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Dare I say this is the BEST vegan creamed corn? I have reason to make such a statement, I couldn’t believe how good this turned out.

There are a TON of vegan creamed corn recipes online that use coconut milk, and that always threw me off. What I wanted out of this creamed corn recipe was a replication of the one my mother used to make, that was unfortunately ladened with animal products {milk, heavy cream and butter}. What I have been trying to do over the last few years is veganize as many of my mothers traditional recipes that I can, and creamed corn has been a big challenge for me. I assumed that the coconut would compromise the flavor, so I never gave it a shot. I also I didn’t know if it would live up to the same appeal of the other to my family. After being unsatisfied with other non-dairy milk alternatives (I have tried soy and almond), it was my last shot, and I hoped for the best.

Creamed Corn YSJ Vegan Thanksgiving60I put together this recipe for the very first time at a recipe testing dinner my friends Yvonne, Sarah and I hosted, and it was a HIT. I was fortunate enough to have my parents in attendance as well, and they both approved, with my dad basically giving it a standing ovation. He made sure to verify with me that I would be making it for Thanksgiving this year, and I gladly confirmed 🙂

Once you try it, you will know why I believe that it is up there as one of the best.

Creamed corn is one of many Briones family traditions during the Thanksgiving holiday that I have revamped, others include our stuffing and pumpkin pie.

Check out our full Thanksgiving Menu from last year!

Vegan Thanksgiving

As for this year, my friends Yvonne, Sarah and I decided to create a full {new} Thanksgiving Menu to share with you all on our blogs, to help you with planning the perfect vegan Thanksgiving feast for you and your loved ones to enjoy! Vegans and non-vegans alike will love our Thanksgiving menu!

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Each day, starting Nov. 1st, a new recipe will be released on, and until our menu is complete, so be sure to follow along!

Please tag us @sweetsimplevegan @ahnestveggie @yvonne_deliciously_vegan and #ysjthanksgiving if you recreate any of our dishes, we’d love to see them!

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Coconut Creamed Corn {oil-free} / Vegan Thanksgiving

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  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5


  • ¼ cup sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chopped scallions
  • 3 tbs water for cooking
  • 2 cups frozen organic non GMO corn kernels
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
  • Handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons gluten free flour blend of your choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, adjust to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Saute sweet onion and garlic in water until translucent.
  2. Add corn and cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until it caramelizes with the onions and garlic.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients, stir until uniform, and cook for 2 more minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Vegan


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  1. I made this a few thanksgiving’s ago and didn’t tell my family “it’s vegan”, i mean food is just food to me. But they loved it and couldn’t stop eating it. It was sadly the first thing to go!!! I am really impressed with this recipe. I know some vegans like to eat super healthy but honestly i can’t eat something that doesn’t delicious and sometimes you wanna eat a creamy hearty dish 🙂 Thank you!! G=

  2. This recipe is a keeper. I served this cold (to let the mixture thicken and I like how it tastes cold vs warm heh heh) and seriously, everyone was going bananas over this creamed corn!! Our family/relatives lean more towards our Asian cultural dishes than ‘typical American food’ but everyone looooved this. I doubled the recipe and not a single bite was left.
    Also, using coconut milk is such a wonderful original touch.. I mean I’m sure it would be possible to use vegan milk, vegan butter, etc but that coconut is too good to pass up on!

    For anyone who makes this and thinks it still looks ‘too soupy’–simply add a slurry of cornstarch + water or flour + water and it will thicken up wonderfully.

    1. Joy, that made me so so happy to hear! What a wonderful way to share the love with your family on Thanksgiving <3

  3. Today is Christmas. I just finished making this recipe. It turned out so yummy! I didn’t have any scallions, so I used snipped fresh chives. I didn’t have fresh parsley, so I used dried. I ended adding more than two cups of corn so it wouldn’t be so “soupy.” The end result is fabulous! The coconut flavor with the corn is so tasty. I can’t wait to serve it when my guest arrives. Thx for the recipe.

    1. Hi Lynn! This all sounds wonderful, it’s great to hear how you made this recipe work with what you had, adding your own personal flare to it. I hope your guests loved it as much as I do, Merry Christmas! xo

  4. My mother in law made creamed corn this year, and she bought Follow Your Heart vegan sour cream just so I could have some too!

  5. Jasmine this recipe looks simple yet delicious!! Creamed corn is one of my favorite dishes too. Can’t wait to try this out! 🙂