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Easy Dairy Free Sour Cream – (Cashew Cream)

cashew cream - vegan sour cream

This dairy free sour cream is the perfect compliment to your favourite Mexican dishes. Try this for your next taco Tuesday night, (or any night!) with these Vegan Tacos or Nachos. It’d also be a great dip for your next veggie tray.

This dairy free sour cream (or cashew cream) is easy to make and requires minimal ingredients. First, soak your cashews. Then drain and toss them into a high powered blender (I use my Vitamix). Add the water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and salt and process until smooth and creamy. The texture is thick and creamy, just like regular sour cream and tastes AMAZING. Your friends might not even realize that it’s not “real” sour cream.

I like to serve mine after being chilled in the refrigerator for at least an hour. If you didn’t plan ahead and are pressed for time, this may also be served immediately. However, to truly resemble the taste of sour cream, you may prefer it chilled.

Now, what can you serve this deliciously creamy dairy free sour cream with?

How about these Low Carb Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats or these AMAZING Pulled Jackfruit Nachos with Homemade BBQ Sauce. Or you may want to use some to top this Vegan Enchilada Casserole with Cilantro.

cashew cream - vegan sour cream

Easy Dairy Free Sour Cream - (Cashew Cream)

Course: Dip
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: gluten free, oil free, sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Soaking Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 Cup
For your next Taco Tuesday, try this delicious and easy to make dairy free sour cream. The perfect compliment to your nachos, burritos and more!
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  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked for 1 hour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Pour boiling water over your cashews and soak for 1 hour and then drain.
  • Add the cashews, fresh water, lemon juice and vinegar to a high speed blender and process until smooth.
  • Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour prior to serving.
  • Serve with nachos, tacos, burritos, salads, or veggie sticks.


If pressed for time you can use the sour cream immediately after making it. However, it will thicken up in the fridge and it tastes better cold.
Serving: 1Tbsp | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 57mg | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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