dairy free recipes

Unwanted male calves (known as 'bobby calves') are sent to slaughter in their first week of life so that their mothers 'milk can be harvested for human consumption. Going dairy free is a very healthy move, cows milk is best left for calves.


If you need milk in your life. Choose nut milks or rice or oat milk. 

dairy free banana ice cream 

Let us know if you think this is just as good as dairy ice cream. We think it is! 

Serves 4 

dairy free

egg free

4 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen (see Caroline’s Vegan Kitchen Tips ) 

1/2 cup almond butter 

2 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra for drizzling

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup tahini

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 vanilla pod, sliced in half and seeds removed, or 2 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup cashew nuts, roughly chopped



1/4 cup dates, finely sliced 

1/4 cup walnuts and cashew nuts, roughly chopped 

Maple syrup for drizzling 

Ground cinnamon for dusting​


In high powered food processor add all the ice cream ingredients and whizz until well blended, keeping a few rough pieces of cashew nuts. Scrape into a freezer proof container and freeze for about 1 hour. 


To serve; use a ice cream or spoon to scoop out into small glass dishes or into cones and top with the date slivers, chopped nuts, cinnamon and drizzle with maple syrup. 

caroline’s kitchen tips; 

  • To freeze bananas; lay sliced bananas on a sheet of baking paper, on a flat tray and put into freezer. Once frozen, scoop up and store in freezer bags. 


  • Take advantage of reduced priced spotty over ripe bananas, by in bulk and freeze.

Did you know? 

Today’s dairy cow has been genetically selected to produce up to 12 times the amount of milk needed to feed her calf. Producers have maximized productivity, but the cows unquestionably suffer poor welfare as a result. Producing such vast quantities of milk in one lactation cycle is so taxing and stressful that dairy cows are typically kept only for three or four years (or three cycles of pregnancy, birth, and lactation) before they are slaughtered.

2018  By Caroline's Vegan Kitchen 

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