Does the thought of adding cream to healthy pies, cakes, berries, cereals, and tea sound counterproductive? Are you searching for a non-dairy alternative to fat-rich cream?
If so, give this cashew cream recipe a try – it is rich in healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, which are good for keeping your heart and blood vessels healthy.
Cashew cream is also naturally rich in magnesium, the mineral your body needs to keep your bones, teeth, muscles, and nervous system optimally healthy. Leave out the sweetener if desired as quality cashews have a natural hint of sweetness that makes pure cashew cream quite pleasant on its own.
This is a great non-dairy alternative to add to beverages of your choice. Combine with your favorite tea for instance, or use as a nut milk base in a smoothie. Get creative and make a flavored beverage with it, or use it in recipes that call for milk.
You can even leave out the sweetener if desired, as quality cashews have a natural hint of sweetness that makes pure cashew cream quite pleasant on its own. This is also the perfect non-dairy alternative to add to beverages of your choice.
If you only need a serving for one or two persons simply cut this recipe in half, and for more servings, double, even triple it.
Feel free to experiment using other nuts (almonds, brazil nuts), or sunflower or pumpkin seeds or you could spice this basic recipe up with ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon or another one of your favorite flavors for different and flavorful taste adventures.
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- 1 cup cashews of cashew butter, ½ cup water
- ¼ cup honey or agave nectar (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add more water if needed.
- Transfer sweet cashew cream to a glass jar, cap the jar with a lid and chill in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours before using.
- Sweet cashew cream will stay fresh in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.