A Guide to Vegan Dairy Alternatives

Posted on the 16th August 2021

For World Plant Milk Day, we’ve put together this brief guide to dairy alternatives. We hope it is useful!

Plant milks

There are so many plant milks available now that can be used just as dairy milk; whether in tea and coffee, on cereal, in baking, there’s a plant milk for every occasion. With such a huge range, you’ll have fun experimenting with different brands and types to find the ones that you love the most.

Most common types of plant milks include soya, almond, oat, and coconut, but there are more being released all the time.


As with plant milks, there are now so many brands of yoghurt available, in a variety of flavours. Soya used to be the most prominent type of yoghurt available, but now there are many more types, including coconuts, almond, and oat. As well as this, you can get Greek-style yoghurts, high protein types and more, just without the unnecessary cruelty to animals.

Ice cream
Vegan ice cream has been around for many years and has taken the world by storm with many high-profile ice-cream brands now producing plant-based ranges, and supermarkets also releasing their own-brand vegan ice creams.


Cheese is something that many people who switch to a dairy-free or completely plant-based diet say that they miss. Thankfully, vegan cheese has come on leaps and bounds in recent times, so you are very likely to find one that you will enjoy.

As above, enjoy experimenting with different types and brands; you may find that you prefer one brand over another, or that you prefer nut-based cheeses to ones that are coconut oil-based.


There are so many vegan butters available in shops these days that you are guaranteed to find one that you like. Whether you are using it for spreading, baking or cooking, you’ll find that you can do all of the things you used to do with dairy-based butter with vegan alternatives.

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