Cashew Sour Cream


This dairy-free sour cream is so full of flavor that no one will know the difference. It is the perfect balance of tart and creamy.

Serves: 1 cup | Active Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 3 hrs | Success: 100

Step 1: Soaking the Cashews

  • 1 cup raw cashews

Place the cashews into a bowl and cover with water. Let soak for a few hours, or overnight.

Step 2: Making the Cashew Sour Cream

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2-3/4 cup water, or as needed

  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

To make the sour cream, drain and rinse the cashews. Next, blend together the cashews, water, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice, until you reach a really smooth consistency.

Add more water until you reach the desired thickness. For instance, for more of a cream-like consistency, add more water until you reach a thinner, but still smooth, consistency.

Note: This is where a high-speed food processor is worth the investment. The higher the power, the smoother the outcome. Scrape the sides and continue to pulse until smooth. If needed, add a bit more water until you reach the desired consistency. 

Use as you would any other flavorful sour cream.


 Note: For a more neutral flavored cashew cream, omit the lemon juice and apple cider from the recipe.