Food & Nutrition

Vegan custard that tastes as good as custard made using dairy (5 we love)

Published by Finn Hayden

When you switch to a vegan diet, you kind of have to accept that there are some foods which you're never going to be able to eat again. But as veganism becomes more popular, so too do the vegan versions of foods which are available to buy. For example, custard has gone from being something which you'd have to totally ditch as a vegan, to something which you can now enjoy lots of vegan versions of. In fact, there are so many options for vegan custard out there which you can buy that we thought it would be useful to round up the best that we've bought and tried, let's get into it:

Oatly Whippable Vanilla Custard

Oatly is a brand which is best known for producing delicious oat milk, but you can also buy a great-tasting vegan custard from the brand too. Made using oats and coconut oil, this custard has a lovely taste and is very creamy too. It's whippable which means you can whip it up to make it even thicker if you like your custard to be nice and thick. This custard has to be stored in the fridge and is intended to be served cold, but you can warm it up too if you like your custard warm. Learn more and buy it here -

Oatly vanilla custard

We Can vanilla custard

Made using coconut cream and vanilla extract, this vegan custard from We Can is lovely and thick and tastes excellent. As well as being totally vegan, it's also gluten and soy free. This custard is made in the UK and comes in a can so you can keep it in the cupboard and serve it either warm or cold, whichever you like. Learn more and buy it here -

WeCan vanilla custard

Just Wholefoods vegan custard powder

If you prefer to use a custard powder so you can make the custard yourself, then this vegan custard powder from Just Wholefoods is a great option. With no added sugar as well as no artificial colours or flavours, it's a really simple custard but tastes lovely. It contains natural vanilla flavouring and curcumin which gives it a little bit of an interesting twist. All you need to do is add the milk of your choice and you've got the perfect vegan custard. Learn more and buy it here -

Just Whole Foods custard

Alpro custard

Despite being one of the biggest non-dairy brands in the UK, we rarely recommend Alpro products on our website, because we're not huge fans of most of the things that the brand produces. But we have to admit that the vanilla vegan custard from Alpro is actually really nice. Made using soya, it's thick and has a lovely sweetness to it but is naturally low in fat. This works perfectly when paired with fruit or cake, but we like to eat it on its own. Learn more and buy it here -

Alpro custard

The Coconut Collab vanilla custard

If you're looking for a fresh vegan custard that you can keep in the fridge, then this custard from The Coconut Collab is a great choice. It's made with real vanilla and the fresh vanilla flavour really comes through. This vegan custard has a lovely, thick texture and really tastes like dairy custard. It's perfect to serve either hot or cold, and to be honest, you could eat this product on its own (just like the excellent vegan yoghurt from the brand). Learn more and buy it here -

The Coconut Collaborative Vanilla Custard 400g

We Can chocolate custard

We wanted to include a bit of a curveball in this too, and the chocolate vegan custard from We Can is a great product to finish on. Made with coconut cream just like the vanilla vegan custard from this brand, this is actually really tasty and makes for a great alternative to vanilla. Chocolate custard goes great with fruit, and you can enjoy this either warm or cold. Learn more and buy it here -

WeCan chocolate custard

We hope this guide helps you to find a delicious vegan custard to enjoy with fruit, crumble, or whatever you like. Let us know in the comments if you've tried any of the options we've included in this list, or if there are any that you think we should try.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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