Looking for Dairy-Free Recipes? Here Are 8 Awesome Online Resources

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Do you want to drop a few extra pounds, get rid of bloating, and have clearer skin? It might be time that you ditched the dairy and started following a dairy-free diet.

Converting to a new diet can be challenging and scary, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re interested in making the switch, below are eight awesome websites and blogs with mouth-watering, dairy-free recipes.

Lyndsay is the blogger behind Milk Free Mom. Her blog consists of dairy-free recipes that are simple to make, as well as all the latest milk-free products you can order online or find in stores like Whole Foods. Some of her favorite dairy-free items from Whole Foods are Earth Balance’s buttery spread and Kite Hill’s soy and dairy-free ravioli. To find out more, you can take a look at her full blog post: My Favorite Dairy-Free Finds at Whole Foods.

Apart from that, Milk Free Mom has a neat meal plan if you’re new to the dairy-free diet—or if you have trouble coming up with new, exciting dishes to cook. You can download the meal plan; each meal conveniently links to the appropriate recipe on the blog.

Giving up your beloved Baskin-Robbins ice cream is tough, but you can still enjoy delicious desserts without the dairy. Annie, the author of My Life After Dairy, has several recipes that you need to try—such as the completely vegan creamy chocolate fudgesicles. None of your guests will even notice that it’s dairy-free!

Annie also shares her tips and tricks to make going dairy-free a little easier for you. Her post: First Steps to Going Dairy Free is incredibly helpful, and you should read the entire article before you begin your new diet.


Go Dairy Free is an online magazine and website for all things related to dairy-free living. It is jam-packed full of inspiring and mouth-watering dairy-free recipes. Not only that, but the website features a ton of helpful resources like product reviews, e-books, and grocery guides.

The website offers a full list of recommended grocers according to your location. If you live in the US, it’s best to do your grocery shopping at Good Eggs, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and so on. Additionally, there is an extensive list of fast-food restaurants that offer delicious dairy-free options. This is especially useful for those who love to eat out but find it tricky on a dairy-free diet.

Whether you’re giving up dairy for ethical reasons or to eat healthier, a dairy-free diet can have many awesome benefits. However, it can be overwhelming to cook dairy-free. Yes, it requires some effort—but you can take shortcuts along the way. Melissa’s blog, Simply Whisked, is a must-read whether you want to make dairy-free soups, sauces, or sandwiches.

The resources page is ideal if you’re struggling to make the transition and give up your favorite dairy treats. Cheese is one of the hardest foods to stop eating, but luckily, there are so many alternative dairy-free products to choose from. Before you go grocery shopping, read Simply Whisked’s Ultimate Guide to Dairy-Free Cheese.

There is also a post called The Ultimate Dairy-Free Pantry Guide, which can help you stock your cupboards without frustration or chaos.

Because there are so many vegan and dairy-free food products on the market, it can be difficult to know which items are the best ones to buy. Make It Dairy Free has a dairy-free guide page on their website and a vegan YouTube channel where they taste test and review these products to make your dairy-free journey easier. A couple of the items they’ve reviewed and compared include plant-based milks, vegan protein powders, and seven different vegan cheese dips.

Don’t go nuts if you can’t come up with fresh, affordable dairy-free meal ideas; there are so many great videos on the Make It Dairy Free YouTube channel. For healthy, vegan recipes, make sure to watch one or two “What I Eat in a Day” videos—or take a look at the Easy Vegan Dinner Ideas playlist.

I Hate You Milk features all of your favorite fast-food spots. Whether you want to eat at Dominos, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, or McDonald’s, it’s worth checking the ingredients you order your meal. For example, in the US, McDonald’s fries contain milk; but in the UK, they don’t. Alternatively, you can download an app to tell you what’s in your food.

For those who would prefer to make their own dairy-free recipes and avoid fast food, you can check out the recipes page on the blog. Here, you can make yummy, dairy-free treats like two-ingredient banana pancakes or protein cookies.

Just because you’re switching to a dairy-free lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t eat good food. All of your meals can still be yummy, healthy, and simple to make.

My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life provides dairy-free takes on all your favorite comfort foods, like lasagna, old-fashioned cornbread, and creamy chicken pies. Author Colleen suggests using Daiya or Tofutti as her dairy-free alternatives.

Some useful resources on her blog include a printable guide on dairy replacements and a post on the different steps to take to have good gut health.

Daisy, the author of Dairy Free Daisy, enjoys sharing her dairy-free recipes, reviews, and tips and tricks. Daisy documents all the dairy-free products she finds from big supermarkets like Tesco or Aldi. Her latest taste test was Moser-Roth’s Violet Creams.

For those with a sweet tooth, there are a few recipes on the website you need to try: the dairy-free lemon drizzle cake and Fireball cupcakes. Daisy has an interesting podcast that you can find on a number of different podcast hosting sites. Be sure to listen to episodes 11 and 12, where Daisy discusses dairy-free alternatives to butter and ice cream.

To keep up to date on all the newest dairy-free recipes and products, be sure to follow Dairy Free Daisy on other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.

Embrace a Dairy-Free Lifestyle

Eating a dairy-free diet can help you if you’re lactose intolerant or have an allergy. But perhaps you just want to cut out dairy to see some amazing benefits. Luckily, almost every dairy product these days has a dairy-free equivalent—whether it’s cheese, milk, butter, or ice cream.

These eight awesome online resources can show you that cooking dairy-free meals isn’t as terrifying as it first seems.