Raw Vegan Sour Cream


raw vegan sour cream blender
When I first turned vegan, I relied heavily on processed daily substitutes like Tofutti cream cheese, sour cream, and vegan cheeses. Back then, I didn’t know making my own was even a possibility, and very easy to do. Now, I hardly ever buy store bought vegan substitutes. If I do, it’s an occasional treat, but to be honest, I’m always disappointed after I have them because now I prefer the homemade ones I make. That is except for Miyoko’s Creamery cheeses. They are phenomenal!

This raw vegan sour cream recipe is super easy to make. All you need is some cashews, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, water and salt. All staple pantry ingredients, so you can easily whip it up anytime. 

raw vegan sour cream
The longest part is soaking the cashews. Soak the cashews for 2-4 hours. But if you are short on time, you can cut the soaking time a little. After you have soaked the cashews, drain and rinse well. 

raw vegan sour cream Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until it becomes a smooth creamy sour cream! 

raw vegan sour cream Ta-da! Raw vegan sour cream! Dollop it on my lettuce leaf tacosChipotle inspired taco salad, taco cucumber boats or whatever else that sour cream would go well with. If I’m not eating raw at night, I like dolloping it on my baked potatoes, or using it in my mashed potatoes. Makes a delicious, silky, and creamy mashed potato! Hope this recipe becomes one of your staples:) 

raw vegan sour cream

Raw Vegan Sour Cream
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Cuisine: raw food, raw vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup cashews
  • ¼ + ⅛ cups water
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice (about a juice of 1 large lemon)
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Soak the cashews for 2-4 hours in plenty of water. Drain and rinse well.
  2. Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
Keeps for 1 week in the refrigerator.


  1. Becky says

    I’m excited to try this recipe! Also I was wondering where you got your lid for the jar you put your cashews in to soak and what the lid is called?
    Thank you 🙂

    • admin says

      Hi Becky,

      Thank you so much for your comment! That’s a sprouting lid for mason jars. There’s many sold on amazon but some health food stores carry them too. I like to use it even when I’m just soaking the nuts or seeds not sprouting them too, because it’s easier to rinse and drain. But you can always just use a colander or a sieve too though:)

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