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    Is there such a thing as a cream cheese substitute?

    I make a pumpkin dish that I like to eat with breakfast, but it calls for cream cheese and I want to see how taking dairy out of my diet may affect me. Is there anything that can be used instead that is not dairy?

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    Would creamed coconut work?.. not sure if the texture woul work or not but might be worth looking into.
    at least the taste wouldent clash with the pumpkin (I dont think....)
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    Thanks--I have never heard of creamed coconut. Do you know if there is a recipe?

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    There's a tofu cream cheese in stores that isn't dairy. Would a goat's milk cream cheese still be considered dairy? If not you may find something along those lines.
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    Wow, thanks! I have to admit, I am confused--I just looked up coconut cream. What is the difference between coconut cream, creamed coconut, and coconut manna?

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    And I just saw something that is called coconut butter . . .

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    Creamed coconut comes in blocks and is used for a lot of indian & thai currys etc.. I havent used it for a while so not sure if it would be soft enough to whip into the pumpkin but you could melt it on low heat & then beat it in.
    Not sure of difrences, could be difrent product or just difrent name s for the same product in difrent areas?
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    Thank you! I appreciate the help!

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    Put deskined almonds in a coffee grinder then just keep it going till its the cream cheese like consistency. Before it thickens you can add whatever spice or seasoning you like.

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    You can make cream cheese from cashews. I personally think that would be worse than some real cream cheese, but give it a whirl.
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