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•Dis­cover tips on milk and its many al­ter­na­tives.

Q: WHY CAN’T SOME PEO­PLE DRINK MILK?

Milk con­tains lac­tose, a form of sugar that’s poorly di­gested by a large part of the pop­u­la­tion. Some peo­ple can’t drink milk be­cause of in­tol­er­ance, al­ler­gies or di­etary re­stric­tions and need nondairy al­ter­na­tives. Switch­ing from cow’s milk to lac­tose-free milk or plant-based drinks might re­lieve symp­toms of a dairy in­tol­er­ance or al­lergy, such as stom­ach is­sues, skin re­ac­tions or even res­pi­ra­tory con­di­tions.

Q: WHICH MILK IS BEST FOR BAK­ING?

Gen­er­ally, milk al­ter­na­tives can be subbed in for con­ven­tional milk at a 1-1 ra­tio in most bak­ing recipes, in­clud­ing cakes, cook­ies, muffins and pan­cakes. In other cook­ing, how­ever, the type of milk mat­ters. You’ll get very dif­fer­ent re­sults in a cream sauce made with al­mond milk than in one made with ac­tual cream.

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