This summer has pulled the carpet from beneath my feet and my blog has suffered! I had good intentions and planned on trying lots of new dishes and reporting back to you all…but my good intentions were not enough. Please accept my apologies.
Today I would like to share with you some YUMMY cashew cream that I made for a family get together. It is delicious on fresh berries and would probably be good added to a smoothie in the morning. This recipe is adapted from a Whole Foods recipe.
- 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews, soaked in filtered water for at least 4 hours
- 1 tsp. vanilla paste (I use this…it is AWESOME)
- 1/2 c. + 1-2 Tbs. warm water
- 1-2 tsp. powdered sugar
Drain water from soaked cashews. Place in a food processor. Add vanilla paste. Blend until cashews smooth out (there will be some texture to this, especially if you don’t have a high-end food processor). Add in 1/2 c. warm water. Add 1-2 Tbs. warm water to achieve desired consistency. I like this a little thinner. Stir in 1-2 tsp. powdered sugar.
Serve on top of mixed berries, garnish with mint, and ENJOY! Light and refreshing…and a GREAT way to replace whip cream for those who are dairy free!
The original recipe calls for 2 dates processed with the cashews, I thought I had them at home when I went to make this recipe…I obviously didn’t. I thought the small amount of powdered sugar sweetened this up nicely but if you have dates at home I’m sure they would taste equally delicious!