vegan fruit salad with cashew cream, how to make vegan fruit cream

vegan fruit salad recipe with cashew cream – one of my favorite way of having fruit salad is with cream. we call it fruit cream.

here the fruits are mixed with whipped cream which is sweetened with sugar or honey.

since i am try making vegan food at times, i have substituted regular cream with cashew cream in this recipe. and lo made a vegan fruit salad with cashew cream.

now before you ask me what is cashew cream… i will explain what it is. cashew cream is smoothly blended and whipped cashew. well it not cashew paste.

here the cashews are kept soaking in the refrigerator and then blended with some chilled water to a smooth creamy texture. i have mentioned below in the recipe details on how to make the cashew cream.

you won’t miss the regular cream in this vegan fruit salad. this was one of the best fruit salads i have had. the cashew cream mellowed the different tastes and flavors so beautifully in this nutritious and healthy dessert.

i used seasonal indian fruits like – pineapple, apple, musk melon, chickoo, papaya and banana. you can make the fruit salad with the fruits available in your country or region.

fruit cream vegan recipe

you can also make the same fruit salad with regular cream. so enjoy this sweet, delicious dessert of a fruit salad. you can also have it during navratri fasts or during other religious fasting days.

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vegan fruit salad with cashew cream

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Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:30 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Servings (change the number to scale):3
fruit salad recipe with cashew cream
mixed fruit salad made with cashew cream. vegan recipe. 

INGREDIENTS FOR vegan fruit salad with cashew cream

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

fruits required

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple, fresh or canned
  • 1 cup peeled, cored and chopped apple
  • 1 cup chopped banana
  • 1 cup chopped musk melon
  • 1 cup chopped chickoo (sapota)
  • 1 cup chopped papaya

for the cashew cream

  • ¾ cup cashews (kaju)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder OR 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sugar as required
  • chilled water

HOW TO MAKE vegan fruit salad with cashew cream

preparing the cashew cream

  • in a bowl take the cashews. rinse them well.
  • now add water to the bowl till it just about covers the cashews.
  • cover with a lid and keep in the fridge for 5-6 hours.
  • drain the water from the cashews. add the soaked cashews in a blender.
  • pour cold water in the blender again just about covering the cashews completely.
  • add some sugar and vanilla.
  • blend till smooth and creamy.
  • remove in a bowl and keep in the fridge.
  • the cashew milk stays good for 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • use when required.

making vegan fruit salad

  • mix all the fruits in a large bowl.
  • now either you can add the whole cashew cream that we made or
  • layer it in individual serving glasses or bowls as i have done.
  • add a layer of fruits.
  • then a layer of cashew cream. add 3-5 layers like this.
  • and then top up with some sliced pistachois or dry fruits of your choice.
  • enjoy a healthy and wholesome fruit dessert.


few tips for fruit salad recipe:
1. to make a thin cashew cream, just add more water and to make a thick one, add less water.
2. instead of sugar, you can add honey too in the cashew cream.
3. use fruits that are available in season.
4. instead of cashew cream, you can also make this fruit salad with diary cream. add sugar and vanilla extract to the cream and then whip it up. add this to the fruits.
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17 comments/reviews

  1. I don’t know how I missed this recipe in your blog, may be my weekend break to countryside and brought back illness from there.

    I am fasting too in Navratri (shravan maas too), one time meal. Your Navratri recipes will be very handy for fasting as I fast on Monday and Thursday every week. I’ll try this recipe probably on weekend with some minor changes and let you know how it goes.

    BTW Wish you very happy Navaratri to you and your family.

  2. Hi Dassana, went through your recipe of”Fruit Salad With Cashew Cream’ and this recipe sounds delicious & lip smacking.But, don’t you feel that cashew is full of calories and so obese & overweight people ,people having arthritis cannot have this .Can hung curd be used in place of cashew cream?

    • cashew cream has calories so obviously people having the conditions you mentioned cannot have this salad. but it is good for lean people like me 🙂
      plus also good for vegans. you can use hung curd as well as low fat cream instead of cashew cream.

    • cashews have good fats which do not convert into cholestrol. whereas milk products, curd etc has fat that instantly converts to cholestrol and fat that is stored in the body. Obesity esp in lacto vegetarians is more because of dairy rather than nuts.

  3. I can totally imagine this begin so tasty! I have filled cookies with cashew cream and it turns out amazing! Have to try this asap 🙂

  4. Cashews happen to be my favorite nuts:) This fruit cream will be a favorite here for sure.

  5. That is the most beautiful looking fruit cream I have seen in a long time! Love the vegan part. 🙂

  6. Hi Dassana,
    This is really a very healthy twist on the regular fruit salad served with dairy cream. Gorgeous clicks!