Dairy Free Cream Cheese Recipe

This is a simple recipe for a dairy free alternative to cream cheese. I have seen many recipes that use cashew nuts as the base of the cream cheese which I’m sure gives a lovely rounded flavour, however in this one I use tofu which I think gives a good consistency and works well as a base for any other flavours you may want to add. For a thicker consistency I use extra firm tofu, and it important to use a good blender so that the tofu gets blended smoothly. The good thing about this is that you can make it as tangy as you like, so you can add a little more lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to taste, although you may want to do this bit by bit.

They don’t sell dairy free cream cheese where I live but I did try it last time I was in the UK and this tastes similar. This is quite a protein rich and low fat alternative too, which may be good for those who are watching the calories. I would suggest having it as a base with a savoury filling, to use for a cream cheese frosting or even for a dairy free cheesecake, although it is perfectly good on it’s own. Also you may want to get creative and add some other flavours like chives or garlic.

This recipe gives a total yield of 150g  (5oz) of dairy free cream cheese and can be scaled up if needed.

Dairy Free Cream Cheese Recipe
Yield: 4 Servings
Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 125 g extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp soya cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp nutritional yeast
  • large pinch of salt
  • 4½ oz extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp soya cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp nutritional yeast
  • large pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to a bowl and blend well. A hand blender should do this smoothly, although a more powerful blender like a butribullet will do it better.
  2. You can add the lemon juice and vinegar in stages, depending on how tangy you want it.

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Genaika

Hello do you know where I can get tofu in Gib or non dairy cheese?

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What can u use instead of soya cream?