Find dairy-free recipes to make for the kids, which will give you plenty of options if your child is lactose intolerant or on a temporary exclusion diet
Find dairy-free recipes to make for the kids, which will give you plenty of options if your child is lactose intolerant or on a temporary exclusion diet. No one has to miss out with our easy dairy-free recipes. These child-friendly recipes are made with simple ingredients and some are so easy, the kids could help you make them too. These dairy-free recipes for kids will leave you with lots of options when it comes to dinner time, snacks or even dessert.
From dairy-free ice cream to dairy-free soup, we're sure you'll find something to suit your little one's tastebuds.
So let's start with our favourite. Not only are these pancakes dairy-free, they're gluten-free too made with coconut, quinoa flour and plenty of fresh blueberries. These sweet pancakes would make a delicious weekend treat or dessert for your little one.
Click through to see all of our dairy-free recipes for kids...
Dairy and gluten-free vegetable lasagne
The whole family can tuck into this lasagne packed with veggies and layered with fresh pasta and a homemade dairy-free cheese sauce that has a mustard kick.
Raw brownie bites
Raw brownie bites are the perfect lunchbox filler or snack for your child. Dairy-free, these bites are made with pecan nuts and dates, making them extra sweet and moreish.
Gluten-free and dairy-free date and pecan brownies
These delicious brownies are really easy to make. Packed with dates and pecan nuts, this bake is a must-make if you're in the mood for treating your little one.
Pomegranate, raspberry and banana smoothie
There's no need for dairy in this smoothie recipe! Made with plenty of fruit including banana and raspberry, this delicious smoothie is the perfect wake up or snack for your little one.
Dairy-free smoked chilli sweetcorn chowder
Your little one is going to love this warming sweetcorn chowder. With not a single drop of dairy, this rich soup is made with sweetcorn, potatoes and dusted with chilli. If your child is not a fan of spice, leave the chilli out.
Dairy-free strawberry yogurt ice
The kids are going to love this dairy-free strawberry yogurt ice, which is perfect for dessert in those warmer months. This sweet, strawberry inufsed ice cream is made with fresh strawberries, soya yogurt and almonds.
Dairy-free and gluten-free cookies
These cookies are just like the real deal! Swapping butter for dairy-free spread and regular flour for gluten-free flour, these cookies are a little bit healthier than your average batch. Why not use your child's favourite dairy-free chocolate bar in this recipe?
Chunky sunshine pasta
This sunshine pasta is child-friendly and dairy-free too! Made with bacon for it's lovely, slaty flavour, this easy pasta dish combines carrots, runner beans, peas and broccoli to make one mouth-watering lunch or dinner.
Tuna and pea quiche
The kids are going to love this tuna and pea quiche. Cooked in just 35 mins, this tasty quiche is perfect for lunch or dinner served with new potatoes, sweetcorn and other veggies. This recipe shows you how to make dairy-free pastry from scratch too.
Orange fairy cakes
Make a batch of these orange fairy cakes with the kids at the weekend. They're full of a sweet, sticky citrus flavour and they're dairy-free too!
Not only is this vegetable crumble good for your kids as it's full of a variety of different veggies, it's also dairy-free too. Our favourite part of this bake has to be the crumble topping made with flour, mixed seeds and dairy-free soya spread.
Honey breakfast fruit cake
This sweet breakfast cake may be missing the dairy but it's certainly not missing any flavour thanks to the almonds, honey, butternut squash and fruit in this recipe. This cake would make the perfect lunchbox filler too.
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies.
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