Creme Fraiche is a type of buttermilk that has fermented sour cream or other flavours added to it. Popular in desserts, it means ‘fresh cream’ in French, and is often served on fruits, soups and sauces. It’s less sour and has more fat than sour cream. Here are some plant-based versions for you to try:
Try these Cucumber Rolls with Creme Fraiche Pesto (Food by Maria). Choose locally harvested avocados, to avoid migratory beekeeping. The sauce is made with cashews, pine nuts and nutritional yeast, use the leftover sauce on pasta with fresh arugula (rocket) or on summer vegetables.
This Vegan Plum Creme Fraiche Cheesecake (Angel Food) is made with vegan cream cheese and icing sugar, vanilla, plums, beetroot juice and vegan gingernut biscuits.
Where to Buy Vegan Creme Fraiche
The Vegan Dairy Creme Fraiche is available to buy online. Thick and tangy, this is the perfect sub for sour cream or yoghurt, made with rice, organic cashews and coconut oil with vegan cultures and sea salt. Shelf life of 3 to 4 weeks.