My goal this past month was to make a really good raw vegan cheesecake. That hasn’t happened yet. But in the process, I did make this delicious raw frozen strawberry dessert!
So instead of calling this a cheesecake failure I decided to call it something else and make it a recipe post.
The very first thing I would do is prep. Start by soaking cashews. You can soak these overnight but I think I only soaked them for 10 to 20 minutes. I suggest soaking the cashews while making the crust.
You will also pit and soak the dates. You don’t need to soak these for very long. Maybe 10 minutes? You just want them to be soft. It’s also helpful to soak them in warm water.
Blend the dates and walnuts in a food processor. It doesn’t need to be perfectly blended. There can still be date and walnut pieces
Spread evenly on an 8 by 8-inch pan. The crust layer will be thin. If you want a thicker crust double the recipe.
Place in the fridge to cool while you make the filling. Also, no need to be wasteful and use parchment paper like I did. Dates are surprisingly easy to clean off, so I don’t know what I was thinking.
To make the filling drain the water form the cashews and add to a food processor with all other ingredients. You have the option to wait to blend in the strawberries if you want more strawberry “chunks”. I used 10 strawberries but you can also use more.
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Spread the filling over the crust and freeze. Thats really it.
This recipe is easy to make with minimal mess. It just takes a little extra waiting time. Waiting for the dates and cashews to soak and then waiting for the dessert to cool down in the freezer for a couple of hours.
Raw Frozen Strawberry Dessert
- 1 ½ cups Cashews
- 2 tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk
- 10 Strawberries
- ½ Lemon Juice of the lemon
- 15 Dates
- 1 cup Walnuts
- Soak dates for 10 minutes and remove pits.
- Blend dates and walnuts in a food processor.
- Spread crust evenly in an 8 by 8 pan.
- Place crust in the fridge while you make filling.
- Soak cashews for 10 to 20 minutes. You can do this while making the crust.
- Drain water.
- Blend all ingredients in the food processor until creamy.
- Spread over date crust.
- Keep in the freezer.
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If you liked this raw frozen strawberry dessert try this Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding Dessert