Basic Vegan Sour Cream

Making vegan sour cream from silken tofu is more of an idea than a recipe; different iterations are readily available online. This is mine.

But first, the back story: While “veganizing” my favorite marble cake recipe requiring sour cream, I realized that I had no vegan sour cream on hand. I don’t like to buy it that often because whatever I don’t use immediately usually languishes in the back of the refrigerator. It occurred to me that there must be something that I had on hand that could be used in its place, and came upon a package of silken tofu. That was my “Eureka” moment, and I came to find a number of online vegan sour cream recipes based on silken tofu.

What could be easier than blending a package of silken tofu with one or two other ingredients for your own fresh vegan sour cream?


1 package firm or extra-firm silken tofu (12.3 oz / 349 grams)

2 Tbs white vinegar

1/4 tsp salt


Combine ingredients in a jar deep enough for use of with an immersion (stick) blender. Doing this in a jar both avoids having to transfer the sour cream to a storage container and also prevents spattering.

That’s it!

Published by skfinston

Born February 21, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan; enjoying 2nd Middle Age in Zichron Yaakov, Israel. After a misspent youth in the US Foreign Service (postings in London, Tel Aviv and Manila), I moved to the Semi-private Sector, working for a leading trade association in Washington DC before launching my own company Finston Consulting in 2005. Over the last 15+ years I have worked with innovative companies ranging from Fortune-100 to start up, as well as NGOs, and governments, including service as a cleared advisor (Secret level) to the Commerce Department and the U.S. Trade Representative (IPR, Tariff/Trade Facilitation). As a graduate of the University of Michigan, my degrees include a Bachelors of Science (Philosophy, High Honors), Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Policy. After law school I clerked at the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit before joining the U.S. Foreign Service (TSI-CodeWord Clearance). I am a member of the Illinois and US Supreme Court Bar.

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