Author: Alisa Fleming

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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.

Don’t you love it when dessert turns into breakfast? These dairy-free s’mores waffles are made with chocolate and graham crackers, and topped with a quick marshmallow syrup. And despite the sweet profile, the overall recipe is relatively low in sugar, and even made with some healthy ingredients! These Dairy-Free S’mores Waffles are a Special Treat This recipe was originally shared with us by Maria Joe Hema, as an entry in one of our recipes contests. We have since updated the post, and have answers to some recipe FAQs. Which Dairy-Free Yogurt Works Best? Maria Joe uses So Delicious Coconut Milk…

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Updated for 2022! Recently, I shared the 10 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Pints. But I don’t want to leave sorbets out of the mix. Sorbet tends to be naturally dairy-free, and is often written off as a “boring” option. But these brands craft dairy-free sorbet that goes above and beyond for pure flavor, creaminess, or all-around sweet satisfaction. Plus, our list includes great options for vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly cravings, too. The Best Dairy-Free Sorbet Pints Sold at Grocers Sadly, sorbet has fallen out of favor in recent years. Brands like Whole Fruit, Julie’s Organic, and Charlie’s have melted away from…

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This sweet summer dessert is perfect for wowing friends and family at your next al fresco gathering. Plus, all of your dinner guests should be able to partake, since these delightful lemon pudding frozen desserts are free of dairy, egg, gluten, nuts, and soy, and are even vegan! These Vegan Lemon Pudding Frozen Desserts are Simply Cool Treats This recipe was shared with us by Chef Jason Wyrick of The Vegan Taste, a vegan meal service. He suggests garnishing the molded desserts with fresh mint and berries, but he prefers small and light fruit, like wild blueberries. Here are a…

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Sometimes you just want a simple dessert without any chocolate. When those cravings strike, reach for this dairy-free peanut butter no bake cookies recipe. These treats are a bit like fudge in consistency, but with the wonderful chewiness of  oats. They are perfectly sweet and richly peanut butter – or peanut-free butter if you prefer – and balanced with warm hints of vanilla. And as a bonus, they just happen to be naturally egg-free and gluten-free. These Dairy-Free Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are a Real Treat No bake cookies are so easy to make, but they can have a…

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Nutritious, delicious, and dairy-free food need not be complicated or difficult. This healthy shrimp salad is proof. The cooked shrimp basks in a quick and easy marinade for a few hours, before tossing it all with some lovely fresh greens. You can buy pre-cooked shrimp and bagged salad – we won’t tell! Healthy Shrimp Salad that’s too Easy to Toss Together We have updated this healthy shrimp salad recipe, but it was originally shared with us by Cate O’Malley. Give me a salad like this and I’ll happily eat my greens every day of the week. A tried-and-true favorite in…

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This recipe a dairy-free basic green smoothie was submitted by Renu Laesch for a recipe contest that we held many years ago. It’s a great starter recipe for seamless, healthy smoothie that you can enjoy just as Renu intended, or easily build upon with your favorite add-ins. We have some suggestions below! Basic Green Smoothie that’s Good as is or Customized Really, the sky is the limit. But here are some tips for making this dairy-free basic green smoothie your own. I Want More Protein! As noted in the recipe, you can use a dairy-free protein milk beverage. There aren’t…

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I have to sneak in a quick stone fruit recipe before the summer slips by. This amazing fresh apricot slushie is so perfect on a hot day. I’ve enjoyed it a few times after coming back from the beach or a good hike. It’s flavorful, refreshing, and a delicious way to replenish! Enjoy this Fresh Apricot Slushie as a Frosty Summer Treat In my Apricot Protein Smoothie recipe post, I’ve mentioned the low calorie, nutrient density of apricots. However, I failed to mention how awesome apricots are for us dairy-free folks. You see, fresh apricots are rich in Vitamin A.…

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I’ve seen those special muffin top pans, but am simply not impressed. It’s one extra bulky item to store in my little kitchen that basically produces stubby muffins. I want that true crusty muffin top experience – just lightly fluffy in the middle, like a tender breakfast cookie. And that’s exactly what these healthy chocolate chip muffin tops are. And did I mention, they are allergy-friendly too? No dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts, or soy! Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops made on a Basic Baking Sheet Everyone knows that the muffin top is the best part. Plus, I love that you…

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In summer, potatoes are often relinquished to potato salad, where they’re buried under a thick coating of mayonnaise. But those humble spuds are also great for grilling. They’re firm enough, and soak up marinades like a sponge. This recipe for grilled potato kabobs pairs classic earthy Russets with a light garlic, lemon, and herb dressing. The skewers are also layered with chicken or vegan sausage and in-season produce for a well-rounded entrée. Skewer a Healthy Meal with these Grilled Potato Kabobs Potatoes might be deliciously starchy, but they’re still quite nutritious. In fact, one medium potato (5.3 ounces with skin)…

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This hemp seed energy bites recipe was shared with us years ago by Manitoba Harvest, and I thought it deserved a refresh. It was created by raw cookbook author Kristen Suzanne. She calls them raw cookies, but to us, these are healthy snack balls that you can enjoy on the go or for an afternoon pick-me-up. They have a soft doughy bite, and are shaped liked truffles, but are downright nutritious. Each bite has a sustaining blend of healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates with relatively low sugars. Hemp Seed Energy Bites are Perfectly Balanced Snack Balls for All I love…

