Alternatives to Dairy Products: Reliable Sellers

Choose to Sell Dairy Alternatives

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You’ve set up your online grocery store. You’re almost ready to start blind drop shipping. But you need products to sell. And not just any products—you want reliable sellers.

Definitely sell alternatives to dairy products. They’re popular because more people are choosing to go dairy-free!

Why Do Consumers Go Dairy Free?

People choose to eliminate dairy products for these and other reasons:

  • Lactose intolerance—a problem with digesting dairy.
  • Dairy allergies.
  • A vegan lifestyle. Vegans avoid all products produced by animals, including meat and dairy products.
  • Health consciousness. Many people cut out dairy to lose weight, fight gastrointestinal problems, or combat other health problems.
  • Ethics—an objection to the way that some farmers treat dairy cows.
  • Avoiding growth hormones. Some dairy farmers inject unhealthy artificial growth hormones into their cows.

These people consume plant-based alternatives to milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream instead. Producers make these products by grinding beans, nuts, and seeds.

Why Sell Dairy Alternatives?

Non-dairy milk substitutes from plants are becoming more and more popular!

  • The global dairy alternatives market was valued at $7.37 billion (USD)  in 2016 (Marketsandmarkets).
  • From 2017 to 2022, Mordor Intelligence predicts that this market will grow 17.5%. It could be worth as much as 25 billion (USD) by 2022.

This is due in part to these factors:

  • More people are recognizing the health benefits of non-dairy milks. They realize that they can get the nutrition associated with dairy milk from a healthy plant-based source instead.
  • Also, the number of people suffering from either a milk allergy or a lactose intolerance keeps increasing.
  • In addition, more people are going vegan or cutting out milk for other ethical reasons.

Six popular alternatives to milk are soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, rice milk, and flax milk. These substitute milks also feature in non-dairy cheese, yogurt, and frozen desserts.

Read on to learn more about popular dairy alternative products and brands for you to sell in your store.


Milk Substitutes for Non-Dairy Lifestyles

Soy Milk

Soy milk is the most popular milk alternative in the world. It’s also been around the longest (Marketsandmarkets).

Popular Brand: Silk

Silk sets the standard for soymilk—it’s one of the original brands of non-dairy drink.

Silk sells a wide variety of soymilks for diverse tastes, including original, unsweetened, vanilla, and even chocolate.

Most notably, they offer this unsweetened organic soymilk. It’s packed with extra protein (7 grams per serving), and is lactose-free and gluten-free, with no added sugar. Also, it’s USDA Organic and Non-GMO. Add it to your store today!

Silk Organic Soymilk with protein

Almond Milk

In the U.S., almond milk is currently the most popular plant milk. Around $900 million was sold in the U.S. in 2015 (Mordor Intelligence).

Popular Brand: Blue Diamond Almond Breeze 

The famous almond company comes through with unsweetened and sweetened varieties. They also offer both unflavored and vanilla versions.

Check out this unsweetened, vanilla-flavored almond milk from Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. It’s only 30 calories, and it’s perfect for cereal, smoothies or any time that requires a dairy substitute. It’s also free of soy and gluten. Your customers will love its sweet, nutty taste!

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze almond milk and breakfast


Coconut Milk

Add some tropical flavor to your non-dairy product list with coconut milk, which is commonly used in smoothies and frozen recipes.

Popular Brand: So Delicious

So Delicious produces a wide variety of non-dairy milks, but their organic unsweetened coconut milk is an especially hot seller. It works well paired with oatmeal, blended into a smoothie, or straight in a glass. Choose the original variety, the vanilla, or both. They’re both USDA Organic, completely dairy-free, and only 45 calories per serving.

So Delicious Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk---Vanilla in a glass with cookiesSo Delicious Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk---Original with a smoothie


Flax Milk

Popular Brand: Good Karma

Good Karma’s smooth and creamy flax milk is proof that “a little Good Karma goes a long way!”

The company specializes in flax milk, and this Original Flaxmilk started it all. With 50 calories and 1200mg Omega 3 per serving, it’s a nutrition powerhouse! Pour it over cereal or add a plant-based twist of creaminess to coffee.  It’s always free of dairy, lactose, nuts, soy, and gluten.


good karma original flaxmilkGood Karma Flaxmilk and fruit


Cashew Milk

Popular Brand: So Delicious

So Delicious comes through again with this unsweetened cashew milk. It’s a low-calorie choice, and it’s dairy-free and soy-free. Plus, it’s a good source of calcium. It’ll add a slightly nutty taste to cereal, smoothies, or even recipes that would traditionally include milk.

