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May 27, 2007 11:05 AM

Lactaid Bechamel...can it be done?

Has anyone made bechamel using Lactaid? I am making Moussaka and completely forgot to buy milk but have Lactaid. I'm assuming the quantity of milk and lactaid would be equal.

Thank you in advance.

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  1. This is from Lactaid's website....

    Sounds like it will work!

    4 Replies
    1. re: ciaogal

      I saw that but I was sceptical so I wanted to see if anyone had actually tried it.

      1. re: iLoveFood

        I have used lactaid in soups/chowders and it hasn't been a problem.....
        not sure about the bechamel....not sure why it would taste any different

        1. re: ciaogal

          shouldn't be an issue. the only thing lactaid is missing is lactose...and that doesn't really play a biochemical role in the reaction you need for bechamel.

    2. I once made my home made mac n cheese for a vegan friend and used: Natural buttery spread, rice milk, and soy cheese... with flour and all the regular additions and to my utter suprise... it was amazing! super creamy cheesy white sauce!

      I think all the milk free liquid will work in most recipes if you balance them and adjust other ingredients as needed.

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      1. re: CookieGal

        I always do it.
        Works just fine. I just use lactose free milk, natrel specifically.

        1. re: pancake

          I buy natrel over lactaid brand too. In fact if I can find it DairyLand lactose free is my favorite, then natrel, then lactaid. I find as you go down the list they start tasting more different and sweeter.