non·​dairy | \ ˌnän-ˈder-ē How to pronounce nondairy (audio) , ˌnän-ˌder- \

Definition of nondairy

: containing no milk or milk products nondairy whipped topping

Examples of nondairy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Startups such as New City are leading a boom of nondairy alternatives to ice cream. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Aug. 2021 Cow, sheep, goat or nondairy milk is heated, and cultures — including Penicillium roqueforti or glaucum — and rennet are added. Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2021 However, adding dairy, sugars, flavors or nondairy creamers can add a lot calories, sugar and fat, which could negate coffee's heart-healthy benefits, the AHA advised. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 27 Aug. 2021 Last year, Ben & Jerry’s became the first company to offer nondairy frozen desserts made with sunflower butter. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Aug. 2021 One of its departments, the Frozen Dessert Center, provides technical expertise for producers in the nondairy sector. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Aug. 2021 And that makes sense, because Wildgood uses olive oil as the base in its fully nondairy line. Amanda Shapiro, Bon Appétit, 14 July 2021 However, many people add dairy, sugars, flavors or nondairy creamers that are high in calories, added sugar and fat. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 21 June 2021 As consumers place more emphasis on the health and environmental benefits of nondairy products, many organic dairies that once targeted these more conscious consumers have shifted to producing other dairy products like yogurt and cheese. Ann Gehan, Dallas News, 20 June 2021

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First Known Use of nondairy

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondairy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nondairy

: not containing or made with milk

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