Vegan Cream Cheese Recipe | Chive and Onion

Creamy, thick, delicious and very simple. This vegan cream cheese recipe is easy and affordable to make! So much easier then you think!
Vegan cream cheese

 

Vegan cream cheese

 

This vegan cream cheese recipe could not get any easier if you tried. If certain recipes scare you because they seem a bit daunting, this is not the recipe! All you need for this recipe, is two main ingredients and a dash of patience.

 

Vegan cream cheese

 

Why make your own vegan cream cheese?

You may want to make your own vegan cream cheese for a couple reasons.

  1. It’s cheaper
  2. It’s fresh
  3. Do you know each ingredient that goes in
  4. You can easily customize it
  5. It’s super easy

And that’s not all, I can write a few more but then we’d be stuck here all day, when what we really want is to make some cream cheese, am I right? Ha ha

 

Customize it

Another reason to make your own cream cheese, is that you can customize it so easily. You can add anything you want to it. My favorite way to have this, is with chives and onions. You can also throw in some dehydrated veggies into the mix and make it a veggie cream cheese. If you’re wondering what dehydrated veggies are, you can find packets of these which are meant to put into dip at your local supermarket usually where the onion dip mix is found. You can add some chopped up olives and a drizzle of extra version olive oil to make it out of flavor.You can also add different fruity jams like, peach, strawberry, and pineapple just to name a few.

 

Vegan cream cheese


Vegan Yogurt

The base for this recipe is vegan yogurt. You can make this recipe using our homemade vegan yogurt recipe or make it using store bought vegan plain soy yogurt. I like to make it from homemade yogurt when I make it because you get a much bigger batch and it’s very affordable to make, as well.

Vegan cream cheese

Vegan Cream Cheese

Creamy, thick, delicious and very simple. This vegan cream cheese recipe is easy and affordable to make!
Prep Time 10 mins
Drain Time 15 hrs
Total Time 15 hrs 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cup soy yogurt
  • 2 tbsp onion flakes dried
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt

Instructions
 

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, add in all ingredients together and stir well until combined.
  • Place four layers of cheesecloth over a strainer and pour in the yogurt mixture.
  • Collect the sides of the cheesecloth to close up cloth into a sack.
  • Place cheesecloth sack in a large pot, and place a spatula across the top of the pot and hang/tie the cheesecloth sack on the spatula leaving 2 inches or more underneath the cheesecloth sack to allow the yogurt mixture to drain.
  • Cover and place in refrigerator for 15 hours minimum. The longer the mixture strains the firmer the cream cheese will be.
  • Remove from cheesecloth and store in a jar or air tight container refrigerated for up to 12 days.
Keyword bagels, breakfast, cheese, vegan cheese