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What is the best non dairy substitute for cream and half and half in mashed potatoes?

I'm severely lactose intolerant to cows milk and tried using almond milk for my mashed potatoes but it didn't have the right consistency. Do you have other recommendations?

asked by Tracie over 3 years ago
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Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added over 3 years ago

I use soymilk in mashed potatoes along with non-dairy margarine and find that it has a good mashed texture

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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added over 3 years ago

I love olive oil mashed potatoes. It's a different flavor and texture, but delicious.

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added over 3 years ago

I agree that olive oil is a great substitute. But if you're also watching fat grams, try some chicken or vegetable broth and save the fat grams for the gravy you'll pour over the mashed potatoes.

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Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

We simmer Yukon golds together with an onion in salted water, drain and puree potatoes and onion together, no cream. It's like velvet.

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added over 3 years ago

My non dairy version: Carmelize a sweet onion (until light brown and really Carmelized). Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to the pan with the Carmelized onions, leave on stjustA few minutes just until te oil is heated through. Then mash the potatoes with the onions and oil.

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