Vanilla Bean Whipped Cashew Cream {Date-Sweetened}

whipped cashew cream

I promised you a Vitamix recipe, and here it is!

Creamy, light, luscious whipped cream… made JUST from cashews, medjool dates, and vanilla beans. It sounds impossible, but I hope these photos provide evidence to the contrary.

whipped cashew cream

This recipe is also ridiculously easy: soak the cashews and dates, toss ’em into a high speed blender with vanilla bean seeds, and let ‘er rip until you end up with a pile of cloud-light fluffy whipped cashew cream.

whipped cashew cream

Note that when refrigerated, the whipped cream might firm up a bit, so it is best when eaten immediately after blending.

whipped cashew cream

Can you see the airiness?!

whipped cashew cream

I want for there to be a bowl of this on hand in our kitchen at all times.

whipped cashew cream



Vanilla Bean Whipped Cashew Cream {Date-Sweetened}

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Keywords: blender dessert snack raw sugar-free vegan cashews medjool dates


  • 1 cup raw whole cashews
  • 1/4 cup very tightly packed pitted soft Medjool dates (for me this was 3 large dates)
  • seeds scraped from one large vanilla bean
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cold filtered water


Combine cashews and pitted dates in a bowl; cover with cold water, cover bowl, and let soak for at least 4 hours, (or 8 hours if you do not have a high speed blender such as a Vitamix), then drain.

Place drained cashews and dates in a high speed blender or food processor; add scraped vanilla beans, & 1/4 cup cold filtered water and blend/process until perfectly smooth, adding more water (1 tablespoon at a time) as needed to reach desired consistency. Take care not to let the mixture start to steam if you are using a high speed blender!

Best when eaten immediately after blending.

NOTE: If you are using a high speed blender, the end consistency should be light & airy just like traditional whipped cream. You may not achieve this exact texture if you are using a regular blender or food processor.

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