Thick & Creamy Vegan Cashew Sour Cream

This thick, tangy and creamy condiment is a perfect dairy-free sour cream substitute. It’s made with four simple ingredients and is prepared in 5 minutes. You can use this sour cream in a variety of ways such as to garnish soups, as a salad dressing, or as a dip instead of mayonnaise.

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I love how simple this thick & creamy vegan cashew sour cream is! It’s a plant-based sour cream substitute that’s soy-free and non-dairy. With only 4 ingredients and so simple to make, you’re gonna love this tangy, creamy sauce.

thick & creamy vegan sour cashew cream

Soak The Cashews

It is recommended to soak the cashews before processing primarily for two reasons. One, soaking cashews improves nutrition and digestibility. Second, soaking cashews makes them easier to blend and as a result, gives a smooth and creamy consistency.

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vegan sour cashew cream

Thick & Creamy Vegan Cashew Sour Cream

Yield: 1 ¼ cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Soak Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes

Thick and creamy vegan sour cashew cream is a perfect dairy-free sour cream substitute.


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt


    1. Soak the cashews in boiling water for 1 hour or overnight for around 8 hours.
    2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Use water as required.
    3. Transfer to an airtight jar and store in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 180Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 0mgSodium 297mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 6g

The nutrition info calculated is just a rough estimate and is provided as a courtesy. Bear in mind that value will vary based on variables like a specific brand or type of product used. To obtain the most accurate representation, it is highly recommended that you calculate it on your own with the actual amount and type of ingredient used.

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