Does Yum Yum Sauce Have Dairy? (Answered)

Many people wonder if yum yum sauce has dairy given its creamy texture. Here you will learn if store-bought and homemade yum yum sauces commonly contain dairy. Without additional delay, let’s get into what is in yum yum sauce!

Store-Bought Yum Yum Sauce & Dairy

The table shows a variety of yum yum sauce brands with their ingredients and whether they contain dairy ingredients. We underlined the dairy ingredients where applicable.

In summary, some store-bought yum yum sauces have dairy. Of the eleven yum yum sauces displayed below, three contain dairy ingredients. Specifically, butter is used in the sauces that have dairy. Other food allergens that are more common than dairy in these sauces are eggs and soy.

Yum Yum SauceDairy Ingredients (Yes or No)?Ingredients
Terry Ho’s Yum Yum – The OriginalNoSoybean Oil, Water, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Egg Yolks, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Mustard Seed, Dehydrated Garlic, Hot Sauce (Peppers, Vinegar, Salt Xanthan Gum), Tomato Paste, Paprika, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Potassium Sorbate And Sodium Benzoate (Preservatives), Propylene Glycol Alginate, Calcium Disodium EDTA (To Protect Flavor), Polysorbate 80, White Pepper, Spice.
La Choy Yum YumNoSoybean Oil, Water, Sugar, Egg Yolks, Apple Cider Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Distilled Vinegar, Less Than 2% OF: Dijon Mustard (Water, Mustard Seed, Vinegar, Salt, White Wine, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Turmeric, Spice), Salt, Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper Sauce (Aged Cayenne Red Peppers, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Salt, Garlic Powder), Onion Powder, Phosphoric Acid, Polysorbate 60, Paprika, Xanthan Gum, Spice, Natural Flavor, With Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Disodium EDTA and Natamycin To Protect Quality. 
Bibibop Yum YumYesSoybean Oil, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Egg Yolk, Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Salt, Alcohol), Garlic (Including Dehydrated), Red Jalapeno Peppers, Salt, Butter (Cream, Salt), Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate And Sodium Benzoate Added As Preservatives, Acetic Acid, Spice, Natural Flavor, Calcium Disodium EDTA (Added To Protect Flavor).
G Hughes Sugar-Free Yum YumNoWater, Canola Oil, Enzyme Modified Egg Yolks, Sriracha Sauce (Chili Peppers, Sorbitol, Vinegar, Salt, Garlic, Xanthan Gum, Beet Powder, Natural Flavor), Tomato Paste, Vinegar, Cider Vinegar, Salt, Modified Food Starch, Mustard Flour, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Spice, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika Extractive (Color), Xanthan Gum, Sucralose, Potassium Sorbate and Calcium Disodium EDTA (to preserve freshness).
Chen Out Of Ten Yum YumYesMayonnaise (Soybean Oil, Distilled Vinegar, Egg Yolk, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Contains Less Than 2% of Salt, Water, Mustard Seed, Calcium Disodium (To Protect Flavor), Water, Butter (Cream, Salt), Sugar, Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Sodium Benzoate (As A preservative), Distilled Vinegar, Granulated Garlic and Onion, Paprika, Spices, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (As A Preservative).
Ying’s Yum YumNoSoybean Oil, Rice Vinegar, Water, Sugar, Eggs And Egg Yolks, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% Of Lemon Juice, Mustard Seed, Onion Powder, Ginger Powder, Garlic Powder, Turmeric, Paprika, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate And Sodium Benzoate As Preservatives, Calcium Disodium EDTA (Used To Protect Flavor), Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavors, Spices
Makoto Yum YumYesMayonnaise (Soybean Oil, Egg Yolk, Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Contains Less Than 2% Of: Salt, Spice, Calcium Disodium EDTA To Protect Flavor), Water, Sugar, Apple Cider Flavored Vinegar (Distilled Vinegar From Grain, Natural Flavor With Caramel Color), Spices, Tomato Paste (Tomatoes), Butter, Garlic, Salt, Soybean Oil, Garlic Powder.
Chef Kamikazes Yum YumNoMayonnaise, Water, Sugar, Margarine, Soybean Oil, Tomato Paste, Spices, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Salt, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum.
Sun Luck Yum YumNoSoybean Oil, Sugar, Egg Yolks, Water, Vinegar Salt, Tomato Paste, Hot Sauce, (Red Peppers, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Salt, Garlic), Mustard, Paprika, Garlic, Xanthan Gum, Cayenne Pepper.
Frederik’s By Meijer Yum YumNoSoybean or Canola Oil, Water, Cane Sugar, Sugared Egg Yolks (Egg Yolks, Sugar), Distilled Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Sea Salt, Cayenne Pepper Sauce (Aged Red Cayenne Peppers, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Garlic), Mustard Flour, Garlic Powder, Caramelized Cane Sugar, Xanthan Gum, Natural Vitamin E (Added To Protect Flavor), Paprika Extract.
Kroger Yum Yum – Original SauceNoWater, Soybean and/or Canola Oil, Sugar, Distilled Vinegar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Egg Yolk, Salt, Tomato Puree (Tomato Paste, Water), Spices, Paprika, Hot Sauce (Peppers, Vinegar, Salt), Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Dried Garlic, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate as Preservatives, Calcium Disodium EDTA to Preserve Flavor.

