When I first heard about Aquafaba, I thought it was an April Fool’s Day joke. For those of you who haven’t heard, this miracle substance is taking the world by storm because of all the delicious egg-free recipes that you can make with it. So what is Aquafaba? It’s the juice in a can of beans. That’s right. Most people use the liquid from chickpeas (garbanzo beans) or white northern beans for a lighter flavor, but black beans and others can be used, too. Somehow, this liquid has properties that are similar to those of egg whites, and it can be used to make anything from meringues and macarons to marshmallows and more. It can act as a binder, leavening agent, emulsifier, or anything an egg white traditionally does—but without the cruelty or cholesterol.
Below are some of the best aquafaba recipe ideas.
That’s right—vegan meringue, made with canned bean juice.
And why not put some meringue on a mini lime tart?
Velvety smooth, airy, and rich—you won’t believe how good mousse made with aquafaba is. Try this recipe made with chickpea brine …
… or this Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Pie.
Admittedly, the steps are a bit intimidating, but if you want perfect vegan macarons, it’ll be worth it.
No need to use dairy products to whip up a crazy-good coffee drink.
Frothy vegan coffee – no dairy milk, no nut milk, no soya, no gluten, no aerosols cans. This froth is simply the whipped-up juice from a can of chickpeas sweetened with sugar and flavoured with instant coffee. Magic hey?! My thanks to Goose over at FB Vegan Meringues Hits and Misses for the inspiration! #vega #vegancream #soyafree #dairyfreecream #vegancoffee #frothycoffee #aquafaba #aquafabacream #aquafabacoffee
Using canned bean juice in your ice cream sounds pretty weird, but it’ll give your dessert a creamy consistency with the right method. Try this Tahini Pear Ice Cream With Berry Swirl recipe.
Need a topping for that ice cream sundae or hot cocoa? Chickpea liquid to the rescue!
Chocolate Covered Katie has what you need to make the easiest marshmallow fluff ever—just TWO ingredients.
And why not use marshmallow fluff to make Fluffernutter Sandwich Cookies?
Anything with berries wins in my book.
Try swapping the flaxseed meal and water for 6 tablespoons of canned black bean juice to make super-chewy fudgy brownies.
The best waffles are crispy and chewy, and aquafaba is your savior here.
Achieve the perfect, buttery texture.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip?
Aquafaba isn’t limited to sweet treats, either. Check out this recipe for breakfast burritos.
If you’re looking to make your own mayo, there’s absolutely no reason to add eggs. If you’re less culinarily inclined, you can always check out store-bought vegan mayos.
What can’t aquafaba do? If you’re looking for more eggless recipes, check out these great vegan dishes.