July is National Ice Cream month so I thought we’d look at something a little different: Goat’s Milk Ice Cream! I have to admit I wasn’t sure what to expect of ice cream made from goat’s milk. Don’t get me wrong, I love goat cheese! So much so, I could eat it every single day (and quite often do), but my knowledge ends beyond a great chèvre.
I was first drawn to LaLoo’s (Lay-looz) after hearing about the owner, Laura, leaving her career in Los Angeles to start a small goat farm near San Francisco and living a more healthy lifestyle with her family. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a dream come true. I plan on visiting the farm soon so they sent me their four flavors to try.
My family loves ice cream but my daughter doesn’t do well with lactose so we were super excited to try LaLoo’s. Goat milk is known to be more easily digestible then cow’s milk and contains less lactose. (More on goat goodness here.) That alone made us want to try it, but when I did a bit more research I found that LaLoo’s also contains half the calories of most premium ice creams… less fat, less sugar, no preservatives, no artificial anything.. just all natural goodness. And it is AWESOME!!!! It’s creamy and somehow old-fashioned-churned tasting.
It’s ice cream. Creamy, thick, smooth and tastes like any cows milk based ice cream… only it’s better and better for you! And the flavors are quite possibly the best I’ve had!
My favorite ice cream flavor is coffee so you know I called dibs on the Capraccino, made with Italian Espresso Roast coffee. Also my daughters favorite.
The Vanilla Snowflake has an amazing vanilla taste and although great on it’s own, would be perfect with fresh, seasonal berries. My daughters friend loved this one.
My husband loves mint chocolate chip so he got very excited when he heard we had one of those to try. The dark chocolate chunks in the Rumplemint pint are a perfect match against the organic mint. And last but not least.. the rich, sinful, Deep Chocolate. Made with the amazing Scharffen Berger dark chocolate (77% cacao), I could have eaten the whole pint!
Find LaLoos near you by clicking here.
Try this awesome Ice Cream Pie recipe, too!
Laloo’s was kind enough to send me some of their ice cream to taste before visiting their farm. All opinions are my own and I’m excited to share food artisans with you, my readers, that fit my mission statement of sustainable living.