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healthy sour cream recipe

Paleo Sour Cream Recipe

Based on coconut cream, this dairy-free Paleo Sour Cream recipe is a healthy game changer for chilis, soups, and hot potato dishes.
healthy sour cream recipe

You can’t have a piping-hot bowl of chili or a crispy baked sweet potato without topping it off with a dollop of sour cream. But sour cream is packed with unhealthy dairy fats and proteins. This dairy-free Paleo sour cream recipe means you can have it all! 

Sour cream is used to help thicken soups or sauces, and adds a creamy texture and a tangy flavor that matches well with savory dishes. We swap out the heavy cream and other traditional dairy products with coconut cream. By using a non-dairy cream, most people will avoid getting a stomachache as they would after having store-bought sour cream.  

This sour cream pairs perfectly with many of our Paleo dishes: 

Tip: If you’d like it more sour, increase the amount of lemon juice. 


  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
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  • 3/4 cups coconut cream (chilled at least 6 hours)

  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (AIP - omit)

  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped


  1. In a small bowl, mix coconut cream and lemon juice. If the cream is too hard, let it soften for a bit longer on the counter or put it in the microwave for a few seconds.

  2. Gently stir in black pepper and chives.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes. Add more chives for garnish when serving.

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