New York Company Debuts Plant-Based Sour Cream

Elmhurst 1925 said the plant-based product is a 1-to-1 replacement for dairy-based sour cream.

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ELMA, N.Y. — Elmhurst 1925, a maker of plant-based dairy products, announced the launch of its new sour cream, marking the brand’s evolution from a dairy-free beverage brand to a plant-based food company.

As Elmhurst grows its plant-based offerings, a dairy-free sour cream alternative is a natural next addition to its product line-up. Made with minimal ingredients, without sacrificing flavor or texture, this is a 1-to-1 replacement for dairy-based sour cream that can level up every dip, potato, and taco just as well as the traditional sour cream you know and love. The squeezable pouch provides a mess-free, dairy-free, low-sodium sour cream alternative – making this plant-based sour cream tastier, easier and more convenient than ever. Clean-label connoisseurs will be proud to dollop, cook and bake with Elmhurst sour cream.

"Stepping into the dairy-free food category feels like a logical move for Elmhurst, after we perfected delicious and nutritious plant milks and creamers made with only the simplest ingredients," said Heba Mahmoud, senior director of brand marketing at Elmhurst 1925. "Our mission is to raise the bar in every category we enter by providing consumers with the cleanest, most nutritious and delicious plant-based alternatives — and that’s exactly what we did with our sour cream. It’s the first plant-based sour cream in a pouch, the cleanest recipe available in market, exceptionally creamy and tangy, and performs beautifully in any dish or recipe without melting or falling apart."

Elmhurst’s sour cream is crafted with oatmilk, hemp protein and minimal ingredients without any added gums or filler ingredients and emulsifiers, zero sodium, and no cholesterol. Like all Elmhurst products, sour cream is non-GMO product verified, gluten-free, dairy-free, OU kosher and certified vegan.

Like everything Elmhurst, sour cream is crafted through a patented HydroRelease method. Using just water, this process separates the components of a nut, grain or seed before reassembling them as a creamy, beverage-ready emulsion, maintaining the full nutrition of the source ingredient without added gums or emulsifiers. This zero-waste process upcycles any waste into renewable energy and is powered by 100% renewable hydroelectric power to drive sustainability every step of the way.

Sour cream is now available online at, as well as in store at Publix with at an SRP of $6.99; more retail partners will soon follow.

Elmhurst’s other plant-based products can be purchased in natural and traditional grocers nationwide, including Sprouts, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Publix, Kroger, Ralph’s, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Smith’s Food & Drug, Roundy’s, Bristol Farms, Gelson’s, Fairway, Shaws and more, plus online at and

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