Mashed Potatoes Without Milk?

If you are vegan, lactose intolerant, or just want to lessen your dairy intake, you will want to know how to make mashed potatoes without milk.

This version of mashed potatoes is super creamy, fluffy, smooth, and delicious. It is a rich, flavorful, vegan, and gluten-free option that can be served beside so many main dishes.

Mashed potatoes are famous as a classic American side dish. That is because potatoes were mainly and originally cultivated here, then spread worldwide. On the other hand, rice had a long history and popularity in Asia, the Middle East, and even Africa before coming to America.

Potatoes gained popularity as they are cheap to cultivate and highly nutritious. Potatoes are a versatile food, and mashed potatoes are commonly prepared and eaten in many countries.

Mashed potatoes are rich in flavor and have such a wonderfully creamy texture that you will love to have daily, and on special occasions like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

You can serve mashed potatoes alongside roasted asparagus, roasted Brussel sprouts, or vegan green bean casserole, and any other vegetable side dishes. These will go well with a plethora of protein-filled main dishes for a deliciously balanced meal.

Before we jump to the mashed potato without milk recipe, let’s first know about its nutrient benefits and some tips and tricks.  

Nutritional Benefits of Potatoes

Potatoes were domesticated or farmed in the Andes of South America. Then it was brought to Europe by the Spanish in the early 16th century. Potatoes are a tasty root-type vegetable that we can use in many recipes. We can have potatoes all year long in nearly every area of the world.

Potatoes are very easy and cheap to grow but high in nutrients. This is why they are very well-known for being a staple food item in many cultures. Here are some of the important benefits of potatoes:

Heart Health

Potatoes are well known as a good medium of fiber. Fiber helps us to lose weight by making our stomach stay full for a longer time. Also, this fiber, along with potato’s vitamin C, and vitamin B6, and potassium, supports us in having a healthy heart.

Blood Pressure

Potatoes have potassium, which can be heavily beneficial for controlled blood pressure. Also, calcium and magnesium are present in potatoes, which is known to help decrease blood pressure in a natural way.

Bone Health

The phosphorus, iron, magnesium, calcium, and zinc in potatoes are very helpful for the body to build and maintain bone.

Digestion

The fiber content of potatoes helps with many issues regarding our digestion. Fiber can treat or even help prevent constipation and diarrhea.

Immunity

Many researchers have shown that vitamin C can decrease the duration and severity of a cold. Vitamin C in potatoes is helping to have a good immune system. 

Vegan Butter Nutritional Facts

Plant-based eating has gained popularity worldwide as it is beneficial for health, the environment, and animal welfare. Vegan butter, often known as plant-based butter, is a non-dairy alternative for dairy-based butter. It is made from combining some sort of plant-derived oil, such as olive, coconut, avocado, or palm kernel oil, with water. 

Vegan butter often includes additional ingredients like salt, emulsifiers, colorings, natural or artificial flavors, to get the taste and texture of real butter. If you want to use vegan butter, then you should start to research which brand or product will work best with your diet. Here is why vegan butter is nutritious for your health.  

  • It is usually high in healthy fats, which is beneficial for heart health, controls blood sugar levels and body weight. This fat can minimize the risk of heart diseases and risk of obesity. 
  • It helps to boost our immunity and helps our heart, lungs, and kidneys function properly.

Garlic Health Benefits

Garlic is a spice that is used widely to flavor in cooking, but it is also used as medicine throughout ancient and modern history. It has been taken to prevent and treat a wide variety of conditions and diseases. Garlic has a range of benefits, both raw and cooked. 

Modern science has recently confirmed that garlic is indeed beneficial for our health. Garlic is also easy to add to your regular diet. You can use it in making soups, sauces, savory dishes, dressings, and more. 

  • Garlic has anti-inflammatory benefits that help to maintain healthy blood flow. 
  • Garlic is highly nutritious, low in calories, and rich in vitamin C, B6, and manganese.
  • Garlic supplements help to prevent and reduce severe types of diseases like the common cold and flu. 
  • Garlic can control high triglyceride levels that can limit the risk factors of heart diseases. 
  • Garlic contains antioxidants that can protect your body against cell damage and aging. It can reduce the risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
  • It has shown beneficial effects against chronic diseases so that you can live healthier and happier.
  • Garlic can give benefits to bone and muscle health.  

Coconut Milk Health Benefits

Lately, coconut milk has gained popularity in the health food community. It is great for people who suffer from lactose intolerance, and those who want to avoid dairy products. 

Coconut milk is a delicious alternative to cow’s milk. It can have a thick or thin consistency, natural sweetness, and a rich texture. It has lots of excellent vitamins, minerals, and other nutrient properties that are great for our body.

  • Coconut milk can increase the metabolism rate of our body so that we can lose belly fat. Consuming this can help our body to digest properly, as well as losing some weight.
  • It can improve our digestive issues, like diarrhea or constipation.
  • It can control healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels by increasing good cholesterol levels. 
  • Coconut milk contains lauric acid, which improves the immune system. 

Homemade Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is created from grating flesh from a mature brown coconut that needs soaking in water and straining it to produce coconut milk. This milk can be made into a thin or thick consistency, based on how much you process it.

You can easily make coconut milk at home that simply needs to adjust the thickness of your choice. Find the full instructions here.

Best Potatoes for Mashing

You can choose higher starch potatoes like Yukon golds or russets for getting the smoothest, fluffiest, and most flavored packed mashed potatoes. Russet potatoes mash up light and fluffy, where yellow flashed potatoes like Yukon gold get a naturally buttery texture that is flavorful, creamy, and dense. For this reason, Yukon gold potatoes are my first choice.

Russet potatoes are mostly a secondary choice for mashing. They are higher in starch than the Yukon gold potatoes, which is why they can absorb water easily. If you don’t dry the boiled russet properly before mashing, you will get soggy and bland mash that no one wants to eat.

boiled potatoes in a pot of water

How to Store Mashed Potatoes?

All the peeling, boiling, and mashing takes some time to prepare, so if you want to save your time, then you can make mashed potatoes now and serve them later. To keep the taste better, you need to store them in the right way so that when you have them, you can get better results as before.  

Cook the mashed potatoes as you normally do, and be prepared to add more cream or butter. Remember, it is the key point to help them freeze and reheat, so no need to skimp. After the potatoes have completely cooled, you can use one or two easy procedures to freeze them. 

  • Place one cup portions of mashed potatoes onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in the freezer for at least a few hours or overnight, until they are completely frozen. Transfer the individual portions to a large freezer bag or container and store them until you are ready to have them. 
  • If you prefer not to make portions of mashed potatoes, then you can keep them in a large container or freezer bag and store them until you are ready to have them. I don’t recommend this method but it is easier.

How to Reheat Frozen Mashed Potatoes?

You can use some options for reheating potatoes, and the best one is the procedure that works with your time. If you have time, you can thaw the potatoes in refrigeration one or two days before reheating, then heat in the oven or on the stovetop until warm. Otherwise, you can reheat with one of these procedures directly from the freezer. 

  • Stovetop: Reheat the thawed or straight from the refrigerator potatoes in a large pot at a low to medium temperature and stir them occasionally. Once the heat is even, add some seasoning and butter as needed.
  • Oven: Reheat the thawed or straight from the refrigerator potatoes in a covered dish at 350°F for about 30 minutes, or until the mashed potatoes are perfectly heated.  
  • Slow Cooker: Reheat the mashed potatoes with a slow cooker that works best when the mashed potatoes are thawed in the refrigerator. Start heating at low temperature for 2 to 4 hours until the potatoes are ready to  

How to Make Mashed Potatoes Without Milk

  • Scrub and rinse the potatoes, and place them in a large pot with water. 
  • Cover and place the pot on high until it has a rolling boil. Lower the heat to medium and boil for about 20 minutes. 
  • Check if the potatoes are fully cooked by piercing them with a fork. If it goes into the potatoes easily, they are ready.
  • Drain the potatoes into a colander, and place into an ice bath. Cool for 5-10 minutes, or until potatoes are cool enough to handle.
  • The potato skins will be separated from the potatoes, making them easy to peel by hand. You can also leave the skin on if you desire.
  • Start heating the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook it until it is fragrant, about a minute or two. Make sure the garlic doesn’t burn!
  • Mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Add the vegan butter and garlic mixture, coconut milk, and salt, and gently stir. If the mashed potatoes are not creamy and smooth enough, you can add additional butter or coconut milk. Serve and enjoy!

Tips for Making Mashed Potatoes

  • You can also peel the potatoes prior to boiling. This will save time, but the potato’s flavor and texture won’t be perfect. Save some of the water when draining to add back to the mashed potatoes in case they are too dry.
  • Be sure to cook the potatoes perfectly, because undercooked potatoes will be lumpy. 
  • Never skip the salt part. Be sure to add salt, as it can add more flavor to the finished mashed potatoes.
  • Always melt the butter before adding it to the mashed potatoes. In that way, it will be easier to mix everything evenly, and everything will stay hot longer. 
  • Use a large spoon, not a mixer, to mix the creamiest mashed potatoes. Don’t use any electronic mixer as it will make mashed potatoes gummy and gluey. 

What To Eat Mashed Potatoes With?

Smothered Tofu Chicken

Lentil Meatballs

Vegan Brown Stew Chicken

Baked Tofu Nuggets

Jerk Tofu

Other Vegan Mashed Potato Recipes

  1. Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
  2. Cauliflower And Mashed Potatoes
  3. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
  4. Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Onions
  5. Mashed Purple Potato
  6. Mashed White Sweet Potato
  7. Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

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mashed potatoes without milk

How to Make Mashed Potatoes Without Milk?

Lactose intolerant? Want to eat less dairy? Learn how to make mashed potatoes without milk! These potatoes are so deliciously buttery and creamy.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to make mashed potatoes without milk
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 243kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Butter
  • 5 cloves garlic cut in slices
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Scrub and rinse the potatoes, and place them in a large pot with water.
  • Cover and place the pot on high until it has a rolling boil. Lower the heat to medium and boil for about 20 minutes.
  • Check if the potatoes are fully cooked by piercing them with a fork. If it goes into the potatoes easily, they are ready.
  • Drain the potatoes into a colander, and place into an ice bath. Cool for 5-10 minutes, or until potatoes are cool enough to handle.
  • The potato skins will be separated from the potatoes, making them easy to peel by hand. You can also leave the skin on if you desire.
  • Start heating the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook it until it is fragrant, about a minute or two. Make sure the garlic doesn’t burn!
  • Mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Add the vegan butter and garlic mixture, coconut milk, and salt, and gently stir. If the mashed potatoes are not creamy and smooth enough, you can add additional butter or coconut milk. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 979mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg