10 Sour Cream Substitute
We use sour cream in several ways. It is used in dishes like soups and baked potatoes. It is also used in several baked goods like cakes and cookies.
However, there are many times when we want to replace sour cream for a variety of reasons. People on a vegan diet are not comfortable with animal products which is why they are looking for a substitute. Moreover, those with skin or hormonal health issues avoid milk and people who are lactose intolerant are unable to break lactose due to the absence of lactase enzyme.
This is why, people have been looking for dairy and non-dairy options that can replace sour cream. Here is a list of 10 items that you can use instead.
Greek yogurt is different than the regular yogurt as it is thicker. It is a tangier version that looks more similar to sour cream. It is healthier as it has less calories and fat as compared to sour cream.
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Cottage cheese is mild with a soft and creamy texture achieved by processing the cheese curd. It is the solid part of milk which is low in fat and high in protein.
People can combine milk and lemon juice with cottage cheese in place to sour cream and achieve the same result in all the dishes.
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Guacamole can also make up for sour cream in all the dishes. Make a puree of Guacamole with onions, chili peppers and lime juice and there you go! The perfect replacement that has almost the same flavor and consistency.
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Just like sour cream, fresh cream is thicker and it has the consistency that of cheese itself. It has a high fat content and a mild flavor.
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This item is basically the liquid that is left from the process of making butter. It is a tangy liquid that tastes similar to sour cream. You can thicken the liquid to achieve the same consistency to be used for baking.
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This is non-dairy substitute. A vegan-friendly item that is an excellent alternative to sour cream. Do not mix it with coconut water.
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This cheese can be either soft, solid, thick or creamy. This European cheese can be processed to achieve the same consistency of sour cream.
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Rich in protein, 1 1/2 oz. of silken tofu equals 2 tbsp. of sour cream. It is a food processor that makes a vegan-friendly sour cream substitute.
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This might be a little alarming, but nonetheless, cashews are also a great non-dairy sour cream replacement. These are sweet nuts that are high in fat. They give a very buttery consistency which once blended with vinegar, lemon juice and salt, give the exact same taste like sour cream.
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People who are allergic to milk products, make use of soy-based sour cream items. They have the same number of calories, fats and proteins as in soy-based sour cream alternatives.
Its totally alright if you cannot have sour creams. There are a plenty of alternatives, as mentioned above that can be used instead. These substitutes are able to give you the same flavor and consistency that you are looking for.