Dairy Free Sour Cream Recipe

Y’all this Dairy Free Sour Cream is where it’s at.  Many people are moving away from dairy these days.  Maybe because so many kids these days cannot tolerate it.  My own daughter is allergic to dairy.

It makes her skin break out.  Sure there are dairy free sour cream products on the market, but those are usually soy based.

Since most soy in this country is GMO, I thought I would come up with my own vegan and paleo sour cream recipe.

This is also a vegan sour cream recipe!  It’s super easy to make too!  In addition to this recipe, I also have a dairy free cheese sauce and a dairy free ranch dressing.


Dairy Free Sour Cream - My Whole Food Life

This recipe actually came about by accident.  I was trying to make a sauce for another recipe and after I made it, I realized it tasted JUST LIKE sour cream.  So viola! That is the story of this delicious discovery.

Dairy Free Sour Cream

Dairy Free Sour Cream

Prep Time 5 min Serves 1 cup sour cream     adjust servings

A dairy free, soy free sour cream made from real ingredients!



  1. Soak the cashews overnight.
  2. Drain and rinse them the next day.
  3. Add the cashews to a blender and blend for 1 minute.
  4. Add in the lemon juice and vinegar and keep blending.
  5. Lastly, add in the water and salt. Blend until it's smooth.


Recipe Notes

This sour cream should keep in the fridge for a couple weeks. I haven't tried freezing it yet. If the consistency is a little thick, you can add a little more water until you reach a desired consistency.

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109 thoughts to “Dairy Free Sour Cream Recipe”

  1. Thank you so much...this is a fabulous alternative to dairy sour cream! It comes quite close to the real thing...the taste is delicious and for those who don’t do dairy this is the best I have ever tasted ❤️
  2. I have made this a few times already and IT IS SO FREAKING GOOD. I put it on top of soups, on tacos, pretty much anywhere you would use regular sour cream. This is definitely way better than any store bought dairy-free alternative. My lactose-intolerant self thanks you!
  3. Hi. My daughter cannot have cashews. Can I substitue almonds in the recipe or sunflower seeds or beans? I am desperate! Thanks
  4. You say use "raw" cashews, but apparently that can have different meanings. If it is unsalted and whole, but roasted is that the same? I just don't want to waste cahsews!
  5. 5hank you very much for this recipe. my daughter is also allergic to dairy and we struggle to find dairy free recipes for sauces and sour cream and cream cheese.
  6. Anyone tried freezing this yet? Would love to take this on vacation... so hard to try to shop for food allergies when you’re at an unfamiliar grocery store.

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