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Jun 8, 2008 03:26 AM

TOFU ... desserts?

Does anyone have a recipe for tofu cookies???
Or know a really good brand that makes organic soy or tofu ice cream??? A friend told me about soy ice cream, but they're pretty pricey for ice cream and I don't want to spend a lot and just throw it away.

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  1. Hi hello!

    I'm afraid I can't answer your specific question, but I've been substituting silken tofu for the egg yolks in strawberry pot de creme (as described in this post and in petit pot au chocolat (described in the same thread) and thought the silken tofu had a lovely, smooth texture. I don't know if that helps, but I would most definitely be interested in hearing about some other dessert applications for tofu if anyone's got some!


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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      Are you trying to go dairy-free? If so, neither the recipes I mentioned above nor this one will work for you, but Heidi Swanson has this recipe that calls for tofu to make a pie

      But she does have this vegan chocolate mousse recipe as well as this chocolate and green tea pudding (vegan) recipe I've been dying to try (maybe I'll do that today!)

      Good luck! If you try these or any others, I would love to hear how it goes for you! I am always looking for ways to sneak more protein into my desserts to help keep my blood sugar stable and wish I could find more way to use the lovely, aptly-named silken tofu.


    2. I am a big fan of the Soy Delicious decadent flavors which is now called So Delicious. I just had some of their mocha almond fudge. It is expensive but they have lots of great flavors and it being expensive actually helps you eat less of it, and less often. I think that's a good thing.
      It tastes best when you let it sit for a few minutes rather than eating it hard.

      I have never heard of tofu cookies but do make tofu puddings as described. They are yummy.

      Good luck.

      1. Try for some nice tofu recipes. There's a chocolate silk pie recipe, a blueberry muffin recipe, and a couple of others. Vegetarian Times is also a good source of vegan recipes as well. Soy Delicious is great and comes in several flavors. The texture is good, not too grainy or slimey.

        1. There is this Chinese/Vietnamese dessert of chilled sweetened soy milk with chunks of silken tofu floating in it. You eat it with a spoon. Maybe someone could give a recipe. I'm sure you could use Splenda or some other healthy sweetener instead of sugar.

          1. Yes, anything from Turtle Mountain (Purely Decadent and So Delicious lines) is excellent and their products go on sale a lot for $2 or $2.50 a pint. They have a new line made with coconut milk that is awesome. I reviewed it here -

            For soy ice cream though, my favorite brand is Whole Soy & Co., but I have only seen it at Whole Foods. It is excellent, yet low in fat surprisingly.

            Never seen tofu cookies. You can replace the eggs in cookies with pureed tofu, 1/4 cup for each egg, but I have never tried it.