Dairy-free Sour Cream (Nut-free, Soy-free)

It is a 5-minute homemade dairy-free sour cream recipe. 4-ingredients and a high powered blender to get a creamy, tangy vegan sour cream. 
Course Sauce
Cuisine Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Dairy-free sour cream, Non-dairy sour cream, Sour cream substitute, Vegan Sour Cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Blending time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cup
Calories 26.1kcal
Author My Pure Plants




  • First, you need to soak the sunflower seeds. Well, not really soak, rather soften them. Pour boiling water on them and let them rest for approx. 20 minutes. If you're short in time but has a high powered blender, you can skip this step.
  • Take a high powered blender (like Vitamix) and add all ingredients in it (softened seeds, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and salt). Blend for 5 minutes tops until your sunflower sour cream is so-so creamy.



We tested and tasted the lemon and apple cider vinegar ratio a lot and we found this ratio to our taste. As cashews have a more neutral taste, you need to add more flavors to sunflower seeds to overpower their seed-like aftertaste. 
In any case, none of the non-dairy sour cream alternatives will match EXACTLY to dairy sour cream. You need to keep an open mind and try and test for yourself. But to be honest, homemade recipes can get you just close enough to enjoy your favorite sour cream-based dishes again. 


Serving: 1Tbsp | Calories: 26.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 2.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Sodium: 147.8mg | Potassium: 30.5mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 2.3IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 3.7mg | Iron: 0.2mg