According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, 7 million Canadians suffer from lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, a component of milk and other dairy products, and the foundation of all ice cream products.
Many sufferers steer clear of certain foods such as ice cream to avoid the uncomfortable symptoms. Foothills Creamery wanted everyone to be able to enjoy our delicious ice cream, so we knew it was time to innovate!
Foothills Creamery now adds an enzyme to the ice cream mix that breaks down the lactose, enabling worry free digestion from sufferers!
Lactose free is also a better tasting option than dairy free, as the flavour remains the same without needing a dairy substitute like soy or almond milk. This enables us to maintain that rich, creamy flavour Foothills Creamery is known for!
Our current lactose free flavours are Oh Macaroon and Strawberry Sensation!