Instant Dairy-Free Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup


Note that this recipe for dairy-free condensed cream of mushroom soup is my own, and I created it for Growing Naturals last year. Sadly, it seems they have the rice milk powder on hold for productiong, hopefully temporarily, but you can still find it on Amazon here: For my go-to, quick, easy, spot-on for the canned version recipe, get Go Dairy Free (available via ebook, too, for instant access!). 

I get requests aplenty for dairy-free condensed cream of mushroom soup, so you shouldn’t be surprised to find that I have more than one handy recipe in my arsenal! This version is so easy and so fantastic, that it’s featured on the bottle of Growing Naturals Rice Milk Powder. Yes, I said dairy-free milk powder – and it’s vegan, gluten-free, and free of top allergens (including soy!). You will want to get your hands on this stuff for the holidays and beyond.

I start this dairy-free condensed cream of mushroom soup with a quick mix that you can whip up and keep on hand for a truly instant recipe. It is a simple blend of rice milk powder, starch, salt, and spices.

Instant Dairy-Free Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Free of Top Allergens)

From there, I saute some mushrooms (see the recipe note for an even speedier options) in olive oil, whisk in the mix and water and let it bubble for just a minute or two. It thicken VERY quickly and aggressively.

Instant Dairy-Free Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Free of Top Allergens)

This dairy-free condensed cream of mushroom soup can be used in recipes, or thinned for a quick soup or soup base.

Instant Dairy-Free Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Free of Top Allergens)

Special Diet Notes & Options: Dairy-Free Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

I’m sharing this dairy-free condensed cream of mushroom soup recipe on Shirley’s Gluten-Free Wednesdays at Gluten Free Easily and Allergy-Free Wednesdays at Whole New Mom!

Instant Dairy-Free Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
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The dry mix in this recipe can be prepared ahead and stored in an air-tight container for 2 to 3 months. Use it to make the condensed soup or as a base for other sauces or soups.
Serves: Makes the equivalent of 1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
  1. Whisk together the RiceDrink+ Powder, starch, ¾ teaspoon salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  2. When ready to use, place the dry mix and water in a blender, and mix for 1 minute.
  3. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add the mushroom pieces and sauté for 3 minutes.
  5. Whisk in the liquid.
  6. When it begins to bubble, continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes while whisking continuously. It will thicken significantly.
  7. Remove from heat and season to taste with additional salt, if desired.
  8. Use in recipes or thin with up to 1 cup of water for a base crème soup.
Super Instant: Omit the mushrooms and the step cooking them. Add all other ingredients, including oil, to a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into a pot over medium heat. Whisk in ⅓ cup drained, canned mushroom. Cook, while whisking continuously until thickened - just a few minutes.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I am so excited about having a gluten and dairy free cream of mushroom soup! I just tried to make the recipe and it isn’t thickening to the consistency of canned soup, nor the way it looks in your blog picture. I followed the recipe to the tee. Do you have any thoughts?

  2. Alisa, Thank you for posting this. We used to make a quick a la king recipe using condensed cream of mushroom soup that the family enjoyed regularly. Since my son went completely vegan a couple years ago we have not made it. I was delighted to find this recipe and made the a la king tonight. It was fantastic! We try to limit our refined oil consumption, so I substituted soy sauce for the oil and added 1/2 C ground raw cashews to the mix. Thanks again!

  3. Do you have a new link for the rice powder? The link no longer exists, and I don’t want to buy the wrong thing. Thanks!!

  4. Also, I forgot to ask. This is the first time I am hearing of rice powder and was wondering if there were any other substitutions that I can use for that. Being dairy free, my son drank rice milk for years until I heard of the high levels of arsenic so I limit it for now. If there is nothing else, I will give it a shot. Thanks so much.

  5. Hey- recipe looks amazing. I was wondering if I could use arrowroot in place of the cornstarch or potato. Thats all I have. The cornstarch I have is GMO and I use it for science projects… So I would rather not use it.

    • Hi Stephanie – goat milk isn’t dairy-free and will still cause problems for those who are lactose intolerant and to most who are allergic to dairy (a select few can tolerate goat milk, but not cow milk).

  6. Alisa, would this be soy free too? I am new to the whole dairy/soy free world so I am still learning alternatives and reading EVERYTHING!!

    BTW, ordered your book, should be at my house when I get home!!!

  7. Just wondering – for those that want to make the entire recipe ahead of time, let’s say in a larger quantity, could they portion it and freeze it in small bags or container, pulling out one at a time for use? This is a great staple to keep around!

    • Personally, I’d make the mix and store it in the cupboard. Then you just add the liquid and mushrooms and cook a couple of minutes. Since it uses starch, it will be better fresh. If you prefer to freeze, I’d make sure it is completely cooled before packaging.

  8. This recipe looks great! I actually tried something like this a while back, and this just brought back so many nostalgic memories, haha! I love cooking stuff like this.

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