How to Make Ayurvedic Raw Vegan Rose Pistachio Cheesecake

This vegan rose pistachio cheesecake from Sahara Rose is the ultimate healthy snack and a joy to keep in the fridge to tackle sweet tooth cravings. Its light, refreshing, full of flavor and textures. It is the perfect summer treat.

The raw vegan rose cheesecake doesn’t only look beautiful is free of eggs, dairy, gluten or refined sugar. Instead, It is packed with healthy fats, floral water and refreshing natural flavors.

Rose is a tridoshic flower that balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Although it is most commonly used to soothe and balance Pitta dosha—the biotype associated with heat, anger, and stress.

According to Ayurveda, India’s 5000-year-old holistic medicine, Rose is a balakarika. Bala means strength. Roses help to strengthen the stomach, liver and intestines. It also aids in balancing appetite.

If you’d like to know your ayurvedic biotype, take our quiz in English here or Español aquí.

Eating heavy foods before any meal helps with digestion. You don’t have to believe me, just try eating the dessert before your meal next time, and you’ll notice you won’t experience as much heaviness after eating as if you were to eat the dessert after your meal.

How to Make Ayurvedic Raw Rose Pistachio Cheesecake

Prep Time 1 hour
4 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Ayurvedic, Indian, Mediterranean, Raw, vegan
Servings 12 people


For the Crust

  • 1 cup Raw almonds
  • 6 Dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder

For the Pistachio Layer

  • ½ cup Raw cashews soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup Raw Shelled pistachios soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ spirulina (for color)
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil

For the Rose Layer

  • 1 cup Raw cashews soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
  • 4 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Rose water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Rose powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp Beetroot powder (for color)
  • tsp Sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Melted coconut oil


For the Crust:

  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend on high until a sticky, well-combined crumb is formed.
  • Test the crust by rolling a small amount of the mixture in your hands. If the ingredients hold together, your crust is ready. If the crust is too dry, add water 1 tbsp at a time to achieve the right consistency.
  • Spread the mixture evenly in an 8-inch round pan or square one if you prefer to make cheesecake bars, pressing down to form a flat base layer.
  • Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set while you prepare the pistachio layer.

For the Pistachio Layer

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. I prefer a chunky texture over a smooth one.
  • Remove the crust from the freezer and spread the pistachio layer evenly over the top.
  • Return it to the freezer for 20 minutes to set while you prepare the rose layer.

For the Rose Layer

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth to make the rose layer.
  • Once the pistachio layer has been set, remove the pan from the freezer and spread the rose layer evenly over the top.
  • Cover with foil and return to the freezer for 4 hours until frozen and firmly set.
  • Once the cake has completely set, release it from the pan.
  • Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes, add rose petals or edible flowers to the top and sprinkle rose powder.


It is easiest to slice it and handle it when still very cold, almost frozen.  It is best served chilled.
Store leftovers in the freezer for up to 2 months. It will keep in the refrigerator for about a week, covered.
You can choose to make beautiful rose cheesecake bars instead of the regular cheesecake cake, using a square pan and not a round one.
Keyword Ayurveda, Cashews, Cheesecake, Gluten Free, Pistachio, Raw, Rose, Vegan

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Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health programs.

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