Easy Cashew Sour Cream


This cashew sour cream is easy and is a great addition to chili, tacos or whatever you desire. Substitute the vinegar for maple syrup and omit the sea salt and you have a more sweet version to add on top of your favourite dessert! Yum!

Yield: Approx. 3 cups of vegan sour cream

Prep time: 5 minutes (+ 8 hours soaking time for cashews)


2 cups raw cashew (soaked in water for minimum 8 hours or overnight)

1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 cup water (more or less depending on how thick you want your sour cream)

2 Tbsp of lemon juice (approx. juice of half a lemon)



  1. Take cashews that have soaked overnight or minimum of 8 hours and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Add cashews, vinegar, sea salt and water into a high powered blender.
  3. Juice 1/2 a lemon and add lemon juice to the other ingredients in the blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until cream is light and smooth in texture.
  4. You can serve immediately or this cream can be made ahead and served chilled with your favourite recipe. I love this sour cream served with Vegan White Bean Chili.
  5. Store in an air tight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

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