Soy Pudding | Silken Tofu and chocolate dessert recipe
For a self proclaimed Tofu lover, this blog doesn't seem to carry as many tofu recipes as I would like to! Only recently when I was asked for one tofu recipe, that I claimed in some post as a favorite, did it occur to me (a quick search did it) that the number of tofu recipes in this site are pathetic to say the least. Had to rectify that pronto, hence we come to today's post. Thought of starting out on a sweet note and hence a dessert it is. Of course, its vegan and needless to say - its chocolate! If you chocolate lovers are looking disgusted and are ogling at me for having wasted precious chocolate with tofu - please, wait! hear me out! You HAVE to TRUST me on this -  You won't taste the tofu at all and that's a PROMISE!
Soy Pudding | Silken Tofu and chocolate dessert recipe
One of the best things I like about cooking is exploring new food products (there are zillion out there) and new ways of cooking them. If I was asked to cook the same mundane things again and again - I would have given up on cooking ages ago leave alone have a blog. One such exploration acquainted me with this brand of Japanese tofu. I LOVE it! I use it for anything and everything. I find it perfect to substitute it for most of the non vegetarian recipes. It holds well.  There are only 2 brands of tofu that I use and this is one. This was the first recipe I tried when I got this silken tofu (firm). I will follow up with many more personal favorites in the days to come. If you can't find find this brand, you can use regular silken tofu that you find in your local stores too.
Soy Pudding | Silken Tofu and chocolate dessert recipe
The most important thing to keep in mind for this dessert is refrigeration time. The more you keep it, better the taste. Since tofu is bland, its essential that you give it time to absorb the flavors from other ingredients added to it. Stronger the flavor better the tofu. Hence, just like you would do for the regular recipes, even a dessert needs its sitting time for a lip smacking tofu based recipe. The prep time is a joke and the cooking time minimal. Sure worth a try :)
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  • Serves: 4 people
  • Yields: Serves 4-5 people or 2 chocolate lovers!
  • 1 packet (12.3 oz) Mori Nu Organic Silken Tofu (firm) (or use regular silken tofu)
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or use Vegan chocolate chips)
  • 1 tbsp water
1. Combine the water and chocolate chips on top of a double boiler to melt. Bump up the chocolate chips to 3/4 cup for a more chocolaty taste. I found 2/3 perfect for my needs.
2. Stir until melted and the chocolate is smooth. Set aside.
3. Meanwhile drain the water from the tofu and drop it in a blender.
4. Puree until smooth.
5. Add the melted chocolate to the pureed tofu.
6. Give it another whirl in the blender until well combined.
7. IMPORTANT STEP: Refrigerate this for at least 2 hours. The longer you keep it, better for the tofu and chocolate to mingle. This picture is after 2.5 hours. See how it has thickened?
I piped it into ramekins and served them. You can toss in few raspberries, dust them with cocoa powder or like me - just serve them as it is! Its pure chocolate indulgence!
Soy Pudding | Silken Tofu and chocolate dessert recipe

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3 Member Reviews

By Aneera on Aug 10, 2013

A very easy, quick and simple recipe. Couldn't find the organic version of mori-nu and used the regular kind. Tasted a bit of the pudding pre-refrigeration and it was very tasty - not a hint of tofu. I did have to add a few drops of milk to aid my blender along the mixing process of the tofu -- perhaps that's why mine has a very pudding like consistency rather than the mousse some of you folks have been lucky to have. Maybe on my next try! Because I'm very sure I'll be making this again and again and again. 

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By Nivedhanams on Sep 4, 2012

I was very skeptical about this dish as I have people in the house who are not TOFU lovers, but I love TOFU. I bookmarked this pudding as soon as I saw it and wanting to do this for long!!! The pudding has such a simple and detailed explanation that one could hardly go wrong.. Thanks for DK!!!!.. Everybody at home enjoyed it and nobody could spot the TOFU in it!!!! Amazing recipe for both TOFU lovers and TOFU non-lovers..

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By Rachel on Sep 8, 2015

How many grams of chocolate is in 2/3 or 3/4 cup of chocolate chips? Thanks!

By Sandhya on Sep 23, 2014

Hi DK, Can I pipe these on cupcakes? Will the consistency be good enough for piping? TIA

By Sandhya on Sep 23, 2014

Hi DK, Can I pipe these on cupcakes? Will the consistency be good enough for that? TIA

By Alice on Jun 19, 2014

I just made some and it's delicious. Not quite sweet enough for my kids, though. That's probably because I used bittersweet (65%) chips. I added some agave, but I think it could also work with soaked dates, which I would prefer to use next time.

