Definition of nondairy in US English:



  • Containing no milk or milk products.

    ‘a nondairy creamer’
    • ‘He used his winnings to buy every American a scoop of non-dairy ice cream.’
    • ‘Eat foods that are low in fat and calories, making more selections from vegetables, fruits, whole-grains and low-fat or non-dairy products.’
    • ‘It is found in hard cheeses such as Cheddar, American, and Swiss, and it is a common additive in many non-dairy products.’
    • ‘Finally, outside of the dairy product sector, there is a growing use of dairy-based ingredients used to fortify non-dairy foods.’
    • ‘They should eat non-dairy butter and cream, and use soya-milk.’
    • ‘If you're looking for a non-dairy smoothie, soy or rice milk can be substituted for the cow's milk, and sorbet can be substituted for the yogurt.’
    • ‘A variety of non-dairy milks, like soy, nut and rice, easily replace the real thing; look to the soy version of margarine, sour cream, cream cheese and yogurt to substitute for other dairy ingredients.’
    • ‘While processors long have been sensitive about the use of the term ‘milk’ to describe a non-dairy beverage, a growing number of dairies have jumped on the soy bandwagon.’
    • ‘Ask for milk with your tea and many establishments will send out small non-dairy creamers along with the lemon.’
    • ‘In addition, he points out, simply adding extra calcium through supplements or non-dairy products may not solve the problem.’
    • ‘In addition, Saputo operates a distribution network in Canada through which the company markets a broad assortment of imported cheeses and non-dairy products to complement its cheese offerings.’
    • ‘She sprinkled a teaspoonful of powdered non-dairy creamer into the coffee and watched the crystals explode into tiny pale swirls.’
    • ‘Magnesium is found in meat, fish, nuts, black beans and molasses, while non-dairy sources of calcium include green leafy vegetables, tofu, salmon and sardines, especially with the bones.’
    • ‘This non-dairy whip icing has a ‘fresh picked’ strawberry flavor, silky texture and delicate, pink color that's perfect for any dessert.’
    • ‘Many drivers also carry a variety of non-dairy products, turning their truck into a traveling grocery store.’
    • ‘The link can't yet be explained, and the intake of calcium (whether from milk or non-dairy products) was not connected to Parkinson's disease.’
    • ‘The non-dairy alternatives at the time were virtually tasteless, so I reluctantly resigned myself to living without cheese.’
    • ‘I'm not over-enthusiastic about cow's milk and believe that non-dairy substitutes such as soya milk are better for many people.’
    • ‘The company launched Coffee Rich non-dairy creamer in the 1960s.’
    • ‘While there are non-dairy yogurts made from soy currently on the market, this is the first dairy yogurt to have added soy protein.’