All you need to know about LactoFREE

Need to cut out dairy but one the taste? Here’s how you can still get the delicious taste but cut out lactose for good.

There are always lots of questions to be asked when it comes to lactose intolerance and the LactoFREE concept, and it’s very easy to get confused about what advice it’s important to follow. So to clear up any confusion and to help you better understand, we’ve filtered through the facts. In this article, we’ve included the essential information about lactose and how we keep our products tasting delicious without it.

So let’s start with the basics…

What is lactose?

Lactose is the natural sugar in milk and other dairy products. Lactose is a disaccharide (sugar) made up from two smaller sugar molecules called glucose and galactose.

What is lactose intolerance?

Lactose intolerance is a condition where your body can no longer split lactose into single units (glucose and galactose) — this makes it harder for your intestine to absorb and digest. A common side effect to being lactose intolerant is gastrointestinal discomfort.

Each individual has a different level of intolerance to lactose, so the side effects may vary. However, if you find that you’re experiencing gastrointestinal discomfort after consuming foods that contain lactose, then you may benefit from switching to LactoFREE products**.

What makes LactoFREE different?

The only difference between Arla LactoFREE and ordinary dairy is that we remove all of the lactose using a special process. This process allows us to maintain the same level of protein, vitamins and minerals as ordinary dairy — meaning we don’t lose its benefits and great taste.

Our delicious LactoFREE milk drink, cheese and yogurts all contain the goodness* of dairy, meaning you can slurp, gulp, guzzle to your gut’s content.

So open your mind to the wonderful world of LactoFREE with our delicious Milk ‘n’ Mango Shake recipe and introduce some natural dairy goodness* into your day today!




  • 500ml Arla LactoFREE semi-skimmed milk drink
  • 2 bananas
  • 125g frozen mango
  • 2g fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • 250g frozen mango
  • 45ml orange juice
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

TOPPINGS (optional)

  • Fresh mango
  • Sprig of mint


  1. To make your smoothie mixture, whizz together LactoFREE milk drink, bananas, frozen mango, ginger and honey, until the mixture becomes thick and smooth.
  2. Gently pour the smoothie mixture into your glasses, add the mango chia jam and stir in using a spoon to create a swirl effect.

*LactoFREE milk drink, LactoFREE yogurt and all LactoFREE cheddars are natural sources of protein, phosphorous calcium, vitamin B2, vitamin B12.  Vit B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones. Protein contributes to growth in muscle mass.**Easier to digest for those who may have gastro-intestinal discomfort caused by lactose intake.

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