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    I'm lactose intolerant. I do eat yogurt (full fat, of course!) and artisan cheeses. These do not bother me. However, milk, ice cream, and cottage cheese are all definite no no's for me.

    In my morning coffee I love a dab of cream. Alas, while I like it, my body does not. I'm wondering if there isn't a good alternative? I've tried coffee black, and I do not like it. I do not care for Almond milk either.

    As I'm typing this, the thought just occurred to me that a spoonful of yogurt might do the trick. I will try that next and let you know what I think. In the meantime, I'd love to hear what other cream alternatives people are using. Thanks in advance!

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    • #3
      everyone's experience with this stuff is different, and while i don't mean to cast doubt, something doesn't add up. cream has just about no lactose. if you can handle artisan cheese, which has more, and yogurt, which generally has more (the bacteria don't consume all the lactose), cream should be no problem. like butter.

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      • #4
        You could give heavy whipping cream a shot. Many products that say they are "cream" are actually part cream and part milk, especially if you go out to a coffee bar or a restaurant. Check to make sure your cream is just that and you might not have a problem.
        Durp.

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        • #5
          So Delicious coconut creamer. very yummy, and no one will no the difference, especially you.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by jakey View Post
            everyone's experience with this stuff is different, and while i don't mean to cast doubt, something doesn't add up. cream has just about no lactose. if you can handle artisan cheese, which has more, and yogurt, which generally has more (the bacteria don't consume all the lactose), cream should be no problem. like butter.
            Interesting. All I can tell you is what my body is telling me. Perhaps RitaRose is on to something:

            Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
            You could give heavy whipping cream a shot. Many products that say they are "cream" are actually part cream and part milk, especially if you go out to a coffee bar or a restaurant. Check to make sure your cream is just that and you might not have a problem.
            Under Ingredients it lists (in order): cream, carrageenan, mono-diglycerides, polysorbate 80, cellulose gum. Contains Milk.

            They actually bolded the "Contains Milk." So maybe that is it, as milk always tears me up. I'm also not liking some of those other non-paleo sounding ingredients. Another reason to stop using cream, or at least this variety.

            Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
            Thanks! I'll try that.

            FYI, I tried plain yogurt this afternoon. It was not very good. Better than black coffee, but not even close to as good as heavy cream.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
              +1.

              Of course, dairy cream is pretty low in lactose too.

              Originally posted by Style View Post
              Under Ingredients it lists (in order): cream, carrageenan, mono-diglycerides, polysorbate 80, cellulose gum. Contains Milk.
              I would opt for the version that has this ingredient list: Cream.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
                I would opt for the version that has this ingredient list: Cream.
                Amen.
                Durp.

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                • #9
                  Try Kalona Supernatural grass fed cream if you can find it. Whole Foods carries it here. I'm ga-ga for it <3
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                    Try Kalona Supernatural grass fed cream if you can find it. Whole Foods carries it here. I'm ga-ga for it <3
                    My Whole Foods stopped carrying it, but the Kalona Supernatural cream was some of the best I've ever had. So sweet and thick and the bottle was HUGE. I'm going to talk to the dairy buyer about getting it back.

                    Also, look into raw cream. It's more expensive, but it's very rich and a little goes a LONG way.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
                      I would opt for the version that has this ingredient list: Cream.
                      Yeah really. I didn't even look at the label until yesterday, so shame on me. I had no idea some companies would put all that junk in cream.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by katiethepiano View Post
                        Also, look into raw cream. It's more expensive, but it's very rich and a little goes a LONG way.
                        Or make your own.
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                        • #13
                          There are whole threads on this, so I won't go into detail, but I've taken to Bulletproof Coffee in lieu of heavy cream in my coffee. I add a tablespoon of coconut oil to 8 oz coffee, pulse it few times in my Magic Bullet, and it comes lighter in color with that awesome creamy mouthfeel. It also keeps me hyper-focused and alert- way moreso than normal coffee and without the fluttery chest blue Monsters give me. It's definitely helping me ween myself from energy drinks.

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                          • #14
                            I stopped by Lowes Foods, and even the whipped cream had milk in it! The "all natural, organic" cream had an ingredients list of just "cream," but of course it was double the price.

                            Lowes didn't have coconut cream. **grumble** So I picked up a can of coconut milk (ingredients coconut, water, and a stabilizer [can't remember what stabilizer specifically]). The price per ounce was comparable to the non-organic, milk-containing cream.

                            I tried the coconut milk this morning. It was not terrible. Definitely better than black, or yogurt. Not as good as cream though. I may have to spring for the organic cream.

                            Originally posted by FidgetSpin View Post
                            There are whole threads on this, so I won't go into detail, but I've taken to Bulletproof Coffee in lieu of heavy cream in my coffee. I add a tablespoon of coconut oil to 8 oz coffee, pulse it few times in my Magic Bullet, and it comes lighter in color with that awesome creamy mouthfeel. It also keeps me hyper-focused and alert- way moreso than normal coffee and without the fluttery chest blue Monsters give me. It's definitely helping me ween myself from energy drinks.
                            Interesting. I'll have to check that out. I love coconut oil!

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                            • #15
                              Okay, I've been using Meadow Gold heavy whipping cream - never even bothered to check the label. I am at work and the cream is at home, so I will have to look later to see what all is in it... but to be safe I ran across the street to the local dairy/creamery and got some fresh, glass bottled cream. In my coffee it is a bit less sweet than the cream at home which makes me wonder... well, maybe I'll just stick with local cream - at least I can say that I've seen the cows this cream comes from. I am, however, looking forward to using some of my coconut oil in my morning coffee... I never even thought...

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