Vegan Heavy Cream is the best Vegan Alternative to Heavy Cream. Cashew Cream has all the warm comforting flavor of milk-based cream and is the closest in flavor and texture compared to other non-dairy heavy cream substitutes. As far as Heavy Cream Substitute Vegan recipes go, this one is simple and works well in many recipes! We hope you enjoy our Cashew Cream Recipe!
This recipe doesn’t look like much when you consider it only consists of 3 ingredients but once you blend it up, dip a spoon, and have a taste, you’ll realize you have something truly delicious and extremely useful for those hard-to-reach recipes that call for heavy cream. We’ve tried many of the Vegan Alternatives to Heavy Cream and frankly, nothing really mimics the taste and texture of milk-based cream. Cashews mimic the flavor and texture of milk more closely than any other nut. We added a bit of Vegan butter to this Heavy Cream Substitute Vegan recipe to create a depth and creaminess you’ll love! Finally you’ll be able to leaf through your favorite French cookbooks and say “I can make that recipe, and that one, and that one!”
Vegan Heavy Cream Recipe
- Vegan butter
How to Make Vegan Heavy Cream
- Soak cashews. Place cashews in cold water and soak for 2 to 3 hours and then drain the water.
- Blend. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
What is Cashew Cream?
Great question! Simple answer: it’s a non-dairy cream substitute for dishes calling for heavy cream. It’s made out of soaked cashews blended in water.
Other Vegan Cream Substitutes
While we love Cashew Cream and consider it the best Vegan cream substitute, here are other options currently being used.
- Coconut cream
- Silken tofu blended
- Unsweetened Vegan creamer
Other Great Recipes Using Cashews As a Milk Substitute
How to Store it
You should keep Cashew Cream stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to a week. You can also freeze it for a couple months in a freezer bag.
What is Vegan Heavy Cream Good For?
- Sauces like Vegan Cashew Alfredo Sauce.
- Soups like Potato Leek Soup
- Mashed potatoes
- Vegan curry recipes
- Baked goods
- French recipes
Is Vegan Heavy Cream Healthy?
This recipe is much healthier than milk-based cream. Let’s look at some specific health attributes for this Cashew Cream Recipe, namely cashews.
- One study found that people who consumed 10% of their daily calories by eating cashews lowered their bad-cholesterol more than those who ate no cashews (1).
- Cashews contain high amounts of unsaturated fats which may be beneficial for heart-health (2).
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Cashew Cream Substitute Recipes
- 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
- 1 1/4 cups of water
- 1/4 cup Vegan butter, melted
Soak the cashews. It's important that you soak the cashews in water for 2 to 3 hours before making your Vegan Heavy Cream. If you're looking for a quick method, you can can soak the cashews in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. After soaking, drain the water.
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
The Vegan Plate attempts to provide accurate information. However, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.