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Nestled among the pints of Ciao Bella and Ben & Jerry's in gourmet dairy freezers is what could be called America's first guilt-free ice cream. It's Lāloo's (pronounced lay-looz ), and it's made from the milk of goats that freely graze the hillsides of Sonoma Valley and the lush farmland near Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin. Spoon into a bowl of Deep Chocolate (or Black Mission Fig or Capraccino) and you'll find a rich, velvety frozen treat that you'd never guess has about half the fat of your average premium cow's-milk brand. We could tell you that goat's milk contains less water and more solids (which means no need for added cream). Or that it has more of certain minerals (calcium, potassium, magnesium) than cow's milk. Or that the goats in question are free of antibiotics and growth hormone. But we're guessing we had you at Deep Chocolate.
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From the February 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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