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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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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; 4 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 14 mg sodium. 61 mg potassium; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 2 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 0 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 2 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 5 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

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