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Sweet Cashew Cream

November 25, 2016
Sweet Cashew Cream - raw vegan and delicious! You'll love this recipe, it's super versatile! It's incredible how similar it is to dairy cream. | thehealthfulideas.com

I’ve been wanting to make sweet cashew cream or dressing/dip ever since I made this savory vegan Cashew Dressing. So today… *drumroll* I present to you this amazing, vanilla flavored, creamy, dreamy, delicious, and sweet cashew cream!! You can make parfaits with it, pour it over banana “nice cream”, spread it on banana bread or (my personal fave) eat it straight from the jar with a spoon!

Sweet Cashew Cream - raw vegan and delicious! You'll love this recipe, it's super versatile! It's incredible how similar it is to dairy cream. | thehealthfulideas.com


If you think nothing can beat this cream, add cacao to it. You’ll be on cloud 9 I guarantee you. I recently made a raw cake slice based off this recipe, and it was to die for. SO GOOD. I added a couple more ingredients to make it harden when refrigerated and bam! I had a raw cake! The recipe still needs tweaking but just know that it’s coming. A raw double chocolate cashew cream cake is coming your way soon (mostly because it’s freakishly good and I really need want to make it again).

As I said at the beginning, you can make parfaits with this and I actually have one coming next month! I already shared a sneak peek on Instagram so if you follow me there you would’ve already seen it! The parfait is pretty epic, that’s all I’m gonna say about it now so stay tuned for the recipe, you’ll be obsessed (I know I am).

Sweet Cashew Cream - raw vegan and delicious! You'll love this recipe, it's super versatile! It's incredible how similar it is to dairy cream. | thehealthfulideas.comSweet Cashew Cream - raw vegan and delicious! You'll love this recipe, it's super versatile! It's incredible how similar it is to dairy cream. | thehealthfulideas.com

5 things you need to make Sweet Cashew Cream

  1. cashews
  2. maple syrup (or coconut nectar to keep it raw)
  3. water or almond milk
  4. lemon juice
  5. sea salt

That’s it! It couldn’t be easier, right? This can be your base and you can add anything you want to it depending on what you like. For example, you can add superfoods like raw cacao, acai or maqui powder, maca, mesquite, carob, or even a little bit of spirulina to turn the cream green! I added wild defrosted blueberries once to make it pretty and purple and poured it over pancakes that may or may not appear on the blog next month… shhhh.

Sweet Cashew Cream - raw vegan and delicious! You'll love this recipe, it's super versatile! It's incredible how similar it is to dairy cream. | thehealthfulideas.com

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This cashews cream is great on pancakes, waffles, or oatmeal, in parfaits, or simply with fresh fruit as a dip.
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Recipe type: Dip
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (or coconut nectar to keep it raw)
  • ½ cup almond milk or water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch sea salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. Start by soaking the nuts. Put them into a medium bowl and cover with hot water. Soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse the cashews and add them into a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients. (you can start with only ¼ cup of the almond milk if you want thicker consistency and add more if needed)
  3. Pour into a glass jar and store in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Sweet Cashew Cream - raw vegan and delicious! You'll love this recipe, it's super versatile! It's incredible how similar it is to dairy cream. | thehealthfulideas.com


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12 Comments

  • Reply philip November 28, 2016 at 1:31 am

    hi, thanks for this, ive been looking for a vegan cream for a cake i recently made, blue, lemon and almond cake. this should work a treat. :)

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 28, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      That sounds delicious, I imagine it’d go really well with this cream :) Hope you love it!

  • Reply Kristie December 13, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Oh wow, this looks so tasty!! I love cashews, esp cashew ice cream, so I know I would love this :) Happy Holidays xoxo

    Kristie
    http://www.kristiesreverie.com

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 14, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Me too! Cashews are the best :) And you too, thank you!

  • Reply Clarissa December 13, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I recently used cashew milk to make mashed sweet potatoes (my bff is dairy-free), but I would LOVE to use this instead and make it more of a sweeter, sweet potato casserole type dish ;)

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 14, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Oh wow that sounds incredible! Let me know how it was if you end up making it! :)

  • Reply Sara Giboney December 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I really need to make this! I can’t eat dairy, so this is the perfect sweet treat to make!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 14, 2016 at 9:34 am

      that makes two of us! you’ll be obsessed with this, it’s especially amazing in parfaits!

  • Reply chanel December 14, 2016 at 12:07 am

    i bet this would taste fantastic on banana bread! i have a great recipe of my grandmothers i will need to try it on!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas December 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

      It does, I spread it on the gingerbread banana bread I posted on monday and it was absolutely delicious :)

  • Reply Jbf February 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Looks amazing! What ingredients did you add in order to make it harden in the fridge?

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas February 21, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      For that raw cheeesecake slice thing I made, I added melted homemade chocolate (made with cacao butter, cacao powder, and maple syrup) but you could also add coconut oil if you don’t have cacao butter. To make it into a cheesecake rather than pourable cream, go lighter on the milk and only add a splash or two. I’m planning to share the cheesecake slice recipe once I perfect it so be on the lookout for that (maybe by the end of next month?)

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