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4 Quick and Easy Lactose Free Dinner Recipes You’ll Love

If you’ve been following along on our blog lately, you’ve probably noticed we’re a little partial to lactose free desserts. Cookies, milkshakes, and cheesecakes are just a few that we’ve featured. While we’d like to think that desserts are a part of a balanced diet (ice cream is a food group, right?), we decided it was time to suggest a few lactose free dinner recipes for your family to enjoy.

We already have a few lactose free recipes that you can modify to make a full dinner—which we’ll highlight here—but there are more great options. Note that these are not original Kreider Farms recipes, but we did replace the called-for milk with our lactose free milk, and they were delicious! Try them for yourself, and we think you’ll agree. Continue reading 4 Quick and Easy Lactose Free Dinner Recipes You’ll Love

Chocolate lactose free milkshake in glass with cocoa and straws

Learn How to Turn Your Favorite Milkshake Into a Lactose Free Milkshake

No matter the time of year, there’s always something extraordinarily satisfying and nostalgic about drinking a milkshake. That rich, creamy goodness is something almost everyone loves, which is why we sought out to create a few lactose free milkshake recipes!

We’ve taken a few of the best classic milkshake flavors and tweaked the recipes to accommodate anyone who is lactose intolerant. After trying out these recipes ourselves, we can proudly say, “dang right, they’re better than yours” to any other lactose free milkshakes we’ve tried that are often too sweet or watery. Keep reading as we teach you how to make some of these classics…and we won’t even have to charge you for it! Continue reading Learn How to Turn Your Favorite Milkshake Into a Lactose Free Milkshake

Lactose free fettuccine Alfredo with Parmesan and parsley

How to Make Lactose Free Fettuccine Alfredo

When you’re thinking of down-to-earth comfort food, it’s hard to beat a big bowl of warm, fresh pasta. In Central PA, we love pasta of all kinds—egg noodles, rivels, pot pie, pasta salad—you name it, we love it! Kreider Farms has already shared with you some of our favorite lactose free pasta and cheese recipes, but there was one we felt we were missing: lactose free fettuccine Alfredo.

Just because you’re lactose intolerant, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of your favorite classic dishes. At Kreider Farms, it’s no secret that we love our regular and lactose free milk, which is why we’ve put together so many recipes for you to enjoy! Make sure you finish off your fettuccine with one of our dessert recipes or our lactose free ice cream. Continue reading How to Make Lactose Free Fettuccine Alfredo

Young girl enjoying a glass of lactose free milk and strawberries

Why Does Lactose Free Milk Taste Different?

Have you tried different varieties of lactose free milk in the past and noticed that the flavor is not exactly like regular milk? Did this make you wonder, “why does lactose free milk taste different?”

Now, it is certainly possible that the beverages you tried were also dairy-free and not made with cow’s milk at all. For example, nut and plant-based “milks” can have a very unique flavor profile compared to real dairy milk. However, dairy-based lactose free milk tastes different than regular cow’s milk, as well. Continue reading Why Does Lactose Free Milk Taste Different?

Glasses of lactose free eggnog with cinnamon and eggs

Our Kreider Farms Lactose Free Eggnog Recipe for the Holidays

Ah, eggnog—a holiday classic. You either love it and look forward to it every year, or it’s just not your taste. Either way, there’s no denying eggnog products line the shelves of grocery stores during the holiday season. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to find lactose free eggnog anywhere, which is why we want to teach you how to make your own!

Whether you’ve never tried eggnog due to being lactose intolerant, or you’ve had it before, and it made you too sick to try again, this recipe might be perfect for you. We love whipping it up around the holidays here at Kreider Farms, and we hope that you will, too. Continue reading Our Kreider Farms Lactose Free Eggnog Recipe for the Holidays

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Our Favorite Lactose Free Christmas Cookies Recipes

Unless your version of Santa is Tim Allen from The Santa Claus, you’ve likely only ever put out regular milk and cookies on Christmas Eve. And while it’s easy to put out lactose free milk from Kreider Farms, what do you when your “Santa” needs lactose free Christmas cookies as well?

It’s no secret that here at Kreider Farms, we know a lot about lactose free products. Just because you or a loved one are lactose intolerant, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to enjoy the Christmas cookie tradition. That’s why we’ve put together this list of some of our favorite lactose free Christmas cookie recipes for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season. Continue reading Our Favorite Lactose Free Christmas Cookies Recipes

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Why Buying Pennsylvania Dairy Should Matter to You

Like many people today, you’re probably concerned about where your family’s food and drinks come from. Not only for food safety reasons, of course, but also because you want to be sure that more of your grocery dollars benefit your local economy versus multinational corporations. Additionally, you may have heard that dairy farms across the United States are in trouble and want to know how to help our Pennsylvania dairy farms.

