Vegan cream cheese in bowl with crackers and carrots.
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Vegan Cream Cheese Recipe!

This creamy, non-dairy cream cheese is very easy to make with just five ingredients. Grain-free, gluten-free and vegan!

Course Appetizer, Condiment, Spread
Cuisine American, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 73 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives (optional, add to your taste, add herbs or leave out)
  • pinch sea salt (to taste)
  • water as needed to get the right consistency


  1. Pour cashews into a bowl.  Pour very hot to boiling water over the cashews.  Let sit for 10 minutes.  *See notes for an alternate method of soaking.

  2. Drain and rinse cashews.  Place cashews along with other ingredients into a small food processor and blend for several minutes until very creamy and the consistency of cream cheese.

  3. Add water to reach desired consistency (if not creamy enough and if you will be consumed as a dip).

  4. Add additional chopped herbs or dried chives if using.

  5. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Cream Cheese Recipe!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.