Melty and Stretchy Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

5 from 1 vote
This is a very easy recipe for Vegan Mozzarella Cheese that's melty, stretchy and full of cheesy flavour. Use in your favourite cheesy dishes like pizza, lasagna, grilled cheese or nacho cheese dip.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
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Mar 24, 2020 (Last updated Sep 21, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani

Melty and Stretchy Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

Say hello to this easy melty and stretchy vegan mozzarella cheese. This recipe takes just 10-minutes and 7 ingredients to make. It’s effortless, delicious, and I am obsessed!

As for flavour; expect this vegan cheese to be creamy and smooth, cheesy, salty and savoury. All-in-all, it’s exactly what were looking for in a vegan mozzarella recipe.

Enjoy this recipe for a quick grilled cheese, topped on pizza, and layered into lasagna. Or, simply grab some nacho chips and dip!

To sum it up, use this recipe wherever and whenever you’re looking to add melty cheese to your favourite recipes.

Now, let me tell you exactly how to make this Melty and Stretchy Vegan Mozzarella so that you can devour it like I did.

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Ingredients for vegan mozzarella cheese

the ingredients

The ingredients for this recipe are simple and straight forward. Which is why I have given it my newbie cook stamp of approval.

For this recipe, you will need:

  • canned coconut milk
  • almond milk
  • nutritional yeast
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • sea salt
  • arrowroot powder

As you can see, it’s pretty simple and straight forward. And if you’re familiar with vegan cooking you probably already have these ingredients in your pantry.

Typically, you can find these ingredients at most generic grocery stores. However, if you’re struggling to find nutritional yeast or arrowroot powder than I recommend a visit to an organic grocers like Wholefoods or Trader Joe’s.

What’s the best vegan mozzarella cheese?

Certainly, there are some good vegan mozzarella brands to buy, instead of making it yourself. Which offer consistency that’s also melty and stringy. I’m not opposed to these brands. In fact, I use them from time-to-time for parties and entertaining.

However, the nutrition facts for store-bought vegan mozzarella can be a tad unhealthy. Since they use ingredients like starches, gums and carrageenan for longer shelf-life.

No doubt, making vegan mozzarella at home is a healthy solution. You know exactly what’s gone into it – no preservatives or additives, and the recipe can be made in just 10 minutes. So you can feel confident in knowing exactly what you’re putting in your body.

blend ingredients together until smooth

How to make vegan mozzarella melty and stringy

Vegan Mozzarella Recipe that's melty and stretchy

Now, you might be wondering exactly how to make vegan mozzarella melty and stringy? For vegans, this is the hardest part about finding reliable vegan cheese brands/recipes.

Often times, they don’t melt nor get stringy, which is a bummer when you’re looking to make pizza, grilled cheese, or nachos. It’s ALL about the stringiness!!

My magic ingredient for getting mozzarella melty and stringy is arrowroot powder!

What is arrowroot powder?

Arrowroot powder is an ingredient that you can use to thicken sauces, soups, and make melty vegan cheese! It comes from the arrowroot plant and can be used as a substitute for corn starch, tapioca starch and other thickening agents.

See 5 thing you should know about arrowroot powder for more on this fabulous root. All-in-all, it’s a healthy and gluten-free ingredient that you can use to thicken recipes.

And that’s exactly how it’s used for this cheese recipe. The arrowroot powder helps to thicken your vegan mozzarella into a stringy and gooey cheese sauce. Without it, it’s impossible to achieve the same results.

Make this vegan mozzarella recipe nut-free

This recipe can easily be made nut-free by substituting the almond milk for oat milk or soy milk. You can do this as a direct 1:1 replacement and it will achieve the same results. Voila! Now you have a mozzarella recipe that’s vegan and nut-free. 😉

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So, now you know how to make easy melty and stretchy vegan mozzarella. It’s creamy and smooth, cheesy, salty and savoury. Enjoy this recipe whenever you’re looking for melty cheese in your favourite dishes (lasagna, pizza, grilled cheese, nachos and more).

And take pleasure knowing exactly how your vegan cheese was made; with wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about eating.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.

Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

5 from 1 vote
This is a very easy recipe for Vegan Mozzarella Cheese that's melty, stretchy and full of cheesy flavour. Use in your favourite cheesy dishes like pizza, lasagna, grilled cheese or nacho cheese dip.
Vegan Mozzarella Recipe that's melty and stretchy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Serves 4 people


  • 1 can coconut milk (400 ml)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp arrowroot powder


  • In a blender add coconut milk, almond milk, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt and arrowroot powder. Blend until smooth consistency. Transfer to saucepan and bring to medium-high heat. Warm mozzarella, stirring often, until thick and stringy in consistency (5-10 minutes).


Vegan Mozzarella can be made in advance, reheat in saucepan when ready to use. It will keep in fridge for up to 5 days.
Learn how to make vegan grilled cheese with this recipe. 
Nutritional information is a rough estimate. 



Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg

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    • HI there! The nutritional yeast really helps to add that cheesy flavour to the vegan mozzarella. You can definitely omit, but the flavour profile will be different resulting in a more creamy flavour and less cheesy one. Hope this helps!

  1. Just made this and love the taste! (Had to double-up on the garlic powder because I didn’t have any onion powder.) The color was beige, though — not that pretty yellowish shade yours is. I’ll have to work on that.

    • Hi Amy! I’m so glad that you enjoyed this recipe! As for the colour, it’s the nutritional yeast that makes mine yellow in colour. Perhaps it’s just a matter of brand that made yours more beige. If you wanted to up the yellow colour you could always add a pinch of ground turmeric. 🙂 Hope that helps!

  2. Very impressive! I love making all of your recipes and they are very successful with my dinner companions – all very picky gourmet foodies. Thank you!

    • Hi Jane! I’m so glad that you’re enjoying these recipes so much! Thanks for the kind note!

        • Hi Tyla! I haven’t tried myself using soy milk, but I don’t see a problem! The only thing is that the coconut milk functions well for this recipe due to its higher fat content. So, the consistency might not be as stringy as with the coconut milk. If you do give soy milk a try please let me know how it goes!