Vegan cashew cream is a delicious addition to any diet, whether you’re vegan or not. Nutty, creamy, and super versatile, it’s bound to surprise you.

Check out these ideas below on how to put this cashew cream recipe to use in your kitchen, it can be modified for both sweet and savory applications.

Glass jar filled with water and whole cashews set on a marble surface.8 Ways to Use Cashew Cream (sweet and savory):

Use this cashew cream recipe as your base recipe, then modify it to accompany these various.


  • Use ½ cup water, add in some fresh herbs like dill and parsley, a pinch of lemon zest, and capers then blend for a delicious veggie or chip dip.
  • Use ½ cup water, add some garbanzo beans or edamame and blend for a delicious hummus.

Salad dressings:

  • Mix a tablespoon or two of cashew cream with a splash of vinegar and some herbs (fresh or dried) for a creamy salad dressing.


  • Simply toss with pasta for a delicious, vegan, Alfredo.
  • Use in place of classic red sauce (or white) on a pizza.




  • Leave out the garlic, then mix some cream with pure maple syrup for a nutty maple syrup perfect on waffles and pancakes.


  • Leave out the garlic, then drop a few spoonfuls of cream into a smoothie for creamy texture, added protein, and healthy fat.

Nut Butter:

Glass jar filled with smooth cashew cream set on a marble surface with whole cashews set around.

Recipes using cashew cream:

Healthy Chiles Rellenos

Mushroom & Herb Pasta with Cashew Cream Sauce (from Nadia Lim)

Instant Pot Chicken Pasta In a Dairy Free Alfread (Howe We Live)

Creamy Cashew Veggie Noodle Bowl (Brewing Happiness) 

Smoked Cashew Salsa (Brewing Happiness)

Maple Pecan Crunch Ice Cream (Sprouted Kitchen)

Cashew Cream Vegan Chai Ice Cream (Minimalist Baker)

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Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine,,, and more.

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