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What do Kylie Jenner, Anne Hathaway and Miley Cyrus have in common?

As well as being three of the hottest celebrities in Hollywood, these gals also share a rather uncomfortable issue – lactose intolerance.

While we may all be mad after one of Kylie’s lip kits, we probably wouldn't want to share her digestive issue, but never fear.

If you have recently discovered that you suffer from lactose intolerance, don’t be dismayed.

For those not in the know, lactose is a type of naturally occurring sugar found in milk and other products containing milk.

If you suffer from lactose intolerance, your body is unable to digest lactose, and consuming it can cause a medley of unpleasant symptoms including bloating, cramps and nausea.

So, no normal milky lattes for sufferers, please and thanks.


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This can seem daunting for those who discover they are lactose intolerant, as they may feel there are certain foods which they have to avoid completely.

But do not fear! Luckily, in a foodie landscape that caters to all sorts of different tastes and diets, there are options for lactose intolerant folks who just can’t bear to part with their usual dairy consumption that will help ease them into their new lactose-free lifestyles.

There are cow’s milk alternatives, such as rice milk, soy milk and hemp milk.

However, most of these don’t quite measure up, taste-wise, to actual milk, and we all know that nothing quite beats a cup of tea or coffee made with real milk.

Avonmore Lactose Free Milk is a low fat milk made from regular cow’s milk, but has an added enzyme, called lactase, which breaks down the lactose in the milk making it easier to digest.

Thank you, science.

This helps sufferers avoid the unpleasant symptoms of lactose intolerance, but you still get the same great taste as regular milk.

As an added bonus, because it’s high in protein, calcium and essential vitamins, you’re also getting all nutritional benefits of regular fresh milk too.

That’s pretty handy for anyone who wants to maintain their normal diet while avoiding the nasty side effects of lactose intolerance.

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If you love milk but are lactose intolerant, here’s some very good news.

Avonmore Lactose Free milk has all the taste and nutritional benefits you would expect from Avonmore, just without the lactose.

YES YOU CAN, with Avonmore Lactose Free milk

Please note we would always advise anyone suffering with symptoms such as bloating, cramps or nausea to visit their GP for a proper diagnosis.



Let’s be honest, we all think our BFF is the bee’s knees. She wouldn’t have the title if we didn’t.

But there are times when we genuinely believe our friendship with this person embodies the term ‘squad goals’.

From insisting the pair of you deserve your own TV show to openly admitting you feel sorry for people who aren’t privy to your daily updates, we’ve all done it.

And here are just 7 texts which prove you may just be onto something…

1. The ‘OK, so’ text

You only have to start a text with these two words, and your mate will respond that she’s ready, waiting and willing to own anyone who wronged you.

And will also have your back when it turns out the drama didn’t pan out as expected.

“OK so, I had it out with that one in work, and it turns out it WAS her milk in the fridge that time.”

2. The ‘Did you see it?’ text

When it comes to you and your BFF, there’s no need for longwinded messages or overly complicated lead-ins.

She knows which Facebook status you’re referring to, and yes she bloody did see it.

“I nearly liked it just to spite him.”

3. The ‘dying’ text

Sending your friend a close-up of your face after a night out is a prerequisite if you ever want inclusion in the Squad Goal realm.

The selfie in question must be accompanied by the word ‘dying’ and a similar one from herself must immediately ping back.

“Is it weird we’re sending this from the same bed?”

4. The ‘Can’t’ text

This can refer to absolutely anything; upcoming exam, hellish work day, or just life in general, but elaborating is not essential.

If she’s worth her salt (which she is) she’ll simply reply with a photo of a cocktail with your name on it.

“Name a date.”

5. The ‘Got your favourite’ text

This text doesn’t need any further explanation.

If your BFF is on her way to yours, and she sends this, you know she’s nailed it.

“I’ll have the kettle on.”

