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Cashew Cream Cups [Vegan]

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Raw desserts have become an integral part of my diet. While I wouldn’t go as far to say they are completely guilt free, they do carry a somewhat lesser burden than their sugar filled and usually horribly processed counterparts.

It wasn’t until I became vegan and started exploring whole foods in more depth that I came across raw cuisine. Can you believe I had never heard of such a thing? It amazes me to think I once lived in a bubble where I had very little understanding of food and nutrition. I often think back to those days and wonder how on earth I ever managed to stay relatively trim and fit; I have a feeling it would have caught up with me at some point -- bad diets have a habit of doing that!

Naturally sweet and fantastically (and quite unbelievably) smooth, cashew cream is a true raw vegan wonder. I’m sure there are many people out there who are, like I once was, currently living in that ‘ignorance is bliss’ bubble, totally unaware that the switch from loved up dairy consumer to full on vegan isn’t such a terrifyingly big leap.

Cashew Cream Cups

This Recipe is :

Raw Vegan Vegan


For the Cashew Cream

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup filtered water

For the Walnut Crust 

  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 2 medjool dates
  • ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 heaped tsp coconut oil

For the Toppings

  • handful of fresh blueberries
  • 1 sliced kiwi



  1. Place the cashews in a bowl and cover with filtered water. Cover the bowl and allow to soak overnight.
  2. Place the walnuts and salt in a hand blender or food processor and blitz. Add the dates (remember to remove the stone!) and coconut oil and blitz until afine rubble is formed, scraping down the sides with spatula as you go. It should come together in a clump and then turn it out into a clean bowl. If you have tarts tins, use them, if not, take a quarter of the mixture and using your hands shape into a muffin mould/tin until a cup shape has been formed. Do the same for three more portions and place in freezer for several hours.
  3. Drain the cashews and place in a blender with a quarter cup of filtered water, the agave and vanilla extract and blend until completely smooth. Again, scrape down the sides using a spatula ensuring there are no bits in the mixture. Keep blending until it is super smooth, adding a little more water if necessary – not too much, remember you can always add more but you can never take away!
  4. Transfer the cream to a Tupperware dish and refrigerate for several hours.
  5. Remove the walnut cups from the freezer and allow to slightly thaw for a few minutes before running a knife around the edge (I found a butter knife works best) and carefully easing out each cup – the coconut oil will ensure they won’t stick to the muffin moulds.
  6. Spoon several tablespoons of cashew cream into each cup and top with sliced kiwi and a few fresh blueberries – or any fruit of your choosing.


These cups would make a particularly impressive and wonderful dinner party dessert. I guarantee your guests will be amazed to discover it’s vegan let alone raw!





Aine Carlin is a blogger, actress, wife and proud vegan. Originally from Derry, Northern Ireland, she currently resides in Penzance, Cornwall where she does the odd bit of acting, a whole lotta cooking and a fair amount of eating. Her other passions include photography, writing, playing her uke and all things retro. Follow her ever-evolving vegan journey and delicious cruelty-free eats, which are regularly chronicled on her beloved blog Pea Soup Eats.



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24 comments on “Cashew Cream Cups [Vegan]”

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4 Years Ago

These look amazing and all the ingredients are easy to source. I\'m going to a high tea in a week and these look perfect. I wonder how far ahead I can make the cashew cream and the cases. Of course, I would assemble them an hour or so before needed though. Any ideas from those who have made them before?

4 Years Ago

This can be a meal. And in many cases it should. Its powerfull :) thx

Allie Marie
4 Years Ago

Mmmmm! I'm definitely going to try these soon! Amanda Marie Charboneau

Britney Husted
4 Years Ago

Rebecca Losinno

Tobias Brennvik
4 Years Ago

I will steal this recipe and call it my own, thank you!

Ollie Cigliano
4 Years Ago

Dawna Bass

Josie Rae
4 Years Ago

what can I use instead of agave

15 Sep 2014

your brain

Debbie Latham
4 Years Ago

Stephen Doughty

Amanda Marie Charboneau
4 Years Ago

Allie Marie

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4 Years Ago



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