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Dairy Free Cashew Sour Cream Substitute

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Melissa @ Living a Frugal Life


  • 1 cup raw cashews must not be roasted or salted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 -2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • Cover cashews with water and soak while you prep other ingredients. (you can soak for up to 12 hours before you use them)
  • Add cold water, salt, vinegar and lemon juice.
  • Pour off all water from nuts, and place in food processor.
  • Puree for 3-4 minutes or until completely smooth and creamy in consistency.
  • Use in any recipe that calls for sour cream.
  • stores in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to a week.