Overview

This cashew-based raw fruit dip has a similar texture to cream cheese icing, which I used to love... Creamy and almost tangy, mmm! A perfect raw fruit dip for sliced bananas, strawberries, fresh pineapple and more.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    2 hours 5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    8 servings
  • Shelf Life

    4 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Blend all ingredients together in your high speed blender until very smooth and creamy.
  • 2. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours after blending because it'll firm up nicely that way.
  • 3. Enjoy!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

This raw fruit dip is total comfort food for me. It's the same texture as cream cheese icing, which I used to love... Creamy and almost tangy, mmm!

Try this raw food fruit dip as a dessert. Serve this dip in a bowl with sliced fruit, such as apples, grapes, orange sections, pineapple, etc. Perfect dessert for SAD people and raw fooders alike.

This raw fruit dip also doubles as a very nice icing for raw cakes.

This fruit dip tastes best if kept chilled in the fridge.

Serve this raw fruit dip for dessert tonight! Goes so well with bananas, pineapple and strawberries! Mmm.

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, and Iron.

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Nope, sorry Rachel! Coconut oil is important because it's what helps this recipe firm up in the fridge. (there is no easy substitute for coconut oil)

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Hi there, could coconut milk be used instead of coconut oil for this raw fruit dip recipe?

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I love this with Philippine mangoes!!! Delicious!

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I just tried this recipe but I keep having small cashew peaces what doesnt make the dip totally smooth. Is it meant to be like that? I am using a high speed blender.

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This was so good on top of the raw pancakes and raspberries.

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Mmm, I bet it was! :)

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Hello,

Where do you buy your nuts, store, website??

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Hi Amber!

I try to buy locally for most ingredients, including nuts. But for some foods (like cashews or specialty items) I buy from nuts.com (cashews) or The Raw Food World.

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Can you substitute cashews for almonds?

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No sorry Brittany - that won't work out well since cashews are well creamier than almonds

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Easy to make and great to eat. Thank you for sharing.

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My pleasure Loomoy - Glad to have you here :-)

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I love how forgiving this recipe is. I made it for the first time last week and the whole family loved it. Consequently they also helped to eat it all too. I decided to make more. Unfortunately, amid the distractions of three children, I managed to misread the amount of water this time and dumped in 1 1/2 cups... It was quite runny when blended, but luckily didn't lose any flavor. After refrigerating, it's the consistence of pudding (or yogurt). It still tastes great and the quantity is almost doubled.

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Mmmm you may have just invented raw yogurt, Keri! yum :)

That's how recipes are born at my house too lol

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I made this for Christmas to use with fruit.. Outstanding! I will keep this recipe and use again. I've also used it as a breakfast sandwich spread with seitan bacon and spinach. Thanks!

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So glad it was a hit at Christmas, Brandy!

PS: How cute are you??

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Do the cashews need to be soaked first?

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Hi Tyler, no you do not need to soak first in this recipe

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ChrissiFisher's Review

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We loved this! Had with apples, grapes, banana, and strawberry. wow, such a treat!

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Yum Chrissi! Sounds fab.

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healthgrrl's Review

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Another simple and amazing recipe. I want to eat nothing but this dip!

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Hi Christine! Haha I hear you. I love it paired with little banana chunks for dipping. Yum!

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Carolyn's Review

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I am so excited to have found this recipe. I am going to try it on a a gluten free/dairy corn sugar (and everything else) free cake (yummy with zucchini and carrots and applesauce but not raw) for a non-raw birthday party. I have been looking for some healthy non-dairy sugar free frosting for a LONG while. So thanks. And as we are moving more towards raw this is very exciting as well. But we live in FLorida and things melt quickly. Any idea of how this holds up to heat. Should I make it and refrig it or freeze it to keep it from running all over? We have a short car ride and then an air conditioned place to put the cake in for 2 hours before cake time happens. Thanks!!

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Awesome Carolyn! Yes, you'll want to keep it in fridge right up until you leave, then refrigerate at the air conditioned place right up until you'll be eating it. Hope this helps!

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Jill's Review

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This is my favorite fruit dip!!! I often take a bowl of freshly cut fruit and this dip as a nice topping to barbecues, picnics, and brunches. It's my "go to" recipe. :)

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Totally perfect to share at potlucks, right? And easy to do too. Everybody loves a good fruit plate (grapes, bluberries, strawberries, sliced bananas, etc.) yum

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This looks so yummy. I am out of coconut oil at the moment, and want to make some NOW! I do have coconut butter... do you think that would work?

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I love this with Philippine mangoes!!! Delicious!

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mmm yes, that would be divine!

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hey!i luv ur recipes.they simply rock.this dip looks amazing.i was wondering whether there is a subsitute for vanilla since i m pretty sensitive to it.

