10 vegan hacks for dairy, cheese and cream

No matter how far along you are in your vegan journey, ultra newbie or you pioneered veganism long before it became mainstream. It’s always nice to have some extra hacks!
1 November 2022

How do I replace cheese, dairy and eggs? Within a plant-based diet, this is the first obstackle you will come across. Fortunately, there is a vegan variant for almost every animal product! But did you know that you can also make vegan cheese, vegetable sour cream and vegan whipped cream yourself? It is also good to know which vegan must-haves you should always have in stock! Whether you’re an ultra newbie in your vegan lifestyle or pioneering veganism before it became mainstream, it’s always nice to know some extra vegan hacks!

With these vegan hacks, your taste buds will never miss a thing:

Vegan whipped cream

Use coconut milk to make whipped cream. How? Chill a can of coconut milk overnight in the refrigerator. The next day, mix a little coconut blossom sugar and vanilla sugar with a whipped cream mixer and beat with a mixer for a delicious vegan whipped cream.

Vegan ice cream

You’ll never run out of ice cream again with this frozen banana hack. Put frozen bananas in the blender and make a healthy base for a vegan bowl of ice cream. We tip this recipe with banana ice cream and peanut butter.

Vegan cheese

Cheese is a tricky one for many aspiring vegans. In terms of taste, nutritional yeast is probably closest to cheese. But you can also make your own cheese from, for example, soaked cashew nuts.

Vegan sour cream

You don’t have to miss out on sour cream either with this vegan hack. Because you make a great vegan sour cream with soaked cashew nuts. Add a little nutritional yeast, apple cider, vinegar, slat and juice of a lime. Put I all in the blender and make your own sour cream in no time!

Mix cashew nuts and salsa

When you mix roasted cashews with salsa or chipotle peppers, you get a delicious dip. This queso-style dip matches perfectly with our crunchy triangles. If you like dips and Mexican snacks, this is the way to go.

Vegan yogurt

Is yogurt your favorite dessert? No stress, because you can make a delicious vegan yogurt yourself. For this you use coconut milk, 2 vegan probiotic capsules and a yogurt mixer.

Vegans’ favorites. These products should not be missing from you kitchen shelf:


Indispensable with your homemade hummus. A perfect ingredient to make a creamy noodle or dipping sauce. Or you can use tahini as a base for your salad dressing or stir-fried vegetables!

Vegetable milk

Do you like to drink cappuccinos and lattes, but you don’t drink milk? We get it! Wit a jar of almond butter you can make your own almond milk in no time. By using white almond butter as a base. Put these in the blender for 2 minutes and you can create the best vegan cappuccinos and lattes yourself.

Egg substitutes

Arrowroot is ideal as a binding agent, and can replace egg in certain dishes. In other dishes and baking you can replace eggs with bananas, for example in pancakes. But applesauce, linseed, chia seed, baking soda and nut butters are also very handy alternatives to eggs.

Nutritional yeast

Nutritional yeast is full of vitamin B and an indispensable product in your kitchen for a vegan lifestyle. The taste is quite close to that of cheese or nuts. Sprinkle a little over your avocado toast, pasta, pizza or mix it into a sauce, and you’ll get the hang of it.


Arrowroot itself belongs in the list of vegan hacks. It is a natural vegan binding agent. The great thing about this particular product is that it is odorless and has a neutral taste. It is a great substitute for egg in some cakes and baked goods that do not need to rise.

Overnight oats and chia pudding

It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That it is also the tastiest of the day is a secret that most vegans share. Chia pudding, sweet and creamy! It bites away like dessert, and that for breakfast! That’s positive eating!