Oh Sweet Cashew Cream how I love thee!! Enjoy this Sweet Cashew Cream as a topping on or filling in any sweet treat you are craving. Cashews are the creamiest nut but are lower in fat than most other nuts, so savor this whole food as a guilt free treat.
Sweet cashew cream is a much healthier alternative to traditional whipped cream and is full of vitamins and minerals instead of sugar and oils.
Making sweet cashew cream is a breeze and the left overs can be stored for about 3-4 days in the fridge for future snacking or dipping. I love to make extra and dip strawberries into it as an after dinner snack while watching a movie.
A Vita-Mix blender is not required if you soak your nuts overnight or boil them for 10 minutes before blending. Keep in mind that cooking them reduces their nutrient density.
Soaking the cashews (or any nut for that matter) helps to not only soften them but helps your body absorb more of the vitamins and minerals.
As you cab see in all the pictures displayed the color and texture can vary greatly depending on how long you blend and what/how much sweetener you use. Dates, vanilla and maple syrup are dark brown result in a darker cashew cream. If you are desiring a white color use lemon and agave nectar.
Sweet cashew cream stuffed inside of a hollowed out strawberry is a simple yet extremely satisfying treat.
Use sweet cashew cream as a great substitute for whipped cream or vanilla pudding. I have substituted thinned sweet cashew cream for yogurt in my Rawnola Parfait recipe for a nutrient dense food. The possibilities are endless and all worth trying 😉
Raw banana pancakes filled and topped with sweet cashew cream and blueberries
A touch of cinnamon added to the top of this raw pie. Pie crust was made with dates and almonds then topped with sliced strawberries and the cashew cream.
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- As I mention above you do not need a Vita-Mix for this recipe but let me say they makes it creamier than any traditional blender on the market.
- Be sure to use pure maple syrup and not the junk with high fructose corn syrup in it. Just YUCK!
- If you prefer alcohol free vanilla extract like I do, Simply Organic Vanilla Flavoring adds so much more flavor and depth.