Creamy, tangy and perfect vegan sour cream! An ideal replacement for ‘regular’ sour cream, perfect to use wherever a sour cream is needed.
This vegan sour cream is everything you want a sour cream to be, creamy, tangy and rich!
It’s the best accompaniment to a baked potato out there.
In fact, I may or may not have made roughly 10 baked potatoes on the same day I made this batch of vegan sour cream (oh I did!).
It’s amazing as a topping for Mexican dishes like vegan nachos or vegan tacos, as a dip or spread, on top of soups, on a big bowl of vegan chili, as a salad dressing, stirred into your vegan mushroom stroganoff and of course, as mentioned, on top of your baked potatoes (with chives, always with chives!).
How to make vegan sour cream
It’s a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that just involves throwing some raw cashews, water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast and sea salt in the blender.
You blend it up until it’s very smooth and there you have it!
Soaking the cashews
You don’t need to soak your cashews first unless your blender is a weak model.
If you know your blender is likely to have a hard time with this, then soaking them for 15 minutes in boiling water is sufficient to soften the cashews enough to make them really easy to blend.
The result is a perfectly creamy, tangy cream with the ideal amount of sour!
Cashews provide the creamy base, and lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and nutritional yeast combine to create the tanginess.
A little sea salt for flavor balance and just enough water for the perfect thickness and you have a perfectly delicious vegan sour cream.
So if you have been wanting a dairy free alternative to regular sour cream then you are going to super pleased because this stuff is the bees knees (whatever the bees knees means, but it’s something good)!
How long does Vegan Sour Cream Last in the Fridge?
It lasts about a week in the fridge in a sealed container.
Can you Freeze Vegan Sour Cream?
Yes it is freezer friendly! So if you think you’ll take longer than a week to eat it all, then definitely freeze some of it. Just place it into a freezer safe container and freeze.
You will love this vegan sour cream, it is:
- An ideal replacement for ‘regular’ sour cream
- Raw and gluten-free
Keep it stored in the fridge and consume within a week.
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Creamy, tangy and perfect vegan sour cream! An ideal replacement for ‘regular’ sour cream, perfect for use wherever a sour cream is needed. Great in Mexican dishes and delicious on top of a baked potato (with chopped chives, of course!).
- Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until very smooth.
- Enjoy wherever sour cream is needed. Great with chopped chives on top!
*You don’t have to soak the cashews first in this recipe. We didn’t soak them first. But if you know your blender is likely to have a hard time, then you can soak them in boiling water for 15 minutes just to soften them slightly so they’re easier to blend.
- Category: Raw, Gluten-Free, Dip
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
- Calories: 212
- Sugar: 2.5g
- Sodium: 297mg
- Fat: 16.5g
- Saturated Fat: 2.9g
- Carbohydrates: 12.3g
- Fiber: 1.3g
- Protein: 7.1g
Keywords: vegan sour cream