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sweet vegan cashew dessert cream

Sweet Vegan Cashew Dessert Cream

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 10 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 10 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 16 servings

This delicious recipe offers vegans and people who can’t eat dairy a yummy dessert cream that’s super easy to make, and that will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Our vegan cashew...


    1 cup raw cashews

    2½ cups water, divided

    3 pitted dates (see Chef Tips)

    ¼ Teaspoon sea salt.

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Nutrition Facts


61 cals


4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


6 g


4 g


1 g


2 g


32 mg


  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. We suggest using 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.

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