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.

I’m not sure what it is, but I simply can’t get enough citrus this summer. It’s so light, so refreshing, and so lip puckering. And what better way to enjoy some sweet-tart goodness than with some probiotic pops. These dairy-free lime yogurt popsicles are the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. Dairy-Free Lime Yogurt Popsicles are a Zesty Way to Refresh My how time flies. My niece and I created this dairy-free lime yogurt popsicle recipe together over nine years ago. Now she’s all grown up! This delicious recipe hasn’t changed, but I have added some more notes and options…

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Previously, I put together this amazing post (if I do say so myself) on Dairy-Free Angel Food Cake, including my favorite recipe and topping ideas. But I had many requests for a gluten-free option. Fortunately, my friend Amy Green shared the perfect gluten-free angel food cake recipe with us back during her blogging days. She no longer shares recipes online, but you can still get her book, Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free, and you can still enjoy this wonderful dessert here. Perfect Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake that’s Naturally Dairy Free To make the perfect gluten-free angel food cake, it’s important to…

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For years, eggplant dips and spreads have been a delicious staple in our household. Which is why I immediately jumped on this recipe for garlic and eggplant bruschetta. It was created by a columnist named Susie Quick, and published 16 years ago in Organic Gardening Magazine. Sadly, like so many publications, it has gone out of print. But we held on to the recipe and have even updated it! Garlic & Eggplant Bruschetta Impresses as a Dairy-Free Appetizer Susie whipped up this recipe to use up a bounty of late summer eggplant from her garden. It has a delicious, naturally…

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Target has got the jump on pumpkin spice season! Their grocery shelves are already brimming with dark orange-tinted packages. And this year, they’ve added Pumpkin Spice Good & Gather Non-Dairy Oatmilk Creamer to their fall collection. It joins their still relatively new Sweet & Creamy flavor. Good & Gather Non-Dairy Oatmilk Creamer is Ready for the Season Don’t let the “non-dairy creamer” label confuse you. Their plant-based flavors are indeed dairy-free and vegan-friendly. In fact, they’re made without top allergens. See the full details below, and leave your own rating and review once you try them! Sweet & Creamy Ingredients: oatmilk…

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Updated September 2022! We didn’t bother covering Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts® for years, because the dairy-free options were pretty obvious. All frosted varieties contained milk, while most unfrosted ones didn’t. But over time, their formula has evolved to include many more dairy-free Pop-Tarts flavors, including some of their newest treats! So we’ve created this quick reference guide, followed by information on other toaster pastry brands. Dairy-Free Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Guide The following flavors of Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts are dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free by ingredients, according to the company. But always check the packaging! Ingredients are subject to change at any time. We’ll do our…

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Many years ago, I stumbled across this savory shrimp recipe from the South Beach Diet. I loved the concept, but it begged for just a little more flavor. So I upped the garlic and swapped in some smoked paprika for a little Spanish influence. It’s paired simply with greens and wild rice, to let the shrimp take center stage. But it also goes well with quinoa, vinaigrette salads, and roasted potatoes for a naturally dairy-free and gluten-free meal. Spanish Shrimp for a Healthy Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Dinner This really is quite a simple entrée, but I do want to quickly address…

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We’ve been a bit dessert-heavy with recipes lately, so I’m adding some more healthy savory dishes to help balance things out. This corn recipe with homemade dairy-free cilantro butter is actually from a very nutritious cookbook called Bravo Express, by Chef Ramses Bravo of the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California. Every recipe in this plant-based collection is actually oil-free, salt-free, and added sugar-free. Dairy-Free Cilantro Buttered Corn with No Added Salt or Oil A few years back, we featured a recipe for Edamame Kale Salad with Mango Ginger Dressing from Bravo Express. I had intended to share this…

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This flavorful, restaurant-style wasabi salad dressing packs a punch. It’s perfect for wasabi lovers, but can even be toned down for anyone who doesn’t like the sinus rush! Pair this vinaigrette with any type of greens, or use it on your favorite protein. We first shared this recipe way back in 2006, but have since updated it. Wasabi Salad Dressing like the Vinaigrette at Your Favorite Sushi Spot This wasabi salad dressing is a small batch vinaigrette, because you want to make it fresh to preserve the wasabi punch. Wasabi loses potency the longer it sits. Wasabi paste can be…

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ALDI rotates many products in and out of availability, so you’ll want to catch Earth Grown Vegan Oat Milk Ice Cream while it’s in stock. In prior years, they’ve offered a chocolate flavor, but last year, the oat milk line was packed into Strawberry, Cold Brew, and Vanilla Cookie Chip pints. They must have been a hit, because they’re on repeat this year! They’ve also added some Oatmilk Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, but we’re still waiting for full details on those. Earth Grown Vegan Oat Milk Ice Cream Returns for the Season ALDI also offers vegan Earth Grown Almond Milk…

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Many years ago, a reader emailed us to share her favorite dairy-free dessert recipe, raspberry tofu cheesecake. It’s from The Tofu Cookbook, and the author, Leah Leneman, graciously gave us permissions to share it. This unique cheesecake is not only dairy-free, it’s also gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, low sugar, low fat, and quite healthy. The recipe melds an array of flavorful and nutritious ingredients, including raspberries, zesty orange, yogurt, and even tahini. Raspberry Tofu Cheesecake Free of Dairy, Eggs, Nuts, and Gluten We originally posted this Raspberry Tofu Cheesecake recipe back in 2006. We’ve since updated this post, and I have…

