Vanilla Cashew Cream

October 9, 2009

This vanilla cashew cream is really easy to make and is super rich and creamy. Use with desserts, baked goods, or in parfaits.

Vanilla Cashew Cream

This vanilla cashew cream is divine. This cashew cream is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly.

I am a devout cream dreamer. But, when I discovered my intolerance to dairy and became a vegan, I thought I’d be left longing for the rest of my life. Enter the buttery cashew, and problem solved.

In the plant-based world, the cashew is our cow, and she yields rich milk and cream. This basic vanilla cashew cream is super easy, and is a fantastic staple to serve with desserts or use as a base for puddings, cakes, and other sweet treats.  Soak your cashews for the smoothest texture and to make the cream more digestible, and then slather it on everything in sight.

Try this vanilla cashew cream in these berry breakfast parfaits. Oh my…


VANILLA CASHEW CREAM is so easy to make. You just throw everything into your high-speed blender. It takes 5 minutes, and is so incredible with raw or poached fruit or served with cakes and baked goods. If you don't have a high-speed blender, soak your cashews for 2 hours and the drain and rinse, and use clean water. OR cover with boiled water (still hot) for 10 minutes and then drain and rinse for the smoothest texture. GET THE FULL PRINTED RECIPE:

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Vanilla Cashew Cream

This raw vegan vanilla cashew cream is creamy, delicious, and is awesome served with dairy-free desserts.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 1/4 cups
Author Tess Masters



  1. Drain the cashews, and discard the soaking water. (Learn about soaking here.)

  2. Pour the fresh 1/2 cup filtered water into the blender, and add the soaked cashews with the maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. Tweak water, sweetener, and vanilla to taste. 
  3. Transfer to a sealed container in the fridge, and chill for a few hours to thicken. 
  4. The cream will keep in the fridge for about 5 days. 

Recipe Notes

Photo by Trent Lanz, and styling by Alicia Buszczak