Can you do keto without dairy? Absolutely! In this post, I have assembled over 50 delicious keto dairy free recipes, from appetizers to main courses to snacks and desserts.
Many people think that following a low carb or keto diet means eating cheese and cream on a daily basis. This is just not true! It's super simple to do dairy free keto. And you won't be feeling like you're missing out at all.
I have a lot of low carb dairy free recipes on my website. This is not because I have a sensitivity to dairy. I actually tolerate it well. But I know many of you feel better when eating dairy free. And I also think that many recipes actually TASTE just as good when using dairy substitutes.
But even when I do use dairy in a recipe, I will always give you substitutions to make them dairy free. You can find these either in the recipe card or in the post. 99% of the time - with the exception of fathead dough - this is a very simple swap!
The best dairy free keto alternatives
Wherever a recipe calls for butter, simply replace it with coconut oil. This works in all dairy free keto desserts. When a recipe is savoury, either coconut oil or other keto-friendly oils such as olive oil or avocado oil will work.
Heavy Cream alternatives
The best dairy free alternative for heavy cream is coconut cream. This is the firm part from a can of coconut milk. When you store the can in the fridge, the firm and liquid parts separate and you can easily scoop it out. You can even whip coconut cream just like whipping cream!
Instead of dairy milk, opt for a nut milk. My personal favourite is almond milk, which is very low in carbs. Coconut milk, cashew milk, hazelnut milk or even soy milk will work as well.
Yoghurt and cheese alternatives
Yoghurt is a popular ingredient in both baking and cooking. Keto dairy free recipes use coconut yoghurt or almond yoghurt instead. You can find both in health food stores. The same goes for soy and nut-based versions of cream cheese and cheese.
Lastly, another way of making keto recipes extra creamy is using mayonnaise. Many people don't realise it does not contain any dairy at all - it's made with egg yolks and oil! Here is my favourite 5 minute blender mayonnaise recipe.
Now, let's get straight to the recipes! From keto dairy free breakfast all the way through to dessert, here's how to do keto without dairy - and lovin' it.
These non dairy keto Broccoli fritters are a go-to staple in our house. We love them for lunch or as part of a main meal (and sometimes even for breakfast!).
Dairy free, Paleo and Keto: Use these tortillas as a lunch wrap with your favourite low carb fillings or in Mexican dishes.
You'll love the bold flavours in this Mexican-inspired keto breakfast casserole! This easy dairy free and low carb recipe contains chorizo, plenty of vegetables and is topped with avocado, cilantro and a generous glug of (optional) hot sauce.
This keto vegetable soup is super nutritious and so flavourful! It makes a wonderful light yet filling lunch or dinner for the entire family - kids and adults alike.
You only need 4 ingredients to make this incredibly creamy and delicious keto custard!
A simple homemade sugar free condensed milk that works wonders in low carb and Keto dessert recipes. Only 3 ingredients and one tenth of the carbs in regular sweetened condensed milk!
Enjoy the flavours of autumn with this easy sugar free pumpkin pie! This holiday classic has a gluten free pie crust and a deliciously spiced dairy free pumpkin filling.
Warm up with a luxuriously creamy sugar free hot chocolate! This easy keto hot chocolate recipe has a deep chocolate flavour and contains only 2.5g net carbs.
Want a refreshing yet creamy dessert? Cool down with these sugar free ice pops. They are made with coconut milk, which makes them dairy free.
Can you taste the avocado? Absolutely not! This super fudgy chocolate avocado cake tastes so naughty it's hard to believe how healthy it is. Sugar free, gluten free and dairy free!
These Mexican chocolate fudgesicles are so insanely chocolatey and deliciously rich you'll want to keep them all for yourself.
You don't need heavy cream to make a delicious keto peanut butter smoothie! In this recipe, I used avocado to make the shake thick and sumptuous.
This creamy, filling keto frappuccino is ready in just 3 minutes and the perfect low carb breakfast drink for everyone who prefers dairy free.
You'd never guess these silky-smooth dairy free keto truffles are made with avocado!
You only need 4 ingredients to make this keto strawberry smoothie with almond milk.
With just 6 ingredients and 1.4g of net carbs per cookie, these peanut butter almond flour cookies are the perfect keto without dairy treat!
