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Author Notes: Although there are plenty of store-bought vegan alternatives for products like sour cream, they are rarely satisfying. With just a few minutes of effort, you have a gorgeous cream that is indistinguishable for the common dairy-based variety. My dairy queen roommate even proclaimed in amazement, “I’m eating sour cream!” I promise you’ll never know the difference. —Amanda
Makes 1/2 cup
- 1/4 cup cashews, soaked overnight
- 4 tablespoons coconut cream*
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- pinches sea salt
- Drain the soaked cashews.
- Pour the cashews into a blender with coconut cream, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and salt. Blend until totally smooth.
- Chill until ready to use.
- *Note: Coconut cream occurs when the fat separates from the liquid. To get coconut cream, place a can of full fat coconut milk in the refrigerator. The cream will rise to the top and can be scraped off for this recipe.