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Dairy-Free Recipes for Holidays, Birthdays and Special Occasions


Holidays and birthdays are times of year that we gather to celebrate family, friends, and, of course, food! Most traditional holiday recipes, from birthday cakes to Halloween candies to Thanksgiving pies and Christmas cookies, contain loads of dairy ingredients, but they don't have to! If you're looking for the perfect dish, cake, or sweet for your festivities, browse through some of these dairy-free recipes for inspirations on how to make your celebration special.
  1. Birthdays
  2. Weddings
  3. Valentine's Day
  4. Spring and Summer Holidays
  5. Fall and Winter Holidays


Nothing says "Happy Birthday" quite like a birthday cake or another homemade sweet. Most traditional birthday cake recipes and treats contain dairy ingredients, from butter and milk to cream cheese and sour cream, but the recipe collections below contain instructions on how to make dairy-free, delicious sweets that are sure to make your friends and family smile.


If you're planning a home-catered wedding, you already know that it's impossible to please everyone, especially when it comes to the food. But, at the very least, it's nice to know that everyone can safely enjoy the menu! If you're still looking for hors d'oeuvre, dessert, and cake recipes to suit dairy-free and vegan diets, browse through some of the recipes below for inspiration.

Valentine's Day

The way to a lover's heart is through their stomach! Whether you intend to make your valentine breakfast in bed or a homemade box of dairy-free chocolates, you'll find what you're looking for in these collections.

Spring and Summer Holidays

From Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day to Easter and the Fourth of July, most traditional holiday recipes contain dairy ingredients, from the King Cake to summer cobblers and strawberry shortcakes. These resources will give you some ideas on how to celebrate the season without the dairy.

Fall and Winter Holidays

During the fall and winter months when hearty, butter-rich casseroles and desserts are the festive fare of the season, it can seem difficult to prepare dishes that vegans and dairy-free and lactose intolerant persons can enjoy. If you're looking to prepare some of your favorite Halloween treats, Thanksgiving pies, and Christmas cookies, browse through the recipe collections below to find the dish to suit your celebration.

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