Dairy Free Alternatives

Want to ditch dairy, but don’t know how to start? It’s simple and easy!

Everyone has their own journey, but here are four steps to help you get started:

Relax and take a deep breath. You are about to embark on a transformative journey for the better!

Think of the items that use dairy in your daily meals, so you know what will need to be replaced.

Develop the habit of carefully reading nutrition/ingredients labels at the grocery store. You may be surprised by what has dairy or a milk derivative in its ingredients, such as lactose, casein, whey, lactic acid and more. Don’t be fooled by the “Lactose Free” products! Develop the habit of carefully reading nutrition and ingredients labels at the grocery store.

Look at the list of alternatives below for options to replace your current dairy products. We promise you will find what you love.

Dairy-free alternatives

Keep an open mind and remember that not all products are alike. If you don’t like one brand, try another.

Pacific Foods Hemp Milk

Looking for an alternative to nut and soy-based milk? Pacific foods has it for you

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Looking for an alternative to nut and soy-based milk? Pacific foods has it for you with their sweetened and unsweetened milk alternatives made from hemp seeds. With a mild nutty taste, this hemp milk is a great source of plant-based nutrition including Omega 3 and essential amino acids.

Click here to find Pacific Foods Hemp Milk at a store near you!

Kirkland’s Signature

Everyone’s favorite Costco Wholesale brand has their own Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk.

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Everyone’s favorite Costco Wholesale brand has their own Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk. This dairy-free milk is sans carrageenan and comes in a pack of six. They are shelf stable so be sure to stock up at your next Costco trip. It even has a Banana Berry and Oat Smoothie Recipe on the back of the carton.

Click here to find a Costco near you!

Califia Farms

Made in California, Califia Farms has 14 varieties of almond, cashew, and coconut milks.

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Made in California, Califia Farms has 14 varieties of almond, cashew, and coconut milks, including an Almond Chocolate Milk to satisfy you childhood cravings! Non-gmo, carrageenan free, and sustainably source, these plant-based milks have 50% more calcium than cow’s milk and totally nail the creamy consistency you’re hoping for.

Click here to find Califia Milk at a store near you!

Trader Joe’s

You can always count on Trader Joe’s to meet your dairy-free needs.

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You can always count on Trader Joe’s to meet your dairy-free needs. With an abundance of refrigerated and shelf stable options, you will never have to worry about when you will be able to have your next glass of refreshing plant-based milk!

Click here to find your nearest Trader Joe’s!

So Delicious

With over 50 varieties of cashew-, coconut-, almond- and soy-based ice cream pints, bars and sandwiches, there is something for everyone!

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With over 50 varieties of cashew-, coconut-, almond- and soy-based ice cream pints, bars and sandwiches, there is something for everyone! They even have several no-added sugar flavors.

Click here to find this delicious ice cream at a store near you!

Ben and Jerry’s

You can still have your favorite childhood ice cream!

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You can still have your favorite childhood ice cream! Enjoy 9 non-dairy flavor creations made with almond milk, including the beloved Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey. You’ll get Ben & Jerry’s euphoria in every bite. These flavors deliver everything… but the cow.

Click here to find non-dairy Ben and Jerry’s at a store near you!

Trader Joe’s

Yes, that’s right! Trader Joe’s makes their very own vegan ice cream.

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Yes, that’s right! Trader Joe’s makes their very own vegan ice cream. With two soy-based flavors and two coconut-based flavors you can’t go wrong.

Click here to find find your nearest Trader Joe’s!

Kite Hill

With both European Style and Greek Style to choose from, these almond-based yogurts will satisfy all of your probiotic and protein needs!

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With both European Style and Greek Style to choose from, these almond-based yogurts will satisfy all of your probiotic and protein needs! They even have fun yogurt tubes for the little ones.

Click here to find Kite Hill yogurts at a store near you!

Forager Project

Redefining the concept of yogurt by calling it Cashewgurt.

