The New Zealand Dairy Free Awards

Celebrating excellence in the dairy-free plant-based alternatives.

Dairy Free Awards

The 2024 Dairy Free Awards.

The future of milk products is plant-based. We would like to see the government helping farmers to diversify and transition to growing plants over the coming decade. It’s time for New Zealand to once again become global leaders. We can do this, we can all work towards a horticultrual-based economy!
We will meet our Paris Agreement goals if we invest in our land wisely, grow the right crops in the right environment and increase our organic inputs.
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Welcome to our fourth People’s Choice Awards ~ here to celebrate FebNoDairy are our Dairy Free Awards!

We invite you to make your selections amongst a host of exciting and delicious plant-based dairy alternatives across 6 different categories.

You have only until 19th FebNoDairy to get your votes in.  We placed several call outs on our socials for nominations and we emailed a lot of different companies to get our nominees down to those in the survey (see below).

We encourage you to give an answer to each of the categories, just to get your feedback on which are THE BEST dairy free ice creams, butters, yoghurts, creams, desserts, and milks. This is your chance to let your favourite companies know which are your preferred products!

We are delighted that every year there are more products on the market and new companies making seriously innovative delights. This year we are excited to see Eat Kinda with their incredible ice-cream made from cauliflower! Yep, you read that right! An ice-cream, made using cauliflowers! All the ugly ones too, that no one else wants to eat, so they are a great waste-saving benefit too. If you’ve recently purchased a plant-based ice-cream from Hell Pizza, you have probably already tried it and wondered how this is even possible!

We welcome Little Liberty into the awards, with their tasty ice-cream flavours. Now we can enjoy Little Liberty, Little Lato and Little Island! We have added in those yummy Alpro desserts, the 4 packs you see in the fridge section of supermarkets 😊

Don’t see your favourite here? Write to to let her know your suggestion for next year’s awards.

Then Kiwis will be encouraged to vote for the winners.  Voting comes during Feb No Dairy.





Ice Cream




Dairy Free Awards Winners 2024

Ice Cream

Winner by just 4 votes is Magnum Almond

Runners up were Tiptop Boysenberry Trumpet, along with Duck Island Salted Chocolate Brownie

Plant Based Milk

Winner is Boring Oat Barista, who also won last year.

Runner up is Vitasoy Oat.


Winner is Vutter Original taking half the votes!

Runner up is also Vutter with their Garlic blend

Plant Based Desserts

Equal Winners are Alpro Chocolate 4 pack dessert and Alpro 250ml carton of custard

Equal Runners up are Sara Lee Joy Blueberry Cheesecake and Sara Lee Joy Key Lime Cheesecake

Plant Based Yoghurts

Winner is Raglan Food Company Vanilla Bean

Runner up is Raglan Food Company Raspberry


Winner is Angel Food Sour Cream

Runners up are Alpro Single Soy Cream and Little Island Cashew Cream



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Check out our Dairy Alternatives page and find your favourite.