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Cashew Cream

If you’re allergic or sensitive to dairy products or are vegan, finding a good alternative to heavy cream can be a challenge.  Enter the humble cashew!  Cashews aren’t actually nuts.  They’re a seed attached to a pseudo-fruit and look like a small boxing glove. Follow this link to learn more.

Cashews make a great alternative to cream.  The recipe below has the consistency of heavy cream.  If you want a thicker cream, add less water. The flavor is delicate and very good served over cake slices and with fruits.  You can also substitute it for heavy cream in recipes.

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Cashew Cream

Ingredients

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1 cup raw cashews (often sold at natural foods stores)

1 cup water

1 teaspoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract

2 teaspoons agave or honey (optional)

Instructions

Soak the cashews in water for a minimum of 2 hours. This activates enzymes in the cashews that makes them more nutritious and digestible

Pour cashews and water into a food processor or blender and blend until perfectly smooth. Add pure vanilla extract and agave or honey if desired. Makes about 1-1/2 cups of cream.

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