Vegan Cashew Sour Cream (gluten-free, oil-free)

Vegan Cashew Sour Cream! OMG!

One of the things I missed the most when I went vegan was a good sour cream recipe that actually tasted like the real thing. This vegan cashew sour cream is going to blow your mind!

I prefer to use whole, natural ingredients, so using store-bought processed vegan sour cream isn’t an option. Why buy store-bought when you can make your own?

You can add this sour cream to chili, on top of a potato, on tacos or just to add to your Mexican night buffet!

This recipe is: 






✔️100% yummy

Soak or Boil

I like to boil my cashews to soften them because let’s be honest…who has time to soak cashews for 11 hours before a recipe?! I simply boil mine for 5-10 minutes and they’re ready to go! Let’s make our vegan cashew sour cream now!

After you’ve boiled or soaked your cashews, rinse them and add them into your high speed blender, I suggest a Vitamix or Blend Tec. The raw cashews are the base of your vegan cashew sour cream! Cashews are higher in fat but this sour cream is meant to be a topping – one dollop and you’re good to go!

Vegan Cashew Sour CreamI am literally obsessed with this recipe! Here’s a tip: make a batch for the week and use it as a topping for your dinners. Another way you can use this sour cream is to mix it with hot sauce and it makes a spicy aioli….(dip some potatoes in it, you will thank me later)!

Vegan Cashew Sour Cream

You only need 3 ingredients for this amazing recipe…could it get any easier?! Also, I adapted this recipe from Oh She Glows.


Apple cider vinegar


Vegan Cashew Sour Cream

Vegan Sour Cream



A little sour 


Everything you could want in a sour cream.

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Vegan Cashew Sour Cream

My favorite way to utilize this sour cream is for taco night! We will make a huge taco bar with all the fix-ins and this vegan cashew sour cream recipe just makes taco night that much better. Imagine this: a vegan taco with brown rice, beans, corn, peppers, onions, salsa, guac, and a lil of this sour cream. YES PLEASE!

Vegan Cashew Sour Cream

Add it to a taco!

Add it to a burrito bowl!

OMG! These tacos were so much better with this sour cream…you have to try it!

Vegan Cashew Sour Cream (gluten-free, oil-free)

Amazing, rich, creamy, vegan sour cream is made with only 3 main ingredients and is also gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free and WFPB friendly. 

the ingredients


  • Soak for 10 hours or boil cashews for 5-10 minutes to soften them. 
  • Add all of the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until completely smooth. 
  • Serve immediately or it's best chilled in the fridge for a few hours before serving. 
  • Enjoy! 

You are going to love this recipe!

In good health,


Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Biljana says:

    This is an awesome recipe! Quick, simple and delicious – my kind of recipe! Thank you, Danielle! As I’m avoiding salt as much as I can, I will replace 1/4tsp salt with 1/2tsp white miso paste next time and see how it pans out. I love sour cream with chilli and was searching for a good replacement. Your recipe is it, Danielle :). <35 stars

  2. Gabby says:

    This is perfect!!! Thank you so much! My last cashew sour cream attempt was a disaster but this turned out amazing! If I halved the recipe do you think it would still blend in my blendtec?
    Does it freeze well?5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Making half should still work! I haven’t tried freezing it yet.

  3. Julia K says:

    I made this to go with tacos, but as I was making this, it reminded me of the vegan pesto sauce my daughter makes for me. So I added fresh basil, fresh garlic and evoo. PERFECT! And a bit easier and faster to create a fast pesto pasta dinner. I use whole grain pasta and because the basil is such strong flavor, no one even noticed the pasta! Win-win 😁

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  4. Christy Jeneen says:

    I can’t wait to try this!! Wondering if I can blend in my blendjet or ninja

    1. Danielle Brown says:

      Potentially! Boil the cashews first to soften!