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Questions tagged [dairy-free]

Techniques and substitutions for cooking and baking without dairy products such as milk and cheese from cows or goats. This is pertinent when cooking for people who are lactose intolerance and / or allergic to milk or casein.

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Could coconut cream be used to create a non-dairy ganache for whipping?

A few days ago I made a batch of profiteroles and éclairs, with a minor twist: For half the profiteroles, instead of chantilly cream I used a whipped ganache made from about 2 parts dark or ...
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What's the point of “cheese alternative” that has dairy in it?

I was at Trader Joe's again, and I bought this cheese alternative. Being hungry out of my mind, the thought to check the ingredients never crossed it. Now I, a vegan, am stuck with having to eat a "...
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Is there a milk-free sour cream?

Is there some kind of milk-free sour cream available, to use as substitute due to an allergy?
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Julia Child - Mastering the Art of French Cooking - OK for Kosher? [closed]

My fiancee and I love to cook. We love cookbooks, but often find that they are useless in today's internet world where all the recipe sites exist. Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a classic, ...
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What's a good nondairy substitute for parmesan/grana padano as a salad-topper?

I'm making a salad that's quite bitter (endives, radicchio, arugula, with a lemon vinaigrette dressing). Normally this salad has peeled grana padano on top of it, which cuts the bitterness, but my co-...
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Is it possible to make a wheat free/gluten free/dairy free apple pie?

Is it possible to make a pie that does not include gluten or dairy? What techniques and ingredients can I use?
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How to make lactose free mashed potatoes

To begin with, I use soy cream instead of dairy-based cream. It tastes alright, but not superb, and it seems to require more salt. What is missing that I should find a substitute to add back in?
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Alternative to cream for fried chicken recipe

I've recently gotten a fried chicken recipe that I really enjoy. However, the coating (seasoned flour) is held on with egg and cream (mix 1 egg and 1/4 cup heavy cream, dip the chicken in the flour ...
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Making potato pancakes without egg

I am wanting to make these Kartoffelpuffer, which is german for potato pancakes. I am looking to use this recipe https://www.allergygirleats.com/potato-pancakes/ The ingredients are as follows: ...
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Can I replace milk with eggs in recipes?

I have had to go dairy and soy free because I'm breastfeeding and my little one gets really bad colic if I have products with milk or soy. I would like to know if I can use eggs (mixed with a little ...
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Bete Noir — no dairy

I'd like to try this bete noir recipe, but it's for Passover. I'd like to make it parve (dairy free). I'm thinking about substituting butter with margarine (which seems pretty straightforward), and ...
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Can I swap soy milk for cream in a chicken pot pie?

I'm going to be making a chicken pot pie for a friend who is trying to eliminate dairy. Part of the instructions call for making a roux, then adding chicken stock (5 cups) and heavy cream (1/4 cup) to ...
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Where can I buy dark chocolate which was not produced in a factory that handles milk?

According to an FDA study most plain dark chocolate has milk in it. If it is produced in a factory which handles milk, it almost always has milk in it, even if it says its vegan and dairy free. Does ...
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Which foods are most likely contaminated by dairy due to processing methods used?

I am Vegan but also highly allergic to milk and wondered if anyone is familiar, or has come across any knowledge about which foods and food groups are typically processed in a factory which also ...
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Should I rinse the flax seeds after soaking them when making flax milk?

I started making my own non-dairy milk. Having looked at multiple recipes, I saw that some call for soaking the flax seeds before processing them to make milk. My questions regarding making flax ...
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Coconut Milk Ice Cream - Getting Volume?

I've made ice cream with full-fat coconut milk twice in my KitchenAid ice cream maker with OK results. I've followed the instructions and have run the machine for the time suggested (about 20 ...
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How can I make my icecream soft as it is too hard to carve straight from the fridge?

I have made my recipe with many changes and the most successful effort was the addition of a Instant Pudding mix. All others were much too hard to carve and serious effort was needed to just get the ...
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How is this non-dairy creamer really non-dairy when it has sodium caseinate?

