60 Dairy-Free Yogurt Mix-Ins + Cool Yogurt Packing Ideas


These days, dairy-free yogurt alternatives are quite creamy, satisfying, and boast probiotic and calcium levels that rival cultured dairy. They even come in a range of versatile flavors, from Unsweetened Vanilla to Passionate Mango to Chocolate. But, I’ve yet to find a dairy-free variety that came with its own mix-ins. So I decided to get creative, and put together the lists below with dozens of tasty DIY dairy-free yogurt mix-ins. While I was at it, I found several cool ideas to pack your dairy-free yogurt alternative for a snack, lunch or afternoon treat.

60 Dairy-Free Yogurt Mix-Ins + Cool Yogurt Packing Ideas

Dairy-Free Yogurt Mix-Ins

I’ve categorized my ideas for dairy-free yogurt mix-ins into Simple Things (basically one easy-to-find ingredient), Fancier Food (things you might by pre-made or that are a little less common), For Dessert (goodies to turn your dairy-free yogurt into a treat), and Fun Combinations (a few themed blends that we’ve enjoyed).

The Simple Things

  • Fresh Berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc)
  • Chopped Fruit (bananas, apples, grapes, pears, mango, papaya, pineapple, kiwi, mandarins, pitted cherries, peaches, etc)
  • Chopped Dried Fruit (apples, apricots, mango, figs, dates, prunes, etc)
  • Raisins
  • Dried Cranberries (a.k.a. “Craisins”)
  • Freeze-Dried Fruit (it hydrates in the yogurt)
  • Shredded Coconut or Coconut Flakes
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Chopped Nuts (pistachios, pecans, walnuts)
  • Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, chia, hemp, sesame, poppy, etc)
  • Flaxseed Meal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Nut Butter (almond, cashew, pecan, etc)
  • Seed or Soy Butter
  • Toasted Oats
  • Maple Syrup or a Favorite Liquid Sweetener
  • Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Puree
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Sea Salt
  • Wheat Germ
  • Carob Powder

Fancier Food

For Dessert

Fun Combinations

60 Dairy-Free Yogurt Mix-Ins + Cool Yogurt Packing Ideas

How to Pack Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternatives + Mix-Ins

While you can freeze dairy-free yogurt, it might affect the consistency once defrosted. For optimal taste and to help keep it cool, I’ve got several fun tips.

Super-Cool Yogurt Containers

There is a simple store-bought solution for nearly everything, including packing dairy-free yogurt! One of my favorites is the YoToGo Yogurt Container.

YoToGo Yogurt Container for packing dairy-free yogurt alternative

The YoToGo reportedly holds the wider “Greek-style” yogurt cups, yet is quite compact (it folds flat when no longer in use). It comes with the little spoon and custom mini ice pack insert shown, and really does keep yogurt alternative cold.

But, if you buy the Multi-Serve Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative and want something to hold both the yogurt alternative and the yogurt mix-ins, then the Asobu Yo2Go is a great choice.

Asobu Yo2Go (Chilled or Regular) to Hole Yogurt & Yogurt Mix-Ins

It comes in a Regular acrylic style and a Chilled Version that can be frozen ahead of time to keep things really cold. Both come with their own attached spoon, have a top that keeps the yogurt mix-ins separate, and hold a whopping 13 ounces.

Dash Yogurt Container for Yogurt Mix-Ins If you just need a simple little container that keeps dairy-free yogurt alternative and yogurt mix-ins separate, then the Dash Yogurt Container shown at right should do the trick. But you will need some other ideas to keep it cool.

Other Cool Ideas

For your entire lunch, invest in an insulated lunch bag. You can add a slim lunch ice pack to keep the contents chilled, or freeze a water bottle or beverage for an ice pack that doubles as extra hydration when it defrosts.

Although I don’t recommend freezing it solid, you can put dairy-free yogurt alternative in the freezer while you get ready in the morning, for about 20 to 30 minutes. This will cool it significantly to give you an extra hour or so for transport and to enjoy it as a mid-morning snack. You can also stir frozen fruit into your dairy-free yogurt alternative for a delicious internal cooler.

Finally, if you make your lunch the night before, put all contents (even shelf-stable ones) in the refrigerator overnight. Any warm items put in an insulated lunch box can make the internal temperature much cooler.

This post is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free, but the opinions and cool ideas are all my own.

What Are Your Favorite Dairy-Free Yogurt Mix-Ins?

About Author

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.


  1. A good container idea I saw in another fb video… Mason jar and a clean upcycled plastic fruit cup (the snack cup ones) inverted on top under the mason ring. Don’t forget a spoon!

  2. I’m loving all of those yogurt containers. I rarely eat yogurt out of the house, but my husband takes yogurt to work almost every day. I think I have a present idea! 🙂

  3. I love these ideas and the containers are so cute! My favorite mix-ins right now are a mix of dried blueberries and nuts. But I see that chocolate peanut butter yogurt in my future.

  4. OMG, I LOVE this post! I always put the same boring items in my yogurt each night; strawberries, blueberries, chocolate chips and almonds. I am SO using this awesome list as a reference when shopping next week and I’m gonna get creative! Thank you.

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