How to substitute dairy cream in vegan recipes



A recurring ingredient in traditional cuisine is milk cream. It is used not only for desserts but also for sauces and dressings. As you already know, at eosia, we believe that we don’t have to give up anything when we switch to a diet that is respectful of the environment and our body – quite the opposite! For this reason, we want to present to you our favorite options to substitute heavy cream. We warn you; they are much more delicious than milk cream of animal origin since it has no flavor, unlike the ones we present below!

Cashew cream

The first one we would like to talk about is cashew cream. Once you try it, you will never think about whipped cream again.Cashew cream is excellent for making sour cream. Adding a bit of lemon juice to the cashews and you will have the perfect accompaniment to bean soups and other winter stews. Click here to see Sanza’s recipe. In addition, cashews provide fiber, healthy fats, and proteins.

Cauliflower cream

The next one we want to introduce is cauliflower cream. We know that cauliflower rice is very popular and a staple in almost any kitchen. Well, cauliflower cream is another excellent derivative of this healthy and delicious cruciferous. You can buy it ready-made or steam cauliflower and blend it into a dough. This type of cream is perfect for thickening bolognese sauces. Adding a teaspoon to the tomato sauce will completely transform the texture of this Italian sauce. Our favorite is the one from Pacific Foods!

Mushroom cream

Using mushrooms is a very creative way to make a heavy cream. Mushroom is a vegetable that has been used for centuries and adds a very earthy flavor to any dish. Unlike cauliflower, which is easier to dilute in other sauces, the taste of mushroom cream is difficult to disguise. For this reason, it is an excellent option for thickening sauces with a mushroom base or a robust flavor like Alfredo sauce.

In addition, mushrooms are loaded with minerals, antioxidants, vitamin D and are rich in potassium. Want to get it done for you? try our favorite the one from Pacific Foods!

Coconut cream

We have saved this one for last because it is undoubtedly the most popular and the favorite of all. Coconut cream is the most similar to traditional milk cream since the flavor blends wonderfully with any dish and provides the same creaminess. It is also ideal for making whipped cream like in this Sanza recipe. From a nutritional point of view, like any coconut derivative, it is packed with benefits, such as healthy fats, fiber, manganese, copper, and much more.

Summing up

From eosia, we want to encourage everyone to eliminate dairy completely from the diet. It does nothing for us but provides additional hormones that we don’t need, stomach pain, bloating gas, and a lot of inflammation. Not to mention that it is loaded with saturated fats, which we must eliminate from our diet to have a healthy heart. Any of these four substitutions that we have mentioned have more benefits without the harmful side effects. So enjoy!

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