Dairy free Recipes
Dairy free recipes have never been easier with more and more dairy-free alternatives to cream, butter, cheese and milk being offered in high street supermarkets. You can enjoy deliciously tasting dairy free ice creams, mousses, cakes, creamy pasta dishes and curries, without having to search for unusual ingredients, with our great selection of dairy free recipes.
For years soya has been the most common plant-based dairy alternative to milk, cheese and yogurt, but now there are many more options available. Rice, oat and nut milks such as hazelnut and almond, are widely available and can be substituted for cow’s milk in most recipes. Coconut based milk, yogurt, cream and oil are all excellent for cooking and provide the richness that many dairy free recipes lack.
If you’re looking for a delicious dairy free cake recipe, try our wonderfully sticky and spicy dairy free ginger cake. It freezes well so why not freeze a slice or two, individually wrapped, so you’ve always got some to hand when the cake urge grabs you.
Another irresistible bake is a dairy free lemon meringue cake that's perfect for a picnic, barbecue or dinner with friends and family. For a more special occasion cake it’s hard to believe our black forest torte is dairy free and gluten free and it looks and tastes divine. No one will guess the secret ingredient – beetroot!
When it comes to savoury dairy free recipes there’s plenty of choice too. Thai currries and kormas get their gorgeous creaminess from coconut milk and our recipe for dairy free Thai-style pork and coconut curry is no exception. The combination of Thai red curry paste, peanut butter and coconut milk makes a deliciously creamy curry in minutes.
It's said that 20% of the population have a food intolerance, so it's not surprising that more of us are cutting certain foods from our diet. If you're allergic to dairy or are just looking to cut it out of your routine for health reasons, don't fear - you can still have cakes and creamy food!
There are so many alternatives to dairy that make cutting it out so much easier - why not try swapping regular milk for soya or almond, or using a dairy free spread?
Or download woman&home's free Eating Smart app, which features gluten free, dairy free and vegan recipes for everything from entertaining friends to midweek dinners.
Delicious Dairy free recipes
Vegan pies are the perfect winter main for vegan friends and family. These inviting puff pastry pockets are filled with a spiced chickpea and beetroot mixture.
Dairy free yet utterly fresh, fragrant and delicious, mango and passion fruit sundae is made with coconut frozen yogurt instead of ice cream
This lemon chiffon cake is really elegant and is easily made with added whisked egg whites and no butter, which makes it super light and dairy-free too
Berry iced yogurt is made with coconut cream and yogurt, for a delicious gluten free and dairy-free dessert
Chocolate orange cake is delicious and deceptively light, as well as being dairy free and gluten free
Baking for an intolerance or simply looking to avoid gluten, dairy or refined sugar? Read our guide to free-from baking and alternative ingredients
Ella Woodward's book Deliciously Ella Every Day is full of plant-based recipes that will nourish and leave you feeling and looking amazing
Vegan chocolate muffins are so simple to make, but are dairy free and egg free so everyone can eat them, whether you choose not to eat dairy or have an intolerance.
Vegan chocolate cake so good you won't believe it's vegan, made with coconut cream and dairy free plain chocolate. It's gluten free too, so it really is a stunning chocolate cake that everyone can eat
Special diets blogger Victoria Young shares the kitchen gadgets that anyone with dietary requirements, allergies or intolerences needs in their life
Special diets blogger Tory Young shares her almond milk recipe, which she uses to make her own rather than buying it - it's cheaper and you know exactly what's in it
Dairy free recipe collections
Allergy-friendly desserts for those who might find it difficult to eat dessert, with so many desserts containing wheat, butter, nuts and eggs