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Gluten-free, vegan and delicious almond cream dessert

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

A glass of almond cream topped with fresh berries, pistachios and chia seeds

If there's one way to enjoy super-healthy, gluten-free food, then this almond cream dessert has got to be the one.

Don't you just hate it when you see an incredibly delicious-looking dessert and realize later you aren't allowed to eat it? Well, this dessert is good for almost everyone. It's gluten-free, vegan and even kid-friendly. Another great thing about it is that it is rich in omega-3s because of the chia seeds.

A glass of almond cream topped with fresh berries, pistachios and chia seeds

Almond cream with berries, pistachios and chia seeds recipe

Being a nondairy person, I always look for ways to enjoy desserts using dairy alternatives, one of which is almond milk. By just adding pure, gluten-free cornstarch, almond cream is made. It never tastes so great as when eaten with fresh berries, pistachios and chia seeds.

Serves 2

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Inactive time: 15 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons pure, gluten-free cornstarch
  • Sugar (optional, if the almond milk is unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup mixed fresh berries
  • 2 tablespoons crushed pistachios
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds


  1. In a small bowl, dilute the cornstarch with a little bit of the almond milk, and then set it aside.
  2. Into a small saucepan over low heat, pour the remaining almond milk.
  3. Gradually mix together the cornstarch mixture and sugar (if using), whisking continuously.
  4. When it becomes creamy, turn off the heat, and let the almond cream cool down.
  5. Distribute the almond cream into serving glasses.
  6. Top with the berries, pistachios and chia seeds, and serve.

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