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Updated August 2022! “I wish I could go out for a frozen yogurt,” were words that left my lips. “Not a sorbet, a real creamy, soft serve frozen yogurt.” It was a manifesting moment. Within 24 hours, I received word that TCBY had partnered with Silk to launch the nation’s first dairy-free frozen yogurt. The fledgling flavor was chocolate almond milk. My husband, niece, and I made the short trek to our local TCBY. My niece, who eats dairy, couldn’t believe her taste buds. “I expected it to taste weird, but it is really, really good.” My husband and I…

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This naturally dairy-free carrot mango soup recipe was shared with us by Melody Wren, back when she wrote for The Cook’s Kitchen. It’s a surprising blend of sweet and savory flavors that impresses in taste, nutrition, and its beautiful hue. We’ve updated her recipe with some additional notes and tips! Carrot Mango Soup to Enjoy Hot or Cold Soup isn’t something you normally associate with summer, but served cold or at room temperature, it can be a simple summer meal with a fresh baguette. Recently, I had 8 guests for dinner after working all day (what was I thinking?), and…

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Feeling the inflation pinch? There’s a new vegan cookbook that might capture your attention. BOSH! on a Budget was released this summer, and it boasts more than 100 recipes that use time-tested tricks to help you save money. The options range from hearty weeknight dinners to celebration-worthy sweets, like this vegan lemon cake. It’s a British-style tray cake that’s layered with sweet and tangy citrus. This Vegan Lemon Cake is a British Favorite on a Budget Henry Firth and Ian Theasby are the bestselling vegan cookbook authors behind the BOSH! book series. BOSH! on a Budget is their latest collection,…

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This savory blueberry vinaigrette recipe was shared with us many years ago by a company that made 100% pure blueberry juice. Sadly, they are no longer around, but there are still many pure blueberry brands on the market, like Knudson Just Juice. And this wonderful, easy, healthy vinaigrette recipe lives on. It suits almost any dietary need, and is completely free of added sugars and sweeteners (blueberries themselves contain some natural sugar!). Blueberry Vinaigrette adds Fresh Flavor to Everyday Meals Need a quick, healthy meal idea using this blueberry vinaigrette? Try this chicken salad: Easy Blueberry Chicken Salad: Place a…

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This recipe for dairy-free key lime mousse pie was a sweet entry in a recipe contest that we held in 2014. It was created and submitted by Dione Schwarz. This rich dessert takes vegan creaminess to another level and is served straight from the freezer. This Dairy-Free Key Lime Mousse Pie is a Decadent Frozen Dessert We’ve updated Dionne’s recipe a bit, to fit with current ingredient availability and pan sizes. We also have a few tips to note. White Chocolate: Dionne’s recipe originally calls for 12 ounces of dairy-free white chocolate. That’s quite a bit, and it can be…

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It’s been a few years in discussions, but the founders of Fronen finally decided to shift from a banana-based nice cream to a rich and pure coconut cream base. Their goal has always been to create a dairy-free ice cream line that’s easy on the stomach and made with pure natural ingredients. The reformulation stays true to this mission, but brings more attention to the flavors and consistency. Frönen Dairy-Free Ice Cream Keeps it Simple with a Big Reformulation Every flavor of Frönen still features 7 ingredients or less, with no additives, sugar alcohols, or other funny business. It boasts…

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Back when Kelly Brozyna released her Dairy-Free Ice Cream book, she shared this sample recipe for dairy-free Sunbutter fudge ripple ice cream with us. It’s a rich, yet remarkably healthy frozen dessert that’s made with a luxurious blend of sunflower seed butter and coconut milk, and swirled with decadent dairy-free chocolate. We’ve recently updated this post. Sunbutter Fudge Ripple Ice Cream that’s Decadent, Dairy-Free, and Nutritious Kelly is known for infusing healthful ingredients into all of her recipes, and for using natural sweeteners, like coconut sugar, apple juice, honey, agave nectar, or dates. That said, you might want to make…

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I’ve tried so many variations of oatmeal cookies, but these, these are the ones. They’re spot on with dessert-worthy sweetness, and boast just the right balance of cinnamon and vanilla. And yes, these tender dairy-free oatmeal raisin cookies have a great soft and chewy texture. Perfect Soft & Chewy Dairy-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies There are a few things about the ingredients that make these dairy-free oatmeal raisin cookies so awesome. But that doesn’t mean the recipe isn’t flexible. Here are some notes and tips on the ingredients I use, and answers to common substitute FAQs. Will these Work as Bigger…

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I often use cashews or other nut butters to thicken salad dressings, but once in a while I crave something a little lighter. So when I stumbled upon the Open Sesame Salad Dressing recipe in Blissful Bites, I knew that I had a winner. As I make it, it’s more of a creamy ginger miso salad dressing with a hint of sesame. Creamy Ginger Miso Salad Dressing You Can Lay on Thick I originally shared this recipe over a decade ago, when Blissful Bites was released. But I pulled it from my archives for lunch, and decided to update the…

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When I was growing up, mile-high mud pie was on almost every dessert menu. It was a favorite frozen indulgence of many friends and family members. But you’d be hard pressed to find a vegan version at your local restaurant. Which is why I think a good dairy-free mud pie recipe is essential! This chocolaty coffee dessert takes some time, because each layer is frozen, but it’s actually very easy to whip up. Dairy-Free Mud Pie that’s Layered with Coffee and Chocolate Many, many years ago, a reader named Kaitlyn Groene submitted a wonderful vegan mud pie recipe for a…

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