By combining almond milk and vanilla-flavored soy milk, you get a wonderfully tasty vegan semolina porridge, which is really just as good as the original.

Which vegetable milk is suitable for semolina?

Sesame porridge is our family's favorite porridge and we resort to it whenever we don't have time or can't make any "proper" dinner. The semolina is ready in 10 minutes and has always tasted good, even to the picky eaters in the family. That's why I really wanted to develop a vegan version of it that we would like.

However, no vegetable milk on its own makes the kind of delicious, traditional semolina that we like. After the Christmas rice porridge experiments I decided to use vanilla-flavored soy milk.

Vanilla soy milk (Alpro Vanilla) is an excellent product when used in small quantities. On its own, a bit essential and too sweet, yes. But when used in small amounts, it masks and improves the aroma of other vegetable milks in a more neutral direction.

In this recipe, we combine almond milk and vanilla-flavored soy milk in a ratio of 5 + 1.

Tip: If you want, you can replace the almond milk with cashew milk. These two vegetable milks can almost always be substituted for each other, so they have the same taste.

What to do if the semolina does not thicken?

If the semolina does not thicken enough, i.e. it risks being too runny, the reason is that the amount of semolina is too small.

I feel that margarine from different manufacturers thickens/mushes a little differently overall. The amount mentioned in the recipe may therefore have to be slightly adjusted. Personally, I always put a little too much margarine, i.e. a little more than the instructions say, so that the porridge doesn't become too loose. After all, it is so easy to add liquid in the middle of cooking.

Fortunately, mandarins cook so quickly that you can increase their quantity while cooking. After adding the mannaryns, cook the porridge for at least 5 more minutes, so that the new mannaryns have time to cook and soften as well.

Vegan semolina
Semolina, cinnamon and brown cane sugar

Side dishes on semolina

Here are some of our family's favorite side dishes to accompany semolina:

  • cinnamon + brown cane crystal sugar (as in the picture!) – a more aromatic taste than basic household sugar
  • berries + maple syrup + almond chips
  • buttermilk (vegan margarine)
  • berry fight
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Vegan semolina

Soft vegan semolina

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  • Author: almost vegan
  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • Portions: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

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By combining almond milk and vanilla-flavored soy milk, you get a wonderfully tasty vegan semolina porridge, which is really just as good as the original. Almond milk can be replaced with cashew milk.


  • 1 l almond milk
  • 2 dl of vanilla-flavored soy milk
  • 2 dl mannaryns, i.e. semolina
  • 0.5 tsp salt


  1. Mix almond milk, vanilla milk and mandarins in a saucepan.
  2. Cook the porridge on low heat for about 10 minutes. Stir several times with a whisk, right up to the bottom of the pot, so that the porridge does not start to stick to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add salt and mix well.
  • Cooking time: 10
  • Category: Porridges
  • Cooking method: On a stove
  • Cuisine: Finnish

Keywords: vegan semolina, dairy-free semolina, semolina for almond milk

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