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Cashew Cream

What you need: 

4 ounces raw cashews
1/2-2/3 cup water, as needed
small dash maple syrup
drop vanilla extract

What you do: 

1. Whiz all the ingredients around in a food processor, scraping down the sides as necessary.
2. Adjust consistency and flavor by using more or less water and/or sweetener and vanilla.
This is an easy and deliciously wonderful, dairy-free alternative to cream. A food processor is essential. Most excellent served with cake.

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Has anyone used raw sunflower seeds instead? I have seen several recipes where you can substitute sunflower seeds for cashews without a real big difference in taste. Just wondering, please let me know. Thanks

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This is amazing!  I use it with peach-strawberry cobbler and it's so decadent.  I don't soak the cashews and it works just fine.  Make sure to blend for a very long time to make it as creamy as possible!

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With almonds it doesn´t get as nice an smooth as with cashews. But I heard it works with pine nuts, but I never tried.

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i can't see why not! almonds would probably be amazing.

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has anyone tried this with other nuts?  (my boyfriend is allergic to cashews)

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This is delightful, as is.  Today I added raspberry preserves in lieu of maple syrup (a tablespoon or two) and it took it to a whole new level.  MMmmm, over chocolate pudding. 

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This is going to be my new whip cream replacer.  It was really good.  I sped up the whole process of soaking the cashews by soaking them in hot water for a few hours.  I served this with vanilla cake and topped with freshly roasted cashews (I had some left over).  This would also be really good with fruit. 

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jessesmum:  it's perfect with desserts, cake and the like.  but, coffee?  ah, no.  the recipe produceses around 1 cup of cashew cream. 

idioglossia: i have never soaked the cashews and it has always been excellent, but might try that one day.

la_pelicana: glad you enjoyed it.

cheers!
rebecca

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This sounds really good. I have 2 questions, how much will this recipe make? How is it in coffee?
Thanx :)

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:)  This stuff is super-delicious. I soaked the cashews overnight, and I swear that plumped. The next day I put them in the blender, added a little water, vanilla, and agave, and WOW! Fabulous! I will definitely make this again.

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