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Enjoy Meiji’s Lactose Free milk and make steamed milk pudding with ginger

Last Updated: November 27, 2020

Written by Nicole Lam

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It’s 2020; there is no reason why people who are lactose intolerant can’t enjoy a tall glass of creamy milk without bolting to the bathroom. I do think science has come a long way. When Meiji surreptitiously placed their 200ml lactose-free milk on the shelves of supermarkets, they were not expecting the slew of Facebook comments demanding more.

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Well, Meiji has heard our pleas and has done us proud. Not only have they introduced a bigger carton—all 946ml of it—but they’ve also come up with a Meiji Lactose Free Dark Chocolate Milk as well. And really, is there anything better than chocolate milk?

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Yes, now you can drink all the milk you want without running to the bathroom five minutes later. For the sceptical few who have been burned by subpar lactose-free milk, we’ve put them both to the test to see if they measure up with regular dairy milk.

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We’ll start with the milk that caused such a flurry, the Meiji Lactose Free Milk (Original). If you’ve had the regular Meiji milk, you’ll know it for its creamy, slightly sweet flavour. It is, after all, the #1 milk in Japan and Singapore, so I do expect nothing less than perfection from this one.

This milk was no different; in fact, it tasted fresh and rich and was a little sweeter than regular milk. For those health fanatics, you’ll be pleased to know that this carton of milk is still chock-full of essential nutrients like calcium and vitamin B12.

These vital nutrients can sometimes run a little low in most plant-based milks, but Meiji you still get the full benefits while keeping your digestion intact.

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I can never say no to chocolate milk, and Meiji never disappoints. Meiji Lactose Free Milk (Dark Chocolate) was thick, smooth and creamy. As a dark chocolate girl, you know I judge anything dark chocolate-flavoured pretty harshly, and I dare say Meiji Lactose Free Milk (Dark Chocolate) takes the cake.

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Each sip was indulgent and decadent; this chocolate milk is the salve that will soothe as you binge-watch Netflix after a week at work. Not to mention, this chocolate milk is also trans fat-free, which is a double win.

To put Meiji’s new lactose-free range to the test, we decided to make a little dessert with their Original lactose-free milk. Nothing too fancy or complicated; just a simple Steamed Milk Pudding With Ginger.

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Ingredients

  • 500ml of Meiji Lactose Free Milk (Original)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 knob of ginger, preferably one that a little older
  • Salt & sugar to taste

Tools

  • 1 bowl
  • 1 grater
  • Knife and chopping board
  • Strainer
  • Measuring cup
  • Whisk
  • Cling film

Recipe Preparation

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes

Feeds two

  • Skin and cut your ginger.
  • Then, grate your ginger and strain for juice.
  • Set the ginger juice aside.
  • Separate eggs, we will only be using the egg whites.
  • Pour egg whites into measuring cup, and add salt and sugar taste.
  • Give it a little whisk to dissolve the salt and sugar.
  • Then, pour your milk into the measuring cup.
  • Give it a good whisk before you add your ginger juice.
  • Approximately 2 teaspoons or to taste. Strain milk mixture through a sieve into a bowl.
  • Wrap the bowl with cling film and steam for 15 minutes or until the sides are firm.

Recipe in pictures

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Step 1: Skin and cut your ginger.

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Step 2: Then, grate your ginger and strain for juice.

Step 3: Set the ginger juice aside.

Step 4: Separate the eggs; we will only be using the egg whites. You can save the egg yolks for something else.

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Step 5: Pour egg whites into measuring cup, and add salt and sugar taste.

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Step 6: Give it a little whisk to dissolve the salt and sugar.

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Step 7: Then, pour your milk into the measuring cup.

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Step 8: Give it a good whisk before you add your ginger juice. Approximately 2 teaspoons or to taste.

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Step 9: Strain milk mixture through a sieve into a bowl. This helps to catch the stringy bit of the eggs as well.

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Step 10: Wrap the bowl with cling film and steam for 15 minutes or until the sides are firm.

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A comforting but straightforward dessert that you can easily make at home with Meiji Lactose Free Milk. The milk pudding was smooth, sweet and fresh. The ginger helps to add a little mild spiciness that is equal parts interesting and tasty.

Plus, you won’t even notice that the milk used is lactose-free. That just speaks to Meiji’s top-notch quality milk that we have loved since the start.

*This post is brought to you in partnership with CP-Meiji Co., Ltd.

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