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Is Sour Cream Suitable For Vegans? 

by Fabian Jackson

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Been wondering if sour cream is suitable for vegans? Keep reading to find out. 

What is sour cream?

Sour cream is (perhaps, unsurprisingly) a soured cream that’s usually made from cow’s milk that’s fermented with lactic acid bacteria. It’s often used as a condiment in Central and South American dishes and is generally thick, cooling and just a little bit tangy. 

Crème fraîche is also a type of sour cream, but because it has a much higher fat content, there’s a sweeter and less bitter taste.  

Is sour cream vegan?

No, as it’s generally made from cow’s milk, sour cream is not suitable for anyone on a vegan diet. However, there are plenty of plant-based alternatives that skip out the diary bit.

What is vegan sour cream made of?

Some of our favourite vegan sour creams are made from either a yoghurt or nut base, like cashew that makes the sauce rich and creamy. Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar cause a similar tangy reaction and a little mustard and salt are added for flavour.

Is vegan sour cream good? 

Absolutely – in our opinion vegan sour cream is delicious! Here’s a recipe from Cookies and Kate to try yourself.

Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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