Vegan Sour Cream

« LAST UPDATE: 31 January 2022 »

PUBLISHED: 17 May 2015

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 versions of sour cream exist!

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

QUICK FACTS

» Category: Food & Drink Guides
» Minutes to Read: 5
» Recipes to Try: 7

Vegan Sour Cream

PUBLISHED: 17 May 2015  »  LAST UPDATE: 31 January 2022

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 versions of sour cream exist!

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

QUICK FACTS

» Category: Food & Drink Guides
» Minutes to Read: 5
» Recipes to Try: 7

 

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, how are vegan versions made? From alternatives come from tofu, nuts, seeds, or even vegetables like cauliflower.

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

Where to Find Vegan Sour Cream

Finding vegan options in most well-stocked grocery stores is commonplace these days.

Look for these dairy-free sour creams alongside their dairy-based counterparts in the refrigerated dairy section.

Vegan Sour Cream Brands

  • Wildbrine
    Wild Creamery Sour Cream Alternative

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 product that isn’t listed? Contact me.

Reading Food Labels:

Are There Vegan Versions of Sour Cream?

Yes, 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.

 

Recipes to Try

Yes, you’ll spot creamy, tangy vegan versions of sour cream for sale at your local grocery store. But did you also know that you can make them at home, too? You can!

Here are a few easy recipes to get you started.

Recipes to Try

vegan recipes

1. Cauliflower Sour Cream
Your Daily Vegan

Jar of sour cream on table
Jar of sour cream on a table

3. Vegan Cashew Sour Cream
The Simple Veganista

Adding sour cream to a loaded baked potato

4. Cultured Sour Cream
Minimalist Baker

A white bowl of sour cream on a white table

5. Two Ingredient Sour Cream
Strength & Sunshine

A coloful bowl of sour cream on a table

6. Tofu Sour Cream
The Hidden Veggies

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

7. Cashew Sour Cream
Hot for Food

Recipes to Try

  1. Cauliflower Sour Cream
    Your Daily Vegan
  1. 5-Ingredient Sour Cream
    Vegan Huggs
  1. Vegan Cashew Sour Cream
    The Simple Veganista
  1. Cultured Sour Cream
    Minimalist Baker
  1. Two Ingredient Sour Cream
    Strength & Sunshine
  1. Tofu Sour Cream
    The Hidden Veggies
  1. Cashew Sour Cream
    Hot for Food
 
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