Round up of our Favourite Dairy-Free Recipes

Words: Tam Selley

Whether you have a food intolerance, allergy, or straight up have a distaste for dairy – there are increasing numbers of people who are just saying no to the milkman. Why? Apart from varying degrees of intolerance to dairy around the world (a mind-blowing 75% of the population to be exact), there is also an increase in the number of people who are wanting to follow a plant-based and cruelty-free lifestyle. Whatever your motivation, we’ve got your back in the ditching-dairy department with these dreamy dairy-free recipes.


A Round-Up of Our favourite Dairy-Free Recipes

Giving up dairy is tough. So many of our favourite delicious foods involve cream, cheese and milk. Fear not though, we’ve rounded up of our favourite dairy-free recipes using some alternatives.

Cheesy Cheats

dairy-free recipes
dairy-free recipes

Cheesy Nachos Topped with Nuggets and Salsa

There are little to no substitutes for a gorgeous plate of cheesy nachos, and you shouldn’t have to give them up just because dairy isn’t your pal. Our cheesy nachos recipe is vegan-friendly and made with our secret dairy-free cheese sauce.

Recipe for Cheesy Nachos Topped with Nuggets and Salsa

Cauliflower steaks with Cashew Cheese Sauce

Cashews are pretty spectacular just by themselves, but what makes them so spesh is the consistency they take on when soaked and blended. Cashews can be used to make a variety of creamy goodies including cream, yoghurt and cheese. We use cashews here to make the best dairy-free cheese sauce you’ll ever lay your eyes on. It’s one of our favourite dairy-free recipes because you can dunk, pour and drizzle it on pretty much anything!

Recipe for Cauliflower Steaks with Cashew Cheese Sauce

May We Have Some Mayo

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dairy-free recipes

Aquafaba Vegan Mayonnaise

Is it even possible for chickpeas to be cooler? Why yes, yes it is. Introducing Aquafaba – the briney liquid left behind in your can of chickpeas that can be used to create something almost as incredible as hummus – dairy-free mayo! Say what? You can make all sorts of things with Aquafaba from meringues to vegan butter. Check out our recipe for some dang good dairy-free mayo.

Recipe for Aquafaba Vegan Mayonnaise

Cashew Aioli

We use cashews here again because as mentioned above, they’re just the cat’s pyjamas. We show you just how versatile cashews are and make a lovely aioli using cashew cheese, soaked pine nuts, lemon juice and an abundance of garlic.

Recipe for Vegan Mushroom Kebabs with Cashew Aioli

Soups & Sides

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dairy-free recipes

Schnitzels with Dairy-free Potato Salad

Okay, we all love a side of creamy potato salad right? For those who have an intolerance to dairy, this may seem like a significant loss in the side-salad department but fret not, we have a seriously tasty dairy-free alternative that you are going to love.

Recipe for Schnitzels with Dairy-free Potato Salad

Vegan Corn Chowder with Prawn Style Pieces

Mm,m there is nothing quite as satisfying as being warmed to the core by a steamy, creamy and chunky soup on a chilly night. We blend coconut cream and potatoes to achieve this deliciously dreamy corn chowder.

Recipe for Vegan Corn Chowder with Prawn Style Pieces

For Your Sweet Tooth

dairy-free recipes
dairy-free recipes

Tropical Coconut, Mango and Lemon Ice Cream

This creamy dairy-free ice cream will whisk you away to some kind of tropical paradise. An amalgamation of deliciously summery flavours that don’t need no dairy! It’s no-churn, dairy-free, coconut cloud 9.

Recipe for Tropical Coconut, Mango and Lemon Ice Cream

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

While this is probably purposed for brekkie, it’s basically like a dessert too. The classic carrot cake flavours are hard to beat and easy to love. We adopt our creamy consistency in this recipe from coconut yoghurt, coconut milk and bananas.

Recipe for Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl


dairy-free recipes
Dairy-free recipes

Turmeric Latte (Golden Milk)

You may remember as a child the delight of having warm milk and honey before bed? Well, this is basically the grown up, dairy-free option that boasts some serious health benefits. You can make this with whichever milk/mylk alternative floats your boat.

Recipe for Turmeric Latte (Golden Milk)

Nutty Hot Choc with Homemade Almond Milk

A sweet little send off is something that no-one can live without and that’s a mean cuppa hot choccy. Our hot choc is made with the easiest homemade almond milk – another recipe that you can keep so you always have fresh almond milk on hand.

Recipe for Nutty Hot Choc with Homemade Almond Milk

If you liked these dairy-free recipes and want to learn more about food intolerances, check our post out on understanding food intolerances here.

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