Luckily, as a PA resident, you can put your consumerism to work to support your local PA dairy farms when you intentionally purchase dairy products—particularly milk and ice cream—that were produced and processed right here in our great Commonwealth.

Today’s post gives you a closer look into why it matters to our Pennsylvania dairy farmers and farm families—like us here at Kreider Farms—when grocery shoppers choose our products. Continue reading Why Buying Pennsylvania Dairy Should Matter to You

Kreider Farms Lactose Free Ice Cream with hot fudge

Why You Need to Try Kreider Farms Lactose Free Ice Cream

Our Kreider Farms Lactose Free Ice Cream has been steadily gaining fans throughout Central Pennsylvania and beyond since we first introduced our creamy and delicious Vanilla flavor in 2018. We quickly added Lactose Free Chocolate to the lineup based on customer feedback, and we haven’t looked back! (We also hope to add even more flavors in the near future.)

But don’t just take our word for it that our real dairy milk-based lactose free ice cream is sure to delight even sensitive stomachs. Read on to find out what customers just like you have to say, and learn why you need to scoop some Kreider Farms Lactose Free Premium Ice Cream for yourself! Continue reading Why You Need to Try Kreider Farms Lactose Free Ice Cream

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How to Know Where Your Milk is From

It’s true—knowing where our food and beverages come from is perhaps more important now than ever before, as vast shipping networks allow us to receive products from around the United States and the entire world at lightning-quick speeds. However, when you purchase milk from Kreider Farms, you will know where your milk is from.

Consumers have begun to discover that both lactose free and traditional dairy products often come from multiple source farms to create a single product. For instance, that gallon of milk with a major national chain dairy’s name on the label may have originated from cows on several different farms, perhaps living in different states, many miles from each other!

The good news is, you can actually gain a little insight into where your milk and other dairy products, including ice cream, were processed and bottled or packaged. (Though, unfortunately, you may not be able to know where these products were actually sourced…yet.) You just need to know how to read some “secret codes.”

Today’s blog post shares what you need to know to discover the origins of your milk and other dairy products, plus shows how our Kreider Farms milk is better. Hint: our Kreider Farms milk always comes from our own cows. Continue reading How to Know Where Your Milk is From

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Lactose Free Versus Dairy-Free Products: Understanding the Difference

Food and beverage product labeling have been improving in recent history, giving us more information about what is—and what’s not—really inside a given bottle, bag, or carton for sale at the grocery store.

At the same time, there are a lot of new terminologies we have to become familiar with, so we can fully understand these labels and effortlessly recognize the foods we should and shouldn’t eat, especially if we have dietary restrictions due to health issues.

For instance, you’ll see “Lactose Free” on some of our Kreider Farms dairy products. You may also see the label “dairy-free” on some types of beverages and frozen desserts next to that “lactose free” designation and be confused.

Today’s post presents a few frequently asked questions to hopefully clear up that confusion! Dairy-free and lactose free labeling signals different things about the food and drink we’re offered to buy. This is what you need to know to make the best choices for you and your family. Continue reading Lactose Free Versus Dairy-Free Products: Understanding the Difference

How to Make the Best Lactose Free Mac and Cheese

There’s no better homemade comfort food than macaroni and cheese. Simple to make and a crowd pleaser for pickier palates, it tends to be a staple in most family homes. Yet sometimes that cheesy, melty dinner can turn tiny tummies (or even yours!) into an uncomfortable knot.

At Kreider Farms, we understand how difficult it can be cooking for the whole family if one or more of you are lactose intolerant. Finding foods that work for everyone can be not only frustrating, but time-consuming and expensive as well. That’s why we went on a search for one of the best lactose free mac and cheese recipes we could find. Not only does this recipe hit that comfort food spot, but it also packs just as much (if not more) flavor than typical mac and cheese. Continue reading How to Make the Best Lactose Free Mac and Cheese

How Lactose Free Milk is Made

If you’re new to the lactose-free lifestyle, you may not know how our Farm Fresh Kreider Farms Lactose Free Milk and Ice Cream are udderly different from competing products on the market. But, if you have lactose intolerance and have been missing REAL dairy, you’re in luck!

Discover how we make our lactose-free products—using milk from only our own cows and processing in smaller batches less than ½ mile from our farm in Lancaster County, PA—in this exciting infographic! Continue reading How Lactose Free Milk is Made

3 Super Easy Lactose Free Cheese Recipes

You don’t have to be from Wisconsin to love cheese. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania is one of the top ten cheese producing states in the United States. Kreider Farms is one of over 6,500 dairy farms in Pa., so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we love cheese too!

