May 22, 2017 · Written by Foodtolive Team

8 Uses for Cashew Cream in Your Kitchen

There are so many culinary uses for cashew cream that even non-vegans should try making some to enjoy all the delicious recipes. This non-dairy cream substitute is delicious and very easy to make. You only need to soak cashews overnight and process them in a blender, adding as much water as necessary. You can flavor it with spices or maple syrup to suit your personal taste.

8 Uses for Cashew Cream: Sweet and Sour

 

Cashew coffee creamer

Cashew coffee creamer
Make your cashew cream very thin by adding more water when blending and mix in a bit of vanilla extract and maple syrup. This combination of flavors mixed with coffee will make Starbucks specials taste bland.

 

Cashew sour cream

Cashew sour cream
This substitute doesn’t taste like sour cream, but it goes really well with chilis, tacos, and soups. To make it you’ll need to add juice and zest of one lemon with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into your cashew cream. Also add half a teaspoon of both maple syrup and sea salt.

 

Cashew ranch dressing

Cashew ranch dressing
Unlike the traditional recipe, cashew ranch dressing is not only delicious but healthy as well. You can use it as a veggie dip or as a salad dressing. To make it mix your cashew cream with lemon juice and zest (1 lemon), a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and ½ -1 teaspoons each garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, dill, chives, sea salt.

 

Cashew Alfredo sauce

Cashew Alfredo sauce
Original Alfredo sauce must contain cream and cheese, so the cashew version is lower in fats by default. You can make it by combining cashew cream and nutritional yeast (1 tablespoon per cup of nuts). This will produce a creamy and nutty-tasting sauce that is perfect for vegan pasta. Add some minced garlic and sea salt to spice up the taste.

 

Cashew ice cream

Cashew ice cream

Of all the uses for cashew cream, this one is the most delicious and loved by children. You can mix any flavors you want using the cream combined with a can of coconut milk as your ice cream ‘base’. Freeze your sweet concoction for no less than 6 hours. Be sure to add this treat to your collection of low-fat recipes of desserts for vegetarians and vegans.

 

Cashew mousse

Cashew mousse
Cashew cream combined with tofu and will allow you to make a low-fat vegan mousse of any flavor. Try making a lemon + pomegranate one as a healthy and energizing breakfast.

 

Sweet cream topping

Sweet cream topping
Use cashew sweet cream as a topping for tarts or desserts. To make it blend your regular thick cashew cream with a sweetener of your choice and a bit of fruit. You can also use it as a dip for fruits.

 

Cashew ‘milkshake’

Cashew ‘milkshake’
One of the greatest uses for cashew cream is to substitute milk in a milkshake. You just need to make it thinner and add a tablespoon of cacao powder along with some sweetener.

Enjoy Low-Fat Cashew Cream on a Diet

Cashew cream is the most versatile vegan substitute for cream and you can enjoy it anytime. It’s lower in fat than dairy products. What little fat it does contain is good for the body because it helps lower your cholesterol levels.