Creamy, dairy-free cheese and easy to make! Vegan cream cheese that also makes an amazing vegan dip! This recipe will become your favorite cashew cream cheese!
Pour cashews into a bowl. Pour very hot to boiling water over the cashews. Let sit for 10 minutes. *See notes for an alternate method of soaking.
Drain and rinse cashews. Place cashews along with other ingredients into a small food processor and blend for several minutes until very creamy and the consistency of cream cheese.
Add water to reach desired consistency (if not creamy enough and if you will be consumed as a dip).
Add additional chopped herbs or dried chives if using.
Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.