Lactose-Free Chocolate Pudding
Some forms of radiation, along with other mesothelioma treatments, may bring on lactose intolerance in patients. When a person is lactose intolerant, that person’s body cannot digest or absorb a milk sugar called lactose. This can cause moderate to severe digestive issues, and may make getting proper nutrition during mesothelioma treatment a challenge. Here is a recipe for a delicious chocolate pudding that even lactose intolerant patients can enjoy.
2 squares (1 oz. each) baking chocolate
1 cup nondairy creamer or lactose-free milk (such as rice or soy milk)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Melt the chocolate in a small pan.
In a separate pan, mix cornstarch and sugar. Add part of the liquid to this mixture and stir until cornstarch dissolves. Add the rest of the liquid.
Cook cornstarch mixture over medium heat until warm.
Stir in chocolate until mixture is thick. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly.
Blend in vanilla extract and allow pudding to cool.