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Hi Hareem, you can omit the vanilla (AKA don't use it) and it will still be okay. :)

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Hi there, could coconut milk be used instead of coconut oil for this raw fruit dip recipe?

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Nope, sorry Rachel! Coconut oil is important because it's what helps this recipe firm up in the fridge. (there is no easy substitute for coconut oil)

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I just started raw two weeks ago and am looking for fast and tasty recipes. Next week, we are having our quarterly meeting where I volunteer and it is a tea. I have been wondering what I will take and be able to eat that would be appetizing to others. Found this fruit dip!
How much does this recipe make? Should I double it for the gathering?

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Hi Lori, Depends on how many people will be there. But I think this single recipe would do if you are proving for 10-15 people with lots of fresh fruit (chopped) to dip in. Plus, if they happen to run out of dip they can eat fruit on its own.

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I just made your fruit dip and used it on my "CHRISTMAS HATS" that was also made with your brownies! WOW this is gonna be the hit of the RAW pot luck tonight! It turned out just like the pics and tasted better than I thought! Thank You!!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=566292506719552&set=a.190732727608867.59300.100000164224111&type=1&theater
I look thru the internet for recipes and always come back to yours. They are THE BEST!!

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Hi Toni, I am very interested to see your Christmas Hats! I tried to click on the link, but I think because we are not "Facebook Friends" I am not able to see. Hope your potluck is a success!

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All of your recipes are so easy to follow! Just put a batch in the fridge to eat later with blackberries!

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Yum Erica! Blackberries and this fruit dip would be a divine combo.

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I don't have any coconut oil, is there a substitution that would work and still be healthy?
Thank you to any suggestions :)

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Hi Sarah, No, sorry, there is no substitute for coconut oil in this recipe. (Other oils will not work at all. Coconut oil hardens when frozen and doesn't have a yucky oily taste)

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This fruit dip looks delicious!
I was just wondering if the cashews are raw and soaked before blending?

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Cashews are untoasted/unsalted. If you have a really good blender (BlendTec, Vitamix etc) you do not need to soak. If your blender is crappy you might want to soak to soften the cashews

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Thanks for the reply. I tried it and it was really really good. Will make this often.
I'm so happy I found this website!

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I'm amazed. I would never have thought cashews would make icing, but I made raw banana bread, and spread this on, and it's wonderful. My kids love it.

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Anything that the kids love is a success to me!

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I just made it - substituting fresh squeezed orange juice. Yum Yum!!

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using the coconut oil it should be the Refinded yes? As if Not refined it tastes like coconut and one doesn't want everything tasting like coconut no matter how good it taste!:) just wanna clarify this before I start! Can't wait looks YumYumYummie! Mahalo

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It depends on preference, but my coldpressed extra virgin coconut oil is unrefined and does taste like coconut

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This recipe is truly fabulous and is always a hit with my non-vegan friends. I like to add a hefty amount of dried unsweetened coconut for an added dimension of taste and texture!

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Interesting idea about the coconut! I think I like it smooth myself, but I like the idea. Adding small chunks to something smooth is usually a nice idea -  I love doing that with my raw soups

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This was absolutely heavenly. I don´t have a high speed blender, but I blended this first in a regular blender and then finished the texture with this hand held blender kind of thingy, don´t know what it is in english :) it came out great. I´m dreaming about a high speed blender though... it would be handy in so many recipes

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Glad you were able to make with the equipment that you have :)

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wow, this stuff is amazing. I couldn't believe how good it tasted, kinda tasted like cake batter a little bit. This is the kind of stuff that will keep me eating raw, I'm not a big fan of apples and used it to spread on apple slices this evening as a snack, I loved it! Great recipe!

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Glad you liked it Melissa :)

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yours looks light and fluffy. i did mine in the food processor rather than the blender.... maybe thats why the texture looks different?

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Definitely, for best results you want to use a high-speed blender.

Food processor is for dryier stuff (like cakes) and blender if for wetter stuff like icing, dips, smoothies, puddings etc

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I have a question. I heard that mixing fruits with fats was a no no. Is that necessarily true? or a myth?

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It's called "food combining" - generally you should refrain from eating too much fruit and nuts at same time, but I am not militant about this. If interested in this read up on "food combining"

The logic is that fruit digests fast and nuts take a long time to digest so you want to eat fruit first to let it go through your system and then eat nuts after so that they can sit there and digest without fruit trying to ferment above them. That's perhaps not scientifically correct but that's the gist of it. :)

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I really love this recipe! I use it to dip fruit and lemon cookies in. Lately, I have actually been using it as a base for icecream. I put a cup of it in the food processor with either 2 cups (or a little more depending on the fruit) of frozen strawberries, cherries, peaches or watermelon. Process until smooth and then I put it in a glass or metal pan in the freezer. The key to making it icecream is stirring and smoothing it out every 30 min. until it's the consistancy you want.
I was inspired to use your fruit dip as a base after reading a recipe on another site that makes it with mock sour cream.
Needless to say, this fruit dip is a major staple in my home.