Perfectly creamy and fruity, this blueberry keto smoothie contains avocado to make it extra thick and super satisfying.
This keto chocolate milkshake is refreshing and super satisfying! It has the same wonderful texture as a traditional milkshake. But instead of ice cream, my low carb shake is made with almond milk.
A dairy free Keto strawberry mousse recipe that only needs 7 minutes prep. I'm using coconut cream instead of heavy whipping cream , which means this low carb mousse is wonderfully creamy yet light and airy.
Light, airy and silky-smooth! This keto creme brulee is a dairy free, incredibly delicious take on the classic French dessert.
Silky-smooth and creamy, this easy dairy free keto caramel sauce comes together in only 10 minutes!
Overnight chia pudding is a delicious and easy way to meal-prep your weekday breakfast. In this post you'll find a basic creamy dairy free keto chia pudding recipe and three topping variations with fully calculated macros and net carbs.
These soft and pillowy Keto buns taste similar to whole wheat bread, but with a fraction of the carbs! They are easy to make and work with both sweet and savoury toppings.
Need a treat? This moist coconut flour mug cake has a delicious cinnamon swirl and is ready in minutes.
Have you heard of noatmeal? It's oatmeal without the oats! I've used chia, hemp hearts and a few other delicious ingredients to make this tasty dairy free keto recipe.
Chocolate avocado mousse is not only a super-easy dessert that comes together in minutes, it's also impossibly delicious!
Flaxseed crackers are a fantastic gluten free staple to have around when you're on a keto diet. Learn how to make these crispy, delicious keto crackers with just 4 ingredients!
Learn how to make homemade keto marzipan in 5 minutes from start to finish!
The low carb version of Reeses cups!
A quick and versatile keto marinara sauce to use on keto pizza and in any other recipe that requires tomato sauce!
Packed with nuts and seeds, these gluten free Keto granola bars come in at only 2.7 g net carbs per bar.
This zesty, sugar free orange marmalade is made with ordinary oranges and is fuss-free and delicious.
This moist keto orange cake is made with almond flour and whole oranges - skins and all.
This keto stuffing is so good that I could eat it as a main meal! It's a sausage and cauliflower stuffing - packed with flavour and minus all the stodgy bread.
Keto egg roll in a bowl is a super tasty low carb lunch or dinner. Ready in just 15 minutes and 7.3g net carbs per portion, it's so flavourful and addictively good it's official nickname is crack slaw!
You only need 4 ingredients to make these totally scrumptious coconut almond butter bars!
If you’re looking for a healthy, filling soup this Keto Ramen is a must-make.
When you're in the mood for a classic chocolate truffle look no further than these keto Ferrero Rocher. My version is sugar free, dairy free and actually nutritious because the filling is made with avocado!
I have quite a few keto dairy free recipes for breakfast on my site - and here's another one! This flavourful pumpkin porridge is a warming treat for cold days. It's ready to eat in just 2 minutes!
The classic potato salad goes low carb!
The creaminess of this keto oatmeal with coconut flour will blow you away!
With all my tips and tricks in the post, making beautiful (and tasty!) sugar free meringues is easy!
These oven-baked crispy keto chicken wings are a classic! The rub is made with lots of keto friendly spices and unlike many store bought BBQ seasoning it's 100% sugar free and low carb.
Get that Chinese Take-Out vibe the Keto way!
These moist, chewy dairy free Keto blondies are easy to make and perfect for coconut lovers! They contain coconut flour, coconut oil, desiccated coconut AND coconut cream.
This sugar free, dairy free brownie recipe is keto and low carb - absolutely guilt-free pleasure.
Sweet craving? These soft, chewy coconut bars are healthy dessert heaven.
These almond butter brownie cookies are the most satisfying Keto chocolate cookies you'll ever try.
These 3 ingredient frozen blueberry bites are such a refreshing fruity treat.
A soft, pillowy flaxseed bread that can be baked as a loaf, Focaccia-style or even as muffins. It's so good that I included it in my Keto Bread Made Easy cookbook - alongside plenty more exclusive dairy free (and egg free) keto recipes.
This rustic Paleo bread is nutrient-dense, grain free and packed with seeds.
And here's the last of my dairy free keto desserts to round things off. This really simple and decadently creamy low carb chocolate tart is assembled in minutes - and it's totally delicious!