Dairy Free Diet – Derivatives of Dairy to Avoid

To help you navigate through your dairy free lifestyle, here is a list of foods that contain dairy and ingredients you should look for on labels:

Milk name variations that contain dairy:

  • Condensed milk
  • Dry milk powder
  • Evaporated milk
  • Lowfat milk
  • Malted milk
  • Milk derivative
  • Milk fat
  • Milk powder
  • Milk protein
  • Milk solids
  • Nonfat milk
  • Skimmed milk
  • Whole milk

Dairy products:

  • Butter
  • Buttermilk
  • Cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Cream or half-and-half
  • Curds
  • Custard
  • Ice cream
  • Puddings
  • Sour cream
  • Sour milk solids
  • Yogurt

Ingredients with Dairy:

  • Butter fat, oil, or solids
  • Buttermilk
  • Caramel flavoring
  • Calcium caseinate
  • Casein
  • Caseinates (In All Forms)
  • Ghee
  • Lactic acid starter culture and other bacterial cultures
  • Lactalbumin, Lactalbumin Phosphate
  • Lactose
  • Milk protein hydrolysate
  • Nougat
  • Sour cream solids
  • Whey (i.e. powder, protein, etc.)

 

Foods that May Contain Dairy:

  • Artificial butter or butter flavoring
  • Alfredo and other cream sauces
  • Caramel (i.e. candies, sauce, pops, etc.)
  • Chocolate
  • Natural and artificial flavors
  • Nondairy creamers
  • Nondairy products
  • Sherbet
  • Taffy
  • Vitamins
  • Whipped cream

 

Wild card products that you always must read:

  • Baked goods
  • Baking mixes
  • Bubble Baths
  • Cakes mixes
  • Chewing Gum
  • Coffees
  • Cookie Mixes
  • Dips
  • Dressings
  • Hand soaps
  • Liqueurs, liquors and alcoholic beverages
  • Lotions
  • Luncheon meats, hot dogs, sausages
  • Margarine
  • Medications (Check with pharmacist)
  • Pancake mixes
  • Pasta & rice mixes
  • Processed grains in cereals and crackers
  • Salad dressings
  • Sauces
  • Soups (packaged soups)
  • Spices (i.e. watch out for Parmesan in dressings)
  • Shellfish and fish soaked in milk (which takes away the fishy odor)
  • Tuna fish
  • Vitamins

 

Branded Products to Proceed with Caution

Carefully read labels on the following products:

  • Grand Biscuits (but not all Grand Biscuits)
  • Junior Mints Deluxe (but not all original Junior Mints)
  • Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (but not all)
  • Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Pops, Tootsie Fruit Chews
  • Werther’s candies