6 Protein-Rich Tofu Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Who says tofu has to be limited to savory dishes only? Thanks to its neutral flavor and smooth texture, tofu desserts are totally a thing. Plus, because tofu is plant-based, you can share your sweet creations with friends who are avoiding dairy. Whether you’re craving ice cream, cheesecake, a brownie, or something else, you’ll find a new favorite in this collection.
1. Tofu Mousse
We love chocolate avocado mousse as much as anyone – but this mousse, featuring silken tofu, has 8 grams of protein per serving. Plus, it’s so smooth and decadent, rich and chocolatey. We love all the ways you can customize it, too, by adding peanut butter, or orange zest, or peppermint extract.
Try this recipe from Dietitian Debbie.
2. Tofu Ice Cream with Six Flavors
Speaking of customizable desserts, here’s a luscious plant-based ice cream with 6 different flavor variations, so there’s something for everyone. There are even different directions for whether or not you have an ice cream maker (it’s recommended, but you can do without it). The only question is, which flavor will you choose first? (We’re deciding between strawberry and peanut butter chocolate chip.)
Try this recipe from Andianne.
3. Tofu Cheesecake
How can you make cheesecake without cream cheese or eggs? Easy: Use silken tofu, with some raw cashews added for richness. The result is creamy and decadent, perfectly matched with an oatmeal crust.
Try this recipe from My Quiet Kitchen.
4. Tofu Chocolate Fudge Brownie
These fudgy vegan brownies feature tofu in the brownies themselves and in the ganache frosting. They’re so simple to put together – you can go from “I want brownies” to sinking your teeth into one in less than an hour.
Try this recipe from Plant and Soul.
5. Mind-Blowing Vegan Chocolate Pie
Chocolate silk pie is an all-time favorite sweet treat – and this 5-ingredient version featuring silken tofu also nets you nearly 11 grams of protein. Feel free to swap the almond butter for another nut or seed butter, if you prefer.
Try this recipe from Pinch of Yum.
6. Tofu Lemon Custard
Lemon custard is so bright, tangy, creamy, and satisfying – and you’d never guess this one has a tofu base. All you do is give the tofu, plenty of lemon zest and juice, and a little powdered sugar a whir in the blender, spoon into cups and refrigerate until firm. Top it with whipped coconut cream, some crushed vanilla cookies, or fresh raspberries (or all three!)
Try this recipe from World of Vegan.