By PS on May 6, 2014

Hi DK! The tofu chocolate pudding recipe is a master piece! My family loves it! I have made it for my guests - they loved it! I work with diabetic patients, especially pregnant women - they are all uniformly dessert starved. I gave out the recipe to some of my patients - they love it too! I just substitute with bitter-sweet chocolate, and have them top it up with roasted nuts and fresh fruit - and that's a great snack for any diabetic! Keep up the great work! I've enjoyed making the dal makhani and the badam kheer too - they turned out just great :) Looking forward to more fun vegetarian recipes.

I am so glad to hear that. Thank you :) --DK

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[...] For the silken tofu, I had a more creative plan!  Because I don’t eat tofu very often, I didn’t want to over do it when adding it into my meals.   I had heard of using tofu to make chocolate mousse/pudding before, so I decided to give that a shot!  I modified this recipe here. [...]

By Harsha on Mar 20, 2014

I love the recipe. I am surely going to try it. I love the suggestions regarding the vanilla essense n the addition of nuts. Thanks

By Nisha on Mar 19, 2014

Hi :) just a little doubt pls help me clear -But why water? As far as I know water is chocolate's greatest enemy ? Won't the chocolate go bad while we heat it along with water?

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By Anonymus on Feb 9, 2014

It's awesome :-D

By sujatha on Feb 4, 2014

:-o :wink: :-? :?: :!: :!:

By Gail on Jan 9, 2014

Wow! I am a believer now. I added instant coffee powder, vanilla extract, and 1 Tb. agave. Topped with pecans, or cinnamon, or salt. Wonderful! Thank you!

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By Astha on Dec 4, 2013

Is there any substitute for tofu?? and can i use cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips?

By susy on Oct 17, 2013

it was toOOOo gOOOOOOOOOd!!!!!!!

By Evelyn Meyer on Sep 26, 2013

I am interested in your recipes but need to watch my calorie intake. Do you ever list the calories in a recipe?

By Nasra on Sep 21, 2013

I make mine with cocoa (dark) and some honey or stevia. Love it!!

By Mehjabeen on Sep 3, 2013

:( I am using cooking chocolate morde milk compound instead of chocolate chips so it will be fine

By Nadia on Aug 6, 2013

:mrgreen: I added some coconut flakes and bourbon vanilla into mine... SO GOOOOOD~~~!

By Rachelenium on Jun 30, 2013

:lol: I made a few adjustments to this recipe and it turned out to be orgasmic. The base recipe is great - and perfect for any number of adjustments. I had 100% cocoa in the house so wanted to add quite a lot of sweetness to compensate for the bitterness. I took the advice of others and added 3 dates (dried but softened in boiling water) and 4 soft dried prunes. Then I could remembered the two overripe bananas I didn't know what to do with. I used the comment recommendation of one part chocolate to two parts tofu and that plus the sweet dried fruits and banana have made a dessert to die for - not too sweet with great flavour combo of dark chocolate and fruit. It also ticks a lot of boxes for me as a pregnant veggie lady who is craving sweets but not wanting to eat too much sugar and constantly trying to find yummy ways to get more protein in her diet. And with the recommendation to microwave the chocolate (which i did on low power for longer) it is too easy to not make! This is going in my regular recipes file. Simply awesome.

By Jess on Jun 1, 2013

Non-vegan here, wandering the internet, linked in from a recipe about paneer/whole milk ricotta. Made the recipe, Oh Dear God! How have I missed this my whole life? What else have I been missing?

By jes on May 28, 2013

BLEND 1 pkg drained silken tofu 1/2 - 1/3 c unsweetened cocoa (to taste) 3 large medjool dates (or additional agave syrup) to taste refrigerate and indulge!

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By Jo on Apr 20, 2013

Good recipe. But just microwave your chocolate, about two minutes and a half. Chocolate needs about 8oz for every 16oz of TOFU. I finised the tofu and chocolate, and the clean up and had a bowl of tofu chocolate pudding in less than 45 minutes, but I microwaved the chocolate until it melted. Took about 2:30 minutes

By Lynda on Apr 18, 2013

:wink: What a surprise! As a former tofu hater myself, I had no positive expectations for this recipe. I ate one full serving without a pause. I'm calling my 'adaptation' "Tootsie Roll Pudding". I used dark choc., chips, dutch cocoa, and a little orange flavoring with a little orange zest on top. It's a winner.

