Easy Dairy Free Coleslaw

Homemade coleslaw is tasty, crisp, and oh so creamy! Enjoy your dairy free coleslaw at your next barbecue or stack it on a sandwich with your favorite pulled pork recipe.

Dairy free coleslaw next to rib on white plate

Dairy free slaw

I am really picky about my coleslaw. I want it to be a certain way and when I try one I don’t like I’m often disappointed. This homemade slaw recipe delivers on tanginess, creaminess, and doesn’t leave a white soupy mess on your plate that runs into the rest of your food.

I don’t know about you, but most of the time, I don’t like it when my food touches. So when I have a cold and wet coleslaw juice making my biscuits soggy, it’s a sad day. Thankfully this slaw stays put and doesn’t ruin the rest of my meal.

Coleslaw in a bowl and a servings worth on a white plate to the side

Non dairy coleslaw ingredients

  • Bagged Coleslaw Mix
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Sugar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Mayo

What you’ll need to make this recipe

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dairy free coleslaw in a bowl

Tips for making dairy free coleslaw dressing

To make this dressing vegan friendly or egg-free as well, use a vegan alternative for mayonnaise.

If you aren’t sure how creamy you want it to turn out, use the 1/4 cup of requested mayonnaise and then taste the mix.

If you want to tone down the flavors and add in more mayo, you’ll be able to tell at this point but adding mayo after everything has been mixed together is possible. It’s just more work to evenly distribute it.

coleslaw next to ribs

FAQs for Creamy Milk Free Coleslaw

Can I make my own Coleslaw blend?

Absolutely, if you’re up to the task go right ahead. You’ll want two large carrots and a head of green cabbage. Slice the half and lay it flat side down on the cutting board. Cut the domes in half and then slice into very thin ribbon sized pieces.
Pour the cabbage into a bowl and shred the carrots. Your carrots will be very wet, so place them between some paper towels and pat dry to remove as much moisture as possible before adding to the cabbage. Then continue as directed.

Can I freeze leftover coleslaw?

Unfortunately not with this recipe. Due to the mayonnaise base of the non dairy dressing it is not suitable for freezing. The mayo will separate and cause a watery and gross coleslaw as a result.
You can however freeze coleslaw recipes that do not contain mayo. Double check with those trusted recipes just to be sure.

How to make dairy free coleslaw

Pour your coleslaw mix into a bowl and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until well mixed.

Toss the dressing with the coleslaw to evenly coat.

Let the mixture stand covered in the fridge for 20 minutes to 1 hour so the flavors can marinate.

Serve as desired and enjoy.

a fork scooping out a bite of coleslaw off of a plate

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Easy Dairy Free Coleslaw

Homemade coleslaw is tasty, crisp, and oh so creamy! Enjoy your dairy free coleslaw at your next barbecue or stack it on a sandwich with your favorite pulled pork recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Marinate20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy coleslaw recipe, dairy free coleslaw, easy recipe
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal


  • 1 bag Coleslaw mix cabbed (10oz)


  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise *See note


  • Pour the coleslaw cabbage blend into a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl mix all of the dressing ingredients together with a whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the dressing over the cabbage and toss to evenly coat.
  • Let the coleslaw sit for 20 minutes to 1 hour (covered in the fridge) to marinate. Serve and enjoy.
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If you like your coleslaw extra creamy then use 1/2 cup mayo. If you want it a little drier but still flavorful the 1/4 cup is perfect.


Serving: 10g | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.4g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 4.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 2.3mg | Sodium: 138.5mg | Potassium: 62.5mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 2.4g | Vitamin A: 2.6IU | Vitamin C: 12.8mg | Calcium: 14.8mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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