From cheesesteaks to baked macaroni and cheese, there aren’t too many foods that can’t be improved by adding cheese. Even our friends and family who are lactose intolerant can often still enjoy cheese in moderation—it’s all about understanding your limits. These are some common questions about lactose free cheese: Continue reading 3 Super Easy Lactose Free Cheese Recipes

What is Lactose Intolerance?

While sensitivity to dairy products that causes digestive upset and other unwanted reactions can have a variety of causes, one of the most common is lactose intolerance. As we talked about in our earlier blog post about living lactose free, up to 75% of adults throughout the world are lactose intolerant to some degree, which means a lot of people end up not feeling well after consuming dairy.

Here at Kreider Farms, we’re extremely troubled that many people feel they can’t enjoy milk, ice cream, and more like they probably once did, which is why we began producing lactose-free dairy items that can be enjoyed by most with lactose intolerance.

But what is this sensitivity that so many people live with? And why is it such a problem, especially for Americans? Today’s post explores these questions and offers a few suggestions on how you can possibly reintroduce real, farm fresh milk and ice cream back into your diet, even if you’re lactose intolerant! Continue reading What is Lactose Intolerance?

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Our Favorite Lactose Free Cheesecake Recipe

Easy to make with almost no cooking finesse required, cheesecake is one of our favorite desserts here at Kreider Farms. From a family picnic to a luxurious restaurant, cheesecake can be enjoyed in almost any setting. That rich, creamy flavor is sure to please anyone’s taste buds, but for our friends with dairy allergies or lactose intolerance, it isn’t always the best option.

While there are plenty of alternative recipes for cheesecake, we wanted to find one that still preserved the decadence of most dairy-centric cheesecake recipes. With our farm fresh lactose free milk and lactose free ice cream, we understand how important quality and flavor are in lactose free products. That’s why we love this lactose free cheesecake recipe from—the same great taste without the lactose!

Continue reading Our Favorite Lactose Free Cheesecake Recipe

The Differences Between Regular and Lactose-Free Dairy Milk

Truth time: the title of today’s post may be a little misleading. When properly processed, there are actually few differences—in health benefits and general overall quality—between lactose-free and traditional dairy milk from cows!

Of course, lactose-free milk has drastically reduced levels of milk sugar (aka lactose), which makes it suitable for many with lactose intolerance. But, farm fresh lactose-free milk tastes delicious and contains all the nutrition of regular milk!

If you love milk—in recipes, on breakfast cereal, in your morning coffee, or just as a nutritious beverage on its own—a farm fresh, lactose-free version may allow you to enjoy milk again without intestinal distress, pain, and discomfort. That’s a win-win in our book.

Today’s post dives a little deeper into what sets lactose-free dairy milk apart from traditional cow’s milk, and more specifically, what makes our Kreider Farms Lactose Free Milk the best possible variety of lactose-free milk available now. Continue reading The Differences Between Regular and Lactose-Free Dairy Milk

Tips and Tricks for Going Lactose Free

If eating most dairy foods or drinking cow’s milk causes you digestive pain and discomfort, you may be lactose intolerant. This unfortunate condition is common—up to 65% of people (and perhaps 75% of adults) lack the needed amount of lactase enzyme activity in the small intestine to break down lactose effectively.

Traditional dairy milk tends to be the biggest offender in causing intestinal upset for most with lactose intolerance, and this is especially troublesome for Americans since cow’s milk is such an important dietary staple in our culture. We love our dairy here at Kreider Farms, and we became determined to produce, nutritious, lactose free dairy that can be enjoyed by everyone. Among other factors, it’s true that the nutrition in milk and dairy is difficult to replace, and it’s considered by experts to be a necessary component of a balanced diet.

Fortunately, there are plenty of tactics for lactose intolerant individuals to try to feel better, centering on reducing dietary lactose as much as possible. This can be tricky, and living the lactose-free life can mean experimenting with your diet until you find a healthy eating plan that’s nutritionally complete, but that also doesn’t cause your digestive system to rebel against you.

Today’s post offers some of the best tips we’ve found for dealing with lactose intolerance, especially if you’ve just recently been diagnosed by your doctor and are new to the idea of removing lactose from your diet. Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Going Lactose Free

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The Best Lactose Free Blueberry Muffins

Some days, nothing beats waking up to a nice warm blueberry muffin and a cold glass of milk for breakfast. Unfortunately, milk and other dairy products contain a sugar called lactose, which approximately 65 percent of the human population have a reduced ability to digest after infancy. This makes it difficult for these individuals to enjoy a glass of milk—or other dairy products—without feeling sick. Luckily, Kreider Farms has a solution.

