Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cashew Cream "Cheese" (Dairy, Gluten and Refined Sugar Free)

I have been craving carrot cake and nothing goes better with carrot cake than cream cheese, well in my opinion anyway.  I wanted to make a dairy free version of cream cheese type topping.  I like how cashews can become creamy so they became the base.  I am very pleased with this recipe, it is very tasty and can be used on many cakes etc. The girls keep asking me now if they can have "frosting" on all of their muffins etc.

Ingredients (makes approximately 1.5 cups)
  • water for soaking
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in the non dairy milk or water for at least 2 hours
  • 3/4 cup water or milk (or more if too thick)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3-5 drops liquid stevia (or more to taste)

  1. Soak the cashews in water, enough so there is an inch of water about the cashews.  Soak  for at least 3 hours.  I usually do it overnight.
  2. Dump water and rinse cashews.
  3. Using a blender combine all ingredients and purée until smooth.
  4. Keep cover in the fridge.


  1. Hi, if its soaked in milk, how can it be dairy free?

    1. lol, this is why I need readers to find these things for me. To myself I just refer to non dairy milk as milk but you are totally right. I will make the correction.

  2. Silly question, I know but I'm still new to this LOL