Updated August 2023! Unfortunately, Krispy Kreme only has black coffee, espresso, tea, and a few prepackaged juices and sodas for dairy-free consumers in North America. They use milk in all of their fancy coffee drinks and their doughnuts all contain dairy (dried milk powder). They can’t even be bothered with carrying a standard dairy-free milk beverage or creamer for their coffee drinks at all stores.
The only reason I added Krispy Kreme to our Fast Food listings was because we get so many reader inquiries about this chain. BUT, I now have very good news for Krispy Kreme fans in the United Kingdom!
Dairy-Free Krispy Kreme Menu Guide with Vegan Options
Krispy Kreme likes to start the year off right. In January 2020, they launched their first vegan doughnut variety throughout the U.K. Their Original Glazed Vegan Doughnuts were inspired by the company’s original 1937 recipe, and are made without dairy or eggs. Since they became so popular, Krispy Kreme launched three more vegan doughnut varieties in the U.K. for Veganuary in 2022.
All four vegan Krispy Kreme flavors are still available for online order and delivery in the U.K., but you won’t find them at every Krispy Kreme shop. Check their website for availability, or simply place an order to your home or work.
Vegan Doughnuts (U.K. Krispy Kreme locations only)
- Original Glazed Vegan
- Apple Custard Crumble (apple and custard filling with cinnamon crumble topping)
- Caramel Choc Delight (Belgian chocolate and caramel fillings with caramel icing and chocolate icing drizzle)
- Fudge Brownie Bliss (rich chocolate filling with brownie pieces on top)
Vegan Original Glazed Doughnut Ingredients: doughnut [wheat flour (wheat flour, calcium carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), water, dextrose, palm oil, yeast, salt, wheat gluten, emulsifier (mono and diglycerides of fatty acids), raising agents (monocalcium phosphate, dicalcium phosphate), sugar, preservative (calcium propionate), stabiliser (carboxymethyl cellulose), firming agent (calcium sulphate), acidity regulators (ammonium sulphate, diammonium phosphate), flour treatment agent (ascorbic acid), anticaking agent (tricalcium phosphate)], glaze [sugar, water, calcium sulphate, agar, dextrose, locust bean gum, disodium phosphate, flavouring (vanilla), salt]. contains: gluten.
Frying Oil: According to the company they use use vegetable shortening (palm, soybean, and/or cottonseed and canola oil) for frying.
Drinks & Milk Beverages
- Frozen Lemonade Chiller
- Frozen Strawberry Chiller
The Basics: Krispy Kreme does offer plain coffee, tea, juices, and sodas.
Milk Alternatives: They have tested almond milk in select U.S. stores for their cold brew line, but it never became a nationwide offering. Sidney let us know some U.S. locations now offer oat milk, but we still aren’t seeing it via their online ordering. Inquire in store if interested. In the U.K. they have oat milk as an option, and some locations also offer soya milk for coffee, tea, and espresso drinks.
Syrups and Sauces: Some of their flavored syrups and the chocolate sauce might be dairy-free. You will need to verify the “flavors” in store. However, their pumpkin sauce used for pumpkin lattes does contain milk.
This Post is for Informational Purposes Only
Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, food sourcing, and restaurant protocols are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.
There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.
Each location of a chain restaurant has different management and staff, and some might have different owners. This means differences in processes, ingredients used, menu options, and food sourcing can occur. Always verify the safety of your order for your needs at your current location.
Where to Find Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Krispy Kreme has 365 locations in the U.S. and over 130 locations in the United Kingdom. In the U.K., you can also order their vegan doughnuts online for delivery.
U.S. Website: www.krispykreme.com
U.K. Website: www.krispykreme.co.uk
A recent visit
Dairy free due to breastfeeding. My older son wanted to eat there. We went and they surprisingly offered dairy free (oat milk) latte at our location (north nj). It wasn’t on the menu but i inquired. She said it’s a new thing. Worth checking out at your local Krispy
Response from Go Dairy Free
It’s wonderful they have vegan options!