When replacing cream in a recipe, you’ve got a lot of options from store-bought non-dairy creamers to coconut milk. Another wonderful way to use a non-dairy alternative in recipes is using cashew cream. This is different than cashew milk because cashew milk is much more liquid than cashew cream. Cashew cream is soaked cashews that are blended into a luxurious cream, which you can use in place of heavy dairy cream or as a cheesy base for a recipe. It also adds a bit of bulk to the dish to make it a bit more filling. If you’ve been wanting to try making cashew-based meals using cashew cream, these are the recipes! You can create desserts, entrees, and even make cashew cheese; the options seem endless.

If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy cashews, check out these roundups: 10 Creamy and Dairy-Free Cashew Dips and 15 Decadent Dairy-Free Recipes With Chocolate and Cashew!

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This week, we’re bringing delicious, fully vegan, and plant-based ways to enjoy delicious cashew cream!

Cashew Cream in Pasta Recipes:

Vegan Fettuccini Alfredo

Source: Fettuccini Alfredo

Cashew cream goes so well in pasta because it creates such a smooth and creamy texture. So, in making alfredo or any pasta recipe that you want a creamy ricotta-like texture, cashew cream works as a great substitute.

Cashew Cream in Desserts

Vegan Cashew Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream

Source: Cashew Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream

Cashews also can e used to make wonderful desserts. These desserts are extra creamy and are perfectly sweet as a snack or a dessert.

Cashew Cream in Savory Recipes

Vegan Cheesy Spinach and Cilantro Rice

Source: Cheesy Spinach and Cilantro Rice

These savory recipes are perfect for lunch or dinner and all include using soaked cashews.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects

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