{Dairy Free} Creamy Garlic Dressing

{Dairy Free} Creamy Garlic Dressing | Cupcake and Bacon

I have been putting off writing this post for awhile.

Not because it is super personal or embarrassing or anything.

But because writing things down makes it real. Ya know?

{Dairy Free} Creamy Garlic Dressing | Cupcake and Bacon

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you may remember me asking for dairy-free recipes/ideas/advice.

Because a few weeks ago, dairy started bothering me and I was forced to go dairy-free.

*Insert chaos here*

{Dairy Free} Creamy Garlic Dressing | Cupcake and Bacon

I have no idea how to go dairy free.

You want to know what my diet consisted of before this happened?

Yogurt and cheese.

{Dairy Free} Creamy Garlic Dressing | Cupcake and Bacon

There may have been some other things mixed in there, too.

But primarily, yogurt and cheese.

You know what else has dairy in it?


{Dairy Free} Creamy Garlic Dressing | Cupcake and Bacon

So I set out to make something dairy-free that I could eat.

Starting with this dressing.

Oh. my. yum.

Creamy, garlicky. You wouldn’t even know it was dairy free. Perfect.

{Dairy Free} Creamy Garlic Dressing | Cupcake and Bacon

{Dairy Free} Creamy Garlic Dressing

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 3/4 pint

Serving Size: 2 tbsp

{Dairy Free} Creamy Garlic Dressing



  1. In a small bowl or glass mixing cup, combine coconut milk and apple cider vinegar. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to make "buttermilk."
  2. In a large bowl or glass mixing cup, combine "buttermilk", mayonnaise, dressing mix, and white wine vinegar.
  3. Whisk until smooth and combined. Add pepper to taste.
  4. Store in a 1 pt. Mason jar in the refrigerator.
  5. Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from Cooking with Curls

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  1. I am looking forward to trying this. I have been dairy free for about a year (I’m nursing and my baby has MSPI) and just finally found a dairy free ranch dressing I liked but was really wishing I had a dip recipe. I will try it soon!

  2. Oooo bummer. I feel for you. I heart all things dairy and it would be quite a challenge for me not to include those things on a daily basis. I actually think my son might have a touch of lactose intolerance. So I am limiting his dairy intake. I am actually hoping it’s just a dairy issue and not something more complicated like Celiac Disease. So far reducing dairy has helped. Good luck!

  3. Cristina, I found out after my daughter was born, 6 years ago (baby #2) that I was lactose intolerant! It was hard at first and still can be challenging at times but not having the discomfort of the lactose in my body is so worth it. You may be surprised or have already found out that some forms of lactose may bother you more then others, whey is a big pain in the gut for me! If you need any ideas or suggestions on how to substitute and what to look for on labels please feel free to email me anytime :-)
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