Coconut & Vanilla Cashew Cream

cashew cream coconut vanilla recipe

We left dairy out of our kitchens a long time ago. Enter, the cashew nut! This special nut delivers a smooth and creamy consistency, helping you to whip up a delicious vanilla cream to add to any sweet treat. Mix it up with coconut milk and a few other special ingredients and you’re onto a winner. We love it layered up in a parfait with fresh fruit and our very own chia pudding, as a dip for strawberries, scooped onto warm berry crisp, and all over our breakfast waffles(if our mini plant-pushers have anything to do with it!).

You’ll be a) surprised at how easy this is and b) how scoopable it is! Trust us, this is the new real deal.


  • 1 1/2 C raw cashews, soaked for at least an hour to soften
  • 3 T Agave
  • 1 can Coconut milk
  • 1 C Soy milk, unsweetened
  • 1 t Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ t Xanthan Gum


  1. Blend the soaked cashews, agave, coconut milk, soy milk, salt, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Add xanthan gum to help thicken it up, and blend for another minute.
  3. Pour into bowl, cover, and set in the fridge for 30 minutes until ‘scoopable’.
  4. Serve with fresh fruits, berry crisp or as a rich layer in parfaits.


Bonus: this is dreamy on our Wicked Kitchen Raspberry Brownies and Sticky Toffee Pudding if you live in the UK and have access to a Tesco store. It’s featured in our Wicked Healthy Kids Cooking class, which you can find online, here!


Here are some of our favourite family-friendly recipes using this cream!

Mango Parfait:

Vegan Berry Crisp:

Or if you fancy a savoury spin, Roasted Beet Salad with Citrus and Tarragon Cashew Cream:


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