Vegan Sour Cream Recipe

Vegan Sour Cream Recipe

Vegan sour cream recipe made with tofu!  This vegan sour cream is gluten free, palm oil free, nut free, and vegan.  Creamy and delicious, this sour cream can be whipped up in minutes with just 5 simple ingredients.

After reading about the negative impacts of palm oil, I have tried to avoid it when I can.  All the store-bought vegan sour creams that I could find had palm oil, so I decided to create my own.  I now prefer this recipe to the store-bought versions.

How can I use this vegan sour cream recipe?

This dairy free sour cream recipe makes the perfect topping for tacos, fajitas, and burritos.  It can be used in place of regular sour cream in dips too.  A dollop on the top of your favorite soup transforms it into creamy deliciousness.

silken tofu for vegan sour cream recipe.
Silken Tofu

What kind of tofu should I use?

Silken tofu works the best for this recipe (firm or extra firm) -it is the shelf stable kind that comes in a little box.  I usually purchase mine at the local Asian market since they usually have the best price, but they also have this kind of tofu in most grocery stores or order it here.  Sometimes it is in the refrigerated section, but it can be kept in your pantry.  If you can’t find the silken tofu, any soft tofu will work, it just may not be as creamy.

Making the vegan sour cream recipe. Creamy and delicious, it can be whipped up in minutes with just 5 simple ingredients. More at

Just dump everything into your blender or immersion blender and mix until creamy.  It’s that easy!

Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

An easy way to make your own vegan sour cream with a few simple ingredients.

Course: condiment
Cuisine: gluten free, nut free, vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 33 kcal
Author: Monica | The Hidden Veggies
  • 1 block of silken tofu 1 cup soft tofu well drained
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  1. Put all ingredients into a blender, food processor, or use an immersion blender.
  2. Blend well until creamy.

  3. Use as you would to top your burritos, tacos, nachos, or soups!

Recipe Notes
  • Store extra in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
  • If you like tangier sour cream, omit the sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Vitamin C 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This vegan sour cream recipe is gluten free, nut free, palm oil free and vegan. Creamy and delicious, it can be whipped up in minutes with just 5 simple ingredients. More at

Since the ingredients are things that I always keep in my pantry or fridge, I can just whip it up when I need it and I don’t have to worry about buying pricey vegan sour cream or it going bad before I can eat it.

How do I store the vegan sour cream?

You can keep the sour cream in an air tight container in the fridge for about 5 days.  Enjoy on tacos, burritos, soups, and baked potatoes.

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SaveThis homemade dairy free sour cream recipe is perfect for anything that you like to put sour cream into.  One of my favorite things to put it on are Tostados!  See how to make them here!

This is the perfect snack or quick meal! You have so many ways to make tostados into your perfect creations. These gluten free vegan tostadas can probably be made in about 100 different ways, but I will show 5 of our favorites to give you some ideas to launch from.

Have you tried this vegan sour cream recipe? 

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

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