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How to Make Cashew Cream [Vegan]

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Super creamy, super delicious, super awesome! The way cashew cream should be.

How to Make Cashew Cream [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


  • 1 cup raw cashews


  1. Put cashews in a bowl and cover with cold water. Soak for 4 hours.
  2. Drain cashews. Place in a high-powered blender or food processor.
  3. Cover with cold water and blend until smooth. Use less water for a thicker cashew cream. I’ve also used non-dairy milk instead of water for an extra creamy sauce.


You can double this recipe if you want, but I’ve found that this makes plenty. I only use it sparingly or for special recipes that call for cream because the fat content.





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23 comments on “How to Make Cashew Cream [Vegan]”

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2 Years Ago

So for the butter we blend the nuts alone and for the icecream we add a little water!
I love this site.. thank you!

Louise Leopold Afanasiw
3 Years Ago

Exceptional with sun dried tomato and pesto on a pizza!

Tess Faulkner
3 Years Ago

Thank u!!! Yum.

Spoon Somatic
3 Years Ago

Is there anything you guys can't do? There's just no excuses left for people to eat animals, one green planet has solved EVERY issue one could have. :D

Catherine Sarah Manna
3 Years Ago

Very simple ♥♥♥

Barbara Witzel Waters
3 Years Ago

What exactly would you do with the cashew cream?

Carol Patterson
09 Dec 2013

Use it on certain desserts, use it as a fruit dip, many ways. Just stop and think for a moment. Soon you won't be able to keep enough on hand. What a great recipe. Thank you- one green planet for sharing.....c

Melanie Coffee
09 Dec 2013

I just made a fennel, dill and mushroom creamy pasta sauce using cashew cream. It was amazing.

Kelcey Meadows-Lucas
3 Years Ago

I LOVE cashew cream but get an upset stomach whenever I eat it... I'm fine eating cashew butter and cashews, but cashew cream sauce makes me really ill. Any ideas why? Does anyone else have this experience?

Alicia Whitman
3 Years Ago

Do you eat it on its own or what?

Jamie Roberts
3 Years Ago

It's creamy heaven in a bowl. Can't believe I waited so long to try it.

Shel Canard
3 Years Ago

I use it in everything that substitutes dairy. I only use raw cashews. It has fat so it lends well to balance out a lot of dishes. You can make cream soups, béchamel sauce, frozen cream or whipped cream with it. Changed my cooking completely.


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