Now and again you have to indulge your sweet tooth. If you love a good chilled chocolate pie or rich silky pudding, you’re going to love this vegan/vegetarian easy to make chocolate pie that can win over any omnivore. My vegetarian friend made it for me a decade ago when I was a meat-loving omnivore and it has remained one of my favorite pies ever since. The filling also makes a superb chocolate pudding to eat as a dessert all by itself!
All you need to make the pie is a prepared pie crust and three ingredients: non-dairy milk, chocolate chip morsels, and tofu. Don’t let the tofu turn you off. It works as a vehicle for the chocolate and helps with the thickening process along with the chips to create a pie slice that isn’t gooey but cuts and rests nicely on your fork like a good cheesecake. The 1st bite will be so good that you’ll be a tofu convert for life.
Here’s how to make either the pie filling or a stand alone pudding.
- 12 ounces silken tofu (drained, patted dry)
- 1 3/4 cups dairy-free chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark)
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or another dairy-free milk)
Looking for vegan chocolate morsels? I love dark chocolate so I use Enjoy Life’s dark chocolate morsels made from only unsweetened chocolate and cane sugar. Typically dark chocolate contains less sugar than semi-sweet but I find it more than sweet enough for this recipe.
Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler or on low in a small saucepan or in the microwave in 30 second increments. Once melted, work quickly to add to a blender along with the tofu and almond (or other dairy free) milk. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute, scraping down the sides as needed.
Pour over crust and smooth. Cover and freeze until set. Alternatively, refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until pretty firm. For easiest serving and longer storage, freeze.
Serve and top with coconut whipped cream and berries. Will keep in the fridge for several days, though best when fresh. Freeze for up to a few weeks, covered well.
That’s all there is to it! Whether you make a pie or go for pudding, this decadent dessert is sure to please. Your taste-buds will definitely thank you and who doesn’t love that?
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