Recipe Directions

  • Directions to make this raw sour cream recipe:
  • 1. If you are wise and patient, soak your cashews first and then rinse them before blending. If you are impatient and have a high-speed blender, just throw dry cashews in your blender.
  • 2. Add all ingredients, including cashews, into your blender.
  • 3. Blend until smooth.
  • 4. Transfer to a bowl and then chill in fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • 5. Enjoy on raw vegan tacos or as a dip!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw sour cream recipe - Yet another simple cashew-based recipe that whips up quickly in the blender and will tingle your taste-buds!

Big thanks to Ashlyn for sending this recipe my way. It's totally my style (simple, quick and delicious) and a great excuse to make this raw vegan taco meat recipe, which I hadn't had for ages.  Because to me tacos and sour cream go hand in hand, don't you think!

This is super quick to prepare. Best made in a high-speed blender, of course.

What is your favorite way to use raw sour cream at home?

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 83 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Fat.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, and Iron.

Amounts per 53 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 128 5 %
Protein 4 g 7 %
Fat 10 g 12 %
Carbohydrates 8 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 0.82 g 3 %
Sugars 1.6 g
Calcium 11 mg 1 %
Iron 1.5 mg 12 %
Sodium 197 mg 9 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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I just joined and cannot find the comment button. How can I make the sour cream and mayonaise last longer. I only make food for myself and these batches would not get consumed in a week.

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Good question!

Freeze half of it right away – eat the fresh half right away, then defrost frozen batch in fridge when you want to eat it.

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I just love the fact that I can look up nearly everything and find a great raw sub! About to try this one!

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That was delicious. I threw mine in the freezer to quicken up the 2 hour wait and it was great. Will report tomorrow on how it does overnight. I seriously never thought it was going to be thick like sour cream but it was perfect.

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Hi Janet, you are doing awesome!

What did you serve the sour cream with?

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Raw Sour Cream, YEEEEEH!!!!, awesome for my salads. Love it. I think I put i little more lemon than I should of, but I love this recipe. Very easy. Do you have any recipe for hummus? If you do, I can't find it. Thanks, thanks, thanks.

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Hi Judith, haven't posted up a free recipe for hummus yet. Should do, though!   Glad you are liking the sour cream!

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I made this for a vegan friend of mine I'm vegetarian and we had a mexican lunch it was soooo good! Definitely a make again thanks!

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Sounds awesome, Tess!

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Hi,

I just found your site and I love it! I am new to raw eating and this site gives me high hopes of maintaining this lifestyle. I don't have a Vitamix I have a Oyster blender but its pretty sharp. Do you think the sour cream will still come out creamy?

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Hi Dawn, it won't come out quite as smooth. But to help make it smoother, try soaking your cashews in warm water for at least three hours before using. Drain and rinse. Then pat dry with tea towel. This will soften them and make it smoother to blend

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How long should I soak the cashews if I have time to go that route?

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Hi Susan if you choose to soak 2 hours should do it - then rinse and pat dry before using

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I just made this for the 3rd time, I love it! No more "reg" sour cream for me~Thanks so much~

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Glad you are having success with the raw sour cream recipe Faresa!

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I always loved a taco dip that my mother in law made....so I made homemade taco seasoning with dried seasonings and added it to the sour cream. Having it tomorrow. Can't wait to try it!

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It is sooo good! I used it on raw tacos and it tasted just like sour cream. After reading the comments I decided to leave out the onion powder. I thought it tasted great and so did my husband!

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Glad you loved it. Thanks for sharing what you left out. Comments like yours make this a better place.

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Making this tomorrow for raw tacos. Can't wait! I miss sour cream soooo much!

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Let me know how it turns out for you Otillie

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Yeay.....I am SOOOOO happy that I found your site!!! I can't wait to try this-and all your other recipes!!!

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I am glad to have you here Kelly-Jo :) And big props for us double-names :)

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I am not able to eat cashews (sesame seeds or peanuts) and I have noticed there are a lot of recipes that call for cashews. Do you know of any substitutes for cashews? I love your site and the great info you share. I find that your recipes are the only ones I look for when I am searching for something good to eat. I am new to raw and you have been so helpful! I originally thought I could not be 100% raw but after hearing what you have to say I think it may be do-able!

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Can you eat macadamia nuts? That might work as good substitute for cashews  - soak and rinse them first though

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The consistency was exactly like sour cream, the only thing was it tasted like ranch to me. I made it for beans and ended up having to use it as a vegetable dip. Maybe the onion powder was too much. Any suggestions?

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