Vegan Cashew Cream

Homemade vegan cream cheese
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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 3 1/2 cups (14 servings)

Cashew cream is an indulgently rich cream used as a base in many dairy-free vegan substitutes. It's much richer and more flavorful than soy milk. Here's how to make a homemade vegan cashew cream. As long as you use raw cashews, this is also a raw foods recipe.

Cashew cream recipe courtesy of Gardein.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups cashews (whole raw)

How to Make It

  1. Put 2 cups whole, raw cashews (not pieces which are often dry) and rinse very well under cold water.
  2. Put in a bowl and add cold water to cover them.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Drain the cashews and rinse under cold water.
  5. Place the cashews in a blender with enough fresh cold water to cover them by 1 inch.
  6. Blend on high for several minutes until very smooth. If you’re not using a professional high-speed blender such as a Vita-Mix, which creates an ultra-smooth cream, strain the cashew cream through a fine-mesh sieve.)

    Makes about 3 1/2 cups regular cashew cream.

    Here's what to do with your homemade raw cashew cream:

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    62 Calories
    5g Fat
    4g Carbs
    2g Protein
    (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)