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Wow…I was so impressed with this amazing recipe from Cassidy whose blog is Cooking Gluten and (Dairy) Free.  If you are dairy free this is a recipe you will want to check out.

As I was making this recipe – I could hardly stop tasting it – it was that good.

Remember my steal of a deal blender?

I did not think this blender had the capacity to smoothly whip up this vegan cream cheese.  It did take a bit of time, and I had to scrape down the sides a few times, as well as add a bit more liquid to the recipe than what it called for.  It turned out super smooth and delicious.  If you have a VitaMix or BlendTec blender it will be super easy to make.

This cashew cream cheese is delicious on it’s own, or with crackers, as a dip for vegetables and even as a spread on sandwiches.

If you are looking for an alternative to cream cheese – this is a must try.  Thank you Cassidy for such a great recipe!


  • Dang you are hitting on some great things these days. I love cashew cream cheese. The first time I used something similar was a cashew sour cream recipe from GF girl that I used in a wild rice dish. Thanks too for the link to another great blog.

  • Ina

    Thanks Cari. Ohhh cashew sour cream with wild rice? Yum. (I have more recipes using this luscious cashew cream cheese under way – so tasty!)

  • Cassidy’s cashew cream looks delicious, but her recipe calls for ‘coconut creamer’… I googled it, and I still don’t know what that is… We have cans of coconut cream… is that the same thing?

  • Ina

    Janet – I do not know what Coconut Creamer is either. We have cans of coconut cream too. I just used Soy Milk, and it turned out fabulous. I am sure Almond milk would work well too.

  • I love the idea of using cashew cream in sandwiches! Bet it was delicious!

    ps: There’s a brand “So Delicious” that makes coconut creamer to be used in coffee or any recipes. I think that’s what Cassidy must have used in her recipe. Just thought to share it with you and Janet :)

  • Ina

    Thank you for the information Kiran! Now that you mention it I think I have seen it in the grocery stores. :)

  • Thank you so much for the great review of my recipe!!! I’m so happy you liked it :)

    BTW- Kiran was right, I use the SO Delicious brand coconut creamer (used for coffee) because it has a very neutral taste but any milk alternative will work.

    Thanks again!

  • Ina

    Cassidy – you are so welcome. We loved the recipe – and I discovered that cooking with it is delicious too! :)

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