Have you made the switch to vegan but miss creamy condiments? Or maybe you’ve discovered that dairy just doesn’t agree with you. Whatever the reason, if you’ve been looking for a dairy-free alternative to sour cream, then try this cashew sour cream recipe.

Benefits of Cashew Sour Cream

Cashews not only offer a great source of energy, they also support bone and brain health. And fortunately, they grind up into a creamy buttery consistency.

Apple cider vinegar aids digestion and supports overall health. It also lends some of that tasty sour flavor.

Lemon is a refreshing source of Vitamin C and phytochemicals called limonoids, which have been shown to help fight cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon.

Here’s the recipe!

Cashew Sour Cream


1 cup cashews, soaked overnight in filtered water

2 tsp. apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/4 cup water

1/4 tsp salt


Place all ingredients in a blender (a bullet blender works well) and blend until smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds.

Cover and refrigerate. Should last up to 5 days.

Note: If you’d like to thin out the sour cream to a dressing, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.

Get the printable recipe here.


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