We're well into the second week of the Easter holidays here and the kids have been enjoying spending a bit of time in the kitchen rustling up their own breakfast, which is usually followed by a milkshake of some kind whizzed up in the Nutribullet, and a big mess in the kitchen!
We get through a lot of milk in this house, with the boys eating endless bowls of cereal as well as their milkshakes. Whilst none of us suffer from any intolerance to milk, many people do. Believing that they are suffering from lactose intolerance they cut milk from their diets, however some of these sufferers have discovered that it's the A1 beta-casein protein in milk that they're intolerant to rather than the lactose. a2 milk is a natural milk which is free from the A1 protein, and if you're interested in finding out how they produce it, you can see a clip of the feature on last week's episode of Food Unwrapped here.
We've tried a2 milk before and Jack loves it, so I bought some more this week, along with some additional dairy free ingredients for the kids to make their own Chocolate Cake Shakes - perfect if you're a lover of cake and ice cream, even if you're intolerant to the A1 protein in milk.
Chocolate Cake Shake - makes 1
100ml a2 milk
large scoop of dairy free chocolate ice cream
1 slice of dairy free chocolate cake (or 1 small cake)
- add the milk & ice cream to a glass & smash the ice cream with a spoon
- crumble up the cake and stir most of it into the milk & ice cream (reserving some for the top)
- serve with crumbled cake & sprinkles on top
It really was as good as it looks - you might need a spoon as well as a straw though!
a2 milk - easier to digest
I found a2 milk in a Tesco Store close to us for £1.39 for 1 litre, however it's not available in all Tesco stores - you can find a full list of stockists here. Available in semi skimmed or whole.
this post has been commissioned by a2 milk