Disney World really is the most magical vacation when it comes to traveling with food allergies. I mean- not only can you get a Chef that actually understands what you deal with everyday, but you can also get snacks!
If you are Dairy Free, and you ask in any group or forum, you’ll get lots of ‘DOLE WHIP’ comments. And while I like Dole Whip… I need more in my Dairy Free life than frozen fruit.
Here’s a list of my top 5 recommendations, with many more treats found throughout the Disney World Resort!
***As Always, please speak to a qualified restaurant employee when ordering food. In order to see the most accurate ingredients and risk assessment, you will need to confirm allergy safety in real-time. This is my personal experience, I am not employed or endorsed by companies or brands mentioned.***
Top 5 Dairy Free Desserts!
Just a disclaimer- there’s way more treats than these, and YES there’s dole whip, but lemme hit you with some options that might not be so obvious! For all the Snacks (and recommendations!) see the Dairy Free Guides for Disney World.
Over at Galaxy’s Edge…
Enjoy Blue and Green milk (together or seperate!)
Friendly for most of the top 8 allergens- only top allergen it contains is coconut (and also oats)! See the deets for the blue and green milk here!
Head over to the Milk Stand in Galaxy’s Edge to find this sweet treat. There is another type of ‘milk’ that is dairy free in Oga’s Cantina– but it’s not the same ingredients!
Over in Magic Kingdom
Enjoy the LeFou’s Brew at Gastons Tavern.
Spend some time over in ‘new’ fantasy land and stop by Gaston’s Tavern for this delightful treat in a very cute and themed location. This is a fantastic themed item, and delightfully refreshing in the warmer weather.
In Hollywood Studios…
This delightfully Dairy Free Milkshake is one of the only ones found on property!
A hidden lunch time gem in EPCOT
The ‘plant based’ cookies and cream dessert! This is Dairy Free as is- no modifications required. You’ll only find this at lunch, unless you go during peak season when Sunshine Seasons is also open for Dinner. Right now, it’s only open for lunch, so head there in the early afternoon for this great treat!
Last, but not least, Ice Cream!
There’s several locations to find ice cream at Disney World that is Dairy Free (the brand is Tofutti!), but the favorite is Plaza Ice Cream in Magic Kingdom on Main Street USA.
In the picture below I’ve added Dairy Free Sunflower cups to create ‘Mickey Ears’ from the Halloween Party- these are not available at the parks on a regular basis (but you can always bring your own!)
Honorary Bonus- Dairy Free Bakery
I’ll never forget the first time I learned about Erin Mckenna’s Dairy Free Bakery!
Located in Disney Springs, it was almost a solid hour from my house, but after reading about it online, I loaded up my one year old and we went on an adventure.
I can happily say that I’ve never looked back- and with all the info at your fingertips- I hope you can say the same about your magical vacation!