Going dairy free doesn’t mean giving up taste. This Dairy Free Sour Cream recipe brings all the creaminess you are hoping for. A delicious vegan, gluten free substitute!
So easy to make, this Dairy Free Sour Cream will become a staple in your fridge.
Anything you crave with a fresh dollop of sour cream you can use this lovely, cream cashew based vegan version.
DAIRY FREE SOUR CREAM
I had success in the past using cashews to make an uber creamy Alfredo sauce, so there’s no reason this experiment should turn out any differently.
There are quite a few reasons I’ve been looking for an alternative to the dairy version. Firstly, people are always looking for options that don’t include dairy and I like to please the people! 🙂
Secondly, my grocery seems to only sell organic sour cream in fairly large tubs. I’ve been creative with using it in baked goods, like these delicious sour cream dark chocolate cookies, but sometimes it ends up getting thrown out. I hate wasting food and money. Using the cashews allows me to make smaller batches resulting in less waste-guilt.
This recipe could not be simpler.
The only time consuming thing is soaking the cashews (overnight is best, but 2 hours will work) and I found that the sour cream tasted better and had a creamier, sour cream-ish texture after it sat overnight in the fridge.
Other than that, all you need to do is blend.
No chopping, no stirring, minimal clean up, boom!
HOW TO MAKE DAIRY FREE SOUR CREAM
Cover your cashews with water and let soak.
Throw all the ingredients in a blender and let it do the work for you!
Here’s a birds-eye view of the action.
Small batch, dairy free sour cream, free of anything creepy that may be lurking in the grocery store tubs.
The opportunities are endless!
*Originally posted April 2, 2014 . Updated October 31, 2018*
- 1 cup raw cashews soaked for 2-8 hours
- ½ cup water
- ½ lemon juiced
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 2 pinches sea salt
- Soak cashews in water for 2 -8 hours
- Drain the cashews and rinse them well
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
- Store in the fridge in a sealed container
- Best after refrigerated overnight