolate Drink. My favourite by far is Oatly Chocolate made, of course, from oat milk.


A delicious dairy free chocolate milk

A delicious dairy free chocolate milk

But there is a new contender to challenge the non-milk chocolate heavyweights. It’s Kara’s Dairy Free Chocolate made with coconut milk and it’s officially delicious!

For decades chocolate confectionary has been cashing in on the wonderful combined flavours of chocolate and coconut – now it’s a time for a liquid version. And it’s a bonus that it’s dairy and lactose free; no soya, gluten or cholesterol either.

All Kara’s coconut milks have added calcium and vitamins like B12 which is helpful for vegetarians and vitamin D2 which is great for vegans. Plus, just in case you’re wondering, coconuts are fine for people with nut sensitivities too (because they’re really a fruit not a nut – but don’t tell anyone I told you…)

Bounce Balls – nutrition on the go

You don’t need extra protein if you eat well.

That is… the average man can get all the protein he needs if he drinks his milk, eats tuna for lunch and steak for dinner. Even vegans get all the protein they need from a good selection of plant foods.

But, if your diet isn’t as perfect then you may need a boost, especially if you enjoy exercise.

A little bundle of natural nutrition

A little bundle of natural nutrition

Keeping a few Bounce Balls in the cupboard will help. They are delicious healthy snacks, in a ball, made from 100% natural ingredients. They offer health–conscious people a convenient and tasty, top quality nutrition treat which you can eat at any time.

They are also gluten free, low carb, naturally sweet and cholesterol free.

Bounce Balls come as the Peanut Protein Blast or the Almond Protein Hit, they are loaded with whey protein and perfect as a snack. There’s also a Spirulina & Ginseng Defence Boost aimed at helping the immune system – Spirulina is a complete protein and a rich source of iron & fibre.

A great source of nutrition on the go.

Alternatives to milk

Possibly 75% of people around the world are lactose intolerant – which might go some way to explaining why there are so many alternatives to milk.

But there are numerous other reasons too, it might be simply be beneficial to health, or autism related, or asthma, or galactosaemia, or a sensitivity to casein or one of many other problems with drinking milk.

Whatever your reason it’s important to make sure you’re still getting the calcium, iodine and vitamins that you need.

Here are some of the alternatives…

Goat’s milk
Rich in nutrients and easier to digest (even though it still contains lactose). It has less casein but almost as much fat and calories as cow’s milk. However, it can cause a vitamin B12 deficiency in children.

Sheep’s milk
Sheep’s milk has twice as many minerals, eg. calcium, phosphorus and zinc and the vitamin B-complex, as cow’s milk. But it is also higher in calories and fat. Like goat’s milk, it is easily digested. And it’s also a good source of iodine, which helps if you suffer with thyroid problems.

Camel’s milk
Five times as much Vitamin C as cow’s milk. Helps with diabetes. Contains some lactose. Not easy to source.

Buffalo’s milk
Higher in calcium, protein and iron and contains more vitamins and minerals (including calcium and iron) and 43% less cholesterol than cow’s milk. But it also has twice as much fat and still contains lactose. Not easy to source.

Hemp milk
Half the amount of protein of cow’s milk, and calcium is often added. Rich in Omega 3, minerals and vitamins, hemp milk also has a creamy consistency. No lactose.

Quinoa milk
Quinoa is a very digestive food and nutritionally well balanced. It’s protein contains all essential amino acids and it is rich in unsaturated fatty acids. No lactose.

Spelt milk
A good source of fibre and B-complex vitamins. Cholesterol free. No lactose.

Oat milk
Rich in fibre, lowers cholesterol and low-GI. It’s actually the preferred energy drink of many athletes. A pleasant milky taste. No lactose.

Barley milk
Has a higher phosphorus and potassium content than regular milk. Helpful in repairing the body, though it doesn’t contain calcium. No lactose.

Kamut-wheat milk
Highly recommended for its milk-like taste. No lactose.

Millet milk
Lower in fat, higher in fibre and less calories than cow’s milk. Rich in protein and minerals. No lactose.

Rice milk
Compared to soya, rice milk is considered closer to cow’s milk in taste and texture. It is naturally sweet, low in fat and high in fibre. But it’s also low in calcium and protein. No lactose.

Soya milk
Soya milk is high in protein so it’s useful for cooking with. It is also comparatively cheaper than other milk alternatives due to its ubiquity. However, some avoid it because it can raise estrogen levels. No lactose.

Almond milk
Tastes great, and has some of the lowest calorie counts of all milk alternatives. No lactose.

Hazelnut milk
A thicker consistency. It also provides calcium and sulphur. No lactose.

Coconut milk
Lots of phosphorus, iron, magnesium and fibre makes coconut milk a superfood. It’s low in calories, boosts immunity and has a distinctive creamy taste.

Cashew nut milk
Delicious but not easy to find. Just as well it’s easy to make… Cashew’s are a good source of copper and magnesium.

Raw milk
The argument is that pasteurisation destroys some of the goodness in milk which would actually make it digestible for people with gut problems. It remains to be seen whether ‘green top milk’ is actually helpful for people with psoriasis and high blood pressure.

UV milk
Possibly the milk of the future: milk that is treated by UV instead of pasteurisation?

Lactose-Free milk
Or, of course, you could take the lactose out of the milk

You can also make milk from peas, peanuts, or seeds!