Glass jar with spoon in it filled with homemade sour scream

The Best Vegan Sour Cream Recipe

This vegan sour cream recipe is the closest homemade version to the real thing I have ever had. Both flavor and texture are so close to the dairy version!

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy sour cream, non dairy sour cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 120 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews , soaked overnight (see note, includes nut free idea)
  • 2 tablespoons blanched slivered almonds , soaked overnight (see note, includes nut free idea)
  • 1 cup , plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (see note)
  • 5-5 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar (see note)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place all ingredients in a blenderĀ and blend until smooth

  2. Put in an airtight container and let set in the fridge overnight.

Recipe Notes

To make a nut free version, you can try subbing silken tofu for the nuts! Do the same amount, so 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Vegan Sour Cream Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.