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Easy Vegan Sour Cream Recipe (From Yogurt)

Super fast and easy vegan sour cream recipe made with 4 total ingredients and done in less than 5 minutes. This recipe utilizes unsweetened vegan yogurt as a simple base.


No equipment needed


Very Easy

Picture of the vegan sour cream made in this recipe.

Elevate your dishes with this easy sour cream alternative that's both dairy-free and delightfully tangy.

Whether you're vegan, lactose intolerant, or simply out of sour cream, this easy vegan sour cream alternative recipe is a versatile addition to your basic recipe collection.

No cashews? No time? No problem!

Nearly every sour cream alternative recipe calls for cashews to be soaked and blended, but not everyone has time for that! This yogurt based vegan sour cream does tend to be a little more runny than its cashew counterpart, so try to find a thicker yogurt if possible.

Hard to get much easier than that, ha. Sometimes I make it as a last minute decision when i realize something would be plated more attractively with a white drizzle.

Picture of the ingredients. Vegan yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and white pepper.

Gather all the ingredients together.


Can I substitute white pepper with black? Do not substitute the white pepper! If you don't have any, no problem! Just leave it out. The sour cream will be missing a little depth of flavor, but is otherwise still worthy for all intents and purposes.

What kind of yogurt can I use? I generally use soy yogurt for this recipe because that is what I usually have on-hand, but ultimately as long as it is plain, unsweetened, and a substitute you love then it should work fine!

Picture of the sour cream substitute ingredients together in a bowl.

After measuring all your ingredients together give them a mix and your sour cream alternative is ready!

Recipes that use sour cream or sour cream alternative:

There are so many things that need a good sour cream! Here are some suggestions!


This sour cream recipe will last in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Can I freeze it? I do not recommend freezing this recipe. Also, it takes so little time to prepare that there is little point to freeze it.

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