Thank you once again for another fabulous recipe!!

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Mmmmmmm lemon cookies dipped in this stuff. Why didn't I think of that myself???? Yummmmmm

Your ice cream sounds awesome!! I don't have a freezer right now (kitchen is being renovated, things in upheaval) but I look forward to making raw ice cream in future. Yours sounds delicious, especially cherry or peach or watermelon! Unorthodox flavours that must taste deelish.

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Another great way to make ice cream is with frozen banannas and adding cinniumin, cocoa powder, or vanilla! However im sure you already knew that :)

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I do not have a freezer (long story!) so I haven't got into any frozen stuff yet! I look forward to it so keep those tips coming

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Oh my gosh!!! Your raw fruit dip recipe is fantabulous!!!! I ate it with a spoon and did not hide it the closet at all. In fact, I raved about it while eating it. Thank you so much for the inspiration to stay away from all the "bad stuff". Hopefully, my family will one day appreciate your recipes as much as I do. Can't wait to try them all!

Thanks again,
Debbie

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I brought this raw fruit dip to a potluck I went to this past week and it was quite a hit. Guests were even dipping veggies in it. Thanks for this wonderful easy recipe!

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Glad you and your dip were a hit!

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OMG, Laura Jane! I made a fruit salad yesterday with organic apples, red seedless grapes, celery, and pecans, and this fruit dip. It was so lovely! I ate it for lunch yesterday, along with my DH, and my two smallest kids. Then had a BIG bowl of it for breakfast today!My son thinks it tastes like cookie dough! I can't believe we used to make fruit salad with whipped cream so long ago. I had quit making it. I am so glad to have a new way to prepare FS! It sticks with you, for a long time, too!

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Cute!!! So glad they liked it :) It does take a basic fruit salad concept and kick it up a notch.

BTW, your fruit salad combo sounds unusually good!

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Made this today for a snack. My non-raw family loved it, too! Yummy!

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Glad to hear it was a success, Garla :)

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Oooooops I mean Gayla, sorry! :( :)

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Yes, try with one tablespoon of pure vanilla extract. Let me know what you think!

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Do you put the whole vanilla bean in or just the seeds? I'm thinking of making this for a party tomorrow night with lots of non-raw guests. My other option is the vanilla frosting from Sarma's book. This looks pretty tasty though--- and I don't have to crack any coconuts, which is a major plus!

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This is from Ani Phyo's book:

"I love vanilla beans. I throw the entire pod into my high-speed blender, bark and all. If you're using a less powerful blender, you might want to use alcohol free vanilla extract instead."

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"The outer bark on whole beans is tough, but easy to pulverize in a high-speed blender. Otherwise, you'll need to cut the beans lengthwise and scrape out the seeds lengthwise before using."

"Look for fresh beans with a rich full aroma that are oily to the touch and sleek in appearance. Beans to avoid are those with very little scent or that are smoky, brittle or dry."

The choice is yours!

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Loved it!! Added zest of one lemon and it gave it a nice zing. It was even better the next day, when hubby and I dipped apple slices and raw chocolate cookies into it until every last morsel was gone. OMG. Oh-- and I forgot to mention, we also used it to make a fruit & yogurt thing for breakfast yesterday: took a bunch of cut fruit (pineapples, bananas, strawberries), poured some of this dip on top, added crushed almonds, raisins, and a drizzle of raw honey. Amazing. Thanks for the great recipes!

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Oh dear lord that fruit and yogurt thing sounds TO DIE FOR. TO LIVE FOR. SO GOOD I will have to try that!!

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Hi! You wrote "one tablespoon of vanilla"; are you talking about vanilla extract? Thanks! Would love to make this in the next few days!

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I was looking for a raw mayo recipe and came across yours. I made this dip and it is delicious, yummy :) I will be making the mayo for this weekend, I can't wait!
Thank you

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Glad you liked it Victoria! :)

If you make the raw mayo let me know what you think of it.

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Oops! I forgot the word fruit before dip:)

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I am gonna try this for my kids, may put some cocoa powder in it to make it chocolatey. Thanks for the recipe

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This looks fantastic - can't wait to try it. I'll let you know!

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Anybody try this one out there? What did you think?

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Spot on with this write-up, I really believe that this site needs a lot more attention. I'll probably be back again to read more, thanks for the info!
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Thanks for the kind words Buddy!

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I coming back to raw again after a long and unhealthy break. This is delicious and I plan to put it on raw crepes filled with fresh fruit. I just got done making it and thought I might add a little raw chocolate powder to some of it to just to experiment. Thanks so much!

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This sounds YUM!

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