Dairy Alternatives

Dairy Alternatives


There are some incredible dairy alternatives out there and part of becoming vegan is about exploring new food options. As time passes, more vegan friendly products hit the shelves and replacing animal based products is becoming easier and easier. Of course there are some differences between particular products, and what you need to try and do is keep an open mind to a new world of food and understand that while you reduce the impact to animal farming and cruelty, you’re introducing new flavours into your palate.

Check out some egg alternatives too!


Dairy Alternatives - NuttelexTry Instead: Nuttelex

Available At: Woolworths, Coles, IGA

Info/Suggestions: Original is suitable for baking/cooking at higher temperatures


Dairy Alternatives - BioLifeCheeseTry Instead: MyLife Bio Cheese, Daiya Cheese, Vegusto No-Moo, Cheezly Mozzarella, Notzarella, Walnut Cream Cheese Spread, Tofutti Better Than Ricotta, Sense-Sations Parmesan

Available At: Prahran Convenience Store, The Cruelty Free Shop, Mad Cowgirls Vegan Grocery, Woolworths

Info/Suggestions: MyLife Bio Cheese has been a big hit in the vegan community due to how well this cheese melts, though the company’s website and promotions severely lack. Several independently owned shops popped up with it in Melbourne and a buzz started. Prahran Convenience StoreMad Cowgirls Vegan Grocery and One Way Fresh in Reservoir definitely stock it.


Dairy Alternatives - ChocolateTry Instead: Whittikers Dark ChocolatePana Chocolate

Available At: Woolworths, select stores for Pana.

Info/Suggestions:Cheapest Pana Chocolate


Dairy Alternatives - Coconut CreamTry Instead: 
Alpro Soy Cream, Alpine Coconut Cream, Rice Whip

Available At: The Cruelty Free Shop, Woolworths.

Info/Suggestions: Alpro is good to cook with, while Alpine coconut cream is thick and delicious for desserts.

Cream Cheese

Dairy Alternatives - Cream CheeseTry Instead: Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese

Available At: Woolworths, Coles.

Info/Suggestions: This stuff is sworn by, even by non-vegans! It is that tasty.

Ice Cream

Dairy Alternatives - Ice CreamTry Instead: Calippo Icy PolesWeis Fruit SorbetsSanitarium So Good Ice CreamGaláre Natural Ice Cream, Coyo, Halfpint Vegan Dairy

Available At: Woolworths, Coles, Mad Cowgirls Vegan Grocery

Info/Suggestions: So Good ice cream is delicious with Cottee’s Chocolate Topping which is also vegan! Halfpint Vegan Dairy is a decadent ice cream, but utterly worth the money.


Dairy Alternatives - MilkTry Instead: Soy Milk, Oat Milk, Rice Milk, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk

Available At: Woolworths, Coles, IGA, other independent stores.


  • Soy milk: Good in hot drinks, smoothies, cereal, general cooking/baking.
  • Oat milk: Good in smoothies, cold drinks, cereal, general cooking/baking.
  • Rice milk: Good in cold drinks, general baking/cooking.
  • Almond milk: Good in cold drinks, general cooking/baking.
  • Coconut milk: Good in cold drinks, cereal.


Dairy Alternatives - MayoTry Instead: Praise 99% Fat Free Mayo, Plamil Mayonnaise

Available At: Woolworths, The Cruelty Free Shop.

Info/Suggestions: In all honesty, Praise 99% is just as good as any of the chicken egg-based mayonnaise out there. Low in fat and animal secretion free!


Dairy Alternatives - PastryTry Instead: Borgs Puff & Shortcrust

Available At: Woolworths, Coles.

Info/Suggestions: Use as you would any other pastry, there’s no difference except the exclusion of animal secretions!

Sour Cream

Dairy Alternatives - Sour CreamTry Instead: Tofutti Sour Cream

Available At: Woolworths, The Cruelty Free Shop.

Info/Suggestions: This stuff is sworn by, even by non-vegans! It is that tasty.


Dairy Alternatives - YoghurtTry Instead: SoyLife Yoghurt, Kingland Soy Yoghurt, Alpine Coconut Yoghurt

Available At: Woolworths, Coles, The Cruelty Free Shop.

Info/Suggestions: SoyLife blueberry yoghurt is great on muesli.

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