sweet vegan cashew dessert cream

Sweet Vegan Cashew Dessert Cream

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 10 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 16 servings
At our classes, we get a lot of people who are either vegan or who cannot eat dairy. This delicious sweet vegan cashew dessert cream offers them a simple, yummy solution that’s super easy...

Ingredients

    1 Cup raw cashews

    2½ Cups water, divided

    3 pitted dates (see Ann’s Tips)

    ¼ Teaspoon sea salt.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

61 cals

Fat

4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g

Carbohydrates

6 g

Sugar

4 g

Fiber

1 g

Protein

2 g

Sodium

32 mg

Directions

  1. Place the cashews in a medium bowl. Add 2 cups of the water, and leave to soak 6 hours or overnight. This will plump and soften the cashews.
  2. Drain the soaked cashews and rinse under running water. Place in the vase of a high-speed blender. Add the remaining water, dates and the salt. Blend at high speed until the nuts become a smooth cream. Taste for salt. Pile into a bowl and chill.
  3. When ready to serve, fluff the cream by whipping it up with a balloon whisk.

Chef Tips

The dates are to add sweetness. I like to use 3, but tastes differ. Blend the dates in one at a time until you get the sweetness you like.

If you prefer, use 3 teaspoons honey or agave, one for each date. However much you use, take out the equivalent amount from the water before you blend the cream.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



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