The 9 Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives Every Vegan Should Know About

Sarah Von Alt|
November 30, 2018

Consumption of dairy from cows continues to plummet. More and more people are giving healthful plant-based alternatives to their favorite dairy products a try. In fact, a recent survey from agribusiness giant Cargill reveals that half of U.S. dairy consumers also use vegan dairy alternatives.

Ready to give dairy-free eating a shot, but not sure where to start? We’ve compiled a list of top vegan dairy alternatives that are making dairy from cows a thing of the past.

Vegan Dairy Alternatives

Miyoko’s Vegan Butter

 

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Made with organic coconut oil and cashews, this amazing plant-based product is cholesterol-free, non-GMO, and perfect in all your favorite recipes.

Kite Hill Cream Cheese

 

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Kite Hill is well-known for offering one of the best vegan cream cheeses on the market, which is available at Whole Foods stores nationwide.

Häagen-Dazs Dairy-Free Ice Cream Bars

 

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Earlier this year, Häagen-Dazs debuted brand-new vegan ice cream bars in two mouthwatering flavors: coconut caramel dark chocolate and peanut butter chocolate fudge.

Oatly Oat Milk

 

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Oatly boasts a wide line of vegan products made from GMO-free Swedish oats, including five types of oat milk, and plans to expand to vegan oat yogurt, cream, ice cream, canned lattes, and crème fraîche.

Miyoko’s Dairy-Free Cheese

 

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These artisan nut cheeses are available in a variety of flavors, including double cream chive, Fresh Loire Valley in a Fig Leaf, French-style winter truffle, and aged English sharp farmhouse.

Kite Hill Artisan Almond Milk Yogurt

 

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Available in plain, vanilla, strawberry, peach, and blueberry flavors, this decadent yogurt is everything you want: rich, creamy, and flavorful with the familiar tang of dairy-based yogurt.

Treeline Nut Cheese

 

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This aged nut cheese is available in herb-garlic soft French-style, scallion soft French-style, chipotle-serrano pepper French-style, and other fantastic flavors. Read our interview with the founder of Treeline Cheese, Mark Schwarz.

So Delicious CocoWhip Coconut Whipped Topping

 

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Made from coconut cream and available in the freezer section of many grocers, this dairy-free whipped cream is so delicious!

Califia Farms Almond Milk Creamers

 

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These are seriously good. Made with almond milk and coconut cream, Califia Farms creamers are available in a variety of flavors, including vanilla, hazelnut, and pecan caramel.


The decline in dairy consumption is great news for cows, who are treated as mere milk-producing machines, forcibly impregnated, and kept in terrible conditions. Mercy For Animals investigations into dairy farms have revealed a culture of cruelty and neglect, with sick or injured cows routinely left to suffer for weeks before dying and newborn calves dragged away from their mothers and sold for veal production.

Fortunately, with all the amazing dairy-free products on the market, there’s never been a better time to ditch dairy for good. Get delicious vegan recipes, easy meal ideas, and tips on making the switch by ordering a FREE Vegetarian Starter Guide today.

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