Milk free, Nut free Dessert recipes wanted..

Posted on: Sat, 03/20/2004 - 8:07am
kcmom's picture
Joined: 12/18/2001 - 09:00

Hello! Just wanted to know if anyone has any good dessert suggestions that are milk and peanut free. My friend just found out her little one is milk and peanut allergic and while I am used to the peanut aspect, I am not as familiar with the milk aspect. Can anyone suggest a really yummy milk free, peanut free dessert I can make when I have them over for dinner next week. Her little guy is just so cute I want to make something yummy he can enjoy! (of course if all else fails there are Philly Swirls, but I wanted to see what I could make too!) Thanks so much for any suggestions!! [img][/img]

Posted on: Sat, 03/20/2004 - 10:16am
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I'd suggest something fruit based. Maybe like Apple Crumble. (Does margarine have milk? I know my recipe for Apple Crumble requires butter or margarine.)

Posted on: Sat, 03/20/2004 - 10:28am
Donni's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

Why not something fun with Jell-o?
Bunny: Make green Jell-o in a pan. Shred some with a fork onto a plate to make grass. Top with 1/2 pear (from a can). Decorate pear with raisins for eyes, marshmallow for tail, cut & flatten to shape marshmallow for ears, red candy (or pink marshmallow or dried cranberry or cherry) for nose...and/or anything else you can think of! Don't forget to put a few carrots (carve pieces into carrot shapes) in the grass!

Posted on: Sat, 03/20/2004 - 10:14pm
wendysco's picture
Joined: 05/03/2003 - 09:00

We have had good luck just substituting rice milk for milk in cakes. I also picked up some Spectrum Palm Oil shortening for making frosting, but if you aren't soy allergic you could just use crisco. I used the shortening in donuts yesterday, made a big difference from the canola oil.
Another favorite for my kids are baked apples, I usually just slice them and sprinkle them with brown sugar,cinnamon and maple syrup, we top ours with whipped cream but, is CoolWhip dairy free?

Posted on: Tue, 03/23/2004 - 9:41pm
Westporter's picture
Joined: 06/25/2003 - 09:00

My DS is milk, egg & peanut allergic, so I have several recipes, depending on what you're looking for (i.e. cupcakes, etc). I have a good chocolate cupcake recipe. Feel free to email me with what you would like. If emailing me put in the subject area, peanut board, or something to that effect, so I will read it. I delete emails (without reading) if I don't recognize the name!
The recipe below was a big hit at my son's b-day party with the other kids (you can't taste the soy)and its so easy. I had made a milk, egg free b-day cake that was a disaster - thank goodness I had this as a back-up!!!
I use the ready made graham cracker crust (there were no egg, milk, peanut listed in the ingredients, but please double check).
2 packages chocolate pudding mix or vanilla(not instant). Please check ingredient list again. I believe Royal is Milk, egg, peanut free, as is Jello brand. Cook according to package, but use plain soy milk.
Spread pudding in the ready made graham cracker crust. Refrigerate about 3 hours.
On a separate note, there was a response regarding cool whip. It does have dairy protein in it. I did find a milk free whip topping, but unfortunately it has almond oil or almond butter in it, so that is off limits to my son and to your friend as well.
Again, feel free to email me, my email is in my profile.

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 2:29am
tando's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

Cool Whip and Philly Swirl are both listed as dairy free but are made on dairy equipment. (I just noticed the new Philly Swirl labelling over the weekend - it may not be new it takes us a while to work through a box in the cold weather - and have been meaning to call and ask about the change.)
If you're cooking at home, most recipes can be modified easily to remove milk and nuts. Hershey's will send you a whole list of milk free recipe's that are mostly nut free as well.
We eat a lot of home made deserts at our house.

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 3:27am
Westporter's picture
Joined: 06/25/2003 - 09:00

You had me question myself regarding Cool Whip so I just called Kraft. There is a milk derivative in Cool Whip (sodium caseinate) so for people who have severe milk allergies like my son, they should avoid this product. But, the good news is - the rep said to continue looking at the ingredient labels on their products because they are aware that a lot of people have milk allergies and that Kraft is always looking at ways to eliminate the popular allergens in their products.

Posted on: Mon, 04/19/2004 - 12:58pm
Citymom's picture
Joined: 04/16/2001 - 09:00

The FAAN cookbook has a recipe for "donut holes" which if made in a 9X12 makes the best white cake I have found - no eggs/milk - uses margarine and apple juice. it is my b-day cake recipe. make sure you follow directions. It doesn't have that horrible overly sweet taste of all other non-choco cakes i have tried.
another good thing to make are rice krispie treats - again use margarine.

Posted on: Tue, 04/27/2004 - 1:21pm
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

I usually just substitute rice milk (soy milk doesnt work as well) in cookie or cake recipes. I have never tried brownies but I dont know why it wouldnt work just as well. You can find milk free butter substitutes.

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