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Vegan Cream Cheese

Vegan Cream Cheese

$3.29 recipe | $0.09 serving
Creamy, tangy, and easily spreadable. This vegan cream cheese is made with 5 simple ingredients. Your loaf of sourdough just did a little happy dance.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Rest time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Course How-to, Snacks
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Servings 36 servings
Calories 22 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender or food processor
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Spatula
  • Container or jar

Ingredients
 

  • 350 g extra-firm silken tofu ($2.47)
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar ($0.02)
  • 1 ½ tbsp nutritional yeast ($0.36)
  • 3 tbsp refined coconut oil ($0.42)
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt ($0.02)

Flavorings optional

  • Chive & onion
  • Dill
  • Strawberry
  • Cinnamon & brown sugar
  • Blueberry
  • Cacao powder

Instructions
 

  • Open your pack of silken tofu. If you are using regular tofu, drain and press it for a few minutes. Then, add the tofu to a blender or food processor with the vinegar, nutritional yeast, coconut oil, and salt.
  • Blend until the consistency is smooth, approximately 2-5 minutes. Stop and scrape down the sides a few times throughout.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference. Add vinegar for more tang, nutritional yeast for more cheesy/umami flavor, or salt to enhance the other flavors.
  • Add in any optional flavorings like chive and onion, dill, strawberry, blueberry, chocolate, or cinnamon and brown sugar (see notes for measurements).
  • Once blended, transfer the cream cheese into a container or jar for storage. Let it set in the fridge for around 6 hours or overnight before using.
  • Serve as a spread on toast, bagels, wraps, crackers, fruit, or veggies!

Notes

  • Chive & onion or dill: add in 1 tsp of onion powder to the blender, then fold in 3-4 tbsp fresh, minced chives or dill.
  • Strawberry or blueberry: add in ¼ cup freeze-dried strawberries or blueberries and cane sugar to taste.
  • Cinnamon & brown sugar: add in 2 tsp of cinnamon and brown sugar to taste.
  • Chocolate: add in 1 tbsp of cacao powder and cane sugar to taste.
  • Optional ingredients are not reflected in the price or calories of our recipes.
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  • Recipe cost calculations are based on ingredients local to us and may vary from recipe-to-recipe.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Cream Cheese
Serving Size
 
1 tbsp
Amount per Serving
Calories
22
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1.8
g
3
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.1
g
7
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.2
g
Cholesterol
 
0
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
82.8
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
16.5
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
0.2
g
0
%
Fiber
 
0.1
g
0
%
Sugar
 
0.1
g
0
%
Protein
 
1.4
g
3
%
Calcium
 
35.7
mg
4
%
Iron
 
0.3
mg
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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