Dairy-free no longer means giving up yogurt. There are now numerous dairy-free and vegan probiotic-rich yogurts on the market! But I must confess that some might not meet your expectations. So we’ve taste-tested and compared dozens of options to identify the best dairy-free yogurt brands on the market. They all happen to be plant-based and carrageenan-free, and you will find many nut-free, soy-free, coconut-free, and even paleo-friendly options.
Although it is perishable, most dairy-free yogurt brands have a refrigerator life of up to a few weeks. And we’ve seen quite a few options available in stores – even in scarce times. So please enjoy our round-up below of the most delicious and nutritious coconut, almond, cashew, soy, oat, and top allergen-free yogurts.
Oui by Yoplai
Not surprisingly, Yoplait has come out on top for dairy-free yogurt. It’s hard not to like the perfectly smooth and creamy consistency, the spot on flavor, and the ideal yogurt thickness. This is one of those “I can’t believe it’s dairy-free” products. We also liked the relatively short ingredient list, and how these don’t overtly taste like coconut.
Cocoyo Living Coconut Yogurt
This very virtuous brand disappeared several years ago, but it was purchased by GT’s and brought back to life! It’s the “cleanest” dairy-free yogurt on the market. In fact, the pure flavor contains just raw young coconut, raw young coconut water, and dairy-free probiotic cultures. It boasts a whopping 25 billion probiotics per 1/2 cup serving with no added sugar.
So Delicious Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternative
Many So Delicious products have come and gone over the years, but their core line of coconut milk yogurt alternatives has persisted. It’s changed a bit over the years, with minor reformulations and flavor additions, but overall, it’s been consistent. Their unsweetened varieties are quite versatile in recipes, and come in large tubs.
Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative Made with Soy
I believe this is the highest protein option on the market, and without any added protein. Consequently, it has a very smooth consistency that beckons to dairy yogurt. In fact, Tony exclaimed “Yoplait!” when he sampled one of the flavors. It’s satisfyingly sweet with a slight tang. The cups come only in flavors, but you can buy the lower sugar Plain variety in larger tubs.
Coyo Coconut Yogurt Alternative
Holy cow! It’s straight up cultured coconut cream. This stuff isn’t cheap, but it’s so unbelievably thick and rich that I usually break one serving into three. It’s the perfect healthy dollop atop granola, fresh fruit, or even dessert! Coyo used to use stevia to sweeten, but it was cut from the formula. Now this flavor-on-the-bottom brand doesn’t use any added sweeteners.
Forager Project Organic Cashew Milk Yogurt
Truthfully, their Coconut Cashewgurt was the best. Sadly it was discontinued before it even had a chance in the market. Fortunately, Forager’s classic Cashewmilk Yogurt line is also pretty darn good, and it still has a touch of coconut cream for richness. Their Unsweetened version is actually quite popular as a sour cream substitute.
The Coconut Collaborative Coconut Yogurt
I had the chance to try this scrumptious fruit-on-the-bottom, no added sweetener yogurt at a tradeshow, and was blown away by how sweet and satisfying it was. The company is small and mindful of people, the planet, and ingredients, which makes them easy to support.
Silk Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative
Silk struck the perfect balance between simple wholesome ingredients, creamy consistency, and delicious flavor with their almond milk yogurt line. Unlike many dairy-free almond-based products, they use a good dose of real almonds to provide richness and nutrition. In fact, it’s such good quality that you can make amazing dairy-free yogurt cheese with it! And yet, this is one of the more fairly priced alternatives that often goes on sale.
So Delicious Oatmilk Yogurt Alternative
Oat milk has been a poor performer in dairy-free yogurt, but So Delicious has managed to create blends that have a favorable taste and texture without too much sugar. Perhaps it’s due to their creative flavors – they’ve ventured away from the norm with options like Spiced Pear & Fig and Strawberry Rhubarb.
These are some of the best lactose-free yogurt brands to try.