Vegan Homemade Plain Cream Cheese


Try this basic, simple, and easy cashew-based homemade plain cream cheese. Totally vegan, paleo, and dairy-free friendly, and there's no cooking involved. Tastes just like the regular one!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
9 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 10 mins
2 cups


  • 2 cups unsalted raw cashews

  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt

  • 3 tablespoons plain non-dairy yogurt


  1. Soak cashews in a bowl of water, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Drain cashews and discard water. Combine cashews and salt in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until smooth and creamy, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in yogurt; mix until well combined. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour before refrigerating.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

48 Calories
4g Fat
3g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.