6. The ‘You’ve got this’ text

Your BFF is, to all intents and purposes, your sidekick and cheerleader, so it’s no surprise she’ll have your back when it comes to embarking on a new health and fitness plan.

From schooling herself on dishes you can prepare together to recommending healthy options, this girl has you covered.

“Have you tried Avonmore Super MIlk?! I hear it has all your daily sunshine vitamin D in one glass!”

7. The ”WTF?” text

Much like the ‘Did you see it?’ variety, this text needs little else to strike a chord with your mate.

Whether it’s a private reference to a group chat or a passing nod to a shady tweet, they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about.

“I was literally about to write the exact same thing.”


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When it came to weather, the June Bank Holiday definitely did NOT deliver.

Staying in because of rain can be fairly frustrating when you know it really should be summer weather by now. So, why not busy yourself with some baking (procrasti-baking in this case) and whip up some delicious deserts for you to snack away on during tonight's Netflix marathon?

We have two delicious strawberry based recipes that, combined with Avonmore’s new Summer Whipped Cream, will bring sunshine into your kitchen and make you forget about what is actually going on outside your window.

1. Strawberry Shortcakes with Summer Whipped Cream


For the shortcake you will need

  • 325g plain flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 5 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 125g unsalted butter (frozen)
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 125ml Avonmore Fresh Cream
  • 1 large egg white (lightly beaten)

For the filling you will need:

  • Approx. 300g strawberries
  • 1 tbsp. caster sugar
  • Avonmore Summer Whipped Cream


  1. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and 3 tbsps. of the sugar in a bowl. Grate the butter into these dry ingredients and use your fingertips to finish crumbling the butter into the flour.
  2. Whisk the egg into the fresh cream, and pour into the flour mixture a little at a time, using a fork to mix.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and roll gently to a thickness of about 2cm. Dip a 6 ½ cm round cutter in flour and cut out as many rounds as you can. Work the scraps back into a dough, re-roll and finish cutting out.
  4. Place the shortcakes about 2 ½ cm apart on a greased or lined baking sheet, brush the tops with the egg white, and sprinkle them with the remaining 2 tbsps. of caster sugar.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden-brown, and let them cool for a short while on a wire rack.
  6. Meanwhile, crush half the strawberries with the spoonful of sugar, and halve or quarter the remaining strawberries, depending on their size.
  7. The shortcakes should be eaten while still warm, so split each one across the middle and cover with a spoonful of the crushed strawberry mixture, a few halved or quartered strawberries, and then dollop on plenty of the Avonmore Summer Whipped Cream.


2. Knickerbocker Glory


  • Your favourite ice cream.
  • Strawberry jelly
  • Peaches, strawberries and raspberries – halved
  • Avonmore Summer Whipped Cream
  • Wafers
  • 10g Avonmore Butter
  • 50g brown sugar


  1. Fry the peaches for one minute in the butter and sugar to make a coulis.
  2. Layer all ingredients into a tall glass.
  3. Pour the peach coulis over the sundae to finish.
  4. Add a wafer to decorate. 

Are you sitting around the house finding it oh-so difficult to get up, get out, and get exercising?

Well, we may just have the perfect solution for you. 

The Great Pink Run 2015, all in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland, is taking place on Saturday August 29 in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.

And among the stars participating is Kerry footballer, Paul Galvin.

“It’s my pleasure to help promote this event for a very worthy cause," he said 

"With 13 weeks to go it sounds like a great way to set yourself a training target, or just mark it down in the diary as a great, fun, and colourful event for all the family to get involved at the end of the summer holidays.”

Model Karena Graham and TV3 presenter Sinead Desmond have also joined Paul in raising awareness for the very special cause.

And as well as the 10km challenge, there is a 5km Family Fun Run for those who reckon the longer distance might be a little optimistic. 

An amazing cause AND a great way to get fit: the Great Pink Run is sponsored by Avonmore Slimline Milk and all the information you need is on the event's official website.