Looking for dairy-free recipes? Here are 8 great online resources

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Want to shed a few extra pounds, get rid of bloating, and have tighter skin? It may be time to ditch dairy and start a dairy-free diet.

Switching to a new diet can be challenging and scary, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re looking to make the switch, here are eight great websites and blogs with delicious, dairy-free recipes.

Lyndsay is the blogger behind Milk Free Mom. Her blog features dairy-free recipes that are easy to make, as well as the latest dairy-free products that you can order online or find at stores like Whole Foods. Some of her favorite Whole Foods dairy-free products include Earth Balance’s buttery spread and Kite Hill’s soy- and dairy-free ravioli. For more information, check out her full blog post: My Favorite Dairy-Free Finds at Whole Foods

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

Giving up your beloved Baskin-Robbins ice cream is hard, but you can still enjoy delicious desserts without the dairy. Annie, the author of My Life After Dairy, has several must-try recipes, such as the all-vegan one Creamy Chocolate Fudgesicles† None of your guests will notice that it is dairy free!

Annie also shares her tips and tricks for making dairy-free a little easier for you. Her message: First steps to becoming dairy-free is incredibly helpful, and you should read the entire article before starting your new diet.


Go Dairy Free is an online magazine and website for everything to do with dairy-free living. It’s packed with inspiring and delicious dairy-free recipes. Not only that, but the website also offers a ton of helpful resources such as product reviews, e-books, and shopping guides.

The website provides a full list of recommended grocers based on your location. If you live in the US, it’s best to do your shopping at Good Eggs, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and so on. In addition, there is an extensive list of fast food restaurants that offer delicious dairy-free options. This is especially helpful for people who enjoy eating out but find it difficult to follow a dairy-free diet.

Whether you’re giving up dairy for ethical reasons or to eat healthier, a dairy-free diet can have many amazing benefits. However, it can be overwhelming to cook dairy-free. Yes, it does require 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 switch and give up your favorite dairy products. 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 shopping, read Simply Whisked’s Ultimate Guide to Dairy-Free Cheese

There is also a post called The Ultimate Dairy-Free Stock Guidethat allows you to fill your closets 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 to buy. Make It Dairy Free has a dairy-free guide page on their website and a vegan YouTube channel where they test and review these products to make your dairy-free journey easier. A few of the items they reviewed and compared include plant-based milks, vegan protein powders, and seven different vegan cheese dips.

Don’t go crazy 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, watch one or two “What I eat in a day” videos, or watch the Easy Vegan Dinner Ideas Playlist

I Hate You Milk features all your favorite fast food restaurants. Whether you want to eat at Dominos, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut or McDonald’s, it’s worth checking the ingredients you order your meal with. 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 prefer to make their own dairy-free recipes and avoid fast food, you can check out the recipe page on the blog. Here you can make tasty, dairy-free treats such as banana pancakes with two ingredients or protein cookies

Just because you switch to a dairy-free lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. All your meals can still be tasty, healthy and easy to make.

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

Some helpful resources on her blog include a printable guide to dairy substitutes and a message about the different steps to take to have good gut health.

Daisy, the author of Dairy Free Daisy, loves to share her dairy-free recipes, reviews, and tips and tricks. Daisy documents all dairy-free products she finds at major supermarkets such as Tesco or Aldi. Her last taste test was Moser-Roth’s Violet Creams.

For those with a sweet tooth, there are a few recipes on the website that you must 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 with the latest 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 may help you if you are lactose intolerant or have an allergy. But you may just want to cut out dairy to see some amazing benefits. Fortunately, almost every dairy product these days has a dairy-free equivalent, be it cheese, milk, butter or ice cream.

These eight great online resources can show you that cooking dairy-free meals isn’t as scary as it might seem at first glance.