Just Simple Ingredients You Most Likely Already Have In The Pantry. This Homemade, No Cook, Creamy And Chocolatey Tofu Pudding Couldn’t Be Easier To Make Or More Delicious! Serve This Vegan Tofu Chocolate Pudding On Its Own, With Berries Or Vegan Whipped Cream.
This Vegan Tofu Pudding Is:
- Rich and Delicious
- Entirely Vegan and Gluten-Free
- No Avocado
- Super Chocolatey
- With A Hint Of Mocha
Full Recipe Ingredients/Instructions for this tofu chocolate pudding recipe is available in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. However you can find important tips/tricks in the post like how to store, substitutes and nutritional information.
- Is It Vegan Pudding Or Mousse
- What Is Silken Tofu?
- Can You Use Firm Tofu Instead Of Silken Tofu In Vegan Mousse?
- Other Uses For Silken Tofu
- Why Add Coffee To Your Chocolate Desserts?
- Serving Suggestion For Vegan Pudding
- Can I Freeze The Pudding
- Quick Vegan Tofu Chocolate Pudding
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Is It Vegan Pudding Or Mousse
Dairy based “Pudding is made by cooking milk and sugar base and adding cornstarch to thicken the mixture. Mousse is made by folding beaten egg whites or whipped cream into a cold milk and sugar base. Unlike pudding, mousse is not cooked and the addition of air to the mixture leads to a fluffier consistency and lighter”
So technically, our vegan pudding recipe is neither since we didn’t use egg whites, cornstarch, whipped cream, we didn’t cook or beat it.
But for taste texture and consistency this will make a great replacement for all your childhood pudding memories.
What Is Silken Tofu?
Silken tofu also known as “soft tofu” is a type of tofu that is undrained, unpressed and contains a high moisture content. Silken tofu is available in two consistencies: soft and firm. Because it has the highest water content it’s the smoothest and creamiest type of tofu. This makes it ideal for our pudding recipe
Can You Use Firm Tofu Instead Of Silken Tofu In Vegan Mousse?
No, is the short answer. We’ve tried. The result is not good. We tried to create the smoothness of pudding and using firm tofu makes it grainy and not smooth.
Silken tofu is sold in most stores in the refrigerator section and health food stores always have a non-refrigerated smaller 10 oz box in aseptic package on the shelves. It’s shelve stable for at least a year; perfect for storing if your not able to easily pickup at your local grocery store.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - for a rich chocolate flavor
- Instant Coffee - enhances the chocolate flavor of the mousse
- Vegan Sugar
- Coconut Oil
- Silken Soft Tofu (16oz/1pound) in refrigerator section
See recipe card for quantities.
Why Add Coffee To Your Chocolate Desserts?
Coffee is a great flavor enhancer to chocolate. It gives it a subtle mocha flavor and deepens the flavor for a even more chocolatier taste.
Do Not Substitute The Silken Tofu. Using Firm Tofu Will Result In Grainy Not Smooth Pudding.
1. Drain silken tofu for 15 minutes. Place tofu and remaining ingredients in food processor on high speed.
2. Blend for a few minutes. Stop to scrape down sides. Blend more for a total of about 5 minutes until mixed well and mixture is smooth.
3. Pour the pudding into individual serving dishes.
4. For a large serving place in 2 (6oz) containers and for a smaller serving 4 (3oz) containers.
5. Be sure to place plastic wrap over the top, touching the surface of the pudding, so that a skin does not form on the top. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour
Serving Suggestion For Vegan Pudding
- Top with vegan whipped topping
- Drizzle with vegan caramel
- Make a parfait with the pudding, whipped cream and crumble your favorite cookie into the layers.
Can substitute with non-refrigerated tofu sold in a tetra pak which is shelf-sable. Boxed in aseptic package, a pantry must. Tetra paks have a long shelf life of at least a year. Note for recipe the packages are usually smaller at 10 oz.
Store leftovers with cling wrap over the top of the pudding in the refrigerator up to ¾ days.
Can I Freeze The Pudding
Yes, you can freeze our vegan pudding recipe. Just make sure to thaw in the refrigerator the night before. You could also make pudding pops.
Note the texture is a little gritty after freezing but nothing like some of the gluten-free items we have encountered.
Quick Vegan Tofu Chocolate Pudding
- Blender/Food Processor
- 2/4 individual container
- 1 package Silken Soft Tofu - 16oz/1pound in refrigerator section
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons Vegan Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Instant Coffee
- ⅛ teaspoon Salt
- Drain silken tofu for 15 minutes
- Place tofu and remaining ingredients in food processor or high speed blender
- Blend for few minutes. Stop to scrape down sides. Blend more for a total of about 5 minutes until mixed well and mixture is smooth.
- Pour the mousse into individual serving dishes. For a large serving place in 2 (6oz) containers and for smaller servings 4 (3oz) containers.
- Be sure to place plastic wrap over the top, touching the surface of the pudding, so that a skin does not form on the top.
- Place in fridge for 1 hour
These nutritional figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe.
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