You can spread this dark, rich treat on waffles. Or, after it's thickened and ripened a bit more in the fridge for a few days, slice it into bite-sized pieces and eat it alone as a dessert. It builds upon Russell James' basic cashew nut cheese recipe from his Raw Nut Cheese Recipes ebook. Prep time excludes culturing time. Makes 2 cups.
You'll need to check each brand of probiotic to confirm whether it comes from a non-dairy source. I can't comment on the different results that different probiotic strains/blends may produce--sources I've read so far suggest that most probiotic powders will do the trick. I used New Chapter All Flora
, a non-dairy-derived blend of several strains that James includes in his examples. If you buy capsules instead of powder, you'll need to break open enough capsules to get a teaspoon of the powder, and then discard the shells of the capsules.
For a slightly more fermented flavor, you can also use rejuvelac
as described at Sunny Raw Kitchen instead of water.
If you're not a big fan of dark chocolate (i.e., with a cocoa content of above 50%) you may wish to experiment with adding a bit more brown sugar.