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Redefining the concept of yogurt by calling it Cashewgurt. With 7 flavors to choose from, this organic, cashew-based yogurt is delicious and packed with probiotics and healthy fats.

Click here to find Forager Project yogurts at a store near you!

Silk

Originally only soy-based yogurt, they have almond-based yogurt as well, for a total of 11 varieties!

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Originally only soy-based yogurt, they have almond-based yogurt as well, for a total of 11 varieties!

Click here to find Silk yogurts at a store near you!

So Delicious

12 flavors of coconut-based yogurts, 2 of which only have 1 g of sugar!

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Remember that company that has 44 varieties of non-dairy ice cream? They also 12 flavors of coconut-based yogurts, 2 of which only have 1 g of sugar! They deliver dairy-free culture with amazing flavor and just the right balance of tanginess and sweetness.

Click here to find So Delicious yogurt at a store near you!

Silk

With the most perfect creamy consistency, you would never guess these creamers are plant-based.

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With the most perfect creamy consistency, you would never guess these creamers are plant-based. Silk currently offers 4 flavors of almond-based creamers and 3 flavors of soy-based creamers, including original.

Click here to find Silk Coffee Creamers at a store near you!

Coffee-Mate

You don’t have to say bye to your favorite coffee creamer brand!

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You don’t have to say bye to your favorite coffee creamer brand! Coffee-mate Natural Bliss now offers almond milk creamers in vanilla, caramel and hazelnut and a sweet creme coconut milk creamer. This may bring your coffee drinking experience to a new level!

Click here to find Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Almond Milk Creamers at a store near you!

So Delicious

So Delicious is back at it again with their abundance of dairy-free creamers!

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So Delicious is back at it again with their abundance of dairy-free creamers! Whether you are looking for something unsweetened, lightly, yet deliciously sweet, or barista style, So Delicious has it for you. Flavors include much-loved French Vanilla and Hazelnut as well as original—all sans carrageenan. They use almond milk and coconut milk to suit all preferences.

Click here to find So Delicious coffee creamers at a store near you!

Trader Joe’s

Don’t forget to pick up Trader Joe’s very own dairy-free coffee creamer on your next trip!

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Don’t forget to pick up Trader Joe’s very own dairy-free coffee creamer on your next trip! Trader Joe’s offers their own coconut-based creamer. You won’t have to worry about carrageenan or added sugars in this creamer. It is just what your coffee is asking for.

Click here to find your nearest Trader Joe’s!

Califia Farms

Looking to take your coffee up a notch? Califia Farms coffee creamers are indulgent, yet guilt-free.

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Looking to take your coffee up a notch? Califia Farms coffee creamers are indulgent, yet guilt-free. Whether you pick one of their delectable, full-flavored creamers or prefer the classic unsweetened type, these creamer and better half concoctions (coconut creamer + almond milk) are sure to please your taste buds. Pick up a bottle or carton of their Cold Brews too!

Click here to find Califia Farms Creamer at a store near you!

Melt Organic

Your toast will never have to be naked with Melt Organic’s Rich and Creamy Vegan Butter Spread.

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Your toast will never have to be naked with Melt Organic’s Rich and Creamy Vegan Butter Spread. Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance certified, this buttery spread is made with virgin coconut oil and sustainable ethical palm fruit oil. It is deliciously smooth and delivers an optimal balance of Omega 6 and Omega 3. Try also using it for your sauteing and baking needs.

Click here to find Melt Organic’s vegan butter at a store near you!

Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s vegan cream cheese spread is the perfect accompaniment to your morning bagel!

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Trader Joe’s vegan cream cheese spread is the perfect accompaniment to your morning bagel! Made with coconut oil, soy protein and non-dairy lactic acid, this cream cheese is what your taste buds are craving! You don’t have to worry about hydrogenated oils, because Trader Joe’s made sure to leave it out in this spread. For a little fun, try mixing in some chives or scallions.

Click here to find your nearest Trader Joe’s!