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By Querino de Freitas on Apr 4, 2013

I love chic puddings, we had all the time at home...Will try it with tofu...for a change...Thanks Querino

By irene on Apr 2, 2013

can i use paneer in this instead of tofu? will it be the same??\ really loved the recipes on chocolate.. hope to get a reply soon! :wink:

I havent tried it myself, so no idea. Will have to experiment :) --DK

By Meg on Mar 31, 2013

Tasty! I used Dr. Lucy's gluten/dairy/nut free cookies For a crust & added carob powder & agave syrup to filling!

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By Cassandra on Feb 7, 2013

Mine didn't look nearly as pretty as yours but was DELISH! Yum! I've made it twice already and shared the recipe link with my father-in-law. Thank you so much!

By brittany on Feb 3, 2013

how long will this keep in the fridge before its expired?

By Mike on Jan 27, 2013

Tried this recipe with almond flavoured soft tofu. Was amazing!

By Dunstan Harding on Jan 7, 2013

8-O I've found if you add two tablespoons of Dutch processed cocoa and two to three tablespoons of honey or Blue Agave syrup, the result is comparable to luscious fudge pie. Put it in a your favorite pastry shell and you have an incredibly rich dessert.

That's a wonderful idea. Thank you. Can't wait to try it out --DK

By Carolyn on Dec 25, 2012

Do you have any recommendations to fix pudding that turned out grainy? Or possible causes for it so I can try again? Thank you!

By raghavi bajaj on Dec 16, 2012

:wink: very easy and tempting tofu pudding... can use chocolate slab instead of choco chips.. :idea:

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By Ash on Oct 28, 2012

how to make chocolate pudding instead of tofu? :)

By Sophia on Oct 27, 2012

I will be making:this delicious desert for dinner.... Can't wait. -| i

By Romesh on Oct 19, 2012

In India , what chocolate chips can be used for this preparation

By Rachelle on Sep 10, 2012

Tropical Source chocolate chips should taste twice as good. They are twice as expensive.

By 明輝子 (Akiko) on Aug 13, 2012

I know some people have said it's "impossible" or "difficult" to find vegan chocolate chips. This is so NOT true. Tropical Source has been making vegan chocolate chips forever. They're also gluten-free and fair trade. You just won't typically find them in a conventional grocery store, though you can always request the manager to carry them. All they can tell you is no, so what is the harm in asking. But, until then, go to any organic store, or store that offers a lot for vegans and you should find them. You can even order them on the internet. Most of all, they taste amazing and better than Ghiradelli's both in texture and taste. I find Ghiradelli's dark chocolate to be bitter, where as Sunspire's Tropical Source, you can eat them right out of the bag and find pure ecstasy.. lol! Here is a link to some on Amazon.. they sell fast. For Ryan Mesler.. "How it all Vegan" contains a recipe for chocolate pudding that uses cocoa powder.. it's very good. It's sugar content is a bit high, but who eats pudding everyday? (─‿‿─)

By Johnny Punx on Aug 10, 2012

:!: :mrgreen: awesome recipe!! I gotta try it. To those worried about vegan chips, as am i, whole.foods brand 365 sells officially marked Vegan chocolate chips! Ive used them for cookies, muffins. They dont taste waxy, and they use cocoa butter and ground vanilla beans, theyre amazing!

By Nark on Aug 8, 2012

I am anxious to try this - are you ever able to get some nutritional values with these recipes??? like protein - carbs - sugars - fats - calories??

By Nicole Shelby on Jul 24, 2012

Ghiradelli's semi-sweet chocolate chips ARE vegan. Lots of dark chocolate ones are too.

By Ryan mesler on Jun 28, 2012

Not to be a downer but regular chocolate chips are not vegan. Most of them contain milk. It's actually pretty hard for me to to find pure cocoa chips. Easiest solution for me is to use Hershey cocoa powder. Could you recommend a modification of this recipe using that ingredient?

Oh thanks for the reminder Ryan. I came to know of that a while ago, but forgot to update here. Will add a note about this. Given that I havent tried it yet with cocoa powder, I am unable to give details regarding that. If I try using that, I will def. update that info here. --DK

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By Lisa on May 7, 2012

wow! This was my first tofu recipe... I am sold on tofu. I can't wait to try more of your recipes. :!:

By Kara on May 6, 2012

This recipe is so delicious!! And easy--usually vegan desserts are overly involved. I think it's more like mousse than pudding, which works out because mousse is better!