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This stunning Thai tilapia recipe was originally submitted by Alyse Raponi as a main course entry in a recipe contest that we held back in 2014. It has a stunning hue, and a rich flavor to match, but is a quick entrée you can make in minutes on the stove top. Thai Tilapia made Fast & Easy with a Flavorful Red Curry We’ve updated this post with more recipe details, like nutrition facts, and also have some quick FAQs to help you customize this dish, as needed. What is “Regular” Coconut Milk? It is traditional coconut milk that is high…

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Updated for 2022! Dairy-free frozen desserts have come a long way. Just a decade ago, there were only a few pints hidden in the frozen food department of expensive markets. Now, there are entire chilled sections dedicated to non-dairy delights in many natural food stores and some conventional grocers. The question has shifted from what dairy-free ice cream is available to which one you should try first! So what is the best dairy-free ice cream? To find out, we’ve sampled our combined weight in store-bought dairy-free frozen desserts and we’ve factored in reviews from you, our readers. All in all,…

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Whether your relaxing on the beach, or chilling in your backyard, this Bahama Mama cocktail is a great way to enjoy a taste of the tropics on a hot day. It’s naturally allergy-friendly and a sweet reward for all of your hard work. Don’t you think? Keep it Breezy with a Bahama Mama Cocktail We’ve recently updated this post with more information and even a virgin option. But this rummy Bahama Mama concoction was originally shared with us by my friend Janelle of Barn2Door. For the record: I never measured. Tropical mentality, I presume. And I made one round in…

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For years, I found banana muffins underwhelming. I love bananas, and baking with them, but most banana muffin recipes taste more cake than banana to me. In my opinion, muffins should be slightly moist, very flavorful, and seriously fulfilling. So I finally decided to create my “perfect” version of dairy-free banana muffins. The Perfect Dairy-Free Banana Muffins for Every Kitchen These dairy-free banana muffins are tender, perfectly sweet, and loaded with banana goodness. The recipe has an extra dose of banana, to ensure the flavor comes through. It’s complemented with vanilla and cinnamon to add warmth and depth. And I…

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This lovely strawberry cream tart has so many special touches. It’s made with a naturally gluten-free and grain-free crust that uses simple whole food ingredients (no gums or refined flours!). The filling has a rich coconut milk base, and it’s spiked with an orange liqueur for a deep but delicate flavor. And of course, the whole thing is topped with fresh fruit. Strawberries are a natural choice, but you can use an assortment of fresh summer berries, if preferred. Strawberry Cream Tart made without Dairy, Gluten, Grains, or Soy This recipe was shared with us by the people at Foods…

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Over the years, we’ve watched a few brands of dairy-free horchata come and go, but Chobani isn’t letting this deter them. They’ve launched a brand new vegan horchata made with America’s current favorite milk beverage, oatmilk. Chobani Oat Horchata boasts the earthy flavors of cinnamon and is creamy but refreshing when poured over ice. Chobani Oat Horchata is Here to Spice Up Summer Be sure to get a taste of this seasonal flavor now. Chobani Oat Horchata is a limited edition variety that will only be around as long as inventories last. It’s sold refrigerated, so you won’t be able…

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They launched late last year, but the full rollout of Oatly Frozen Dessert Bars took some time. Fortunately, stores are now fully stocked, and the company is targeting cool and creamy cravings with Ice Cream Day promotions. and crazy taste-testing ads. https://youtu.be/IZa3V2dvL5I Oatly Frozen Dessert Bars are Free of Dairy, Gluten, Nuts, and Mayonnaise Yes, they don’t taste like chicken and are also made without crab. That’s because these not-ice-cream bars are made with Oatly’s Oatmilk Frozen Dessert, swirled with vegan dessert sauces, and enrobed in rich dairy-free chocolate. The initial launch of Oatly Frozen Dessert Bars included four flavors.…

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This recipe for vegan vichyssoise was a savory entry in a recipe contest we held many years ago. It was submitted by Tina Coopman. To qualify, the recipe had to contain eight ingredients or less. Tina’s recipe narrowly missed our awards, but we still think she whipped up a winner with this easy and delicious soup. This Vegan Vichyssoise is a Year-Round Favorite, Served Hot or Cold Pureed leek and potato soups have been popular in France for centuries, but some argue that modern-day vichyssoise is more of an American invention. It’s known for being served cold, and is loved…

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Many years ago, I tried Tula’s Cocoyo and fell in love. It was the sugar-free, dairy-free, probiotic yogurt I had been seeking. I was sad when that product disappeared from the market, but my dismay didn’t last long. GT’s Living Foods brought Cocoyo Living Coconut Yogurt back to life in 2017 and has remained true to the product’s high quality and nutrition standards ever since. They’ve also been able to support Cocoyo with greater distribution and with the development of new flavors, like Peach Nectarine, Blueberry Ginger and Piña Colada. Cocoyo Coconut Yogurt Comes Alive with 7 Probiotic-Rich Flavors The…

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This recipe for gluten-free chocolate plum cake was shared with us many years ago by Foods Matter, a leading UK resource for celiac disease and food allergies. They puree fresh plums for the batter, and spike the cake with even more plums, for a delicious fruity infusion. It’s also rich with a double dose of chocolate. And I know many of you will like that this cake is free of gums and starches. It uses eggs, extra cocoa, and sticky buckwheat flour for binding. Special Diet Notes: Chocolate Plum Cake By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, nut-free,…

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