So Delicious Cashewmilk with cerealSo Delicious Cashew Milk


Rice Milk

Popular Brand: Dream

Dream specializes in non-dairy products made from many different plant-based milks. In fact, it was one of the first plant-based dairy alternative companies. And Rice Dream is its original drink.

Dream presents this enriched unsweetened Rice Dream rice milk that’s an excellent source of Vitamin D and calcium. It also includes Vitamins A and B12. Enjoy a sweet taste of rice without any added sugar. It’s free of dairy, lactose, and cholesterol. Also, it’s USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.

Rice Dream organic rice milk---enriched originalRice Dream rice milk and a woman reading outside


Other Non-Dairy Products

Popular Non-Dairy Cheese Brands


Treeline’s cashew-based artisan round cheeses are perfect for fancy parties or anytime someone needs to entertain guests.

Treeline’s Classic Aged Artisanal Nut Cheese is dairy-free and gluten-free. It’s “tangy, slightly smoky, and firm yet creamy.” Try this hard cheese on crackers, in a salad, or grated over pasta. You’ll almost forget it’s non-dairy!

Treeline Classic Aged Nut Cheese



A dairy-free pioneer, Daiya makes sliced, shredded, and cubed plant-based cheeses without milk.

Daiya Deliciously Dairy-Free Provolone-Style Slices taste great on sandwiches, flatbreads or crackers. They even work well with wine, just like cheeses that contain dairy.

They’re dairy-free, soy-free, Kosher, gluten-free and vegan. Also, they provide a good source of calcium and are free of cholesterol.

Daiya Dairy-Free Provolone Style Slices


Go Veggie

Go Veggie makes vegan cheese in shredded, single-serve slice, and snack-size bar varieties.

This bag of Mexican-style shredded alternative cheese works great on tacos, nachos or homemade pizza. It contains 50% more calcium and nearly 90% less saturated fat than dairy cheese.

It’s also Non-GMO, with no cholesterol, lactose, or gluten.

Go Veggie Mexican Cheese Alternative


Popular Non-Dairy Yogurt Brands

Almond Dream

Dream uses their almond milk to produce low-fat yogurts for those who avoid dairy. The yogurts come in five varieties: Plain, Vanilla, Mixed Berry, Strawberry, and Coconut.

This low-fat Almond Dream Strawberry Yogurt is gluten-free, non-dairy and lactose-free, but delivers everything consumers love about traditional yogurt. Consumers won’t miss the milk!

Almond Dream Strawberry Almond Milk YogurtAlmond Milk Yogurt from Almond Dream



Daiya comes through again with their smooth, creamy dairy-free yogurts.

One of the company’s best options is the Peach Greek Yogurt Alternative. This Greek-style plant-based peach yogurt from Daiya tastes like fresh-picked peaches. Protein, calcium and juicy peach pieces provide the nutrition your consumers want and need. Plus, it’s both dairy-free and soy-free. It’ll satisfy your customers at breakfast or anytime!

Daiya Peach Greek Yogurt Alternative


Popular Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Brands

These two brands go far beyond the traditional vanilla and chocolate flavors of frozen dessert. They even offer novelty frozen desserts on sticks. Best of all, all of the frozen desserts they make are dairy-free!

So Delicious

So Delicious produces many ice cream alternatives from coconut, cashew, almond and soy milks.

This Mocha Almond Fudge flavor is made with organic coconut milk. It combines a coffee-flavored base with crunchy almonds and ribbons of dairy-free chocolate. Also, it’s completely free of dairy and soy.

So Delicious Coconut Milk Mocha Almond Fudge


Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss

Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss line focuses on organic coconut milk to make over 15 satisfying frozen desserts.

The Mint Galactica frozen dessert has an out of this world taste, combining mint with organic dark chocolate flakes. It’s USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, and soy-free. It’s sweetened with organic agave syrup and cane sugar. Most importantly, it’s completely dairy-free, even with the chocolate.

Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss---Mint Galactica

The above brands provide reliable, popular dairy alternative choices to satisfy the growing number of non-dairy consumers.

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Author: Jessica.Huhn
Jessica Huhn is a graduate of Mount St. Mary's University and a content writer for When she is not engaging in her passion for writing, there is a good chance that Jessica is singing, whether by herself or with one of her choirs. She might also be admiring cows, animals that she has seen a unique beauty in since the age of two.