Does Cocoa Butter Contain Dairy?


Alisa Fleming ~ I know many of you are wondering, “Does cocoa butter contain dairy?” Well, chocolate lovers rejoice!  Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, and Mango Butter are all dairy free and vegan ingredients. The word butter is utilized for many foods with more regard to the product’s texture, rather than its actual ingredients. As further examples, peanut butter, almond butter, apple butter, pumpkin butter, and seed butters are also traditionally free of milk ingredients.

Note that food-grade cocoa butter (for making your own goodies!) is often labeled as Cacao Butter.

For more assistance, see my Dairy Ingredient Lists.

Food-Grade Cacao Butter

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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