Fresh summer fruit is a treat in itself, especially in Canada where the growing season is so short. Nothing beats driving back from wherever you're driving for the weekend, and seeing those colourful little fruit stands on the side of the road with freshly-picked local goodies, stopping quickly and spending the rest of the ride diving into a basket of cherries or peaches. The best fast food ever.
But if you want a special treat, one that balances the sweetness of cherries or peaches with a creamy richness (which also happens to add healthy fats and protein, helping you avoid glucose spikes), try this vegan cardamom cream. Cardamom is the perfect spice for summer, with citrus and floral notes that work well with fruit and berries, adding a slight complexity of flavour without overpowering. Cardamom also adds a light sweetness to vegan cream, which is typically made from cashews or almonds. Adding the avocado will give it more of a pudding texture which is great for cherry dipping!
Vegan Cardamom Cream Dip (8 Servings)
1 cup of almonds
1/2 cup of water
1/2 an avocado
1 tablespoon cardamom
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Mix everything in a blender and serve with fruit.
***Cardamom also pairs great with coconut milk for a whipped fruit topping. Try this step by step guide from Oh She Glows switching up the vanilla with 1 tablespoon of cardamom.