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Easy Vegan Cashew Sour Cream

  • Author: Mimi Ace
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan cashew sour cream is the perfect dairy-free sour cream alternative. It is tangy, creamy, and takes just 10 minutes to make! Use to top baked potatoes, tacos, buddha bowls, and more. 


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (sub lemon juice)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)


  1. Boil cashews for 10 minutes, or soak them for at least 4 hours. Strain the cashews. 
  2. Blend cashews, water, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, and salt until smooth.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary; add more lime juice or apple cider vinegar for acidity, salt for saltiness, or water for a thinner sour cream. 


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 60 cals
  • Sugar: 0.68g
  • Sodium: 98.34g
  • Fat: 4.57g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.84g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.44g
  • Fiber: 0.36g
  • Protein: 1.98g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: vegan sour cream recipe, cashew cream, sauces with cashews