Raw Cashew Cheesecake-From Vegetarian Times Magazine

Total Time
Prep 6 hrs
Cook 0 mins

This rich, dairy free, no bake cheesecake is flavored with agave nectar, a raw sweetener derived from the agave plant. Agave nectar is sweeter than honey with a milder, more floral taste—ideal for desserts or drinks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place macadamia nuts in large bowl, and cover with cold water. Place cashews in separate bowl, and cover with cold water. Soak nuts 4 hours, then rinse, drain, and set aside.
  2. Pulse macadamia nuts and dates in food processor to a sticky crumb-like consistency. Sprinkle dried coconut on bottom of 8-inch pie pan. Press macadamia nut mixture onto coconut to make crust.
  3. Place cashews, coconut oil, lime juice, agave nectar, and 6 Tbs. water in bowl of food processor. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into food processor bowl, and purée until smooth. Pour mixture onto crust, and freeze 1 to 2 hours, or until firm. Remove from freezer, slice while frozen, and transfer to serving platter. Defrost in fridge 1 hour, or on countertop 30 minutes; top with berries; and serve.
Most Helpful

Giving this 5 stars based on the texture and how well it held together. But I used raw honey instead of agave, so I can't officially rate the taste it would have had. The flavors of coconut and honey were great together. But I don't think it was anything like an actual cheesecake, at least flavorwise. But it was delicious!

Neomia December 18, 2009

I made this for a book club meeting & when I said I had a vegan cheesecake some of my friends piped in ... ugh, with tofu, right? ... and I said nope! :-) It was a yummy & surprising treat. :-)

Vegan_Painter November 22, 2008