1/2cupcoconut sugaror maple syrup or other liquid sweetener of choice
1/2cupplant milkI use homemade cashew milk
1teaspoonvanilla powderor extract
Vanilla Cashew Cream (makes about a cup) *
Peel, deseed the butternut squash. Cube it and place in a deep pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook until soft enough to pierce with a fork. Drain and let cool.
Add the butternut squash to the Vitamix or blender. Add the cacao powder, coconut sugar, plant milk, vanilla powder and salt. Let it rip until the pudding is creamy. Taste and adjust sweetness and saltiness.
Vanilla Cashew Cream
If you don’t have Vitamix, soak the cashews for 4 hours or overnight. Drain and use new water.
Add all ingredients to the Vitamix and process until completely creamy and smooth. Add more water if too thick.
Serve pudding topped with cashew cream and fruit. Enjoy!
*Cashew cream is a great topping on this dessert and any other dessert, especially fruit. It freezes really well. Store it in a glass jar and just set it out to defrost when you need it!