Homemade Yum Yum Sauces & Dairy

We reviewed some of the top yum yum sauce recipes to see if they contain any dairy ingredients. We found that it is common for homemade yum yum sauce recipes to call for melted butter (a dairy product) as an ingredient.

As a side note, mayonnaise is the primary ingredient in most of these recipes. It does not typically contain dairy but often has eggs and soy ingredients.

As shown below, most of the recipes we pulled up had dairy but there are certainly several vegan/dairy-free yum yum sauce recipes available well beyond what is shown below.

Yum Yum Sauce RecipeDairy Ingredients (Yes or No)?Ingredients
The Recipe Critic – Yum Yum SauceYesMayo, Rice Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Sugar, Butter, Salt & Pepper, Water.
The Daring Gourmet – BEST Yum Yum SauceYesMayonnaise, Ketchup, Melted Butter, Mirin, Rice Vinegar, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Granulated Sugar, Water, Hot Sauce (Optional), Smoked Paprika (Optional).
All Recipes – Yum Yum SauceYesMayonnaise, Water, Melted Butter, Tomato Paste, White Sugar, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper.
Savory Experiments – Easy Yum Yum SauceYesMayonnaise, Tomato Paste or Ketchup, Melted Butter, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Smoked Paprika, Water, Sugar, Hot Sauce.
The Salty Marshmallow – Yum Yum SauceNoMayonnaise, Ketchup, Granulated Sugar, Paprika, Rice Vinegar, Garlic Powder, Water.
Pinch Me I’m Eating – Yum Yum SauceYesMayonnaise, Water, Butter, Tomato Paste, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper.
Chili Pepper Madness – Yum Yum Sauce RecipeYesMayonnaise, Melted Butter, Tomato Paste, Honey, Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Water, Hot Sauce.
Mom Foodie – Yum Yum Sauce Recipe + Keto VersionNoMayonnaise, Ketchup, Sugar, Paprika, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Cayenne, Rice Vinegar (Optional).
JZ Eats – Yum Yum SauceYesSmoked Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sugar, Mayonnaise, Tomato Paste, Melted Butter, Rice Vinegar, Water.
A Couple Cooks – Best Yum Yum SauceYesMayonnaise, Melted Butter, Tomato Paste, Maple Syrup, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Water.
12 Tomatoes – Yum Yum SauceNoMayonnaise, Ketchup, Rice Vinegar, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Granulated Sugar, Hot Sauce (Optional).

Final Thoughts

Keep in mind that we did not verify if any of the above sauces are made in facilities that uses dairy where cross-contamination may be a concern for some people. If this is a concern for you, contact the manufacturer to inquire about the potential for dairy cross-contamination.

Furthermore, be sure to reference the product packaging label for the most accurate information regarding ingredients, allergens, and nutrition for a given yum yum sauce. The above is information is for general informational purposes only.