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Cashew Coconut Cream Cheese [Vegan]

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I came up with this simple cheese in the process of making something else entirely; one of those happy accidents. I really like the mildly sweet, nutty flavor that the coconut adds. Bring on the bagel!

Cashew Coconut Cream Cheese [Vegan]

This Recipe is :



  • 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight, rinsed, & drained
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, soaked for ~15 minutes, drained
  • 1 tbsp. sweet white miso
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. agave nectar
  • pinch salt


  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and process until very smooth.  You’ll need to stop the machine and scrape the sides every few minutes.  This will get smooth – it just takes time and patience.  I prefer a food processor here over a high-speed blender because it’s so much easier to scrape out the cheese once it’s smooth.
  2. Line a mini-loaf pan or other small/shallow dish with a couple of layers of cheese cloth.  Scrape the cheese into the dish, pressing down so that the cheese gets into the corners.  Press down the cheesecloth over the top, place in the refrigerator and place something heavy on top of the cheese/cheesecloth.
  3. Let the cheese rest in the fridge for 24+ hours.
  4. Carefully remove the cheese from the pan.  Take off the cheesecloth and schemer a big schlab on a bagel!





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26 comments on “Cashew Coconut Cream Cheese [Vegan]”

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Jennie Any Dots
2 Years Ago

Jess Sontag

Angel Mathes
2 Years Ago

I've made the break from dairy milk, but haven't found a cheese to replace with yet. This gives me hope. It's a long journey, but worthwhile!

Angie Bateman
2 Years Ago

I don't like cashew nuts but I would try this with Pralines

Kylie Skinner
2 Years Ago

yummy yum yummy!! Jasmine Graham

Natasha Page
2 Years Ago

This looks gooood!

Barbara Steinberg
2 Years Ago

Sounds great

Elizabeth Blickenstaff
2 Years Ago

That is so awesome!

Erin Nicole
2 Years Ago

I make this all the time

Prescila Animal-rescuer
2 Years Ago

Yikes, this looks awful

29 Apr 2015

Prescila, you\'re kidding...right? Strange.

RosemaryAnne Mills
2 Years Ago



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