I was at a hotel recently, and naturally I had brought home those little packets of free coffee by the sink in the room. I noticed a packet of coffee additives--sugar, Splenda, and most importantly ...
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Replacing cream and butter in a carrot casserole/pie

Casserole from pureed carrot (it may be a "pie" rather than a "casserole" though - my footing in Anglo cooking terms isn't very strong, feel free to edit) is a traditional Finnish recipe. ...
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best dairy-free yogurt for meat marinade (Biriyani)

I am cooking biriani for a party and one of the guest is dairy-intolerant. In biriani, marinading the meat with yogurt+spices is an essential step, and I dont have experience with non-dairy yogurt. ...
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Can I subtitute water for milk in crêpes?

I want to make crêpes, but I have run out of milk. I do have all the other ingredients I need. Can I somehow substitute the milk by water or anything else?
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Why does my homemade hemp milk smell like sulfur?

I made some hemp milk in my Joyoung the other day, and it smells like sulfur. It doesn't taste bad, but the smell is a little off-putting. Is this normal? Have I let my hemp seeds go bad? Should I ...
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Non-dairy ice cream

I love ice cream. I been trying for the past 2 years to come up with a good non-dairy ice cream because the one I liked is no longer available. I have many allergies so it's very hard to find things ...
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Replacement for sun-dried tomato pesto sauce?

I'm crazy about the Barilla sun-dried tomato pesto. However, the local store where I was buying it has dropped it. Can I get a similar effect by putting in a blender or food processor the sun-dried ...
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Is it possible to make yoghurt at home with dairy-free milks (soy, coconut, etc)?

I regularly make my own yoghurt from cow's milk by adding live yoghurt and leaving it to incubate for a few hours. Is it possible to make dairy free yoghurt (from soy milk, or coconut milk, or other ...
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When making Vegan Carnitas, BBQ, & etc., is canned green jackfruit superior to fresh green jackfruit? What about frozen?

weI have seen a lot of debate regarding the use of green/young jackfruit as a meat substitute in vegan cooking, but the opinions i find on the subject are all simply reading copy, or incorporating ...
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What pasta sauces can I make that don't include cheese? [closed]

I've been making a fairly standard arrabbiata sauce for months, and I'd like to expand the number of sauces I can make. However, many of these recipes involve cheese and/or milk, but I'm sadly ...
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How can I fix hollow cream puffs?

I'm very proud of how my cream puffs turned out. I followed this recipe although I did NOT use any xanthan gum at all. I also substituted Earth Balance for butter. They rise beautifully and they're ...
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Non-dairy substitute for cheese on baked potatoes

One of the combinations I've missed since becoming dairy-free is grated cheese on baked potatoes. Is there any good substitution for this topping that would provide the salty-tangy counterpoint to the ...
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Do roasted almonds have similar calcium value to raw ones?

I have stopped consuming any kind of dairy so I need substitutes for, among the rest, calcium. I've been advised to eat almonds, but I dislike the taste and texture of the raw ones. When I grabbed a ...
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Help with getting the correct consistency in dairy-free ice cream

I'm lactose intolerant and have been experimenting with homemade ice cream recipes. I've been making my ice cream using a vanilla custard recipe - substituting the milk/cream with almond milk and ...
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Non dairy types of milk taste raw seeds/nuts, how to get rid of it?

I usually use sunflower seeds to make homemade non dairy milk and it has a taste of raw seeds and homemade soy milk has the same issues. Well, it's an issue for me.
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Is it safe to add raw eggs to homemade coffee creamer?

I've been looking for a decent dairy-free coffee creamer alternative. I stumbled upon a blog post for 'paleo coffee creamer' that has just 3 ingredients: a can of coconut milk, 2-3 eggs, and some ...
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substitute for dairy products? [closed]

I am a cookery student. As a part of my course, I need to create dietary menus. I have chosen dairy free. Because I am allegy to dairy it can help me to understand how I can produce dairy free food. I ...