Easy Homemade Vegan Cream Cheese

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Easy Homemade Vegan Cream Cheese
Kara Parnell

Servings:
1 Cup
Prep time:
00:10
1 Rating
5

By: Katherine Baker This vegan cream cheese is silky and smooth, low in calories, loaded with iron and calcium, and with it's mild taste, is the perfect canvas for any flavour combination you can imagine. Try mixing in herbs like Cilantro or Chives, for a fresh and light taste. Mix in a handful of chopped nuts like walnuts of almonds, and drizzle with maple syrup. Add 1/4 Cup of your favourite fruit puree or even jam, for added natural sweetness and colour. Some diced jalapenos will bring the heat, or add a Tablespoon of Everything Bagel Seasoning for a salty flavour punch. When your cream cheese is also a health food, you can let your imagination run wild! Source: medicalnewstoday.com, September 27, 2017

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces silken tofu (1/2 a 16-ounce package or 3/4 of a 12-ounce package)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Remove tofu from package and drain liquid. If using a firmer block, press out any additional liquid by placing tofu on a plate, covering with a paper towel, and pressing down with a cutting board on top of the paper towel.
  2. If using an electric mixer or a whisk, mash tofu in a bowl. Add nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and salt, and whip until fluffy. If using a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and process until smooth.