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Almond Cream Cheese

Easy Almond Cream Cheese made with only 4 ingredients! This basic version is highly versatile – add chives, sun-dried tomatoes, or herbs for variations. It’s the perfect vegan spread for bagels!

Vegan Almond Cream Cheese

I was making Everything Bagels recently and I was really craving cream cheese to smear on. I mean.. bagels and cream cheese just belong together, am I right?! That’s when I experimented with creamy nut-based vegan cheeses and I really loved that journey because the result was so good!

I created this basic Almond Cream Cheese recipe that is highly versatile and really easy to make.

How to make Almond Cream Cheese

The ingredients

You’ll only need 4 ingredients:

  • blanched almonds (you could use regular almonds and remove the skins yourself (=tedious work, though!) or skip removing the skins when you’re okay with a darker cream cheese
  • lemon juice
  • water
  • salt

I told ya it’s easy!

Possible Add-Ins and Variations:

  • chives
  • (roasted) garlic
  • a mix of herbs like oregano and basil
  • sun-dried tomatoes

The Basic Steps

Not only the ingredients are basic, but the preparation is also super duper easy:

almonds in water
Step 1: Soak the almonds in water overnight.
almonds, water, salt, lemon juice in blender
Step 2: The next day, put all the ingredients in a small blender or food processor and pulse until creamy.
almond cream cheese in blender
Step 3: Let it chill in the fridge. Ready is the cheesy spread!

Serve the Almond Cream Cheese with…

Almond Cream Cheese on a bagel with cherry tomatoes and cracked pepper
I had the Almond Cream Cheese on my Everything Bagels and topped it with cherry tomato slices and sprinkled it with cracked pepper. It’s the perfect snack!
Vegan Almond Cream Cheese
I also love the combination of bagels + almond cream cheese + carrot lox!

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I hope you will enjoy this Almond Cream Cheese as much as I do!

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Cheers, Bianca

Almond Cream Cheese on a bagel with cherry tomatoes and cracked pepper

Almond Cream Cheese

Bianca Haun | Elephantastic Vegan
Easy Almond Cream Cheese made with only 4 ingredients! This basic version is highly versatile – add chives, sun-dried tomatoes or herbs for variations. It’s the perfect spreads for bagels. 
4.86 from 21 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 10 mins
Course Cheese, Spread
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 6 servings
Calories 61 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds (soaked overnight; see step 1)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Soak the blanched almonds in water overnight. Rinse and drain.
  • Place all the ingredients into a small blender or food processor and pulse until creamy. You might have to scrape down the sides a couple of times.
  • Transfer the cream cheese to a bowl and let the cheese chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour before using it to allow it to thicken a bit. Then smear it on your bagel or bread slices! :) 

Notes

Storage: The Almond Cream Cheese will keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSodium: 99mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 1gVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.3mg
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Recipe Rating




Abby

Friday 5th of August 2022

Tried this and loved it. Easy and tasty!

Moe

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Would almond flour work if I increased the liquid content?

Cindy

Monday 10th of January 2022

Could I just use store night almond milk instead? How could I do that please? Thanks!

Bianca

Monday 31st of January 2022

sorry, that won't work, you need some texture for the cheese.

Bettina Goodwin

Sunday 21st of November 2021

This looks great! Can I freeze it? I don't have bagels at the moment.

Steph

Sunday 13th of December 2020

How many ounces/grams is 1 serving.