Dairy Free Sour Cream Recipe

Dairy Free Sour Cream is incredibly rich and smooth, and with just the right amount of tart and tang! Made with cashews or macadamia nuts.

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  • 1 cup raw cashews or raw macadamia nuts*
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar with mother
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, to taste


  1. In a small saucepan, add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and add the 1 cup of raw cashews to the hot water to soak for 30-90 minutes.
  2. When softened, drain the cashews.
  3. To a high speed blender, add the drained cashews, 1/2 cup cold water, lemon juice, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and sea salt. Process until smooth and creamy.

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*In order to have creamy dairy free sour cream, soak the raw cashews or macadamia nuts in hot water for 30-90 minutes

This dairy free sour cream recipe will keep for up to a week if stored in the refrigerator in a mason jar. 

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