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Vegan heavy cream dripping from a spoon into a white cup with a white background.

5-Minute Homemade Vegan Heavy Cream (Dairy-Free)

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  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This dairy-free heavy cream is ready in minutes and is perfect for adding silky smooth texture to your favorite savory recipes. Using only 3 ingredients (cashews, water and salt), you can feel good knowing you're getting some extra plant-based protein as well!


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  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked*
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt


1. Blend the ingredients. Add the soaked cashews, water and salt to a high-speed blender and blend on the highest speed for 45 seconds. If needed, scrape down the sides with a mini spatula and blend again for 15 seconds.

The cream can be served immediately at room temperature, but allowing it to cool will thicken it further. Transfer the cream to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Whisk in more water if necessary to thin the cream to your desired consistency before using again.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Sauce