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Sweet Cashew Cream

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This sweet cashew cream is a lovely smooth blend of cashews and dates with a hint of fresh lemon juice. With only 3 key ingredients, this cream sauce takes less than 10 minutes to make and goes beautifully drizzled on Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars, Vegan Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, or as a dip for fresh fruit. This tasty cream sauce is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and easy to prepare.


Units Scale
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 2 dates, pitted (or 1/3 cup of Simple Homemade Date Syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup of water (add one or more tablespoons of water for a thinner consistency)


Put raw cashews, *dates, and water into a small pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a gentle boil and cook for about 4 minutes to soften. Remove from heat and strain.

Add softened cashews and dates to a mini blender with fresh lemon juice and water. Blend until smooth and creamy.

*Note: If using Simple Homemade Date Syrup, only cook the cashews for 4 minutes. Add softened cashews, date syrup, lemon juice, and water to the mini blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.



  1. Measuring cup
  2. Measuring spoons
  3. Small pot
  4. Colander
  5. Mini blender
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 4
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Stovetop & Blender
  • Cuisine: American