When you have some extra tofu in the fridge but you’re not quite in the mood for fried or baked tofu, why not make a tasty, dairy-free dessert? This version, shared with Go Dairy Free by Chef Mark Reinfeld, features plenty of nutritious ingredients in the crust and filling. Add the optional chocolate topping, fresh fruit, or another favorite cheesecake topic.
If you prefer a really thick, creamy milkshake, silken tofu is the key to making a great shake. The smooth, dense tofu makes for an ideal milkshake texture when blended without influencing the taste. This chocolate milkshake by CafeAronzo on Food.com is an easy-to-follow recipe, and you can easily customize the ingredients to make different milkshake flavors.
3. Cheese Sauce
No need to pick up a jar of cheese sauce at the grocery. Instead, grab some tofu and make a much more flavorful version with this recipe from A Virtual Vegan. Enjoy it as a dip for veggies or sauce for nachos, or combine it with noodles for a dairy-free mac-and-cheese.
4. Pumpkin Pie
Fall is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning some autumnal recipes for the season. Using silken tofu, you can make this easy pumpkin pie by The Top Meal, that only requires about 5 minutes of prep time and just six ingredients.
5. Cream Cheese
Not only can you make a hearty cream cheese substitute with tofu, but you can also make it in just a few minutes. In the time it takes to toast your favorite bagel, you can whip up a tofu-based cream cheese. Mix in veggies or fruit to make a flavored version based on this recipe from The Hidden Veggies.
Mousse is an indulgent treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s typically made with heavy cream and egg yolks, but you can also make it with silken tofu. The result? A rich, creamy dessert that pairs perfectly with fresh fruit. Try this recipe by The Conscious Plant Kitchen to get started.
You don’t need eggs to whip up a fluffy quiche. Tofu is a great substitute here, and it can easily be made to have a more egg-like flavor with ingredients like nutritional yeast or smoky salt. This recipe from Loving It Vegan adds mushrooms and spinach, but feel free to incorporate your favorite veggies to customize it.