If your answer was Cashew Cream, you guessed correctly! =)
Of course, the first thing I made was a delicious, mouth-watering, smoothie with NO CHUNKS that made me so happy I jumped up and down in the kitchen for a few minutes! I’ve been waiting soooooooo long for a Vita-Mix. But, it was definitely not in the budget and we had a perfectly good blender that did the trick most of the time. Also, my Cuisinart was very capable of getting a pretty creamy cashew cream and other nice sauces. I knew though that once I got my hands on a Vita-Mix, it would change everything. The day my blender broke, my wonderful hubby just looked at me and said, “Let’s just order a damn Vita-Mix already.” I ran straight to the computer and had my order processed before he could rethink what he just said. I’m kind of laughing at myself writing this! I must be crazy to get so excited over a kitchen tool, but I love to cook and being in the kitchen creating awesome recipes is what I love to do. Okay, I admit it, I’m pretty lame now at thirty-seven! 😉
Okay, so how did my cashew cream turn out? Well, here’s a close-up…
Cashew Cream Recipe
- 1 cup raw cashews
- Put cashews in a bowl and cover with cold water. Soak for 4 hours.
- Drain cashews. Place in a high-powered blender or food processor.
- Cover with cold water and blend until smooth. Use less water for a thicker cashew cream. I’ve also used non-dairy milk instead of water for an extra creamy sauce.
Super creamy, super delicious, super awesome! The way cashew cream should be. =)
Don’t feel bad if you don’t have a Vita-Mix, I was very successful for the past couple years making a very creamy cashew cream, but this one is definitely the best when made with the right tool. It’s worth the investment.
I love my new Vita-Mix! It’s gotten me fired-up in the kitchen again.
Keep an eye on my blog for a delicious recipe for cashew creamed spinach this week. =)
Enjoy your day!