Dairy-free Fromage Frais

I made up this recipe ages ago when Big S was tiny. All the other toddlers we came across seemed to eat a lot of fromage frais from those cute little yogurt pots, but all Big S could have was large, boring, grown-up looking soya yogurts (and needing the calcium she had to eat a lot of those yogurts)! So I devised a way of making a fromage frais replacement – to be honest it’s just a flavoured, strained yogurt but it tastes suitably different from a regular soya yogurt and makes a usual yogurty pudding more interesting! Add any flavour of fruit puree (I used a strawberry coulis – recipe will follow), or just sweeten with the icing sugar.

Dairy-free Fromage Frais (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, peanut-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes 4 small pots

  • 1 large tub of plain soya yogurt, such as Alpro
  • 1/4 cup fruit puree or coulis
  • 1 tbsp sifted icing sugar

– Line a sieve with a new kitchen cloth, or some cheesecloth. Place over a bowl.

– Pour the yogurt into the sieve and leave in the fridge overnight to drain. It should end up looking thicker with about 1/2 cup of clear liquid in the bowl.

– Turn the thickened yogurt into a bowl and stir in the icing sugar and fruit puree/coulis.

– Place in pretty glasses and keep in the fridge until ready to use.

– Will keep for 2-3 days.

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Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

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