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Creamy Vegan Hazelnut Cream Cheese

An easy, creamy and delicious Vegan Hazelnut Cream Cheese recipe that makes a fabulous substitute for regular cream cheese. Gluten-free.
Prep Time10 minutes
Soaking Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • Hazelnuts
  • Lemon Juice
  • Coconut Cream


  • 1 ½ cups roasted hazelnuts
  • ½ cup water plus extra for the soaking step
  • ¼ cup coconut cream
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice fresh or bottled
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast completely optional


  • Place the hazelnuts in a large bowl. Cover with boiling water. Let the hazelnuts sit and soak in the boiling water for at least one hour. Drain the hazelnuts, then set aside.
  • In a blender or food processor, add the drained hazelnuts, water, coconut cream, lemon juice and salt. Optionally add nutritional yeast. Blend until as smooth as possible.
  • Enjoy! Keep stored in the refrigerator for up 10 days.


Please see the full post above for more information about ingredients, how to serve, step by step process shots and more!
Also see: Nutritional Yeast Recipes.
Also see our: Vegan Honey.
You might like: Vegan Queso.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg