How to Make Cashew Cream

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I get asked all the time how to make cashew cream. So here it is and it’s not complicated. I blend cashews and water in my Vitamix and turn them into a perfectly smooth cream. The texture is out of this world and until I got my Vitamix I had no idea it was possible. So, I am a big fan. If you don’t have a Vitamix, you can soak your cashews overnight and use a regular blender. I can’t guarantee the level of smoothness. But trust me, it is time for a Vitamix if you don’t have one. I use mine at least once if not twice a day and it has changed my life. I know the price is hight, but it is well worth it.

I make my cashew cream plain and then flavor it up based on whatever I am using it for.ย For sour cream, add a dash of lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. You will have to play to balance the flavors out. The longer it sits, the more tart the sour cream will become.

You can also make hollandaise sauce, easy creamy salad dressings, chipotle crema, lemon or lime crema, sweet maple cream, etc. The possibilities are endless!


  • Your cashews may take some time to blend in order to get them perfectly smooth.ย I have two Vitamixes. In one, my first blend looks like the first photo below and I need to add a bit more water. In my other Vitamix (it is newer and the blade is sharper) the first blend comes out perfectly smooth.
  • After the first blend, check the consistency by dipping a spoon into the cream and seeing if there is any texture left from the cashews. If it is not perfectly smooth, add more water, a tablespoon at a time to get the perfect texture.
  • The cashew cream will thicken up in the refrigerator. Thin it out by mixing in a little water.
  • Recipe follows photos.
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Cashews after first blend
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Cashew cream after adding a bit more water

Cashew Cream

Smooth. Creamy. Versatile.

Servings 1 cup


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup filtered water, just enough to cover the cashews
  • 1 storage jar


  1. AddAdd cashews to the Vitamix or blender. Add enough water to just cover the cashews. Blend until smooth.

  2. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to get it to a perfectly creamy consistency.

  3. Store in a jar in the refrigerator, or freezer, and use at will. Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “How to Make Cashew Cream

  1. do you use a special spatula to remove the hard to get at area like under the knives? I looked in bed bath and beyond and there are no spatulas with a lip at the end that I think would be the best to use. Any thoughts? Thank you betsy shipley

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