Aquafaba is the liquid drained from canned chickpeas, which I am aware initially sounds like something you would not naturally desire to put into dessert or any dish really. However once whipped, this nifty liquid can act as a base for most vegan desserts and as a dairy replacement for eggs or cream. Our list below highlights some traditional dishes that can be totally reinvented with the help of vegan-friendly aquafaba. Curious? Yep, we were too so check out Aquafaba: 5 Super-Scrumptious Vegan Recipes You’ll Love!
1. Chocolate Mousse
This classic go-to dessert can be made in so many ways and what is even more ideal is that with the help of aquafaba you can simplify this chocolatey pudding into just 2 simple ingredients. Check out the video link for our favourite recipe!
2. Ice Cream
If you’re looking for a lower calorie, dairy free and vegan-friendly ice cream, this recipe’s got you covered. Aquafaba ice cream is soft, rich and creamy and can be made into a variety of flavours making it a great option for those who love to indulge in more than just a few scoops!
Transitioning into veganism often comes with concern about missing out on your favourite meals or worrying that they won’t taste as good but this recipe for vegan meringues steals the show when it comes to imitating the classic, egg-based meringues you’d find in the hills of France.
Like most egg-based products, it can be hard to find vegan alternatives for a traditional dairy product that’s so individualistic. Aquafaba with a little bit of oil and some additional spices can transform into a light, airy mayonnaise that you can use for dips and spreads. Go wild with some additional garlic and you have a fantastic vegan alternative for Aioli too.
If you fancy getting creative in the kitchen, making aquafaba cheese is a great recipe to tackle on a weekend. With an incredible cheese-like consistency and appearance, this recipe for aquafaba mozzarella makes a dazzling centerpiece on the vegan cheese board at parties and events or even for your own personal use as a go-to snack!