Vegan Sour Cream

By KD Angle-Traegner / Last Update: October 2019

Who doesn’t love a dollop of cool, creamy sour cream on top of a pile of nachos or on a plate of tacos?

Perhaps smothered on the top of a perfectly baked potato? On a warm bowl of chili?

You’re in luck! Vegan sour cream exists!

From store-bought brands to recipes you can make at home, I’ve got you covered.

Shopping Guide

Let’s talk about sour cream basics.

You probably already know that sour cream is a dairy product. It’s the result of fermenting cream with lactic acid bacteria.

Naturally, vegans avoid dairy-based sour cream.

So, what is vegan sour cream made of? Alternatives come from foods like tofu, nuts, seeds, or even vegetables like cauliflower.

There are pre-made options too. Here’s a list of the vegan brands.

Vegan Sour Cream Brands

Find vegan options in well-stocked grocery stores or natural foods market. You’ll spot them alongside their dairy-based counterparts in the refrigerated section.

Look for the following vegan sour cream brands:

Note: Follow Your Heart and Earth Island are the same company. Follow Your Heart produces the Vegenaise product line while Earth Island produces the Vegan Gourmet line.

Do you make a vegan sour cream that isn’t listed? Contact me.

Reading Food Labels:

Is There a Vegan Sour Cream?

While there aren’t as many options for vegan sour cream as other products, there are several brands to choose from. First, check the label for common animal ingredients such as milk or cream. Then, look for words like “non-dairy” or “milk-free.” Finally, scan for the word ‘vegan’ on the label.


Homemade Vegan Sour Cream Recipes

Creamy, tangy vegan versions aren’t just found premade at your local grocery or health food stores, it can also be made at home. Here are a few easy recipes to get you started.

A jar of sour cream sitting on a rustic table with a spoon full of sour cream in the air just above the jar.

Cashew Sour Cream / Photo: Hot for Food

Homemade Vegan Sour Cream Recipes

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Article Photo Credits

Article Photos: KD Angle-Traegner
Recipe photos via recipe authors. Used with written permission.