12 Silken Tofu Dessert Recipes (chocolate included!)
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Whether you use silken tofu in your baking regularly or this is the first time you’ve tried it, this is the list of silken tofu dessert recipes for you.
I’ve collected 12 delicious recipes using soft silken tofu. They’re so yummy your friends are going to wonder what the secret ingredient is!
If you’ve never used silken tofu before, it is similar to regular tofu. It comes in varying degrees of firmness, and it has a neutral flavor meaning you can make it as sweet as you want.
There are lots of nutritional health benefits of tofu. Silken tofu has the highest water content of all types, meaning it whips up well to give a beautiful creamy texture – perfect for vegan dessert recipes (also works well in low calorie plant based desserts)!
Now let’s check out this awesome list below, and let me know in the comment section at the end which one you can’t wait to make!
On to the best silken tofu desserts!
You’ll be feeling fruity with this first collection.
Bonus: vegan, tropical, and ready in 10 minutes
Soft tofu and fresh tropical mango coulis make a healthy silken tofu dessert with a heavenly taste and no effort needed.
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Vegan Banana PuddingCheck out the recipe here
Calories: 297 kcal
Ready in: 1hr 30 minutes (1 hour is chilling)
Recipe by: Sense&Edibility
Bonus: a scrumptious dessert using simple ingredients you wouldn’t know was vegan
This vegan banana pudding is a plant-based version of a Soul Food classic dessert. Use overripe bananas for the best flavor.
Vegan Lemon TartCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 25 minutes plus 2 hours to chill
Recipe by: MyQuietKitchen
Bonus: the best part is it’s no-bake and gluten-free
Like the sorbet of lemon tarts, this lightened-up, gluten-free, and vegan lemon tart is made without butter, oil, or coconut, and is FULL of refreshing lemon flavor!
The no-bake filling rests on a gluten-free tart crust that’s surprisingly easy to make. It’s a healthy lemon dessert perfect for any occasion!
Vegan Lime SquaresCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 55 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieInspired
Bonus: a delicious alternative if you’re not keen on lemon
Vegan Lime Squares get their green color from all plant-based whole foods. Treat yourself this St. Patrick’s Day to a naturally green sweet treat!
Chocoholics stay anonymous – we promise!
Bonus: all you need is 10 minutes and a food processor
Creamy vegan sibling to our awesome chocolate popsicle, this silken tofu vegan ice cream is cooling, sweet and healthy. Have a scoop and be ready to fall in love with the flavor.
This is so good you should check it out now! Here’s the recipe,
- Blend ripe frozen banana, silken tofu, cacao powder, vanilla extract and sugar until homogenous and creamy.11 oz banana, 9 oz silken tofu, 5 tbsp cacao powder, 2 tbsp vanilla extract, 2 tbsp sugar
- Immediately place in a container with a lid on and freeze overnight.
- Take out of the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Serve 2-3 scoops per person.
- If you have the time, once the ice cream is mostly frozen take it out, put in the blender, and blend completely again. Take back to the container immediately and freeze until it’s solid again. This will result in a smoother ice cream with smaller ice crystals.
- Use very ripe bananas, otherwise you’ll have to add more processed sugar to compensate. Slice or chop them, and freeze them before making the ice cream.
- You can serve this chilled, not frozen, like a chocolate pudding/vegan custard.
Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake (No-Bake, Nut-Free)Check out the recipe here
Ready in: 20 minutes plus 4 hours to chill
Recipe by: AddictedToDates
Bonus: a really decadent dessert to wow your friends
Easy vegan chocolate cheesecake with an oreo cookie crust and chocolate ganache sauce. This vegan cheesecake is no-bake and made without cashews. The perfect decadent chocolatey dessert for any occasion.
Chocolate Hazelnut Tart (Vegan)Check out the recipe here
Ready in: 20 minutes plus 2 hours to chill
Recipe by: AddictedToDates
Bonus: a delicious dessert to share
A deliciously creamy and rich hazelnut chocolate mousse filling in a chocolate shortbread crust.
This Vegan Hazelnut Chocolate Tart is easy to make, coconut-free can be adapted as gluten-free, and best of all, tastes like Nutella!
Chocolate Chai Pot de CrèmeCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: EvergreenKitchen
Bonus: a yummy chocolate dessert with a hint of Chai
Silky chocolate pot de cremes, without dairy or eggs. This is the best of easy vegan desserts: all you need is a blender (no baking required!).
Chai spices add a delicious twist, but this recipe can be easily adapted to be made without.
Vegan Chocolate MousseCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: JoyfulDumplings
Bonus: great for anyone with a sweet tooth in just 15 minutes
Vegan Tofu Chocolate Mousse is airy, rich, creamy, and unbelievably Good! This is definitely the winner of vegan mousse.
Wait, there are more silken tofu dessert recipes coming!
Easy Pumpkin PieCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 1 hour 20 minutes
Recipe by: CookEatLoveLive
Bonus: a dairy-free take on a classic holiday treat
A variation of a traditional favorite. A cookie crumb crust filled with delicious pumpkin pie filling.
Vanilla Vegan PuddingCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 20 minutes and 4 hours to chill
Recipe by: VeggieInspired
Bonus: gluten-free, vegan, and only 5 ingredients
Quick and easy Vanilla Vegan Pudding. Just a few ingredients are needed to make this creamy dairy-free treat. Top it with your favorite berries for a light summer dessert.
Easy Vegan TiramisuCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 30 minutes plus 4 hours to chill
Recipe by: RainbowNourishments
Bonus: a vegan version of the Italian classic
Easy vegan tiramisu using only 5 core ingredients and no cream cheese! This dessert takes only 20 minutes to prepare and is as creamy and delicious as the classic!
How can you possibly pick from those for your next dinner party?
Silken tofu is a great versatile ingredient suited to anyone whether on a vegan diet or not! and it works great in place of eggs in baking for sure! Its softness when blended really creates the perfect texture.
I bet you can’t wait to bake!
So there you have it, a round-up of a dozen amazing silken tofu dessert recipes (if you like this, try some high protein low carb desserts next!). If this is a new ingredient to you, the best way to try it is to take the first step and go buy some silken tofu today!
Find an easy recipe like the one in our recipe card and have fun!
You could experiment with different flavors, try mixing with lemon juice for a tangy kick, or melted chocolate. Vanilla extract would give a lovely sweet taste to any dessert!
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Silken Tofu Desserts FAQs
What can you use silken tofu for?
Silken tofu can be used in sweet or savory recipes. In main dishes, desserts, or even sides.
Take a look at what I think are the 26 Best Silken Tofu Recipes for loads of meal inspiration!
What desserts can be made from tofu?
Is silken tofu good for baking?
Yes! I think this list is proof that silken tofu is great for baking! Silken tofu is available at any time of year from your local grocery store and it provides a great texture for the perfect dessert.
There are loads of vegan silken tofu recipes as you can see above, you can use it in anything from a silken tofu chocolate mousse to a cheesecake and beyond (not to mention the general possibilities for vegan tofu recipes!).