Dairy-Free Sour Cream

Dairy-Free Sour Cream

  • Serves: 1 cup
  • Prep Time: 00:08
  • Cooking Time: 00:00
  • * plus 1 hour soaking time

This recipe is in my 5 Week Meal Plan E-Book and it's time I shared it on the website. I know lots of you have missed sour cream, you can now add a big dollop to your Mexican dishes. My creamy and tangy dairy-free sour cream is so easy to make, everything is whipped up together quickly in a high-speed blender. The dairy-free sour cream will thicken up as it chills in the fridge.


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  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 1 hour
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) filtered water


After soaking the cashews in water, drain and rinse them well.

Add the cashews to a high-speed blender, along with the remaining ingredients.

Blend on high until you reach a smooth and creamy consistency (with no grainy bits). Scrape down the sides of the jug and blend again until the dairy-free sour cream resembles the smooth dairy version.

Chill before serving.

Store covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Cashews work well in a paleo lifestyle, as they are so versatile. They can be used to make dairy free milk, cashew butter, cashew cream or sour cream, dips and many more. Where possible, it is best to soak nuts before using to assist with digestion. Eat them raw but in moderation as they are quite high in omega 6. Stay away from store bought roasted nuts that have been cooked in canola, sunflower or similar vegetable oils.

lemon juice

Use freshly squeezed lemon juice. Most store bought lemon juice containers preservatives.

apple cider vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is used extensively throughout my recipes due to its health benefits. When purchasing, look for raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar ‘with the mother’ it has a cloudy appearance. Avoid malt vinegars as they are made from barley and contain gluten.

sea salt

Organic unbleached, unrefined organic Celtic sea salt or pink Himalayan salt is my salt of choice as these contain healthy minerals and trace elements that our body needs. Regular table salt has been bleached, refined and processed leaving minimal health benefits. If you choose to use regular table salt in my recipes you will need to reduce the quantity or the end result will be to salty.

filtered water

I feel it's much better for our health if we filter our water. Our tap water contains disinfectants, chlorine and chloramine. Also floride is add which I believe is toxin to our bodies.