Cashew Chocolate Dessert (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Cashew Chocolate Dessert (Vegan, Gluten-free)

When I was kid, my mom would sometimes make me this nice chocolate pudding, especially when I was not feeling well. I always loved it! It has something special about it that no supermarket pudding can give you.

cashew chocolate dessert

When I grew up, I realized that there wasn’t too much needed to make this treat. In Germany, you can buy ready made packets which only need sugar and milk added.

But I decided to do it completely from scratch. You actually don’t need that many ingredients. Once again, cashew nuts are the essential part. How did I manage to live without them? :)

For 2 very hungry monsters or 4 humble portions you’ll need:

1/2 cup (approx. 60g) cashew nuts soaked with 1/2 cup water
3/4 cup (approx. 80g) dates
1/2 cup water
2 heaped tablespoon FAIR-TRADE cocoa powder
2 heaped tablespoons cornstarch flour OR potato starch flour
1 1/2 cup water

Preparation

Blend the soaked cashew nuts with the dates and additional 1/2 cup water until they turn to a very fine paste (for me the personal blender works best here).

cashew chocolate dessert

Pour approx. 2/3 into a medium sized pot.

Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the pot.

cashew chocolate dessert

Add the cocoa powder and corn starch to the remaining blended dates and cashews. Mix it well.

cashew chocolate dessert

Then bring the cashew-dates-mixture to boil, stirring it constantly.

Once it is boiling, take it off the stove and pour in the cocoa-date-cashew-mixture. Don’t forget to flush the blender with a little water and add it to the pot as well.

Stir well and bring to the boil again. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes.

Then let cool down a little and transfer to the dessert bowls.

cashew chocolate dessert

In winter I’ll eat it straight away and in summer I always chill it before serving.

Enjoy! :)

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