This is the dip my entire family is obsessed with! It's a Creamy Vegan Cinnamon Vanilla Fruit Dip that totally satisfies a sweet tooth while being super healthy. You only need five ingredients and some sliced fruit to start dipping!
My whole family is completely obsessed with this Creamy Vegan Cinnamon Vanilla Fruit Dip. I love making it for holiday parties, play dates, or afternoon snack time. Fun tip: we also drizzle it over oatmeal or pancakes. Better than frosting! This fruit dip is super simple to make and it doesn't require any baking or cooking. Just soak raw cashews in hot water for 30 minutes, drain them, and puree everything in a high-speed blender with water, dates, cinnamon, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. I like to serve it with freshly sliced apples or pears!
Can You Make Fruit Dip Ahead of Time?
Yes! This is a great recipe to make and have on hand. It will last in the refrigerator in a sealed container for 5-7 days. It never lasts that long in our house, so I often double the recipe so we have plenty on hand when the snacking mood strikes!
Health Benefits of Cashews
The creaminess for this Cinnamon Vanilla Fruit Dip comes from raw cashews. These offer plant-based protein and are also incredibly nutrient dense. Cashews are an excellent source of copper and a good source of magnesium, manganese, vitamin K, phosphorous and zinc.
I buy raw, unsalted cashews in the bulk section of my grocery store and store them in my refrigerator in a large mason jar that is airtight. In the refrigerator cashews can last up to six months. They can actually last up to a year if you store them in your freezer.
For more information on cashews, check out my complete guide on Cashews Benefits for Vegans (+ Recipes).
Do Cashews Need to Be Soaked?
It is up to you and the type of blender you own. My high-speed blender does a great job of making a creamy dip without any soaking. I’m usually in a rush so I rarely soak my nuts in advance. Some people like to soak cashews in advance to make them easier to blend and also to make them more easily digestible. I’ve also read that soaking helps make the nutrients more available. If you do decide to soak you can soak them in room temperature water overnight. Or, you can use a quick-soak method and cover them in boiling water for thirty minutes. Either way you will want to drain and rinse the cashews before using in this recipe.
Vegan Cinnamon Vanilla Fruit Dip
This dip is refined sugar-free, butter-free, oil-free, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, and soy-free.
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This raw, gluten-free, vegan and soy-free dip pairs perfectly with fresh fruit. It also works well drizzled on top of pancakes or oatmeal.
- 1 cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked*
- ¾ cup filtered water
- 2 pitted Medjool dates
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- pinch of fine salt
- Soak raw cashews in boiling water for thirty minutes.
- Drain and rinse cashews (discard the hot water).
- Add cashews to high speed blender along with the fresh filtered water, dates, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
- Process from low tow high until silky smooth and creamy. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for 2 hours. This allows the dip to chill and thicken.
- Serve cold with fresh fruit. Also delicious with pancakes or waffles.
* Learn more about How (and Why!) to Soak Cashews in this post
- Prep Time: 5
- Category: Snack
Keywords: creamy fruit dip