Dairy Alternatives 

Dairy Free Substitutes

When it comes to dairy free living, there are tons of brands and products that you can use as a substitute for cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, milk, creamer, etc.

Not all products or brands are equal. It takes some taste testing and experimentation to find the right substitute. If it doesn’t work out well the first time, try a different brand next time. Don’t be discouraged!

Best of all, many of these brands are continuously trying to improve their products. For example, not too long ago, Daiya improved its recipe so that the cheese shreds melt better.

Looking back over the last 20 years, it is truly unbelievable how there are so many more diary free brands and products to choose from! More and more stores are including vegan sections or integrating dairy free products in the dairy products section.

You can always ask your local grocery store to show you the options. Our family has even worked with a store manager to order specific dairy free products by the case. Often, the types of products and their variations differ from location to location. Some of these products may or may not be available at your local grocery store. Some brands like, No Whey or So Delicous, will ship right to your door!

Favorite Brands & Substitutes


Daiya offers a variety of plant-based, dairy-free, allergen-free products including shreds, slices, pizza, cheezy mac, ice cream, dessert bars, cheezecake, burritos, cream cheese, yogurt, dressings, etc. You can use the product finder on their website or order on Amazon.

Earth Balance

Earth Balance provides vegan, ethically plant made products including buttery spreads, baking sticks, nut butters, dressings, and snacks and crackers. You can use their website to locate products at local stores near you or to find online retailers such as Amazon, Meijer, Walmart, etc.

Enjoy Life

Enjoy Life products are made with 100% all natural, non-GMO ingredients, dairy free, nut free, gluten free, and soy free. Their product line includes chocolate, cookies, snack bars, snacks, and other vegan foods. You can purchase on their website or on Amazon.

Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart provides vegan, plant-based alternatives including cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, yogurts, salad dressing, breakfast items, and bakery. You can search for nearby products on their website or purchase on Amazon.


Silk produces plant-based, dairy-free products including milk substitutes, creamers, yogurt, and lattes. You can use their website to locate products at local stores near you or to find online retailers such as Amazon, Meijer, Walmart, etc.

So Delicious

So Delicious provides certified vegan, non-GMO project verified ice cream, whipped cream, cheese shreds, yogurt, and creamers. You can use their store locator to find products nearby, purchase through their online store, or on Amazon


Tofutti makes soy-based, dairy free products including cheeses, cream cheese, sour cream, ice cream, frozen desserts, and frozen foods. As the first non-dairy frozen dessert to be marketed and sold in supermarkets, Tofutti will always have a special place in our hearts! You can use their store locator to find products nearby. 

No Whey! Foods

No Whey! Foods provides 100% milk free, peanut free, tree nut free, gluten free, egg free, soy free, products that include no artificial colors or flavors. Truffles, candy, snack bars, and chocolate-covered pretzels are just a few examples of their tasty treats! You can purchase through their online store or on Amazon.