4th of July Lactose Free Dessert Recipe

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I’ve been living with lactose intolerance off and on for over 20 years. But it wasn’t until it reared it’s ugly head again following my first pregnancy that I decided to take action. I thought making the necessary dietary changes to live with Lactose Intolerance would be a life changer. It turns out it wasn’t. With the help of Lactaid products such as Milk, Cottage Cheese, Ice Cream and more I can eat pretty much anything. I just swap out the “regular” version of these products with the Lactaid brand. That’s it. It taste exactly the same. Not even my lactose tolerant family members can tell that I put Lactaid in my famous pudding parfaits. Although they definitely noticed the new 4th of July theme.

Lactose Free 4th of July Dessert Recipes
Recipe Type: Lactose Free Dessert Recipe
Author: 4th of July Pudding Parfait
Serves: 4
This 4th of July Desert recipes is easy to whip up and lactose free!
  • 1 box Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • Lactaid Milk (according to directions on Pudding)
  • 1 Package Graham Crackers (any)
  • Food Coloring
  1. Create Instant Pudding according to instructions on the box EXCEPT swap out milk for equal parts Lactaid.
  2. When pudding is ready to “set” separate equally into three containers.
  3. Using food coloring dye one red, one blue and leave the third untouched.
  4. Allow to set according to directions on box.
  5. While pudding is setting remove one package of graham crackers.
  6. Put them in a 1 gallon ziploc bag and seal.
  7. Crush with a rolling pin until the consistency of sand.
  8. Divide the pudding and graham crackers into sundae cups layering first pudding then graham cracker in the order of “red, white and blue.”
  9. Serve immediately.


I love that I can swap out milk for Lactaid milk without a complicated conversion. It exchanges out equally in any recipe wether it’s gravy and biscuits or pudding parfaits. Even though I can substitute in any recipe I still find that I’m sometimes making the same things over and over again. So I love to check out celebrity chefs to see what they’re making. I love that chef Melissa d’Arabian also uses Lactaid products to create meals for her lactose intolerant family.  She was recently on the Today Show to talk about cooking lactose-free dinner options with LACTAID. Her chicken with lactose-free creamy mushroom sauce had my mouth watering, adding bacon to it didn’t hurt matters either! It looked so good I had to add it to next weeks dinner menu. You can also find more inspiration on the Lactaid website under recipes!

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