Sweet Cashew Cream Sauce

I first learned about cashew cream from Chocolate Covered Katie, when trying to make a plant based sour cream. I gotta tell you, savory cashew cream is not my favorite thing. But sweet cashew cream, that’s another story! It’s creamy, almost like yogurt, and has a subtle sweetness to it. It’s loaded with plant based protien, healthy fats and fiber. And it pairs wonderful with fresh fruit, or as a topping for your oatmeal. Heck, some even put it on steamed kale! Hey, don’t knock it til you try it. Any moms out there who want their kiddos to eat kale, try steaming it and topping it with this sauce. You’d be surprised how many kids like to eat kale this way. 

photo courtesy of munchin with munchkin

This sauce is super easy to make and only has 3 ingredients. Did I mention that it’s also sugar free?? Oh and I also may have (definitely) borrowed this idea from Chocolate Covered Katie and Dr. Furhman. Hey, I’m giving credit where credit is due, I don’t want to be in the business of stealing recipes and pretending they’re mine. Just not cool in the blogging world :>) 

Making cashew cream is very simple. 1 cup of cashews blended with 1/2 cup of water (can vary depending on desired thickness), until very smooth. Blend in dates until desired sweetness is reached, I like to use 8-10 dates. Once blended thoroughly, top it on your fave fruit (strawberries are my go to) and go nuts! (Pun intended). 

NOTE: If you don’t have a high powered blender, like a vitamix, you will need to soak your cashews in water for at least 3-4 hours, as well as your dates, for about 10-15 minutes. The cashew cream will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

Sweet Cashew Cream Sauce 


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup of water (more or less depending on desired consistency)
  • 5-10 dates, make to your desired sweetness

Make it! 

  1. Blend cashews and water together until silky smooth (if not using a high powered blender, make sure you soak your cashews for 3-4 hours)
  2. Add your dates to get your desired sweetness (again, if not using a high powered blender, you’ll need to soak your dates for about 10 minutes)
  3. Store cashew cream in a mason jar in your fridge. Refrigerate until cool, then top on your fave fruit or breakfast! This would make an amazing pancake topping in lieu of pancake syrup. Cashew cream will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. 

Until next time….

Bon Appetit! 

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