Cutting out dairy can seem next to impossible when you think about the foods you’ll have to give up, from cheesy slices of pizza to ice cream and cheese plates. But as dairy-free diets have grown in popularity, it’s become easier and easier to find substitutes to use when cooking or snacking. With the right shopping list, dairy-free doesn’t have to be a drag. Promise. These dairy-free recipes use everything from nutritional yeast to coconut milk to mimic the rich, creamy, or savory taste you want, without any of the lactose or animal by-products you may be trying to avoid.
Don’t think we forgot about dessert. While everyone from Halo Top to Ben & Jerry’s has come out with a dairy-free pint in the last few years, you can easily make your own at home for a fraction of the cost. This one tastes like a mix between Chunky Monkey and an Almond Joy… get excited.