Cashew Cream Sauce and Vegan Sour Cream 

Cashew cream sauce is great for vegan cooking because it’s so versatile. It’s creamy, smooth, and not as heavy as you would expect. Most people don’t believe that it’s made of only cashews when they first taste it. It can be used to make vegan sour cream* for tacos, a sweet sauce/dip for desserts and fruit, or a savory sauce/dip for tofu, vegetables, pasta, or vegetable noodles. Cashew cream can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. Many of my upcoming recipes will include cashew cream sauce.

Cashew Cream Sauce

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 1.5 cups raw cashews
  • 1 cup filtered water for recipe
  • 1.5 cups filtered water to soak cashews


Soak cashews for 2 hours in enough filtered water to cover them completely. Drain water and place cashews in a high powered blender such as Vitamix. Add 1 cup filtered water and keep blending until smooth. Add more or less water for desired consistency. Achieving a smooth texture may take some time depending on your blender. You may need to scrape down the sides of your blender a few times. The final amount of sauce will vary depending on how much water is added to thin it. The total amount should equal about 1.5 cups.

*To make vegan sour cream, blend the following into 1.5 cups cashew cream: 2 tbs apple cider vinegar, 2 tbs lemon juice, and salt to taste

Nutrition Information:

  • Approximate calories for 1/4 cup: 80 cal


Blend until smooth



11 thoughts on “Cashew Cream Sauce and Vegan Sour Cream 

  1. A very nice recipe , I love to use the cashew paste in my cooking.this is a great idea to take the cashew cream to the next level !Im sure I wili use this recipe in my cooking!👍

  2. […] So it’s football season again! Every year, I try to come up with some tasty vegan snacks to serve or bring to parties. You may have noticed that I’ve been on a cashew cream kick lately, so naturally, this dip includes cashew cream. I used pre-cooked  brown lentils I found at Whole Foods from a company named Melissa’s Steamed Lentils. The combination of roasted red pepper, lentils, and garlic is absolutely delicious. You can serve it with your favorite raw vegetable, vegetable chips, or pita chips. This dip is great to make ahead and can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. You’ll need two hours to soak the cashews for the cashew cream sauce. You can refer to the recipe for cashew cream sauce here. […]

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