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Substitute For Milk In Crepes (How To Use Them)

Substitute For Milk In Crepes (How To Use Them)

Are you making crepes but need a substitute for milk? Have no fear, in this article you will find all of the best milk alternatives when making crepes.

You will find both dairy-free as well as dairy milk replacements so no matter what you are looking for, we have you covered.

These subs will work no matter if you are making sweet, dessert crepes or savory crepes.

So what are the best substitutes for milk in crepes?

The top milk substitutes are coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, light cream, half and half, and yogurt.

Make sure to read on to learn how to use each substitute in your recipe.

Milk Alternatives For Crepes

fruit crepes with garnish

Crepes are one of my family’s favorite breakfasts and we have them often. And more than once I’ve gone to make a batch of crepes only to find out I don’t have enough milk.

And since I refuse to make a run to the store for a single ingredient, I’ve tried out a lot of substitutes. And each of these milk replacements will help you make delicious crepes for your family.

Coconut Milk

glass jar of coconut milk and whole coconut

When making dessert crepes, coconut milk is an excellent substitute for milk. It imparts a wonderful coconut flavor that pairs so well with sweet crepes.

I particularly enjoy the flavor of my crepes when making chocolate and fruit crepes. But coconut milk will work well with almost any crepe recipe.

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1 cup of coconut milk equals 1 cup of milk

Almond Milk

pitcher of almond milk on white table

Probably the most popular non-dairy milk substitute, almond milk works great in crepe recipes. Make sure to use unflavored almond milk unless you want the additional flavor in your final dish.

Almond milk is thinner than dairy milk so your crepes will be less fluffy, but you can add a couple tablespoons of butter or cream to thicken it up.

Related: Almond Milk Substitutes


1 cup of almond milk equals 1 cup of milk

Oat Milk

pint of oat milk

Oat milk is a popular milk replacement for those who need to go dairy-free. It has a mild flavor that will not impact your crepes final flavor. It is a bit thicker than almond milk, but still thinner than dairy milk.

Just like with almond milk, you can add a little cream or butter if you want to thicken it up. Oat milk works well in both sweet and savory crepes.


1 cup of oat milk equals 1 cup of milk

Light Cream

bowl of light cream

If dairy free isn’t a requirement, you can use light (or heavy) cream instead of milk when making crepes.

Light cream has a higher fat content than milk so I recommend adding a couple tablespoons of water to thin it out. Light cream works well in dinner or dessert crepes.


2/3 cup of light cream and 2 tablespoons of water equals 1 cup of milk

Half and Half

half and half poured into a glass on a wood table

If you have some half and half on hand, it makes a solid milk alternative in any type of crepe recipe.

Half and half is higher in fat, and thicker, than milk so you will want to use 1 part half and half and 1 part water when substituting for milk.


1/2 cup half and half with 1/2 cup water equals 1 cup of milk


bowl of yogurt on plaid tablecloth

Plain or Greek yogurt can be used instead of milk when making any type of crepe. It offers a rich and creamy texture as well as a pleasant flavor that pairs well with so many crepe toppings.

Make sure to thin your yogurt with a little water before mixing your crepe batter. Only use unflavored yogurt.

Related: Greek Yogurt Substitutes


2/3 yogurt and 2 tablespoons of water equals 1 cup of milk

Milk Replacement for Crepe Recipe FAQ

assorted jugs of milk substitutes

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Can you use water instead of milk in crepes?

No, if only water is used to make your crepes, they will be too thin and will burn easily. Instead you one of the substitutes above.

Can I replace milk with yogurt in crepes?

Yes, yogurt is an excellent substitute for milk when making crepes. Either plain yogurt or Greek yogurt can be used. Add two tablespoons of water to 2/3 cup of yogurt for each cup of milk.

Can I use whipping cream instead of milk for crepes?

Yes, heavy whipping cream can be used instead of milk in any crepe recipe. Whipping cream is higher in fat so you will want to mix 1/2 cup of water with a 1/2 cup of whipping cream for each cup of milk called for.

Can you make Bisquick crepes without milk?

Yes, Bisquick crepes can be made with a number of milk substitutes. The best alternatives include almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, cream, and yogurt.

You can find the details for each milk substitute and how to use them above.