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Bagel Half Topped with Vegan Cream Cheese
Easy Vegan Cream Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Soak time
4 hrs
Total Time
10 mins
Totally vegan cream cheese? Heck yeah! It's not only possible...it's delicious too! This dreamy cashew cream cheese will make you a believer!
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 99 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water 4-8 hours, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice, plus more to taste (up to 3 tablespoons total)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Stir-ins of choice, such as chives, roasted garlic, veggies, strawberries, sun-dried tomatoes, or roasted red peppers
  1. Place the cashews, 1 ½ tablespoon of lemon juice, and salt into the bowl of a food processor.

  2. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add a tablespoon or two of water to thin the mixture as needed. 

  3. Taste test and add additional salt and/or lemon juice if you like.

  4. Add any stir-ins to the food processor and pulse until finely chopped and well blended.

  5. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Vegan Cream Cheese
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1.6g8%
Sodium 151mg6%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 5.7g2%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 0.9g1%
Protein 2.7g5%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.