Café au Lait Dairy-Free Crema


This café au lait crema is a “dessert” recipe entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Nancy Diana. For the pudding base, Nancy uses Vanilla Almond Plus Protein AlmondMilk from So Delicious.

Café au Lait Dairy-Free Crema

So Delicious Dairy Free 3 Course Recipe Contest BadgeNancy says, “this pudding is such a simple dessert low in calories and is a great pick me up on it’s own, but I make large batches and use it in trifles too. I actually used it as Halloween desserts (pictured below).”

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Café au Lait Crema

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.

For a tree nut-free and dairy-free café au lait pudding, So Delicious also offers a Coconut Milk Beverage that can be used in place of the AlmondMilk.

For a gluten-free and dairy-free café au lait pudding, use your favorite gluten-free all-purpose flour for thickening. In a pinch, I recommend using non-GMO cornstarch, but bubbling it for only 2 to 3 minutes. The results will differ slightly, but still be creamy once cooked.

Café au Lait Crema
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This recipe was submitted by Nancy Diana, for entry in the Go Dairy Free - So Delicious 3-Course Dairy-Free Recipe Contest.
Serves: 2 servings
  1. Place all ingredients into a small sauce pot. Whisk together and turn the heat on to medium high.
  2. Continuously whisk for 5 to 8 minutes until mixture begins to thicken and is smooth. (If there are any lumps press through a fine mesh sieve).
  3. Pour into serving containers, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  4. Can be stored in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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