Overview

This cashew-based raw yogurt recipe is definitely more of a yogurt than an icing or a frosting. It will not get very solid in the fridge. It will firm up somewhat during the 2 hour refrigeration, but it will never be stiff or solid. Its texture is, well, like yogurt!
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    2 hours 5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    9 servings
  • Shelf Life

    5 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Place all ingredients into blender. Blend until it reaches a thin yogurt-style consistency. There should be absolutely no grittiness or chunks of anything left.
  • 2. Transfer into a bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 3. You now have raw yogurt!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Always store your raw yogurt in the fridge.

This recipe is definitely more of a yogurt than an icing or a frosting. It will not get very solid in the fridge. It will firm up somewhat during the 2 hour refrigeration, but it will never be stiff or solid. Its texture is, well, like yogurt!

Enjoy as a yogurt, as seen in this picture with morning fruit toppings. Add crumbled walnuts and dates for an even nicer breakfast experience, similar to granola and yogurt.

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.

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Mm. I ate it as a quick lunch today with fruit and some nuts. Love it.

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This recipe is so delicious! The texture is very smooth and light, and it tastes great with strawberries and blueberries. I cannot wait to try with other fruits, such as pineapple, oranges, blackberries, etc. Superb!

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Yogurt, YEA!!!! Is the coconut essential to the recipe? I'm not very fond of coconut and would like to try without, but hate to waste my food.

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Would this recipe culture effectively if a probiotic powder was added? Thus creating true yogurt?

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If one is having yogurt for the good gut bacteria then this recipe would not accomplish that without adding probiotics - but then you Wud not go to any trouble if you could just add the processed powder or drops cause you could add that to anything raw. So my suggestion is we change the name cause this is a yummy drink/sauce/ dip! And we then have it because we like it and not for the accepted value of yogurt! Am I being pedantic? Probably ! What could we call it?

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Hi Barbara!

I understand where you're coming from, but you've gotta admit that it has the texture of yogurt, and it would be hard to know what to expect from "raw sweet cashew sauce" - using the title raw yogurt at least gives the visitor a sense of what to expect and how to use it, since most people have a frame of reference for yogurt :)

I do hear where you're coming from though, I have gotten lots of similar comments lately about my recipes for cheese haha

Glad to have you here and loving this discussion :)

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That looks fabulous and I will try it. Can you tell me if shredded coconut and desiccated coconut are the same or not ? Thank you.

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Hi Celmah! dessicated coconut just means dried coconut... so they are not really the same per se from a grammatical point of view.

BUT generally as long as you are using dried/dessicated coconut that should be fine! It doesn't really have to be shredded

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Would you put probiotic powder in it? I'll have to try this recipe!

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Hi Elisa!

No, it works fine without it :)

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I was wondering why you don't germinate the raw nuts before using in any of your recipes. is this assumed?

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Hi Mike!
Re: nut soaking, I am not much of a soaker since it can be so time-consuming. In general, with my recipes, soaking is not required unless it is explicitly stated (as you know)--and when it is it is usually for texture. That being said, the general idea behind soaking of nuts is to two-fold: (1) easier to digest when presoaked and moist; (2) removal of enzyme inhibitors.

So… soaking is a good thing, similar to buying 100% organic produce. But sometimes it's not feasible/realistic to do either. But ideal to do both - for sure.

Also, I don't like for people to get too caught up with doing everything "perfectly" because it can cause overwhelm and eventually falling off the wagon.

Therefore, I recommend not soaking unless it's specifically stated :)

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I'm not sure why I keep thinking I'll get a different result when I try to make anything with only cashews. I even added almond extract to see if I could get a different result. =) I apparently must not like the taste of them raw. I like them when I do them 1/2 and 1/2 with something. I do however like them when I make a cheesy sauce for my kale chips, but anything Vanilla. Bleh. I think I will try and do something ice creamy with what I made. Use coconut milk, cherries, and almond extract...we'll see what happens.

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Joelle, sometimes you have to experiment a little to find what rocks your boat(and what doesn't!). Your ice cream idea does sound good, though!

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The ice cream turned out fabulous!! I just put the yogurt in the fridge over night, and then the next day put it in the food processor with the listed goodies, and some chocolate chips, and I got to taste some but let it freeze over night and let the flavors meld and got a thumbs up from every one! I have thought about trying some organic raw cashews to see if I get a better taste, but I haven't been able to bring myself to splurge on them yet. =)

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Awesome, Joelle! You may have to splurge on those cashews! :)

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Just found your wonderful website! Hooray! Love the look of this yogurt - could you add an opened probiotic capsule to it for some fermented goodness?

