Cashew Cream – A Whole30 & Paleo Cream Substitute

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


1 cup of raw cashews, soaked overnight in 1.5 cups water (I like soaking in a pint size mason jar)

1/2 cup water (or more for a thinner consistency)


Drain and rinse the soaked cashews.

Add the soaked cashews and a fresh 1/2 cup of water to your high speed blender. Blend on high speed for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides with a spatula half way through.

Will keep for 1 week refrigerated. I like storing mine in half pint mason jars.

Use as a 1:1 ratio for cream in sauces and and cooking recipes.


I’ve made this without soaking my cashews first, and my high speed blender still does a pretty good job of making it smooth. But it is *much* creamier when I use soaked cashews.