Raw Recipes

Vanilla Cashew Cream

Posted on October 13 2011 | (6) Comments
Category: Raw Dessert and Snack Recipes

Yield: 1 cup
This dairy-free topping replaces whipped cream—without sacrificing flavor or richness.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked for 8 to 12 hours (1 1/4 cups after soaking), drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup light agave syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds only, or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Equipment

  • measuring cups and spoons
  • paring knife
  • cutting board
  • blender
  • rubber spatula

Place the cashews, water, and agave syrup in a blender and process until very smooth. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the blender jar with a rubber spatula. Add the vanilla bean seeds and process until well combined. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.


Previous Comments

On November 19, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hey Jenny,

This looks great and I WILL be trying it for my sweet potato pie. But where do you get the “great-white” coloring?

p.s. Any sugguestion for a raw pie crust?
TKS!

On November 19, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi!

Just do a search for my pumpkin pie on the sidebar of the site, and you’ll find a great raw pie crust recipe. No need for white coloring in this cream—the cashews make it white already.

Jenny

On March 01, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Jenny this is the first time i found ur site and i enrolled immediately! One ? for u: Been making smoothies but i always use almond milk/organic store bought juice or coconut water and i always put dates.  Looking at ur few recipes , u only use water and no sweetener.  Am i overdoing my smoothies?

On March 01, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Maria,

Great to have you in the online course! I like my smoothies simple and with lots of greens. I find that too much coco water and dates can add a lot of sugar, and that with some good fresh fruit in there, it just isn’t necessary for a good taste. Let me know what you think of my simpler smoothies!

Jenny

On November 19, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Jenny,
I just made the pie. Looks good so far. We are having our last Creation Health class on nutrition tonight and I wanted to try this. My first time making it….hope it tastes as good as yours looks. I made a little cream last night to test and it was good. I’m guessing that by using maple syrup is why mine is darker. I would like to see this cream a little thicker.  Also, I used my food processor and seem to have bits of carrot in it. Wondering if I used the blender if I would have less or it’s supposed to be that way.
Thanks,
Debbie

On November 19, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Debbie,

Yes, definitely use the blender for this pie, and for the cashew cream to get them perfectly smooth. Hope you love the cream!

Jenny


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