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Vegan Cream Cheese: 5 Flavors

Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more. 5 flavors included in the post!

Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more. 5 flavors included in the post!

I’ve got not one… not two… but FIVE recipes for you today. Five recipes for vegan cream cheese!! Talk about a good way to start off your week.

Truth be told, I never was someone who enjoyed dips or sauces growing up (besides ketchup, of course). I hated mayonnaise, cream cheese, mustard, ranch, and all the other creamy sauces most people enjoy. But now? I love non-dairy versions!

Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more. 5 flavors included in the post!

I have been loving making my own vegan cream cheese and wanted to share all the creations I’ve tried with you.

Reasons why I love making my own vegan cream cheese: it’s cheaper, it uses simple, wholesome ingredients, and you can flavor it however you want!

I’ve made five flavors: plain, strawberry, garlic and herb, chocolate, and spicy. My favorite might be garlic and herb, but I can’t say I haven’t dug into the chocolate one with a spoon.

Spread ‘em on toast, crackers, fruit, or veggies, or use them in any recipe that calls for cream cheese!

Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more. 5 flavors included in the post! Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more. 5 flavors included in the post!

Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more. 5 flavors included in the post!

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How to make:

Vegan Cream Cheese: Plain

Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
1 cup 1x

Ingredients

  • 1/2 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed*
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, place all ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding more non-dairy milk or water if needed.
  2. Store in an airtight container or jar for up to a week.

Notes

*Use a tofu press, or wrap the tofu in paper towels and place in the sink with a heavy object on top. Press for 10-15 minutes.


Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more. 5 flavors included in the post!

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How to make:

Vegan Cream Cheese: Strawberry

Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
1 cup 1x

Ingredients

  • 1/2 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed*
  • 3/4 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, place all ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding more non-dairy milk or water if needed.
  2. Store in an airtight container or jar for up to a week.

Notes

*Use a tofu press, or wrap the tofu in paper towels and place in the sink with a heavy object on top. Press for 10-15 minutes.


Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more. 5 flavors included in the post!

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How to make:

Vegan Cream Cheese: Garlic and Herb

Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
1 cup 1x

Ingredients

  • 1/2 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed*
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, place all ingredients except the chives, parsley and dill. Blend until smooth, adding more non-dairy milk or water if needed.
  2. Add chives, parsley and dill. Stir to combine.
  3. Store in an airtight container or jar for up to a week.

Notes

*Use a tofu press, or wrap the tofu in paper towels and place in the sink with a heavy object on top. Press for 10-15 minutes.


Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more. 5 flavors included in the post!

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How to make:

Vegan Cream Cheese: Chocolate

Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
1 cup 1x

Ingredients

  • 1/2 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed*
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, place all ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding more non-dairy milk or water if needed.
  2. Store in an airtight container or jar for up to a week.

Notes

*Use a tofu press, or wrap the tofu in paper towels and place in the sink with a heavy object on top. Press for 10-15 minutes.


Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more. 5 flavors included in the post!

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How to make:

Vegan Cream Cheese: Spicy

Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more. 5 flavors included in the post!
Author:
Emilie
Yield:
1 cup 1x

Ingredients

  • 1/2 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed*
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, place all ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding more non-dairy milk or water if needed.
  2. Store in an airtight container or jar for up to a week.

Notes

*Use a tofu press, or wrap the tofu in paper towels and place in the sink with a heavy object on top. Press for 10-15 minutes.


Save some money by making your own vegan cream cheese! Made with tofu and cashews, these cream cheese recipes are wholesome spreads for toast, crackers and more. 5 flavors included in the post!

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