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The Easiest Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake
This cookies and cream ice cream cake is the most popular recipe on my blog by far and it’s one of our go-to party desserts.
There’s only one problem — since I’m lactose intolerant I personally can’t enjoy more than a couple bites! But the good news is that all it takes is one simple substitution to make a dairy free ice cream cake that I can eat as much of as my heart desires!
Instead of using regular ice cream sandwiches, I use a dairy free version and I’m good to go! My favorites are made with coconut milk “ice cream,” but you can use whichever variety you prefer.
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Note: For full photo step-by-step instructions to make our dairy free ice cream cake, check out the original Oreo Ice Cream Cake post — the only difference between the two is the type of sandwiches used.
22 BEST Dairy Free Desserts on The Soccer Mom Blog
It’s amazing what you can make with non-traditional and non-dairy ingredients! Here are some of my other favorite dairy free desserts that we make on a regular basis:
2-Bite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
A fall favorite! (We love them year-round too!) Be sure to look for chocolate chips without dairy added (semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips are your best bet).
Click here for our Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins recipe!
The BEST Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake
Lactose free AND gluten free? You would NEVER be able to tell because this cake is THAT amazing. Even people who scoff at my healthy eating will devour this with no shame. Definitely a must-try!
Click here for our Gluten Free Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake recipe!
Cherry Jelly Donut Cupcakes
Gluten free white cupcakes stuffed with sweet and tart cherry jelly and topped with fluffy whipped frosting! (Look for soy whip to keep it completely dairy free!)
Click here for our Cherry Jelly Donuts recipe!
Chocolate Avocado Brownies
This is one of our all-time favorite gluten free and dairy free dessert recipes! Rich, fudge-y, and moist — you’d never know they’re good for you too!
Click here for our Gluten Free Avocado Brownies recipe!
Chocolate Coconut Oil Frosting
Stick with semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (and double-check the ingredient list) to keep this recipe dairy free. We love this “magic” coconut oil frosting because one recipe can make both a smooth glaze OR a fluffy icing!
Click here for our Chocolate Coconut Oil Frosting recipe!
Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Almond Crunch
Gluten free and dairy free — perfect to grab a handful when you just need a little bit of chocolate in your life!
Click here for our Non-Dairy & Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels recipe!
Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls
A simple, healthy make-ahead breakfast or energy boosting grab-n-go snack that’s both gluten free and dairy free!
Click here for our Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls recipe!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Satisfy your sweet tooth…without all the sugar (or dairy!) Creamy peanut butter mingles with steel-cut oats and cacao nibs for a delicious breakfast or on-the-go snack!
Click here for our Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars recipe!
Dairy Free Butterscotch Pudding with Rich Chocolate Ganache
Is a description even needed?? SO luscious!
Click here for our Dairy Free Butterscotch Pudding recipe!
Gluten Free Funnel Cakes
Just like the carnival classic! Both gluten free and dairy free, and oh-so-satisfying!
Click here for our Gluten Free Funnel Cake recipe!
Gluten Free Strawberry Cupcakes with Whipped Strawberry Icing
Made with real strawberries throughout the entire recipe (batter and frosting!)
Click here for our Gluten Free Strawberry Cupcakes recipe!
Guilt-Free Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
I would go so far as to call these cookies healthy! They’re a good source of protein, are flour-less, and have no added sugar (aside from the chocolate chips). The amount of lactose in a few chocolate chips is not usually significant enough to bother me, but these dairy-free chocolate chips are actually very tasty if you want to be extra careful.
Click here for our Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe!
Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
A guilt-free version of the Starbucks fall favorite! Made with real pumpkin and only a touch of natural sweetener, yet so rich and creamy!
Click here for our Healthy PSL recipe!
Heavenly Nut & Honey Brittle
A holiday favorite perfect for parties or gifting!
Click here for our Nut & Honey Candy recipe!
Oatmeal Stuffed Apple “Bombs”
Topped with candied pecans and honey, these are a real treat! (They do contain butter, see our note below all the recipes about butter use).
Click here for our Oatmeal Stuffed Apples recipe!
Perfect Dairy Free Cheesecake
This dairy free cheesecake is absolutely perfect (and easy!) It’s heaven for cheesecake lovers who are trying to avoid dairy!
Click here for our Cashew Cheesecake recipe!
Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies
Believe it or not, they’re gluten free too! The perfect combination of sweet and salty! (Recipe contains butter, notes on that below the full recipe list here).
Click here for our Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!
Quinoa Apple Cake
Baked in a cast-iron skillet – this is one of our all-time most popular dairy free dessert recipes! AND it’s gluten free too!
Click here for our Quinoa Apple Cake recipe!
Red Wine Popsicles
It’s sangria on a stick! A refreshing, fruity summer treat! (Note: this recipe is intended for readers 21+ only).
Click here for our Sangria Popsicles recipe!
Sweet Potato Donuts with Apple Pie Glaze
A uniquely delicious gluten free AND dairy free dessert that tastes just like apple pie (in hand-held form!)
Click here for our Apple Pie Donuts recipe!
Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Homemade Condensed Coconut Milk
This coffee treat tastes so rich and decadent, I classify it as a dessert — with a kick! This homemade condensed coconut milk is so thick and sweet, but contains no dairy and no refined sugar. Awesome!
Click here for our Creamy Vietnamese Coffee recipe!
Watermelon Mojito Popsicles
The original recipe is for grown-ups only (alcoholic), but they can be made without the rum for a family-friendly treat!
Click here for our Watermelon Mojito Popsicles recipe!
In our recipes, I generally use the term dairy free to mean “lactose free” (as lactose is my main concern). Some of these recipes may contain butter.
This article from GoDairyFree.org offers helpful tips on how to substitute butter in a variety of cooking styles and recipes. While we haven’t tried all of these techniques personally, they may work in our recipes above if butter is a no-go for you.
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