At the time of publication, all recipes were free of the allergens listed as being free of in the title (i.e. soy-free, milk-free, etc.), and all other information shared was accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Though I strive to update outdated information quickly and work diligently to make sure you have the most accurate information possible at all times, it is your duty to double check labels EVERY TIME to ensure that the ingredients you use are SAFE FOR YOU.
Your doctor or allergist should also be your first go-to for information on how to handle your medical needs. That being said, if you DO notice an error, please send me an email letting me know (tell me what page or recipe the error is on, what the error is, etc.), and I will correct the error ASAP.
Thank you so much!

Please Be Advised:
I make sure all of my recipes use foods that are free of the allergens they say they are free of. You will need to do the same. For help with this, please see the appropriate "Alternative Names" page for the allergen(s) you need the recipe free of.

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Alternative Names for Milk and Helpful Links

This content was accurate at the time of posting, but it is possible that it is outdated at the time of your viewing.  Please, do NOT let this information replace the advice of your doctor/allergist.  ALWAYS follow their instructions and recommendations over mine.  



Ingredients change often, companies change hands, and policies change.  What once was safe, can now be unsafe.  For your own health and safety, please make it a habit of ALWAYS reading the ingredients of EVERYTHING before you buy it.

Also, if you notice that I have a product listed as "safe" for your particular allergen/sensitivity needs, PLEASE let me know so that I can update my information.  I strive to keep things current, but I do miss things from time to time.  Your help in this matter is invaluable to provide the most current information to my readers.  

Thank you so much!

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As with all food allergens, check EVERY label, EVERY time, EVEN IN NON-FOODS!!  Milk is a very popular ingredient in soaps, lotions, shaving creams, etc. because it is "natural" and "creamy".  It is always better to be safe than sorry!  Milk can also be found in items like finger paint and dustless chalk, so make sure to check out those arts and craft supplies (especially those marked "non-toxic")  for milk/dairy before using them!

Alternative Names for Milk
  1. ANYTHING with milk in the name
  2. ANYTHING with butter in the name
  3. ANYTHING with casein or caseinate in the name
  4. ANYTHING with cheese in the name
  5. ANYTHING with cream in the name
  6. ANYTHING with dairy in the name
  7. ANYTHING with hydrolysate in the name
  8. ANYTHING with whey in the name
  9. ANYTHING with yogurt in the name
  10. ANYTHING with formage in the name
  11. Curds
  12. Custard
  13. Galactose
  14. Ghee
  15. Half and half
  16. Lactalbumin
  17. Lactalbumin phosphate
  18. Lactate solids
  19. Lactate starter
  20. Lactyc yeast
  21. Lactitol monohydrate
  22. Lactoglobulin
  23. Lactose
  24. Lactulose
  25. Nisin preparation
  26. Nougat
  27. Pudding
  28. Quark
  29. Recaldent
  30. Rennet
  31. Rennet casein
  32. Simplesse (fat replacer)
  33. Dairy-Lo (fat replacer)
  34. Opta (fat replacer)
  35. Whipped topping
  36. Lactobum
  37. Lactobum phosphate
  38. Sour solids
  39. PROSPEC MI (used at the dentist)
  40. Solids*
  41. Sherbet or sherbert*
  42. Enriched flour*
  43. Natural flavoring*
  44. Flavoring*
  45. Artificial butter flavoring*
  46. Caramel flavoring*
  47. High protein flour*
  48. Lactic acid*
  49. Lactic acid starter culture*
  50. "Non-dairy" products (may contain casein)*
  51. Rice cheese*
  52. Soy cheese*
  53. Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein*
  54. Lactobacillus*
  55. Margarine*
  56. Prebiotics*
  57. Calcium*
  58. Sodium Steatoyal*
  59. Lactoferrin**
  60. Tagatose (Naturlose)**
*These foods/items MAY contain milk, but don't always, and were included in this list for those who are highly sensitive and to be above board for those who need to be more cautious.   If you see these ingredients, do not consume these ingredients or use them until you have checked with the manufacturer to see if they contain milk or not.
**These foods/items are GENERALLY safe for those with milk allergies, but were included in this list for those who are highly sensitive and to be above board for those who need to be more cautious.  Check with your doctor/allergist before using/consuming, especially if your allergy is severe.

Please note that the food labeling in the USA has come a long way, and the FDA now requires that the top 8 major allergens be clearly marked.  That means that if an item is derived from milk, eggs, seafood, fish, soy, wheat, peanuts or tree nuts, it needs to say that somewhere on the label.  However, this only applies to foods produced in the USA at this time and there are some ingredients that the FDA considers "safe" for everyone - even those with food allergens.  For example, soy lecithin and soy oil are considered "safe" by the FDA, so occasionally those ingredients will fall under things like "natural flavors" or even be in the ingredients' label of an item marked "soy-free".   It is my hope that labeling laws will eventually be 100% transparent, but until then, calls to manufacturers need to be made from time to time, and you will need to read labels EVERY SINGLE TIME to make sure a food fits your allergen needs.  This information is not meant to scare or overwhelm you, but to inform you so that you can be aware.  Awareness is power, and it can help bring great change!  If you ever need help with anything in regard to your or a loved one's food allergies, please don't hesitate to email me, and I'll help you find the right resources to help you on your journey. 

A special thank you to Kids With Food Allergies for providing most of the information for this list!

Helpful Milk/Dairy-Free Links:
  • Kids With Food Allergies' Milk Allergy Avoidance List with free print-outs.  Kids With Food Allergies is an amazing website in general!  They do product recalls, lots of research info and more!  I strongly recommend following them.
  • Go Dairy Free, especially their Dairy Ingredient List page.
  • Avoiding Milk Protein, especially this page.
  • Enjoy Life is a great company that has dairy-free and top 8 free products.  I highly recommend them!
  • Puritan's Pride has a lot of vitamins that are milk-free and/or otherwise allergy friendly.
  • has some great multiple food allergy blogs listed, as well as lots of specific info to particular food allergies. A great site for more info on avoiding allergens and finding information.
  • Snack Safely is a great place to quickly check to see if your potential snack is safe or not for your allergens.
  • Natural Candy Store has some great candy that is free of the top 8 allergens!
  • Buiced claims to have vitamins that are non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and caffeine-free.  Basically, they say their product is top 8 free.
  • Ceela Naturals has "gluten, soy, nut, dairy, cruelty free vegan skin care".  To read my review on some of these products, go here.
  • Bob's Red Mill has a great Dairy Free Substitutions for Cooking article that you can read here.
  • There are also lots of resources online that you can find via Google or Bing.  Just type in phrases like "alternative names for milk" or "milk-free recipes" and you will get a plethora of sites!
If you have any more sites or information for me to add, please leave a comment below or email me.  Thanks! :)

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