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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.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 760 | Total Carbs: 36 g | Total Fat: 60 g | Total Protein: 20 g | Total Sodium: 0 g | Total Sugar: 8 g


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.





Jennifer Strohmeyer is the author and photographer of Pure Thyme, a blog that shares her passion for pure food, that is simple and delicious. She also hopes to inspire you to have fun, live well, find balance and embrace a more holistic lifestyle. An award-winning recipe developer, her goal is to make a healthy diet so easy and delicious to follow that the whole family can incorporate it into their lives. Jennifer lives in Georgia with her husband and three children. You can follow her adventures at purethyme.com.



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

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29 Days ago

Is this good as a 1 to 1 substitute for any recipe needing cream? What about heavy cream? What else can it be a substitute for?

3 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
4 Years Ago

Exceptional with sun dried tomato and pesto on a pizza!

Tess Faulkner
4 Years Ago

Thank u!!! Yum.

Spoon Somatic
4 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
4 Years Ago

Very simple ♥♥♥

Barbara Witzel Waters
4 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
4 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
4 Years Ago

Do you eat it on its own or what?

Jamie Roberts
4 Years Ago

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


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