Are you looking for the best blender for cashew cream? I can help! Since becoming vegan, I have made well over 100 batches of cashew cream, and I like to think I have a pretty good idea of the best blenders for the job.
This guide will cover…
- My top 3 picks for cashew cream blenders(and why I picked them)
- What you should look for in a blender and my experience making cashew cream.
- What other considerations you should make before buying.
- We’ll tackle the pros and cons of these blenders.
|Vitamix E310 Explorian||A+|
|Nutribullet Pro 900||A+|
|Refurbished Blendtec Total Blender||A|
Best Blender for Cashew Cream
In case you don’t have time to read the whole article, here are my three best blender picks for making cashew cream and why…
- Vitamix E310 Explorian
- The Vitamix Explorian is the absolute best choice because of its power and versatility.
- Nutribullet Pro 900
- The Nutribullet Pro 900 is actually my go-to for making cashew cream.
- Reburbished Blendtec Total Blender
- It might seem strange that I would pick a refurbished blender, but the Blendtec company is that good.
My Experience with Powerful Blenders Making Cashew Cream
In the 100+ times, I’ve made cashew cream, I’ve done it with a wide spectrum of blenders and motor power. I’ve used some variation of all the blenders on this list to do the job, whether it was the exact blender or one of the older or sister models.
The end product should be completely creamy with no granules throughout to make successful cashew cream. It may seem like you need a high-end blender to do this, but it’s not necessarily the case.
A 900-watt blender (Nutribullet 900) can make smooth cashew cream. High power isn’t needed, but it’s great for other applications and grants you less soaking time.
Because there is some water in cashew cream, you have more leeway than you do with nut butter. You aren’t necessarily grinding hard nuts, softening them first with water and then blending them.
Soak your cashews for a few hours grind up into cream with ease, even with a less than a powerful blender. Our article on the best Ninja blender also offers amazing and affordable options.
The more powerful the blender, the less time you’ll have to soak the nuts. When I use my Vitamix to make cashew cream, I don’t have to soak the nuts at all.
What Should You Have to Pay?
I’ve made 100% smooth cashew creams with a 600-watt blender that’s not nearly as powerful as the blenders on this list. Because the soaking softens the nuts so much, you can get away with using a $40 or $50 blender if you’re on a budget.
For one, you might not always have the time or the forethought to soak the nuts for long every time you want to make cashew cream.
Other Blending Tasks Beyond Cashew Cream
Unless you only want to make cashew cream, you’ll probably also want to dabble in things like smoothies, hot soups, or sauces. All of the blenders on this list are more than capable of doing smoothies and sauces. For hot soups, you’ll need something other than the Nutribullet 900, and it’s simply not designed to do so.
If you’re looking to compare nutribullets, you can read my reviews for the best nutribullet options.
As you go up in price, you’ll have more flexibility with what you can do.
The next section will get into what you should know about the blender features that actually matter…
To learn more about blender options, you may be interested in our article on the best Vitamix alternative.
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Blender Features and Their Applications
Blades: As a general rule of thumb, you don’t want to get sharp blades when you’re getting a blender. In the case of cashew cream, you want to pulverize and liquefy the ingredients, not chop them completely.
Variable Speeds: Variable speed settings to control how much you want to pulverize your ingredients. Keep it low for chopping things like chunky salsa, or keep it high for silky smoothies.
Dishwasher Safety: Not all blenders are dishwasher safe, but all jars on this list are.
Vented Lids: The Vitamix and Blendtec models on this list have vented lids.
One reason you can’t make hot soup in the Nutribullet is that it’s not ventilated, meaning the pressure would build up dangerously high from the heat.
Tamper: The Vitamix is the only one on this list that has a tamper, but the Blendtec has the option of buying a Twister Jar separately. Even the most powerful blenders can get stuck, and the tamper makes sure that things stay moving every time.
Also See: Best Blenders with Tamper Tools
Preset Programs: The Blendtec has some pre-programmed settings that allow you to make smoothies or soups at the push of a button. It also provides consistent results so you can be sure your blend will turn out perfectly every time.
Pulse: Any blender can pulse – just turn it on and off really quickly.
Best Blenders for Cashew Cream Reviewed
This blender will make quick and easy cashew cream with hardly any soaking. It also does countless other tasks — pretty much anything you could ever want to do with a blender.
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Let’s dive into some of the pros and cons…
What I Love
- Warranty: When you buy a blender, it’s a terrible feeling when it breaks. The 5-year Vitamix warranty on this blender gives you peace of mind.
- Power: The peak 2-hp motor is far more than you need to make cashew cream, but it also means you’ll be able to do pretty much anything else.
- Variable Speeds: If you make a soup in the Vitamix, it’s nice to have different textures. It also works with things like cacao nibs for desserts.
- Tamper: The tamper ensures that the thickest blends don’t jam things up.
- Dishwasher Safe Container: You can throw the container right in the dishwasher for easy clean-up.
- Low Profile: The 48-oz container is less bulky than the bigger Vitamix models means it can easily fit under cabinets.
Cashew cream is still a breeze with the Nutribullet 900 Pro despite its smaller size and lesser power.
The cashews need to be soaked just a tad longer for silky smoothness, but not enough to make me complain.
- Size Options: This blender can use different cup sizes (sold separately).
- Other Accessories: It comes with other accessories like a handle which makes it easy to drink straight from the cup, or lids for fridge storage after use.
- Dishwasher Safe Cups: The cups themselves are dishwasher safe. I don’t think the manufacturer advises it because it can warp the rubber gaskets, but I haven’t had any issues.
- Price: Most people should be able to afford the Nutribullet.
- Powerful: Even though it’s not as powerful as the big boys, it gets through smoothies and ice without issues.
- Warranty: I can’t say I’ve had many experiences with my Nutribullet warranty (I haven’t needed it, and it only lasts one year), but it is much less comprehensive and shorter than a Vitamix or Blendtec warranty.
- No Tamper: If I’m doing something with a lot of solid food, I go to the Vitamix with the tamper.
- No Hot Soups: No venting means no hot soups. Read our reviews of the best Nutribullet options for more information.
- No Variable Speed: It is challenging to control chopping and pulverize without variable speeds.
Refurbished Blendtec Total Blender
This refurbished Blendtec Total Blender boasts the most powerful blenders on this list.
- Power: Plain and simple, this thing is a powerhouse.
- Hot Soup: Makes hot soup with the push of the pre-programmed button. Just follow a recipe and go!
- Pre-Programmed Settings: Beyond soup, it makes smoothies, batter, juice, and more with the push of one button.
- Variable Speed: Like the Vitamix (which uses a knob), the variable speed buttons and dull blades make it simple to control chop size.
- Dishwasher Safe Jar: It’s easy to clean without the dishwasher by blending with a bit of soap, but the jar is dishwasher safe if you’re so inclined.
- Warranty: Three-year solid warranty on a refurbished item is excellent, and their support is superb.
- Tamper: You have to buy the Blendtec Twister Jar separately to get a tampering function.
- Pricing: It is not affordable for some.
All in all, I’m sure you’ll be happy with any of these blenders.
But remember, making cashew cream isn’t that hard — especially once the nuts are soaked.
Hey, I’m Joey. I’ve been cooking since I was a little kid and love everything about it. You can find my writing about food, kitchen appliances (such as blenders) and much more. Thanks for stopping by!