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Cashew Cream

Marla Hingley
A simple substitute you can use for sour cream. It won't give the tangy flavor of sour cream, but will provide the thickness and creaminess that is needed in those recipes that call for sour cream.
Prep Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs
Servings 16


  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 8 cups boiling water


  • Place cashews in a large bowl. Pour boiling water over nuts and let sit for 6 hours.
  • Drain and place in a blender along with 1/3 cup cold water. Puree until completely smooth, add more water if needed or until you get the consistency you want.
  • Refrigerate for up to one week (or freeze in small portions to use as needed).


For sour cream, add salt and lemon juice to taste.
For mayonnaise, add salt, mustard and some lemon juice to taste.
Makes about 2 cups
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