Cashew cream recipe to make vegan cream at home. It is a perfect base to make different creamy soups, pasta, and curries. A healthy alternative to dairy cream without compromising on taste
My attempt to try healthy dishes has also led me to try dairy-free options. Why dairy-free cream? Dairy cream is loaded with saturated fat and cholesterol that are not good for our body. It does not harm if consumed in limited quantities. However, certain dishes need more cream to give them the necessary texture. Unfortunately, this exceeds our daily requirements for saturated fats. And to add to it, most of the time we end up adding much more cream to make the dish tasty. This is the reason I have started to use plant-based cream such as cashew cream, coconut cream etc. Cashew cream closely resembles the regular dairy cream in color and texture. Moreover, it is a good source of healthy fats with zero cholesterol.
In the past, I have shared a number of recipes that contain cashew cream as the featured ingredient. Particularly, creamy broccoli soup is getting lots of love on Pinterest. People have been asking me how to make cashew cream that I used in the recipe. Therefore, I decided to create a separate post dedicated to this homemade dairy free cream.
How to make cashew cream at home?
Apart from soaking time, this cashew cream recipe takes less than 5 min to prepare. Soak cashews in warm water for at least an hour. Then blend soaked cashews with some water in a blender until it gets to a nice creamy texture. You can also use a powerful food processor to get the job done.
How is this vegan cashew cream recipe healthy?
Cashews are a rich source of dietary minerals such as manganese, magnesium, copper and phosphorus. They also contain Iron, Zinc, and Selenium in significant amounts. Additionally, cashews are a good source of healthy fats such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat. 
I would love to hear what you use as a creamy base for healthy recipes.
- 1 cup raw cashews (soaked in warm filtered water)
- 3/4 cup filtered water
- Soak cashews for at least 1 hour or more for better results.
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