Sweet Whipped Topping
From You’re Raw; They’re Cooked by Nomi Shannon
This is a sweet topping for anything, right now it would be perfect for strawberries or blueberries; or eat alone, if you just want to be decadent.
You will never want to eat whipped dairy cream again, after you taste this:
- 1 cup cashews, soaked for at least an hour or two
- Vanilla (optional) – 1/2 a vanilla bean or 3⁄4 teaspoon extract
- 4-6 dates, soaked for at least an hour (Save the date soak water.)
Blend cashews with just enough of the date soak water, so that the blender will work.
When smooth, add dates one at a time until sweet enough for you, adding water or soak water, as necessary.
Add vanilla. This should be the consistency of whipped cream. Serves 1-4.
TO MAKE VANILLA FROSTING:
If you have a very powerful blender (the K-Tec or the Vitamix), you can make this recipe, but without soaking the nuts. Just use water to blend the cashews until creamy then add the dates until very thick and rich.