BEST VEGAN FRAICHE CREME RECIPE – QUICK & EASY

BEST VEGAN FRAICHE CREME RECIPE – QUICK & EASY

​This vegan crème fraîche (fraiche) is an easy, quick, and affordable recipe to make if you like an alternative or a similar option to the traditional recipe from French cuisine. So, even though you might be able to find plant-based alternatives at local stores, homemade recipes are a great and healthy way to avoid additives or over-processed food.

INGREDIENTS FOR VEGAN CREME FRAICHE

The original version of the recipe is made of animal products, such as fresh cream, heavy cream, and other dairy products. However, this is a great dairy-free alternative if you are doing a vegan diet or dairy-free diet, have dairy allergies, or are lactose intolerant. Also, as it’s a homemade recipe you can adapt the ingredients to your personal preferences.

As you will see, the main ingredient for this vegan crème fraiche is cashew nuts, but there are other dairy-free substitutes that you can find in health food stores or specialty stores. Here is a list of plant-based ingredients that work well with this creme fraiche vegan version.

  • Almond milk.
  • Silken tofu.
  • Cashew cream.
  • Coconut cream.
  • Coconut milk.

In addition to this, if you want a dairy and a nut-free creme fraiche or you don’t like a nutty flavor creme fraiche, you can replace the cashew nuts with sunflower seeds. As you can see, you can make this recipe with simple ingredients that have healthy fats and are nutritious too.

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CREME FRAICHE SEASONINGS

As a blank canvas, this vegan creme fraiche can be seasoned with various fresh and dried herbs, aromatic spices, and more. For either sweet or savory you can personalize this recipe to your taste. Also, for both options together with the apple cider vinegar, you can add lime juice or lemon juice.

SWEET

  • Maple syrup.
  • Agave.
  • Ground cinnamon.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • Fresh zest, such as lemon, lime, or orange.

SAVORY

  • Garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Oregano.
  • Parsley.
  • Cilantro.
  • Paprika and smoked paprika.
  • Nutritional yeast.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

This vegan creme fraiche is a very versatile recipe that can be used as a sauce, dip, and even as a salad dressing. Moreover, depending on the seasonings you want to use to give it more flavor you can use this lovely recipe in both, sweet and savory dishes. For example, if you add chopped fresh chives you can have a delicious creamy vegan sour cream and chives dip.

SWEET

SAVOURY

  • Pasta; for example pasta sauce, lasagna, and cannelloni.
  • Roasted vegetables; such as roasted tomatoes, roast potatoes, etc.
  • Salads.
  • Soups.
  • Nachos.
  • And your favorite Mexican dishes; such as tacos.

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THIS VEGAN CREME FRAICHE GOES WELL WITH THE FOLLOWING:

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BEST VEGAN CREME FRAICHE RECIPE

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Delicious and with a creamy texture this dairy-free creme fraiche recipe. Great to enjoy this easy recipe as a dip or a sauce with both sweet and savory dishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of raw cashew nuts (around 190 gr.).
  • 3/4 Cup of Boiling water.
  • 100 ml. of Oats milk.
  • 150 ml. of Water*.
  • 1 Tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar.
  • 1/2 Tsp. of Salt.
  • A pinch of black pepper.

Instructions

  1. Place the raw cashew nuts in a bowl, and pour 3/4 cup of boiling water. Let them rest at room temperature for around half an hour.
  2. Place the raw cashew nuts in a bowl, and pour 3/4 cup of boiling water. Let them rest at room temperature for around half an hour.
  3. Drain and rinse well the cashew nuts. Use paper towels to remove any excess water (optional).
  4. Then, place them in a high-speed blender or food processor.
  5. Pour the oats milk, water, and apple cider vinegar.
    Add salt and season to taste.
  6. Blend all the ingredients until you get a smooth texture and a creamy consistency.
  7. If you want a more fluid consistency add more milk or more water.
  8. Adjust seasoning to your taste.

Notes

*If you are not in a rush and prepare this recipe the next day, you can soak the cashew nuts overnight with cold water.

Either if you are making this recipe in advance or you have leftovers, place the creme fraiche in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for later use.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 194Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 0mgSodium 299mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 6g

The Nutritional values presented on this table are only estimates. The values can also vary depending on the cooking method, ingredients, product brands etc. This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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