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


In Go Dairy Free 2nd Edition, I promised to share the brands and ingredients I used for testing the recipes in that book. And I finally have them altogether in this post. Below is a quick list of the specific products I used for Go Dairy Free ingredients during recipe testing.

Go Dairy Free Ingredients - The Big List of Products and Brands from the Go Dairy Free Test Kitchen

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 doubles as a massive shopping list for the entire book, but you might prefer my Printable Pantry Shopping List. If you have a copy of Go Dairy Free and need suggestions for another ingredient option, send me an email through our Contact Us page. I provide customer support for my books!

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Go 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 Go Dairy Free 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. But they do work well for many other types of recipes.

Flours & Starches

*Not needed if you cook/bake with wheat.

Cereals & Grains

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

Oil & Fats


*Not needed if you use honey.


Other Baking Supplies

*Not needed if you use eggs.

Nut & Seed Butters

*Not needed if you use nuts or peanuts.

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.

** Not needed if you don’t eat meat. Vegan options are provided.

*** Not needed if you use beef broth.

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.

** Not needed if you don’t eat meat. Vegan options are provided.

Other Sauces & Seasonings


* Not needed if you don’t eat meat. Vegan options are provided.

**Not needed if you aren’t vegan.

Pasta, Bread & Wraps


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! Although more of a distant cousin to Aldi, you can probably find a lot of comparable items in Aldi stores.

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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. My daughter-in-law is allergic to dairy things AND nuts. Can you recommend dairy free products (refrigerated or frozen things) she can have. I check vegan recipes for her , although she isn’t vegan or a vegetarian, but so many things use nuts.

    • Hi Joan, there is a whole section in the book on how to substitute butter. For the recipes, it is under “Oils & Fats” above. “Non-Hydrogenated Margarine / Buttery Spread – Bakeable Butter (p 192 in Go Dairy Free), Earth Balance Soy-Free Buttery Spread or Sticks” – so I tested with that brand and the recipe.

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