Miyoko’s Tomorrow’s Creamery

By giving up dairy think you’ll never be able to have a bagel with lox schmear? Think again!

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By giving up dairy think you’ll never be able to have a bagel with lox schmear? Think again! Miyoko’s rich cultured cream cheeses are lucious and delicious. Made with limited ingredients, they have 3 distinct flavors, including plain, scallion and “un-lox.” Also try their creamy European style cultured plant-based butter.

Click here to find Miyoko’s cream cheese and butter at store near you (hint: one of them is Trader Joe’s)!

Kite hill

Who would’ve thought that almonds could make such a creamy and vibrant cream cheese? Well, they can!

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Who would’ve thought that almonds could make such a creamy and vibrant cream cheese? Well, they can! Kite Hill uses sustainably sourced, non-GMO almonds to create velvety smooth and delicious cream cheese spreads. With limited ingredients, their flavors include plain, chive and jalapeno. Yum!

Click here to find Kite Hill cream cheese at a store near you!

Healthy oils

Oils made from healthy fats, such as olive oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil, are excellent alternatives to butter. Since these oils have a high heat threshold, they work great for baking, sauteing and more.

Chao’s Creamery by Field Roast

Feeling tired of the dairy-free cheeses that try to mimic the flavor of dairy cheese but just taste fake? Chao’s Creamery by Field Roast in anything but.

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Using non-GMO coconut oil and chao, a culinary tradition of fermenting tofu popular throughout Asia, Field Roast has innovated new flavors to delight and inspire you. With three decadent varieties, these non-dairy cheese slices have bold flavors and a cheesy bite. Enjoy right out of the package or melted on your favorite hot sandwich or burger.

Click here to find Chao slices at a store near you!

Miyoko’s Tomorrow’s Creamery

Award winning plant-based cheese wheels? Yes, please! Impress guests with a cheese board full of Miyoko’s amazingly decadent cheese wheels.

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Award winning plant-based cheese wheels? Yes, please! Impress guests with a cheese board full of Miyoko’s amazingly decadent cheese wheels. They currently make 10 different varieties, including winter truffle. These cheeses don’t just stop as accutroments to crackers, they also work beautifully in pasta dishes. Don’t forget to also try their culture vegan mozzarella!

Click here to find Miyoko’s cheeses at store near you!

Follow Your Heart

These products will redefine your expectations of cheese! Follow Your Heart has an extensive line or sliced, block and shredded cheeses.

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These products will redefine your expectations of cheese! Follow Your Heart has an extensive line or sliced, block and shredded cheeses. Their sliced cheeses come in 6 flavors, including Smoked Gouda and Provolone, are dairy-free, soy-free and non-GMO. With extraordinary melting qualities, these slices are perfect for your everyday grilled cheese sandwich. Looking for some extra cheese to throw on top your weeknight dinner? Try Follow Your Heart’s shredded cheddar. It is non-GMO verified and made with sustainably sourced palm fruit oil. You’ll never go back to cow’s milk cheese again!

Click here to find find Follow Your Heart cheese at a store near you!

Kite hill

Worried you won’t be able to make lasagna ever again? Kite Hill Ricotta Cheese has got your back.

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Worried you won’t be able to make lasagna ever again? Kite Hill Ricotta Cheese has got your back. This almond-based ricotta cheese has sweet, and cultured overtones, with a buttery, smooth finish. It is incredibly versatile. It’s silk texture is perfect for lasagnas, or even desserts like cheesecake!

Click here to find Kite Hill ricotta cheese at a store near you!

Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds stretch and melt just like cow’s milk mozzarella!

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Trader Joe’s Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds stretch and melt just like cow’s milk mozzarella! This soy-free, nut-free, and dairy-free shredded cheese is one of the less expensive options if you’re shopping on a budget! Made exclusively from plant sources, there is not guilt to be had to here when you want throw some extra shreds on your meal. Be sure to not confuse this for Trader Joe’s Lactose Free Almond Shreds, which still uses dairy sources.

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