dramatic clean glass jar of dairy free topping vegan tofu sour cream being dipped into with spoon on wooden bamboo tray

Vegan Tofu Sour Cream is a 5-min no-cook recipe using three shelf-stable ingredients to give you a dairy-free, gluten-free, tangy topping that’s low fat! This recipe also gives you an excellent dairy-free, affordable, alternative to traditional sour cream that you’re going to love.

Key Ingredients in Dairy-Free Sour Cream

Three shelf-stable ingredients are all you need to make your own low fat, dairy-free, vegan tofu sour cream topping.  And to make this recipe a great fit everyone, this non-dairy wonder is also naturally gluten-free.

Mori-Nu Extra Firm Silken Tofu – Mori-Nu is a shelf-stable, super affordable variety of tofu. We appreciate that you can keep this variety of tofu your pantry – which comes in handy! It’s important to note that nearly any variety of tofu will work to make sour cream or tofu crema! (There are clickable links in the recipe ingredient’s list proving two tofu options.)

Lemon Juice – Freshly squeezed is wonderful, but this bottled organic juice is excellent for when lemons are scarce.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – We prefer ACV, but most any vinegar will work well in this easy, no-cook, sour cream recipe.

ingredients to make tofu sour cream recipe on a wooden bamboo tray sitting on dark brown work surface

How to Make Vegan Tofu Sour Cream

If you’re wondering how long it takes to make non-dairy vegan tofu sour cream, you’re in for a treat. Making this no-cook condiment recipe couldn’t be any easier, or faster!

All you need is some tofu, lemon juice, and vinegar and you’re pretty much done; simply mix these three ingredients and BAM! This recipe takes you from zero to condiment hero in mere minutes.

We seasoned our batch to suit our tastes and hope you’ll do the same. Add lemon juice and vinegar in amounts that make your taste buds say, “Ah, Yes!”

How Does Easy Vegan Tofu Sour Cream Taste?

This plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, sour cream alternative tastes nearly exactly like traditional sour cream!

This no-cook condiment recipe tastes:

rich and creamy
tart and tangy
indulgent and satisfying

And you’ll appreciate this easy recipe for 3-Ingredient Vegan Tofu Sour Cream because:

it’s easy to make
made with shelf-stable low fat tofu
. . . and the flavor tastes terrific!

dairy free topping is tofu sour cream seasoned with pink Himalayan sea salt

How to Use Your Easy Vegan Tofu Sour Cream

Use your lite yet decadent low-fat sour cream as you would regular sour cream to top everything from chili and tacos, to bean soup, nachos, and more!

And the next time you’re hungry for a little cooking adventure, we’re gathered some wild ideas worth exploring.

The following list suggests creative ways to have some fun with the flavor of this plant-based vegan and gluten-free sour cream:

  • A clove or two of garlic will give your tofu crema a tasty kick!
  • Add a little bit of nutritional yeast for more umami and cheesy flavor.
  • For a ranch dressing taste, try adding a pinch or two of dill weed, fresh or dried – either tastes delicious stirred into tofu crema!
  • And for some heat, stir in a few favorite chopped peppers, or even just a tiny bit of the brine from your favorite pickled peppers.
tofu sour cream in a jar with smear and spoon full  on wood

How Long Does Vegan Sour Cream Last?

Even though this low fat tofu sour cream or, tofu crema, recipe takes less than five minutes to make, it keeps amazingly well. It’s an excellent dairy-free topping or condiment to make-ahead since it will last in the fridge for about 7 to 10 days, though it does not freeze well.

Be sure to use an airtight covered container when storing vegan tofu sour cream in the fridge.

Is Eating Tofu Safe? Is Soy Good For You?

Some people worry about eating tofu because it contains phytoestrogens. Thankfully, however, the phytoestrogens in tofu promote wellness as they are not the same as our body’s natural estrogen, which is associated with the potential to cause harm.

Here’s the truth about tofu: countries that consume the most soy, such as Japan and China, appear to have the lowest rates of cancer and chronic disease.

We enjoy including tofu in our recipes because it’s a terrific protein source that provides all nine essential amino acids. Soy is also rich in valuable minerals.

To learn more about the joy of soy, you may appreciate the helpful information in this article.

jar of vegan sour cream tofu sitting on a wood tray with gray cloth

Thanks For “Dipping” Into This Recipe with Us!

We look forward to hearing from you once you try this affordable, practically effortless, tofu sour cream recipe.

And remember, this method of making tofu crema will work using nearly any variety of tofu, and the level of tanginess is totally yours to adjust.

So, be sure to whip up a batch of this low fat tofu sour cream the next time you enjoy a delicious and healthy bowl of beans.

And a dollop of sour cream would taste delightful on top of a bowl of, super-delicious, 20-Minute Tomato Mango Soup!

Another clever use for this simple sour cream is to stir it into other condiments to lighten them up such as our oil-free sunflower mayonnaise, cashew mayo , or zesty maple mustard dressing!

And don’t forget everybody’s old favorite, the loaded baked potato! After you top your baked spuds with a dollop of low fat sour cream, sprinkle on some oil-free Fakin’ Bacon – it’s flavor-filled, veggie-based, bacon-y tasting heaven!

Happy Eating!

creamy spoon of white low fat tofu sour cream dipped from glass jar with lemon half
homemade jar of vegan tofu sour cream with a spoonful dip above on a bamboo tay with lemon

Vegan Tofu Sour Cream | 3-Ingredients

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  • Yield: 8 Servings

To make this delicious dairy-free sour cream topping, all you need is 3-ingredients; give it a mix, and BAM – in less than 5 -minutes, it’s tofu crema time! And since you can make this condiment from shelf-stable pantry ingredients – it’s a recipe that’s handy for fresh sour cream whenever you need it! This recipe makes about one + one-half cups of vegan tofu sour cream or about 6 to 8 (approximately 2-oz or 1-tablespoon-sized) low fat, non-dairy servings.


  • 12-oz (shelf-stable) box of, extra firm or firm, Mori-nu silken tofuAlternatively, tofu found in the refrigerated section also works well. See the note below when using a refrigerated type of tofu.
  • 1 to 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice  - Freshly squeezed is best, but here's a terrific shelf-stable bottled version that comes in handy!
  • 1 tbsp of vinegar - We usually reach for Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, but any vinegar you have on hand will do.
  • optional salt to taste


  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a blender for a minute or two or until the consistency is smooth and creamy.  Alternatively, you can also whip your tofu sour cream by hand using a whisk - or use an immersion blender or food processor.
  2. Taste and adjust the tart flavors by adding more lemon, vinegar, or both - and, as always, adjust the salt to preference. Chill your homemade sour cream in a covered container until ready to serve.


  • In this recipe, we use shelf-stable tofu because of the convenience of keeping the possibility of sour cream in the pantry! Most refrigerator varieties of tofu will also work in his recipe, except for the high-protein super-firm types of tofu which are way more dense.
  • This recipe for low fat tofu sour cream usually thickens up a bit after it has chilled in the refrigerator.


% DV

Calories Per Serving: 25
  • Total Fat 0.8 g 1 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g 1 %
  • Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
  • Sodium 50.7 mg 2 %
  • Carbohydrates 1.3 g 0 %
  • Fiber 0.1 g 0 %
  • Sugar 0.6 g ---
  • Protein 3.2 g 6 %
  • Vitamin A 0 %
  • Vitamin C 4 %
  • Iron 3 %
  • Calcium 1 %

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