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Ranch Dressing with Almond Milk

This ranch dressing with almond milk is creamy, tangy, and oh so delicious! It’s perfect as a dressing on salads, wraps, burgers, or as a dip for veggies, fries, chicken wings, onion rings, chicken fingers, hushpuppies, and more.

Dairy free ranch dressing in a mason jar

While this ranch dressing with almond milk is dairy free, it is just as creamy as the original!

While you could use fresh herbs if you’d like, I recommend using dried. Dried herbs last longer than fresh herbs, allowing for the dressing to last longer too.

This recipe makes only one cup of dressing because I find it to be a much more manageable amount.

I rarely need more than that, even when serving a number of people.

However, it can be easily doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled, if desired.

History of Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing was originally created by a man named Steve Henson while spending a few years in Alaska.  

Then, in 1954, he and his wife opened a dude ranch in California named Hidden Valley Ranch.

There, they served it to customers and it became so popular, they began selling the dressing and seasoning mix for customers to take home and add their own buttermilk and mayonnaise.  

Eventually, they began mass producing their dressing. By the early 1990s, it was America’s best selling dressing.

How do You make dairy free buttermilk?

Making dairy free buttermilk is easy.

All you need is 1 cup of dairy free milk and 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice. Then, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes while the milk sours and curdles a bit.

Voilà, dairy free buttermilk!

Does the mayonnaise change the flavor?

Nope! Not at all.

First of all, the original ranch dressing included mayonnaise in it, so if anything, this is actually more authentic than using sour cream.

Also, I’ve used mayonnaise in all kinds of recipes, including for grilling, and I’ve never found it to give a taste.

Yield: 8 servings

Ranch Dressing with Almond Milk

Dairy free ranch dressing in a mason jar

This dairy free ranch dressing uses almond milk instead of buttermilk. It is super creamy and you'll never know it's not dairy! It is creamy, tangy, and oh so delicious! Use it over salad, to dip buffalo wings in, or any other way you enjoy eating ranch dressing.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • ½ cup unsweetened barista styled almond milk (120 milliliters)
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar
  • ½ cup chilled mayonnaise (120 milliliters)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/3 teaspoons dried chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine almond milk with lemon juice or vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add mayonnaise, onion powder, dried chives, dried parsley, dried dill, garlic powder, and salt. Mix well to combine.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

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Saturday 24th of June 2023

How long does the finished dressing stay good in the fridge?


Wednesday 6th of December 2023

Generally, up to two weeks


Friday 31st of March 2023

Just tried this recipe and turned out delicious!! Exactly as instructed. Thank you so much, I will be making this often!


Wednesday 5th of April 2023

I am so glad to hear it! Thank you for commenting to let me know :)

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