Dairy Free Hollandaise Sauce

"Now Eggs Benedict is still a possibility for those unable to have dairy. I used to use the Knorr package of Hollandaise Sauce but unfortunately it has dairy in it, so decided to come up with my own version. I think the taste is quite similar, and it makes more than enough sauce for two servings of Eggs Benedict. Also would be so good to serve with fish or on vegetables."
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  • 2 egg yolks
  • 13 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 14 teaspoon salt (depending on your taste)
  • 12 teaspoon lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 14 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 14 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 12 teaspoon paprika
  • 14 cup dairy-free margarine (I used vegan becel)


  • 1. Using a double broiler, add all the ingredients except for the dairy free margarine. And whisk until well blended.
  • 2. Cook on medium heat until it starts to thicken, making sure to stir or whisk often.
  • 3. When it reaches a thickened consistency, remove from heat and stir in dairy free margarine. It's important to add the dairy free margarine last, making sure to add it as is instead of melting it first, otherwise the sauce may curdle.
  • 4. I found that the sauce should be placed back on the double broiler on simmer until your eggs benedict, fish, or vegetables are ready for it, otherwise it cools down too quickly. Continue to stir often.
  • If serving on Eggs Benedict, always nice to sprinkle a tiny bit of paprika on top of the sauce for added colour and taste.

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  1. A cook in her spare
    Delicious! Tasted great on my eggs benedict this morning and easy to make. I accidentally was heavy handed with the paprika, but the spiciness that subtly came through with it was excellent!
  2. Timothy W.
    ... uh ... how can this be dairy free when it includes egg yolks? just wondering
  3. Mia in Germany
    Worked great and tasted awesome! I used it for asparagus, and this was the first time I not only liked sauce Hollandaise but also didn't get sick from it! This will be my standard recipe for sauce Hollandaise. Thanks so much for sharing :)<br/>Made for PAC Spring 2014



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