Shopping for cream alternatives
Cream is delicious, but as we know it is high in kilojoules and saturated fat. If you want to reduce your intake of these, there are some very good alternatives that won’t compromise taste or texture and can be used for cooking or as a garnish. Our serve size is 125ml (1/2 cup).
- 125ml of cream contains 1820kJ and 28g saturated fat
- 125ml of thickened cream contains 2000kJ and 34g saturated fat
125ml serve: 860kJ, 2.4g saturated fat
A dairy-free cream alternative. Use just as you would cream.
125g serve: 314kJ, 1.4g saturated fat
Great in both sweet and savoury dishes. It will curdle if boiled so use in final stages of cooking. Use instead of thickened cream with desserts.
125ml serve: 738kJ, 9.9g saturated fat
Lower in kilojoules and saturated fat than standard cream, and great for cooking. Not suitable for whipping.
125ml serve: 513kJ, 1.4g saturated fat
Wonderful to use in cooking instead of cream. It can curdle, so add it at the end of cooking and just simmer.
125ml serve; 381kJ, 8.4g saturated fat
Great in a curry with less than half the saturated fat of cream.