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Should You Try Oatly’s Creamy Oat (Single Cream) Next? 

by Fabian Jackson

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Looking for an authentic vegan cream to stir through your favourite curries or desserts? Well, today we’re seeing if Oatly might be the one for you. 

What is vegan cream made from? 

Oatly’s Creamy Oat has pleasingly few ingredients and all of them are (unsurprisingly) vegan-friendly! Its base is made up of oats that have been soaked in water and mixed with a little rapeseed oil. There’s a little salt, xanthan gum (a thickening agent made by fermenting sugar) and an emulsifier by the name E472e.


What does it taste like?

For anyone who knows (or can remember) the taste of cream – it simply tastes a whole lot like that. 

And for anyone who doesn’t know what that flavour is, this thin vegan cream tastes slightly sweet but is mostly neutral compared to heavier whipping creams. This means it can be easily used in sweet or savoury dishes to add creaminess to a dish without too much sweetness. 


Photo credit: Oatly

How much does it cost? 

Prices range from around 75p up to about £1.10 depending on the shop – but a fairly inexpensive ingredient overall that has the power to level up your cooking. 

What vegan recipes can I use it in? 

Creamy cauliflower curry


Creamy mushroom sauce

mushroom sauce

Creamy cauliflower pasta

Sticky toffee pudding


Let us know if you’ve tried it and your thoughts in the comments below.


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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