DISCLAIMER: I apologize in advance for the terrible pictures!
I just recently delved into making homemade Cashew Milk. And when I stumbled across a recipe for Cashew Cream, considering how much I loved the milk, I figured Id give it a test run.
adapted from vegetariantimes.com
1/2 cup raw cashews
1tsp. vanilla flavoured agave nectar
1/2 packet stevia powder
pinch of salt (or to taste)
I followed the instructions... actually, rephrase. I didnt really follow the instructions at all. Haha. First of all, I used a food processor due to my lack of a Vitamix. I also soaked the nuts before hand and changed up the ingredients slightly.
I was expecting this to be more like whipping cream but it was a lot closer to heavy cream. The texture was gritty, which Im guessing is the result of a low quality processor. All in all, the flavour was wonderful but in the future, Id add the vanilla in the original recipe. Never the less, I added some to my morning oatmeal.
I still wasnt finished there, though. I wanted a cream. It needed to be thicker. I ended up tossing the mixture into a pot, adding a teaspoon of cornstarch, and gently heating it. What do you know, it thickened up beautifully. The texture was still not 100% smooth but the small addition of cornstarch made this a recipe I will surely be using again.