We’ve created a creamy, cheesy, gooey and delicious fondue that’s perfect for a romantic dinner for two or a fun and creative party with your favorite family and friends.
The last time I enjoyed fondue was at a cozy restaurant at the top of a mountain in Colorado. My husband (a former competitive slalom and GS racer) and I used to take the kids skiing in CO every winter from the time they could stand on skis.
His dream was that they would love skiing as much as he did. His dream came true, they loved skiing, and they learned to love snowboarding. Now they’re really good at both.
Winter, skiing, romance, family, fondue, that’s the order of this romantic and delicious dish.
I met my husband in the winter on a ski hill. I was having fun with my friends, he was training with his team. We were in the lift line laughing and being silly teenage girls. He tapped me on the butt with his ski pole. Silly seventeen-year-old boy! We fell in love, got married in our mid-twenties, had kids, took them skiing, and introduced them to fondue.
Creating this vegan cashew cheese fondue brought back a flood gate of good memories. Like I’ve said before, food is an emotional thing. Our mission is to create recipes that allow you to be vegan AND keep eating your memories.
Now that you know my fondue story, let’s make some, and then you can tell me your fondue story in the comments.
HOW TO MAKE THE CREAMIEST VEGAN FONDUE
First – Pour boiling water over raw cashews and refrigerate overnight. We found that even with our high-powered blenders (Blendtec and Vitamix) we got the creamiest fondue if we let the nuts soak for at least 6 hours.
Second – Drain and rinse the cashews and put them in your blender along with the rest of the ingredients and blend for about two minutes, or until you have a perfectly creamy cheese dip. There shouldn’t be any solid pieces of nuts. If you can detect any solids then keep blending.
Third – Scrape the cheesy mixture into the fondue pot and light the sterno to keep it warm. Sprinkle a bit of paprika on top to make it pretty.
We love to dip cubes of rosemary bread, apple slices, veggies, and pretzels in our fondue. Tell us what you like to dip in yours.
Make our cashew cheese fondue and let us know what you think. We love to hear from you! And don’t forget to take a picture of your gorgeous creation and tag us @veganosity on Instagram.
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- 2 cups raw cashews soaked overnight See Note
- ½ cup vegan cream cheese
- 1 cooked potato peeled
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp white miso
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Sea salt to taste
- Paprika to garnish optional
- Cubed bread
- Apple slices
- Raw vegetables cauliflower, broccoli, bell pepper, carrots….
Soak the cashews in boiling water for at least 6 hours.
Drain and rinse the cashews and put in a high-powered blender with the remaining ingredients and blend on a high speed for approximately 2 minutes, or until it’s smooth and creamy. You shouldn’t detect any solid pieces. If you taste solid nuts then keep blending.
The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only
This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, the long prep time is because you need to soak the cashews, so don't let the time in the recipe card scare you.
For the creamiest fondue we recommend soaking the cashews for at least six hours or overnight.