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Dairy substitutes

Here is a list of suggestions for dairy products, as well as some translations.
ProductSubstitute / Info
Condensed Milk Look in the international section in major shops.
Some now have it at the usual dairy products.
Make sure you buy the tin with “Gezuckerte Kondensmilch wärmebehandelt”
Caramelised Condensed MilkLook in the international section in major shops.
Some now have it at the usual dairy products.
Make sure you buy the tin “Karamell Kondesnmilch erzeugnis gezuckert
Ideal Milk / Ingedampte MelkLook in Asian Shops or buy online.
We did a poll on our FB page about substitute products.
And most said “Kondensmilch order evaporierte Kondensmilch, auch Dosenmilch oder Büchsenmilch genannt” can be a substitute for Evaporated Milk / Ingedampte melk in recipes where you need to cool the milk overnight in the fridge, then beat it to increase the volume. Not referring to gezuckerte Kondensmilch – that is normal Condensed milk”
Instant CustardMilram Dessert-Soße Vanille
Cottage Cheeseder Hüttenkäse. The smooth one is not as readily available as the clumpy one.
Quark is a good substitute
ButtermilkFor each cup of buttermilk, you can use 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to measure 1 cup.
Stir, then let stand for 5 minutes.
You can also use 1 cup of plain yogurt or 1-3/4 teaspoons cream of tartar plus 1 cup milk.
You can also use Buttermilch
Double Cream
48% Fat

Doppelrahm/ Double Crème / Creme Double / Crème de Gruyère
great for pouring or piping over fruit and puddings. Can be used in cooking to make a thick sauce.
A good substitute for cooking is “Kochsahne”
You can use Mascarpone if you need it for a dessert and Creme fraiche if you need it for a soup or sauce
Single Cream
18% Fat

much thinner than double cream – this is why you’ll find it mainly used for pouring over desserts and adding to cooking to add a thicker, creamier base
Soured cream
20% Fat
has been fermented with lactic acid bacteria. That’s how you get that tangy, sour taste
Creme fraiche
30% fat
A milder version of soured cream
Clotted Cream
55% Fat
Cremora coffee creamerNestle Creamer or Cofee-mate
Amasi – fermented milk that tastes like cottage cheese or plain yogurt.Ayran or Kefir is a good substitute and can be found in most shops
Cheese spreadMilkana mit Gouda or Cheddar
Orley WihpOrley Whip is a non dairy dessert topping that looks like cream. If you are looking for a vegan substitute, you can find vegan alternatives like soya or Hafer. If you just want cream, substitute with double cream with at least 30% Fat
You can also read more on Rewe's site

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