The Best Dairy-Free Vegan Sour Cream Substitute

Tofutti Sour Supreme Still Reigns as the Vegan Sour Cream Champ

If you're looking for a non-dairy vegan sour cream to try, I highly recommend Tofutti brand's Sour Supreme Better Than Sour Cream. It's held up over the years, and a product has not come along that's even come close in terms of taste, texture, and convenience for vegans looking for a sour cream substitute.

Tofutti Sour Supreme Better Than Sour Cream - Vegan

The taste of Tofutti Sour Supreme is quite similar to regular sour cream, though I find the texture to be slightly different.

You can use Tofutti's Sour Supreme in any recipe calling for sour cream, or you can use it to top vegan burritos or tacos.

Look for vegan sour cream in the refrigerated section of your local natural food store, health food store or co-op, or, you can also shop online at vegan specialty retailers. Some larger well-stocked grocers will also carry Tofutti Sour Supreme in their natural foods aisle.

Tofutti's non-dairy sour cream is also available in a non-hydrogenated version, called Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream. Both versions use soy protein and tofu as the base for the sour cream. The original plain version uses soybean oil, while the non-hydrogenated version uses an oil blend of soybean, palm fruit, and olive oil. Both versions are non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free and kosher parve.

Interestingly, the non-hydrogenated sour cream contains more calories, 85 for a two tablespoon serving. Compared to two tablespoons of the original Tofutti Sour Supreme Better Than Sour Cream with only 60 calories.

The fat content is the same, five grams, and the protein, one gram, but the carbohydrate total is two grams for the original and nine grams for the non-hydrogenated. But the non-hydrogenated has no trans fat, while the original has two grams of trans fat. If you want to eliminate trans fat from your diet, then the non-hydrogenated is the right choice.

You just may want to use a little less of it if calories are a concern.

Making Your Own Vegan Tofu Sour Cream

Another option if you're looking for a sour cream substitute is to try your hand at making a homemade non-dairy sour cream using tofu instead of dairy. Here's one recipe to try: Vegan Tofu Sour Cream Recipe. You can make your own with a combination of soft and firm tofu, lemon juice, soy sauce, and a food processor.

If you're not sure what a vegan is, you'll want to check out this simple vegan definition here, and if you're looking for more vegan recipes, you'll find plenty of vegan recipes here. 

More Vegan Dairy Substitutes

If you're eliminating animal products from your diet or only eliminating dairy products, you may need to find substitutes that work well in recipes. See the best vegan substitutes for milk, butter, cheese, alfredo sauce, parmesan cheese, and ricotta cheese here. They include ways to make your own substitutes for milk and cheese products.