When it comes to dairy products, no one understands the importance of Farm Fresh better than us. At Kreider Farms, we strive to live our philosophy that emphasizes high quality originating from hard work in every dairy product—whether lactose-free or traditional—we make. So while we understand that there are other milk replacement products out on the market, our lactose-free milk and lactose-free ice cream are unique. Currently, they are the only lactose-free products being processed and produced on an actual dairy farm in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Kreider Farms is a family-owned business, and we want you and your family to be able to gather around a table and enjoy a meal without the worry of lactose interfering. In this post, we’ll discuss one of our favorite lactose free blueberry muffin recipes, as well as answer few frequently asked questions. Continue reading The Best Lactose Free Blueberry Muffins

Kreider Farms is First Stop on Farmers For Free Trade’s Motorcade for Trade Tour

Kreider Farms, Pennsylvania’s largest egg producer and one of the state’s favorite makers of farm fresh milk, ice cream, and more, recently kicked off the Farmers for Free Trade coalition’s Motorcade for Trade tour in Manheim on Friday, April 12th.

A ceremony featuring remarks by several local officeholders, farmers and producers, and other notable individuals who support the significant U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was held at 9 a.m. at Kreider Farms’ facilities. The purpose of the event was to launch the Motorcade for Trade’s 25 foot RV, which prominently displays key facts and messages on the importance of agricultural trade with Mexico and Canada, as it began its 11-state, 3,500-mile tour to rally for USMCA.

Notable VIPs in attendance included:

  • The Honorable Blanche Lincoln (former U.S. Senator and Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee)
  • The Honorable Lloyd Smucker (Congressman, PA 11th District)
  • Jim Bair (President & CEO, U.S. Apple Association)
  • Brett Davis (Brand Leader for North America, New Holland Agriculture)
  • Christian Herr, (Executive Vice President, PennAg Industries Association)
  • Angela Marshal Hofmann (Executive Co-Director, Farmers for Free Trade)
  • Ron Kreider (Owner/CEO, Kreider Farms)

“As farmers, our livelihoods depend on predictable and open access to trading partners throughout North America, which is why we support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that will potentially update NAFTA in the near future,” said Ron Kreider, President and CEO. “Demonstrating our commitment by hosting this important event to kick off the Motorcade for Trade was a true honor.”

The Motorcade for Trade will continue its tour throughout the current two-week April Congressional recess (April 12th-26th). Additional tour stops still remaining include:

  • Fair Oaks, Indiana – Wednesday, April 17th – Location TBD
  • Woodstock, Illinois – Thursday, April 18th – Location TBD
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin – Tuesday, April 23rd – Location TBD
  • Iowa – Wednesday, April 24th – Location TBD
  • Minnesota – Thursday, April 25th – Location TBD
  • North Dakota – Friday, April 26th – Appert Farms, Hazelton, ND
  • Billings, Montana – Friday, April 26th – Erickson Farm/Gooseneck Land and Cattle, Broadview, MT

Updates can be found by checking in with the tag #MotorcadeForTrade on social media. Kreider Farms will also continue to update its followers, as well.

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Kreider Farms Hosting World Vision’s 6K for Water Event for 2nd Year in a Row

Kreider Farms, Central Pennsylvania’s favorite producer of farm fresh milk, ice cream, premium eggs, and more, is excited to announce that they will once again be a local host site for the World Vision Global 6K for Water on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The 6-kilometer distance run/walk steps off from 525 Indian Village Road, Manheim, PA 17545 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.

Following a wildly successful inaugural hosting year in 2018 that shattered fundraising goals and helped World Vision bring clean water to over 3,000 people in at-risk communities around the world, Kreider Farms was eager to help for a second year in 2019. Kreider Farms is dedicated to a mission that includes being responsible stewards of their land, being good neighbors and supporting good causes, which is what attracted company leadership to support World Vision.

“Our company’s mission embraces giving back to our community and world, especially to those who don’t have the basic necessities – like clean water – that we have in abundance here in Lancaster County,” said Ron Kreider, President and CEO. “If we can lead others to give back, as well, it’s even better. We hope to have hundreds of people again come out to walk and run with us on May 4th.”

World Vision promises that each Global 6K for Water participant’s $50 registration fee provides clean water for one person in need. The 6K distance number represents how far the average person in the developing world must walk for water, which is often contaminated, to sustain themselves and their families. To sign up, visit World Vision’s website.