Dairy Free Cheesecake Recipe

Shashi Charles | Savory Spin

Dairy Free Cheesecake is a great dairy free treat you'll be smitten with. Can also be made ahead and frozen.

When my daughter was a toddler, her favorite nut (other than myself) was the mild cashew nut.

If I gave her a bowl of cashews and berries, she was one happy camper! Back then, I had no clue that cashews came from cashew apples!

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Actually, I don't recall even knowing what a cashew apple was, when I found out where cashews came from. I thought they might have something in common with Wood apples, which were plentiful in Sri Lanka; but, good ol' Google told me I was wrong.

I've looked for cashew apples in grocery stores I frequent, but, just like wood apples, they seem elusive.

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Over the years, I have fueled my daughter's love of cashews by making trail mixes, stir fries, and curries, for her.

But, a couple of years ago, stumbled on cashew cream. Cashew cream is made in many different ways, but, the way I make it is to blend soaked cashews with some almond or cashew milk and voila - a delicious and versatile dairy free "cream".

I've experimented with cashew cream and made curries with it as well as chocolate pudding. It can even be used to make cashew cheese!

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And today, I used cashew cream as the beginning foundation of this gluten free, no-bake, strawberry and blueberry "dairy free cheesecake"! This luscious, yet healthy cake is jam-packed with strawberries and blueberries in addition to cashews.

Coconut oil, sugar and vanilla are the only other add-ins.

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It stores well in a freezer or a cooler, till it's time to eat it. That makes it the perfect dessert for any picnics during these warm summer days.

When I first made it, I froze it and took these pictures after about 30-40 minutes of thawing. I refroze a few slices and they thawed out wonderfully too.

That makes this a make-ahead treat too. Win!

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Dairy Free Cheesecake Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 4 cups Cashews, Soaked overnight and divided
For the Blueberry Layer:
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cashew Milk, Heated up for 40 seconds in microwave
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil, Melted
For Strawberry Layer:
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cashew Milk, Heated up for 40 seconds in microwave
  • 1 pound Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Coconut Oil, Melted
For Garnish:
  • White Chocolate Chips


  1. Begin by warming your overnight-soaked cashews in the microwave for 40 seconds. You will divide them in half, using 2 cups in the blueberry layer, and 2 cups in the strawberry layer.

For the Blueberry Layer:

  1. Place 2 cups of heated cashews, heated cashew milk, fresh blueberries, sugar, vanilla and melted coconut oil together in a powerful blender. Pulse until well incorporated and creamy.
  2. Pour into a foil-lined cake pan and freeze for 30 minutes.

For the Strawberry Layer:

  1. When the blueberry layer is frozen, make the strawberry layer.
  2. Place 2 cups of heated cashews, heated cashew milk, one pound of fresh hulled strawberries, vanilla, sugar and melted coconut oil together in the blender and pulse until creamy.
  3. Pour the strawberry layer on top of the blueberry layer in the cake pan. Allow the cake to freeze for an hour.

To Serve:

  1. Top with berries and white chocolate chips, cut and enjoy.


Cooking Method:
No Bake
Gluten Free
Gluten Free Desserts
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Recipe Yields:
1 9 inch cake
Prep Time:
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Author: Shashi Charles
Recipe Yields: 1 9 inch cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 110 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 309
Calories 441

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g
  Saturated Fat 18g
Sodium 13mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Shashi Charles

About Shashi

Shashi comes up with all sorts of happy, healthy treats on her blog, Savory Spin. She's our resident gluten free desserts fanatic, and things are gettin' yummy.

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