I did not soak my cashews at all, but if you do not have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix, then you MUST soak your cashews overnight in a bowl of water, drain, rinse and proceed. This mixture is very thick and you will have major trouble getting it smooth otherwise. A regular blender is not likely to work, but a strong food processor should, as long as you soak them overnight. After soaking, drain and rinse and set aside.
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