up close, top down view of a vegan cream cheese and bagel platter with veggies and fruit.

Silky smooth vegan cream cheese is made with 5 simple ingredients and is a perfect condiment for bagels, sandwiches, and veggies!



Optional add-ins (use one):


Soak the cashews in hot water for 5 –  10 minutes. Alternately, soak them for 2 – 3 hours in cool water. Soaking will aid in digestion and is suggested if you

Using a high speed blender or small personal blender, add the ingredients to the cup of your preferred blender and blend until creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides every now and then. If using optional add-ins, stir them in.

Enjoy vegan cream cheese right away or let chill in the refrigerator before serving.

Makes about 1 cup.


Add-ins: For variation try adding fresh chopped chives, 1/2 – 1 teaspoon onion powder, or a small diced jalapeno for a change of taste. When adding flavor, I suggest blending the chives and jalapeno in by hand at the end. For a sweet variation try this Sweet Cashew Cream.

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