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What to use instead of custard (dairy free)?


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#1 ~*Lou*~

Posted 16 February 2020 - 01:11 PM

Hi
Need ideas. I’m in charge of dessert at a scout camp next weekend. Chocolate self saucing pudding and long life custard. But we have one coeliac and one diary-free. So I’ll make a batch of gluten free, diary free chocolate cup cakes and warm them up for the coeliac & diary free people. The long life custard is gluten free but what to serve with the warm chocolate cup cake for the diary free person? Non-perishable is best, otherwise something refrigerated. Really trying to avoid frozen.
Many thanks
Lou :)

#2 itsallnew

Posted 16 February 2020 - 01:16 PM

Maybe coconut yogurt? Or you can make custard with dairy-free custard powder and rice milk, but obvs a bit more involved!

#3 Veryclucky

Posted 16 February 2020 - 01:18 PM

Dairy free cream. Pretty sure there is soy brands. Maybe ask the families involved as they often will have ideas or even offer to bring something if they have it at home depending on how many you are feeding that are affected by this requirement.

#4 PuddingPlease

Posted 16 February 2020 - 11:41 PM

Definitely agree about consulting the family - there are a lot of substitution options but very dependant on the taste preferences of the person. You might find child would prefer to skip the sauce altogether and just have the cake.

#5 WaitForMe

Posted 01 March 2020 - 04:45 PM

Do you have access to a stove or microwave?

Custard powder made up with soy milk. You can apparently do it in a microwave but I have never tried.

eta: oh... lol... just realised the date on the OP, camp is long gone.

Edited by WaitForMe, 01 March 2020 - 04:50 PM.


#6 Lesley225

Posted 01 March 2020 - 05:43 PM

I'm dairy free and I won't eat any substitutes.  I was force fed dairy so any substitutes make me feel ill.

#7 seayork2002

Posted 01 March 2020 - 06:22 PM

I ate a dessert once which to me tasted like coconut milk custard? (Not sure if that helps)

#8 lucky 2

Posted 01 March 2020 - 06:59 PM

If it's for a child I'd just serve the dairy free dessert without a topping.
My dairy free dd would be rapt she was catered for, she wouldnt expect a topping too!
I'd also check with the parent, the child might not like a fake cream or yoghurt, it could ruin the treat.

As an adult, I'm keen on coconut cream on a hot dessert.

Eta, oh camp would be done and dusted, we need an update!




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