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Lactose-Free Milk Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to lactose-free milk


About lactose-free milk

Lactose-free milk is a type of milk that contains lactase, which is an enzyme that breaks down lactose. It's an alternative for people who have a hard time digesting lactose and can be used instead of regular milk for drinking and in recipes. It has the same taste, texture, and nutrients as regular milk, and lactose-free milk is high in the same micronutrients such as calcium, vitamin B12, and riboflavin. 

Lactose is a sugar found in milk and other dairy products, but it's difficult for some people to digest. Lactose-free milk is an important option for people who don't produce lactate, the enzyme that down the lactose in their body. In most cases, we are born with the ability to digest the lactose in dairy products, but many people lose the ability as they age. This is called lactose intolerance. If lactose intolerant, drinking milk with lactose can cause digestive issues such as bloating and abdominal pain. 

Lactose-free milk has the same look and consistency as regular milk but often has a sweeter taste. It's also important to note that it is still a dairy product, so it is a good alternative for lactose intolerance but not for dairy allergies. If you have a dairy allergy, you should consider dairy-free alternatives such as almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk.

You can enjoy drinking lactose-free milk even if you don't have lactose intolerance. Whether you purchase it for yourself or someone else in the family, everyone can drink it. 

Shop for lactose-free milk using the Instacart app and enjoy the convenience of getting it delivered right to your home the same day!

Just like regular milk, you can find lactose-free milk in several types, and you can shop for everything from full fat to non-fat options.
  • Whole. Lactose-free whole milk contains 3.25% milk fat by weight. It has 150 calories in an eight-ounce serving and eight grams of fat. 
  • Reduced-fat. Reduced-fat lactaid-free milk has two percent milk fat. An eight-ounce glass has five grams of fat and 120 calories. 
  • Low-fat. Low-fat milk has 1% milk fat. An eight-ounce serving has 100 calories and 2.5 grams of fat.
  • Fat-free or skim. When using fat-free or skim milk, it will contain zero percent milk fat. This type of lactaid free milk has 80 calories per serving and zero grams of fat. 

Lactose-Free Milk Near Me

Buy your favorite lactose-free milk online with Instacart. Order lactose-free milk from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs About Lactose-Free Milk

In addition to the calcium and nutrients you get from drinking milk, lactose-free milk is high in complete protein. This means it provides many of the essential amino acids you need for your body to function. Lactose-free milk allows people with lactose intolerance to get the proteins they need from dairy products without digestive problems. 

The added sweetness it gets from the enzyme process is also a benefit if you have a sweet tooth. 

You can use lactose-free milk in any recipe that calls for regular milk. Just keep in mind that since it can be sweeter than regular milk, you might want to adjust other sweeteners in the recipe to accommodate this.

Instacart makes it easy to get your lactose-free milk. Shop using the app and put it in your cart along with the rest of your groceries, and then get everything delivered within a few hours!
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