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a wooden spoon scooping vegan cashew sour cream out of a white ramekin surrounded by lemons, dill, and cashews

Vegan Cashew Sour Cream

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  • Author: purelykaylie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 cups 1x
  • Category: Dip, Dressing, & Spreads
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan cashew sour cream requires just 5 ingredients and is ready in under 30 minutes. Enjoy it on top of vegan chili, sandwiches, soup, burrito bowls, salads, and more. It’s easy, creamy, and delicious! 




  1. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. 
  2. Place raw cashews in a bowl. Pour boiling water over the cashews and soak for 20 minutes. After, drain the water completely.
  3. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed. 
  4. Transfer sour cream to a mason jar or airtight container. Store in the refrigerator. 


  • The sour cream should keep fresh for 1 week in the refrigerator. 


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 59
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.5g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 2g