Vegan Cashew Cream

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

Put 2 cups whole, raw cashews (not pieces which are often dry) and rinse very well under cold water. Put in a bowl and add cold water to cover them. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.

Drain the cashews and rinse under cold water.

Place the cashews in a blender with enough fresh cold water to cover them by 1 inch. 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)
Calories 62
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 63 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)