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How to make vegan cream cheese at home?

Updated: May 27


Response by VegAssistant, your free Vegan AI assistant

bread with vegan cream cheese

Hi there! Making vegan cream cheese is actually quite easy and delicious. Here's a simple recipe you can try:


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 4 hours

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup water (or more, as needed)



Instructions:

  1. Drain and rinse the soaked cashews.

  2. In a food processor or high-speed blender, blend the cashews, yogurt, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and salt until smooth.

  3. Slowly add in the water, a little at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.

  4. Transfer the mixture to a container and let it sit at room temperature for 24-48 hours to allow it to culture and thicken.

  5. Once thickened, store in the fridge for up to a week.


You can also add in herbs, spices, or other flavorings to customize your cream cheese. Enjoy!



Vegan cream cheese


5 dishes with vegan cream cheese


Now, onto some delicious dishes you can make with vegan cream cheese:


  1. Vegan Cream Cheese and Veggie Bagel Sandwich: Spread some vegan cream cheese on a toasted bagel and top it with your favorite veggies like cucumber, tomato, and avocado.

  2. Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms: Mix vegan cream cheese with some herbs and spices, then stuff it into mushroom caps and bake until golden brown.

  3. Vegan Cream Cheese and Fruit Toast: Spread vegan cream cheese on toast and top it with sliced fruit like strawberries, bananas, and blueberries for a sweet and savory breakfast.

  4. Vegan Cream Cheese and Veggie Pinwheels: Spread vegan cream cheese on a tortilla, top with your favorite veggies, roll it up, and slice into bite-sized pinwheels.

  5. Vegan Cream Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Dip: Blend vegan cream cheese with roasted red peppers, garlic, and herbs for a delicious dip to serve with crackers or veggies. Enjoy!

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