I received a request for this recipe recently, I love requests!
Last summer one of my best friends quit eating refined sugar. We were having a girl’s night in (watching NuWho, no doubt). I made my favorite vegan chili recipe, she was bringing dessert.
Well, I wanted to contribute something sweet. Why keep things simple, right? So I decided to make a vegan whipped topping* for the fruit she was bringing.
Cashew Whipped Cream:
1 C cashews (soaked 6-8 hours)
2-3 fresh dates, quartered
1 tsp vanilla (look for one with no added sugar!)
water as needed
instructions: Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender (or food processor) and blend on high until the mixture is really smooth and creamy. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes before serving.
*This tasted really good, but I wouldn’t make it now. I have been avoiding dates since I drastically reduced my fructose intake. If I did it again I would try using stevia or possibly coconut butter. Honestly though? I don’t really crave dessert dessert anymore.