Orange-Cashew Cream

A subtle orange flavor makes this sauce quite versatile. Along with some of the waffles on this site, it complements a few waffles in the Global Vegan Waffle Cookbook particularly well: the Orange-Basil-Cornmeal Waffles, the Orange-Ginger Snap Waffles, or the Heartfelt Banana-Spelt Waffles. Makes 1 cup.


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/4 cup raw cashew pieces
  • 6 ounces firm silken tofu, crumbled (about 2/3 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Process the orange juice and cashews in a blender for several minutes, or until the cashews are liquefied and the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stop as necessary to scrape down the sides of the blender. Add the tofu, sugar, and salt, and blend until the mixture is smooth again.

Note: If you prefer a stronger orange flavor, add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of orange extract.

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