Vegan Cashew Cream

Homemade vegan cream cheese
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 14 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
62 Calories
5g Fat
4g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 14
Amount per serving
Calories 62
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Calcium 5mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 with this Cashew Cream recipe courtesy of Gardein.

As long as you use raw cashews, this is also a raw food recipe.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Put 2 cups whole, raw cashews (not pieces which are often dry) and rinse very well under cold water.

  3. Put in a bowl and add cold water to cover them.

  4. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.

  5. Drain the cashews and rinse under cold water.

  6. Place the cashews in a blender with enough fresh cold water to cover them by 1 inch.

  7. 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.

  8. Serve and enjoy!