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Cardamom Pistachio Cream Cheeze Frosting

Posted by ataraktos on 2008-08-22
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 2-3 tbsp vegetable or nut oil
  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine, room temperature
  • 8 ounces Tofutii Cream Cheese
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • cardamom, to taste (I added about 1/2 tsp)


  1. Grind pistachios in food processor briefly.
  2. Add 2 tbsp oil and continue to process. Add 1 tsp oil at a time, processing until you get a chunky nut butter consistency.
  3. Beat margarine and cream cheeze until creamy. Mix in nut butter.
  4. Mix in 3 cups of powdered sugar.
  5. Add more sugar until you get the thickness and sweetness you like.


  • I didn't make a nut butter with the pistachios, just ground them finely in a coffee grinder.
  • adapted/veganized from this recipe.