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Vegan sour cream
Cool, creamy dairy-free sour cream is possible. Let me tell you more.
Published: May 2015
Last Update: September 2022
Reading Time: 3 minutes
Perfect for baked potatoes
Cool, creamy sour cream goes perfectly on top of a pile of nachos or smothering a perfectly baked potato. If you love it too, good news. You have lots of dairy-free options.
Living vegan doesn't mean giving up foods and flavors you've grown to love; replace them with all your new favorite ones. This guide introduces you to them.
First up, a shopping guide, so you know what to look for at the store. Next, a selection of vegan recipes to inspire you.
It's all things dairy-free sour cream; let's take a look.
1. Shopping guide
Here’s what you need to know before you head to the store.
Find vegan sour cream in stores
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. In these cases, the sour cream isn't suitable for vegans because of the cream used to make it.
So, how are vegan versions made?
Dairy-free options include foods like tofu, nuts, seeds, and vegetables like cauliflower to make their creamy offerings.
You'll find dairy-free sour cream in the same refrigerated case alongside the other non-vegan versions at most mainstream grocery stores.
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.
2. Vegan sour cream recipes
Ready for cooking inspiration? These recipes will surely satisfy you.
Recipes to try
- Cauliflower Sour Cream
Your Daily Vegan
- 5-Ingredient Sour Cream
- Vegan Cashew Sour Cream
The Simple Veganista
- Cultured Sour Cream
- Two Ingredient Sour Cream
Strength & Sunshine
- Tofu Sour Cream
The Hidden Veggies
- Cashew Sour Cream
Hot for Food
- Vegan Sour Cream
- Sour Cream
Simple Vegan Blog
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