Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dairy Free Mexican Chocolate Pudding...

You've read it here before. I'm not much of a dessert guy. It's not that I don't like sweets, I just prefer savory foods and I have to put a lid on the calorie count somewhere. Last night however, as part of our weekly Meatless Monday dinner, Cyn made a dairy free, vegan, Mexican chocolate pudding that was pretty amazing. Once again she has managed to successfully sneak tofu into my diet - and get me to like it! If you love rich chocolaty desserts, you'll love this.

1 14 oz package of silken tofu
12 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips (she used Ghirardelli)
1/3 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water brought to a boil)
2 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp chile powder

  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler, cool
  • fold in the tofu, simple syrup, cocoa powder, cinnamon and chile powder
  • blend on high speed for 1-1 1/2 minutes (using a hand mixer may take a little longer)
  • refrigerate the mixture in a container until fully chilled and set
This recipe makes approximately 8 servings.

    Really? Could it be easier?  The texture is wonderfully smooth. The taste has a chocolate depth from the cocoa powder and the cinnamon and chile (used in a lot of Mexican chocolate recipes) give just a noticeable back note of heat. One little hint: the better chocolate you use, the better this will taste.




    1. This sounds marvelous - and so simple! I've seen a few takes on tofu chocolate pudding before, but I love the addition of the chili powder... Thanks so much for sharing...

    2. Look amazing I saw in Javelin site!

    3. Looks delicious and anything with chocolate, chilli and cinnamon gets my vote, tofu or no tofu ;-)

    4. Thanks for sharing. I love the cinnamon in this. Looks great!

    5. This sounds awesome! I seriously love a good spiced chocolate. :D You'd have to use vegan chocolate to make it dairy-free, though... Ghirardelli (and any other chocolate that isn't labeled vegan) is made with milk solids.

      1. Willow, you are absolutely correct. We are not vegans and in our excitement to share this yummy dessert with others, we missed that detail. As you pointed out, a vegan chocolate can be substituted to insure this dish is both vegan and dairy free.

        Thanks for reading and for pointing out the oversight.

      2. Actually, no, Ghirardelli Semi Sweet chocolate chips contain no dairy, although they are processed in a facility that does process dairy. So unless you have an aversion to using refined sugar (bone char-processed sugar is a possibility) then yes, for all intents and purposes, this recipe IS vegan. Ghirardelli dark chocolate and white chocolate chips contain dairy, but semi sweet does NOT.

      3. Here is a photo of the label. :)

    6. Great recipe! Can I use thus pudding recipe to decorate a chocolate cake?

    7. I don't see why not as long as the texture is right. Let me know how it turns out.


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