Vegan Sour Cream

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This creamy Vegan Sour Cream is so easy to prepare with only 4 ingredients.  Homemade sour cream can be used for tacos, chilis, salads, sauces and it is much healthier than traditional sour cream. 

Vegan Sour Cream

Since making, Cashew Cream, Vegan Mayo, Vegan Cheese Sauce, I have meaning to share my simple sour cream recipe. It takes a little time but the result is amazing, I like the fact that all the ingredients are found in any supermarket and that it is oil-free. My hubby loves it on salads. 

Vegan Sour Cream

If you are planning your Cinco De Mayo menu and looking for a sour cream substitute then this easy cashew sour cream is just for you. It is so addictive, I can eat it straight from a spoon. 

Cashews are phenomenal, they give the creamy consistency when lemon juice is added to that of traditional sour cream.

You want to make sure you use cashews once you aren’t allergic to nuts, the flavor is unbeatable. However, if you do have allergies then you might want to substitute with soaked sunflower seeds. 

Fresh lemon juice is also the best for the tart taste, you can substitute lime instead. 

Vegan Sour Cream Ingredients

  • Cashew
  • Water
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt

cashews and lemon for vegan sour cream recipe

How To Make Sour Cream?

To make vegan sour cream, first, soak your cashews if you are using a regular blender. I didn’t because I have a high-speed blender and my sour cream came out smooth and creamy.

The quickest way to soften your cashews is to rinse your cashews and add them to a small saucepan. Add water to cover cashews, about 1 inch. Bring a saucepan to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to simmer cashews for 10 minutes. Drain cashews and rinse under cold water. 

  1. Place soaked cashews, water, lemon juice and salt in a blender. Process until sour cream is smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides. 

Vegan Sour Cream thick and creamy in a white bowl with cashews and half lemon on a cutting board

How Long Does Sour Cream Last?

Store your sour cream in a container with a tight-fitting lid and keep chilled in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 

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Vegan Sour Cream recipe in white bowl

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Nutrition

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Per serving

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Energy: 66 kcal / 276 kJ
Fat: 5 g
Protein: 2 g
Carbs: 4 g

Cooking Time

Preparation: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
For: 12 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place soaked cashews, water, lemon juice and salt in a blender. Process until sour cream is smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides. 
  2. Store your sour cream in a container with a tight-fitting lid and keep chilled in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Rhonda Rivera
    February 5, 2020

    Are cashews in the vegan sour cream raw or roasted?