Raw Vegan Sour Cream Recipe

By November 27, 2013Sauces, Vegan Recipes

cashew sour cream

 

Sour cream, it sounds gross right? Well, at least it should sound gross. It’s cream, that’s… sour? So does that mean it’s going bad? What makes the cream sour?

Well my lovely veggie friends, sour cream is made out of a cream that contains up to 20 percent butterfat. It gets its characteristic sour-tang from the lactic acid created by the bacteria that has been added to the cream to ferment the product.

Commercially produced sour cream often contains additional thickening agents such as rennet (yuck), gelatin (gross), guar and carrageen (barf), as well as acids to artificially sour the product. That doesn’t sound like something I am interested in… you?

Raw Vegan Sour Cream Recipe
 
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Try this sour cream in raw or vegan tacos, latkes and as a sour cream substitute in any recipe!
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Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked and rinsed well
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ -1 lemon juiced
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse your cashew really, really well!
  2. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Slowly add more lemon juice to taste, and water until desired consistency is reached.
 

cashew sour cream recipe

 

3 Comments

  • Èban Taylor says:

    Hello! I’ve been scouring the web for vegan recipes and blogs after becoming recently sick from eating lots of fried bad food. I have decided to go on juice cleanse and after go vegan. I’m excited about my new journey but I have a severe peanut allergy. Do you have other alternative resources, links or suggestions on replacing some of these nut recipes? What about sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds? Thanx

  • Grizzle says:

    To be honest, it tastes like sour cashews, not sour cream. The consistency was okay, but the vinegar and lemon did not hide the cashew taste. Any advice?

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