I often find myself in awkward situations when visiting friends or relatives. The standard beverages offered are tea, coffee or milk and I end up looking like a fussy character when I refuse all the "options". Not everyone has the enzymes to digest lactose in milk yet few people know about lactose intolerance. I can have curds though since the lactose is already broken down. Ice creams are OK too since contrary to popular belief, there is little or no milk in most ice creams. Many ice cream brands sold are made using vegetable oil unless they specifically claim to be selling dairy ice cream.