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Hi Kate,

Welcome! I haven't used them myself, but I don't see why not. Love fermented goodness!

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Hi,
Is the shredded coconut sweetened or unsweetened?

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Unsweetened :)

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could you substitute the cashews with something else?

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Hi Rachael,

Only cashews or macadamia nuts will do in this recipe. (They are the creamiest nuts)

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This is really good. I left mine a little over two hours in the fridge and it was much thicker than yogurt. So I added a little water and everything was perfect.

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Glad it worked out for you Nath. And nice trouble shooting :)

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so wonderful! My 4 yr old loves it- I would add less honey next time as it is quite sweet but thank you!!

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That's good news, Brooke! Sometimes the little ones aren't so keen on 'different' things! :)

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It was really rich. I am having a small amount and I ate it with cherries. Delicious

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Cherries and yogurt-great combo, Janice!

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Looks yummy. I'm going raw vegan for a month on June 28th so just perusing the web for recipes. One question though, is honey raw/vegan because it is a animals (bees) byproduct? Thanks!

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Hi Zara! Many vegans do not eat honey for the reason you mentioned. In my recipes, you can use agave nectar, honey and maple syrup interchangeably.

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Question: What do you mean by vanilla in this recipe? I am only aware of vanilla essence or extract.

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Hi Ruth! Good question. I just modified the ingredients to reflect the fact that I meant pure vanilla extract :)

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Thank you.

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No prob Ruth!

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I made this tonight and it tasted gorgeous! I did soak my cashew and coconut for 20 mins just to soften. Blended beautifully. Also doubles up as a nice frosting on the the rawtarians lovely carrot cake

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Good idea, Joanne! :)

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laura j,

would you recommend soaking cashews for this one? or straight up? it might be a good idea to include a soak or not soak index with every recipe. i always forget the protocol!

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Hi Jeannine - great idea re: soaking section!! I like.

For this recipe, soaking is NOT required

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Mine turned out to be thicker than yogurt, but nonetheless it was AMAZING!!

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So glad you enjoyed, Amber!

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Could I use raw blanched almonds instead of the cashews? They are impossible to find here in Mexico.

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I wanted to know the samw thing because i try to keep to my blood type foods and As are not allowed cashews.

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Hi Deborah,

Can you use pine nuts or macadamia nuts instead?

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I love love love this idea!!! I WAS a fan of yogurt but since I went dairy-free over 10 years ago I'm been really missing it! I'm definitely going to try this! ;-)

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I think this will meet your approval, Lisa! :)

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I'm making this tonight for breakfast tomorrow. Can't wait to try it. I have missed having dairy yogurt these past few years. It'll be a nice treat.

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I know you'll like this recipe! :)

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I loved the flavor. But, I think I used too few cashews or too much coconut oil because the texture wasn't soft and creamy. It was very thick. :( But, good none-the-less. I ate it with raisins, mango and pistachios.

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Hey Rhindah!

Could have been a combination of them both :) Plus it does firm up a bit in the fridge.

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Hello, I find this recipe so delicious I serve at as a dessert, calling it a 'cashew coconut cream' :-) Even my husband - who is not into sweet food at all - likes it. I can tell you that's a compliment!

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Hi Liesbeth! Good to hear it passed 'the husband' test! lol

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Yummy! I ate this for lunch today with some raisins and banana. Its a nice little treat.

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That sounds like a good lunch, Heidi! :)

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Yummy, it looks delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe i have to try it!

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Hi Micah,

If you try it I'd love to know what you think!

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oooh....i like my new figure!

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lol xox

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Yogurt, YEA!!!! Is the coconut essential to the recipe? I'm not very fond of coconut and would like to try without, but hate to waste my food.

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Hi Dana,

Well, it will be thicker/more solid with the coconut oil - without it, it will be runnier, but it will still be okay

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Mm. I ate it as a quick lunch today with fruit and some nuts. Love it.

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That's great, Frieda. Glad you like this recipe!

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This recipe is so delicious! The texture is very smooth and light, and it tastes great with strawberries and blueberries. I cannot wait to try with other fruits, such as pineapple, oranges, blackberries, etc. Superb!

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Thanks, Lisa. I love hearing positive reviews! :)

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