Need to make a recipe dairy-free?
Don’t forget to choose butter without milk!
Here are favorite brands we’ve been using for years.
Dairy-free butter substitutes…wow there are so many more these days!
And we thought it was time to finally share our favorites.
For years and years,
I’ve been subbing dairy-free butter into recipes with great success.
There are only a few times the taste or texture has been a little iffy.
For instance, dairy-free butter in chocolate chip cookies is best paired with equal part shortening.
And sometimes coconut oil instead of dairy-free butter can be delicious,
like in these rice crispy treats.
But generally, we love using our favorite brands of dairy-free butter in most recipes.
We even have some soy-free options and a pea-free option for those who need them.
Let’s get started!
Some save the best for last.
But not me!
Our top pick for dairy-free butter is Melt.
It’s also soy-free and pea protein free.
But check labels for yourself, ingredients can change!
What has most endeared me to this company is their awesome customer service.
When I called to ask about processing,
the person who answered the phone knew all the allergy information I was looking for.
They are the first company who’s ever told me they have a separate allergy-friendly room in a factory.
But be sure to call the company yourself as that information could now be outdated.
I hope they are still as friendly as they were to me!
The Melt brand can be hard to find, right now I have our local health store stocking it.
They also offer dairy-free butter sticks, which are great for my milk and egg free cinnamon rolls!
Here are the ingredients on our tub of Melt dairy-free butter.
But please check labels for yourself as ingredients can change.
When we were first diagnosed with milk allergy 13 years ago,
I was ecstatic to find Parkay Squeeze Margarine was dairy-free.
It was our very first dairy-free butter.
We used it for years, great for oatmeal and toast!
Check labels yourself, we haven’t used Parkay for a long time.
In the good old days, when I needed something more solid than squeeze margarine,
Fleischmann’s Unsalted Margarine Sticks surprisingly fit the bill.
We didn’t have dairy-free butter in a tub,
but we made the sticks work for everything we needed.
Be sure to check ingredients, we haven’t used Fleischmann’s for awhile.
EARTH BALANCE BRAND
Earth Balance dairy-free butter is probably one of the most popular vegan brands.
They have several variations, including some soy-free options.
Not all Earth Balance is soy-free so be sure to check labels.
I do love that Earth Balance is readily available, even at places like Walmart.
And I pick up their dairy-free, soy-free butter sticks especially for baking.
Earth Balance also sells large bulk tubs of dairy-free buttery spread, albeit not soy-free.
Hy-Vee and Whole Foods are a couple places where I’ve seen the large tubs.
The bulk size is handy for our sweet potato casserole that uses quite a bit of butter.
Here are the ingredients on our Earth Balance dairy-free butter sticks.
Always check ingredients for yourself, they can change.
OTHER DAIRY-FREE BUTTER BRANDS
According to allergy moms in our Facebook pages,
there are a handful of new plant-based butters on the market.
Like Country Crock Plant Butter and Smart Balance Plant Butter
I assume the prices of these mainstream options would be pretty reasonable.
Please make sure you grab the right variety from these brands and double check ingredients.
I personally have not tried them with my milk allergy son…
because in our family, once we find brands we like…
we don’t experiment a whole lot.
It’s just a safety net we have in place, you may do the same?
If you love any other dairy-free butter brands, please let us know in the comments!
Or let us know which of these you like the best. We’d love to hear.
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FAVORITE RECIPES USING DAIRY-FREE BUTTER