If you want to know about the dairy products which contain the most lactose, then surely either you have a lactose crush or you want to avoid lactose due to lactose intolerance. Whatever the case is, after reading this post you will surely get enough information about high lactose-containing dairy products. So, let's first know about lactose and dairy products.

Do you know what are the dairy products?

The food products which are prepared with milk or cream are called dairy products. Some common types of dairy products include cheese, butter, yogurt, and ice cream. Proteins, calcium, and vitamins are present in excess in dairy products. These can be taken in their original form or added as ingredients in other dishes. The common dishes to which we prefer to add dairy products are baked products, sauces, and desserts. 

dairy products which are high in lactose

Common dairy products:

The following are the most commonly used dairy products:


We use it for drinking, baking, cooking purposes and to make other dairy products milk is also added.


Butter is also rich in nutrients and has a soft texture. It is also used mostly in cooking and baking, and people enjoy it by spreading it on bread or toast. The deliciousness of toast increases by applying butter.


Cheese is also mostly used to make pizzas, sandwiches, and in other versatile recipes.


Yogurt is mostly consumed in breakfast, acts as a base in sauces and dips, and also makes raita.


The cream is a favorite ingredient in baking to make icing and other dishes.


Ice cream:

Ice cream is the most popular dessert among children and also younger. It is available in different flavors and textures.

Whey protein:

Whey protein is also extracted from milk and is rich in protein. It is taken by bodybuilders for weight management to increase muscle growth.


Buttermilk is also used as a beverage to provide refreshments. Butter milk is one of the favorite dairy products in rural areas.

Evaporated milk:

This is prepared by elimination of water from fresh milk and used in sauces and desserts.

Milk powder:

It is used to make the texture of coffee creamy. It is also applied for baking and cooking purposes.

Overall dairy products are available in different varieties and can be used to make different food items.

Do you know what is lactose (which is present in dairy products)?

The sugar which is present in milk is called lactose. Lactose is present in all dairy products as all dairy products are made from milk. Lactose is a carbohydrate and more deeply it is a disaccharide. It means it is a combination of two sugars, namely galactose and glucose joined by beta-glycosidic linkage.

Lactose is a vital energy source for infants and it enhances the growth of useful bacteria in the elementary canal. It is the basis of the fermentation of all dairy products. If dairy products do not contain lactose we can not ferment them. 

For the digestion of lactose, an enzyme named lactase is produced by the body. This enzyme breaks the galactose into simple sugars glucose and galactose. Some people are suffering from lactose intolerance. It means their body produces insufficient lactase which cannot digest the dairy products properly. 

Nowadays lactose is produced artificially or extracted from food products and acts as an ingredient in other food items. It is commonly added to infants' formula, processed foods, baking products, etc. It is also used as a sweetener and to increase the flavor of different food items and beverages.

Dairy products high in lactose:

There is some amount of lactose present in all dairy products but vary from one product to another. There are about 12 grams of lactose in a cup f whole milk while there are about 16 grams of lactose in one cup of ice cream. Similarly, different varieties of cheese contain different contents of lactose in them. In different brands of yogurt, the quantity of lactose also varies. Here is the approximate amount of lactose in different dairy products.

Milk: 4 to 5 % lactose

Yogurt:  About 4 to 5 % lactose (may vary depending on brands)

Cheese: 0.1 to 3 % lactose (hard cheese like parmesan and cheddar contain less amount of lactose while in soft varieties like feta and brie, the lactose content is high.

Ice cream: contains about 3 to 6% lactose ( due to the addition of sugar and other ingredients some ice creams contain less lactose content)

How to make cream from milk (king of dairy products):

Do you want to make homemade cream from milk, and do not know the exact process. Then no need to worry about it. Let's explain it to you in an easy way. To make cream from milk, you will need to follow these simple steps:

cream among dairy products which has most lactose

Select the right type of milk:

Fresh whole milk is the best milk to prepare the perfect cream. This milk should not be homogenized during which the fat present in the milk breaks down and mix in the milk. In that case, fat will not separate from the milk.

Allow the milk to sit:

Put the milk in the jar and keep it for some hours in the refrigerator. In this way, the cream will come to the top of the milk. As the cream is low in density, it will separate in the form of an upper layer. 

Removing the cream:

When cream forms a layer on the milk, you have to use a skimmer or spoon to separate it. Do this gently to avoid again mixing cream in the milk.

Storing the cream:

Put the cream in a jar and store it in the fridge for its perfect texture. If you want a smooth and thick texture, then whip the cream by using an electric mixer. Your required soft and delicious dairy product is ready to use. 

However, the cream is high in fat and it is recommended to use in moderate quantity.

How to make yogurt (the tangiest of all dairy products) from milk?

Yogurt is used in every home and in different recipes. But some people buy it from the market as they do not know how to make it at home? It is very simple you just need a few ingredients and equipment to make delicious yogurt.

yogurt among  the high lactose dairy products

Ingredients for yogurt (dairy product):

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/8 cup of plain yogurt has active cultures

Equipment for yogurt (dairy product):

  • A pot
  • A whisk
  • A container having a lid to store the yogurt
  • A food thermometer

Method to make yogurt:

You just repeat these steps at home to make the yogurt at any time of the day.

Heating the milk:

Pour the milk in a put to heat it at medium flame. Stir the milk by using a whisk. Use a food thermometer and heat the milk up to 80 degrees Celsius. In this way, proteins present in the milk will denature and it will give a thick consistency.

Cooling the milk:

When the milk get cooled then take the plain yogurt in a jar and stir it well. Then add the cooled milk in it and whisk the mixture. This yogurt culture will carry out the process of fermentation of milk.

Incubating the yogurt:

Take the container and pour the mixture into it by covering it with the lid. Keep the container in a warm place like in an oven having its light on. The yogurt will be prepared in about 6-10 hours. The more tangy texture you want, give more time for yogurt to ferment further.

Chilling the yogurt:

After incubation of yogurt, take it off from a warm place and keep it in the refrigerator for some time. 

Enjoy the yogurt:

Your homemade yogurt is ready to serve. You can have it plain or can mix certain fruits or honey to get a more appealing taste and flavor.

Do you have lactose intolerance?

If you like to consume dairy products such as ice cream but are unable to feel relaxed after having them. You suffer from any of these symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea or nausea, etc. This means you are intolerant to lactose. Because lactose digesting enzyme is either absent or in less amount in your body.

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