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!
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.
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!
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.
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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