When your dessert needs a little extra sweetness, make your own dairy-free cream.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
soak:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl combine cashews and enough boiling water to cover. Let stand, covered, 15 minutes; drain. Rinse and drain again.

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  • In a blender or food processor combine soaked cashews and remaining ingredients. Cover and blend or process 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Plain Cashew Cream

Prepare as directed, except omit maple syrup and vanilla.Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 49 calories, 3 g carbohydrate, 13 mg sodium

Savory Cashew Cream

Prepare as directed, except omit maple syrup and vanilla. Stir in 1/2 tsp. lime or lemon zest; 1 tsp. lime or lemon juice; 1 clove garlic, minced; and, if desired, 1/4 tsp. ground chipotle chile pepper.Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 49 calories, 3 g carbohydrate, 1% Vitamin C, 13 mg sodium

Nutrition Facts

53 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 4g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; sugars 1g; protein 2g; niacin equivalents 0.1mg; folate 2.2mcg; sodium 14mg; potassium 61mg; calcium 5mg; iron 0.6mg.
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