Eat Dairy Free Ingredients: The Products I Used for Recipe Testing


At last, Eat Dairy Free is hitting the stands! And as promised, I’ve got some helpful supplemental information for that cookbook. This post is a quick list of the specific brands / products I used for the Eat Dairy Free Ingredients during recipe testing.

I have included links directly to the products to help you easily locate them online or in stores. Some of these links do include Amazon affiliate links (where I often buy them!). The proceeds help to keep this site running, so I appreciate your support! I was not paid by any brands for inclusion on this list. It’s an honest reflection of my own dairy-free kitchen and how I got the best cookbook results.

This post also doubles as a massive shopping list of pantry and refrigerated ingredients for the entire book. However, it does not include the abundance of produce and other fresh ingredients used. For more information about the ingredients themselves, see the “Ingredients in This Book” chapter in Eat Dairy Free.

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Eat Dairy Free Ingredients: The Brands Used for Testing

If I tested the recipes with more than one brand of a particular ingredient, then I noted each one. I’ve also included Notes about several of the Brands after this ingredients list. There is some important information in that section, particularly for those dealing with severe milk allergies.


*I do not recommend using a milk beverage with added protein in sauces or other recipes heated on the stove top or in the microwave. It can produce undesirable results.

Flours & Starches

*Not needed if you cook/bake gluten free. **Not needed if you cook/bake with wheat.

Cereals & Grains

*See my post on No-Fuss Rice for rice purchasing tips.

Oil & Fats



Other Baking Supplies

Nut & Seed Butters

Nuts & Seeds


Dried Herbs & Spices

Broth*Eat Dairy Free Ingredients - Broth

*I do not use low-sodium broth in recipes. If you use low sodium, you might need to add more salt to the recipe for optimum taste.

Other Canned, Aseptic, or Jarred Pantry Supplies

*Do not substitute coconut milk beverage or another milk beverage in recipes that call for coconut milk or lite coconut milk. See my Coconut Milk Guide for a visual and more tips.

Other Sauces & Seasonings


Pasta, Bread & Wraps

*Not needed if you cook gluten free. **Not needed if you cook with wheat.

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A Few Notes About the Brands

Important: Always make sure the products you pick are safe for your needs! Check the ingredients and if a severe food allergy or celiac disease is a concern, always contact the manufacturer to ensure that their processes are safe for your needs, regardless of what the label does or doesn’t say.

Bob’s Red Mill – I typically use their certified gluten free products, because they are made in their gluten-free facility, which is also dairy free. They do process products with milk in their other facility, where the wheat products are produced. However, the wheat products mentioned are certified Kosher pareve. As with any product, contact the manufacturer to discuss their processes to ensure they are safe for your needs.

Enjoy Life Foods – All of their products are dairy free, and most are made in their dedicated dairy-free facility. Their chocolate isn’t, but it is made on a dedicated dairy-free line, which is a big bonus in the milk-filled chocolate world!

Simply Organic – I actually bought a bunch of spices from a little shop when traveling, but I don’t remember there name! I then got a whole set of Simply Organic spices with spice rack gifted to me by the company. Since then, I’ve been buying their brand to replenish that pretty rack. Their product is fantastic, and I was told by their team that they follow rigorous allergen protocols. But of course, make sure the spice brand you choose is safe for your needs. As a side note, Frontier Co-op and Simply Organic are brands of the same company.

Trader Joe’s – This is a store brand; Trader Joe’s stores are a popular fixture throughout the United States with good prices on natural foods. Their prices in store are MUCH better than on Amazon (these are resellers). I’ve only linked up to Amazon for Trader Joe’s products that aren’t listed on the Trader Joe’s website. It’s for informational help. I do encourage buying good quality generics when you find safe options. They can be very budget-friendly!

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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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  2. What a wealth on information! I will definitely be sharing this with clients who may need a dairy free diet! Congratulations on the book!

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