12 Top Dairy-Free Recipes for Healthier Indulgence + the 21-Day Dairy-Free Challenge!


This past week we have provided a virtual smorgasbord of top dairy-free recipes for our Dairy-Free Potluck event to help kick-off of the 21-Day Dairy-Free Challenge, hosted by So Delicious Dairy Free!

The official challenge starts today, but you can join in any time in the next few weeks to reap the benefits of tips, community involvement, products giveaways and bigger prizes!

As for those top dairy-free recipes, I gathered a talented group of recipe creators – ranging from cookbook authors to fitness professionals – and asked them for a healthier spin on one of their favorites to help motivate and satiate any challengers.

The results are definitely a feast for the eyes, but also very doable at home (links to every recipe below the images) …

12 Top Dairy-Free Recipes for Healthier Indulgence - This Virtual Dairy-Free Potluck of Recipes includes New Creations that are Creamy, Sweet and/or Comfort-Oriented from Top Recipe Creators and Cookbook Authors. All vegan-friendly and gluten-free, too!

Starting at Top Left…

  1. Fresh Pineapple Sherbet with Curry Cashew Crunch by Kristina of Spabettie
  2. Creamy Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing by Alisa Fleming (that’s me!) here at Go Dairy Free
  3. Vanilla Iced Coffee by Dorothy Reinhold of Shockingly Delicious
  4. 3-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug by Alexa Croft of Lexie’s Kitchen & Living
  5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Breakfast Parfait by Alyssa Rimmer of Simply Quinoa
  6. Vanilla Baked Donuts with Raspberry Glaze by Sarah Hornacek of Sarah Bakes Gluten Free Treats
  7. Cashew Bircher Muesli with Apples and Dried Cranberries by Ricki Heller
  8. Key Lime Cheesecake Bars by Cara Reed of Fork and Beans
  9. Baked Broccoli Dumplings with Indian-Spiced Yogurt Gravy by Richa of Vegan Richa
  10. Fudgy Mocha Pudding Cake by Laurie Sadowski of The Allergy Free Cook
  11. Papaya Boats by Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet
  12. Coconutty Butternut Squash and Kale Soup by Amanda Brooks of Run to the Finish

AND, in addition to these healthier yet creamy, sweet, or otherwise comfort-oriented top dairy-free recipes for the new year, So Delicious Dairy Free and I have some more amazing resources to support you on the challenge and dairy-free living in general!

More Resources to Help You Go Dairy Free

7-Day Meal Plan

7-Day Dairy-Free Meal Plan for the So Delicious 21 Day Dairy-Free Challenge

10 Healthy Sweet Snack Ideas

Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Macaroons - easy, yet dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan! Nut-free option.

Top 10 Reasons to Go Dairy Free

Dairy-Free Benefits

6 Steps to Going Dairy Free for Good

Six Simple Steps to Going Dairy-Free (or Gluten-Free) for Good

New SD Recipe Gallery

New Awesome Vegan Recipe Gallery at So Delicious Dairy Free

12 Tips to Make the Dairy-Free Switch

Top 12 Dairy-Free Tips - How to Successfully Make the Switch

What You Don’t Know About Bone Health

Dairy-Free Benefits - The Top 10 Reasons to Go Dairy Free - For Healthy Bones

Go Dairy Free: The Guide & Cookbook

Granola Bar Recipe from Go Dairy Free: The Guide & Cookbook

The Dairy-Free Recipe Potluck is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free and the 21 Day Dairy-Free Challenge.

Take the So Delicious 21 Day Dairy-Free Challenge

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I am delighted that there are so many dairy alternatives available today. I am 59 and had to give up dairy when I was 12. My dad was a chiropractor and linked my migraines and back aches to my consumption of dairy. Thanks for all the non-dairy recipes, suggestions and alternatives!

    • That is fantastic that your dad identified the problem when you were so young! I’ve had many people email that it took decades of suffering with symptoms before they linked the problem to dairy! Glad you like my website 🙂

  2. LOOK AT ALL THE DELICIOUSNESS! I have plans for both the Fudgy Mocha Pudding Cake and that Anti Inflammatory Salad Dressing… Mmm.

    looking forward to the Dairy Free Challenge!

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