Cashew Dreamy Cream
(yields 1½ cups)
This is a very rich and delicious dairy alternative to whipped cream or ice cream. Still high in calories so eaters beware.
1 Cup presoaked raw cashews
1 Cup unsweetened almond milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs agave or honey
1. Presoak cashews overnight or for several hours in water. Drain the cashews and place in blender with remaining ingredients; blend on high until creamy (this takes some time to make sure all pieces blended smooth). It should be smooth and creamy like real cream. Add a little water if necessary. This will store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Bites of Insight: Soaking nuts and seeds in water for several hours makes them easier to process into a creamy product such as almond milk or cashew cream. Always use raw organic (when you can obtain) nuts for your milks and creams. Soaking nuts also makes the nuts easier to digest. However, if you do not have the time you can make this cream without soaking. You can substitute almonds for this recipe (same quantity). I have also added some raw macadamia nuts to this cream to make it more buttery.