Creamy, velvety smooth Vegan Strawberry Cream Cheese. Amazing on bagels, inside crepes or straight off a spoon. You will never need storebought again!
It's here, it's finally here. Vegan Strawberry Cream Cheese. Not just that, but it's stuffed inside my Sweet Chocolate Crepes. Am I the only one fainting over here?? I got so many requests for this one and while it took me several trials, I am happy to say that this is what dreams are made of, I swear. The strawberry flavor is so intense and the texture is so similar and thick like traditional cream cheese, I literally said out loud after a bite "oh man, I could sell this stuff!" It's that good folks.
Pretty in pink. Yes, baby. This stuff is so good, that I felt it really needed to be showcased in something a bit fancier than a plain bagel. I thought, strawberries and chocolate sound pretty darn amazing. My Sweet Chocolate Crepes are not only vegan, but they are gluten-free, oil-free and grain-free. This is perfect because so many people can't have grains. I can have grains with no problem, but I wanted a recipe that could accommodate nearly everybody. They are also not just a 'decent vegan crepe sub', they truly taste like the real deal. One of my readers made them and said it was "weird" how much they taste like the egg-y ones (in a good way) and that it brought her back to pre-vegan crepe days. That was my goal.
So in love with this strawberry cream cheese. Remember, this is coming out of the mouth of a self-proclaimed so-so fruit eater. I am not a big fan of fruit in general. The only fruit I really eat, in it's whole form, is apples. I absolutely love apples, but every other fruit I like in very small quantities or in a smoothie and/or dessert. People are always surprised to hear I'm not a big fruit fan, since I'm a huge dessert creator, but truth be told, I LOVE veggies way more!
So, I shocked even myself with how much I loved this. That ought to tell you how flipping amazing the flavor is. As I mentioned before in my Blueberry Cream Cheese post, I had some issues with getting both the right taste and texture on my previous strawberry cream cheese trials. It takes quite a lot of strawberries to give it a substantial flavor and adding so many fresh ones made the cream cheese wayyyy too watery. Not to mention, a nasty mauve color. I even tried cooking down the strawberries and adding it to straight cashew butter, but that didn't work either.
Then, on a Facebook post on my personal page, I mentioned I was going to be creating a strawberry cake for my daughter's 4th birthday coming up, and one of my friends suggested that dried strawberries would work really great if I chose to do a strawberry frosting. So, then it hit me, that is what I will use for the cream cheese! (and the future frosting by the way) Then, of course, a few of you suggested that same very idea on that blueberry post, not knowing that was already in the works, lol!
I had to change my base cream cheese ratios a bit to get it just perfect, but the end result is pure strawberry cashew cream cheese perfection. With just 6 ingredients (plus salt & water) and a food processor, you are good to go. It's amazing what you can create with cashews!
Don't even think about trying to use fresh strawberries, because you will be highly disappointed! Just warning ya!
I can’t wait to hear what you think of this simply amazing Vegan Strawberry Cream Cheese! Let me know by dropping me feedback below after you make it! I’ll be dying to hear. You can also tag me on Instagram @thevegan8 and don’t forget my hashtag in your caption#thevegan8so it’s saved to my page and I don’t miss it. Enjoy!