Classic Tofu Sour Cream

Classic Tofu Sour Cream



Tangy sour cream, perfect for topping on your favorite Mexican meal or dolloping on a cozy baked potato.  This Classic Tofu Sour Cream is plant-based and can be made at home in under 5 minutes. YESSSS!!!

Made with Healthy REAL Ingredients

Are you ready for the most exciting part? This vegan sour cream requires JUST 4 INGREDIENTS- 4 whole food plant-based ingredients at that! Here is precisely what you will need:

  1. Silken Tofu
  2. Apple Cider Vinegar
  3. Lemon Juice
  4. Salt

When combined, it tastes remarkably JUST LIKE traditional sour cream! So much healthier and more economical as well.  It’s a win-win.

Quick and Easy

After you have the necessary ingredients, this dairy-free “sour cream” comes together in under 5 minutes.

The best method for this smooth and velvety condiment is to use a high-powered blender or a food processor.  Merely throw everything in, and BLEND! Once the ingredients are combined, your Classic Tofu Sour Cream is ready.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Does this actually taste like sour cream or just tofu?
    • The beauty of tofu is that it really doesn’t have a flavor.  By combining it with the zesty lemon juice and sharp apple cider vinegar it morphs into a tart mixture that will fool even the most adamant sour cream lovers. Shhh… I won’t tell! 😉
    • Firm tofu can replace the silken variety for this sour cream. However, it will change the consistency.  Your sour cream will taste just as good but it will be thicker than the traditional.  Depending on what recipe you plan to use it for, this may even be preferred.
  • How long will any leftovers keep?
    • Due to the fact that this homemade version is all natural, it will last approximately one week in the fridge. If it lasts that long!

A Tasty Condiment made at HOME!

If you are a fan of sour cream, your taste buds will be none-the-wiser with this plant-based variation. This Classic Tofu Sour Cream is a great addition to countless recipes and can be made in no time at all.

During these trying times, stress is inevitable.  But one reassuring thing is that during difficult times, people are innovative and resourceful. Please stay safe and keep cooking. Making something with your own two hands, can bring a sense of accomplishment and comfort. We hope this homemade recipe saves you a trip to the store. Best wishes.

Additional Plant-based Kitchen Staples to Try:

  1. Tahini
  2. Fish-free Curry Paste
  3. Homemade Maple BBQ Sauce
  4. Sundried Tomato Pesto
  5. Creamy Avocado Zhoug
  6. Vegan Pepita Parmesan
  7. Spicy Mint Chutney


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Final sour cream in a glass jar, on a white background.

Classic Tofu Sour Cream

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 5 min.
  • Cook Time: 0 min.
  • Total Time: 5 min.
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


An easy vegan sour cream made from tofu.  It tastes just like the real thing and can be made in under 5 minutes with only 4 ingredients. Never buy store-bought dairy free sour cream again!


  • 1 15 oz Package Silken or Soft Tofu
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend on high until sour cream is very smooth, approx. 3-5 minutes.
  3. Chill if needed and serve. Enjoy!
  4. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.


Keywords: Sour cream, Vegan, Tofu


Extra firm tofu, a lemon, and two small bowls of apple cider vinegar and salt Ingredients for tofu sour cream in a blender

Vegan tofu sour cream in a glass jar with lemon zest on top with a cut lemon and wooden spoon in the background Wooden spoon being lifted out of a jar of tofu sour cream with a lemon in the background


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