2 Ingredient Cashew Cream Recipe

This 2 Ingredient Cashew Cream Recipe is the key to many vegan pasta dishes. It’s healthy and easy, and completely delicious!

I like to make it sweet as well and use place of heavy cream in baking dishes (see notes below on how to).

2 Ingredient Cashew Cream Recipe

This healthy vegan cream alternative is also freezer friendly. Add to freezer containers, or ice cube molds and freeze. This way you have vegan cream available anytime you need it.

The cubes are especially handy, just toss 1-2 in a pan for a quick and easy creamy pasta recipe!

2 Ingredient Cashew Cream Recipe

Ingredients for Cashew Sauce

You’ll need just 2 ingredients to make this easy sauce. Plus, a few items of equipment. Let’s go over those quickly so we can get to making the simple sauce.

Vegan Crem Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews (not roasted or salted)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (swap for 1 tbsp sugar if you want a sweet sauce)

You’ll also need water, but I don’t count that as an ingredient. I usually don’t count salt either… but it seamed appropriate here.

Equipment Needed:

  • 3 cup mason jar or bowl
  • Blender or Food Processor

How to Make Cashew Cream Sauce

This cream sauce recipe is so easy to make. But what if you’re in a rush? Soaking overnight won’t work. Here’s what you do:

Quick Shortcut:

  1. Boil 3 cups of water
  2. Soak the cashews in the hot water for 1-2 hours (the longer the better)
  3. Continue on with the recipe directions below
2 Ingredient Cashew Cream Recipe

How to Make Vegan Cream Sauce:

  1. In a 3 cup jar or medium bowl add the raw cashews, cover with water. You’ll want them submerged, with an additional 2-3 inches of water above for expanding.
  2. Cover and place in the the fridge to soak overnight (8-12 hours).
  3. After 8-12 hours of soaking, drain the cashews and discard the water.
  4. Add the cashews, salt, and 1/2 cup of water to a food processor or high-speed blender.
  5. Pulse to get moving, then blend until completely smooth. Scraping down the sides as needed, and adding extra water 1 tablespoon at a time as needed to get to your desired consistency.
  6. Will hold in he fridge for 4-5 days. Or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

2 Ingredient Cashew Cream Recipe

This simple cream sauce is completely delicious and easy to make. Each serving is 1/4 cup, and as noted above you can freeze leftovers. Making this a great meal prep sauce!

2 Ingredient Cashew Cream Recipe

2 Ingredient Cashew Cream Sauce

Audrey Johns
This extra simple cashew sauce is great for pasta dishes! It makes about 1 1/4 cup of cashew cream sauce. One serving is 1/4 cup.
Swap out the salt for sugar if you want to make a sweet cashew cream.
Special Tip: For best results you want raw cashews, not roasted or salted.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 136 kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor OR Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup raw cashews (not roasted or salted)
  • ½ cup water (plus more as needed)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • In a 3 cup jar or medium bowl add the raw cashews, cover with water. You'll want them submerged, with an additional 2-3 inches of water above for expanding.
  • Cover and place in the the fridge to soak overnight (8-12 hours).
  • After 8-12 hours of soaking, drain the cashews and discard the water.
  • Add the cashews, salt, and 1/2 cup of water to a food processor or high-speed blender.
  • Pulse to get moving, then blend until completely smooth. Scraping down the sides as needed, and adding extra water 1 tablespoon at a time as needed to get to your desired consistency.
  • Will hold in he fridge for 4-5 days. Or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Keyword cashew cream, vegan cream sauce

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