By Frankie on May 3, 2012

I made this using carob chips, added a couple of drops of vanilla, and it was out of this world! Thanks for the recipe!

By Cindy on Feb 21, 2012

This is exactly what i was looking for! I'm really excited to try this out. I'm an omnivore, but i want to start incorporating more raw meals and vegan foods into my nutrition. I've been wanting to make this recipe for a while and im glad i looked it up again because this is a lovely recipe. Thanks! I also loved the ramekin look so much im running to the store to pick a few up. :) Definitely going to look up more recipes offered on your site.

By Suzie on Feb 20, 2012

Like you, I am a huge lover of tofu. I'd eat it every meal if I had the chance. I especially love tofu chocolate pudding, just like the recipe you shared above. However, to a little kick you could add a little chili to the mix, some orange zest and ginger...yum~ Thank you for reminding me how amazing this dessert is.

By Cecilia on Feb 6, 2012

Made this today to use up some leftover silken tofu I had. You should have heard the bowl scraping from the staunch tofu hater in this house, lol! I'm so sneaky :) So glad I found your blog! I'm looking forward to trying your cauliflower fritters and making ricotta...

By Lisa on Feb 6, 2012

Same flavor ready in one minute -- tofu, cacoa powder, chocolate extract and two packets of stevia.... toss all in food processor, enjoy! 8)

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By Nedra on Jan 19, 2012

:wink: I had trouble puréeing the tofu. I had to add water. When I added my melted carob it was ok. What am I doing incorrectly? It tasted divine.

By Priya on Jan 8, 2012

Hi I tried this recipe for our last party and everyone loved it. Did not tell them it was made with Tofu and the expressions were worth watching after they ate it and realized it was Tofu. Thank you for the recipe!

By samee on Jan 5, 2012

:-P tofu telugu meaning cheppandi.

By Suebee on Jan 5, 2012

Dont use cottage cheese even tofu haters will love this I make this and my family loves it but they would never eat tofu! Haha. I use strong coff instead of the water. Sometimes I add jut a bit of extract of almond

By Sophie on Jan 4, 2012

I made this tasty & easy superb tofu dessert! I loved it so much! I also made this with vegan dark chocolate chips! So good! :) Many greetings from a foodie fan from Belgium! :)

By charanya deva on Dec 18, 2011

WOW LUKS YUMMY. can i use cottage cheese instead of tofu?

By charanya deva on Dec 18, 2011

can i use cottage cheese instead of tofu?

By A on Dec 11, 2011

Hey.. isn't this Alton Brown's mooless chocolate pudding.. have made it from the food network website

No idea! Its not much of a recipe anyways!

By Tasha on Nov 18, 2011

My son loves pdding and has recently been put on a gluten free casein free diet. I can't wait to try this out with him. So excited to find a pudding recipe he can eat!

By Mel on Jul 12, 2011

Hi there, do you have any nutritional info on this at all? Looks great!

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By Qi Ting @ Misadventures of Fat free Baking on Jun 30, 2011

Looks delicious! Do you think it has the right consistency to be used as a frosting or filling for cakes? :)

I actually piped them into my ramekins while serving. So I assume that that's good enough for frosting. --DK

By nikita on May 1, 2011

Hi! I am looking forward to making this-except, instead of chocolate chips, can i use a dark chocolate brand easily available in local stores? such as bournville? If not, please suggest alternatives.Thanks1

By Tammy on Apr 16, 2011

Like your site!! first time here and I am enjoying looking around. However, I was disappointed that the recipies dont have a nutrition breakdown and how many calories are in each serving.

By Andreea on Apr 16, 2011

simply DELICIOUS! I can't tell enough how I much I love this receipe. Thanks for sharing it

By love2cook on Apr 14, 2011

Simply irresistible pudding...makes me salivate! ;)

By Eunice on Apr 3, 2011

This is splendid! I have never thought you can mix up tofu and chocolate to create a delicious treat. I must admit that I really love chocolate and with this, I think I can lose some pounds while enjoying the delight of eating chocolate. Thanks and keep up the good work!

By Sweet Artichoke on Mar 24, 2011

What a lovely presentation! using silk tofu is my favourite way of making chocolate mousse. Goes very well with some orange zest or a few drop of rose water :-)

By bhuvanasurya2001 on Mar 21, 2011

hi dhivys, found the same tofu here in india... though it is a bit costly, it is worth a try. Made some chilli garlic tofu this weekend. Going to try ur tofu chocolate pudding soon... shall def post it here, once am satisfied with my version of this recipe :wink:

By Priya Srinivasan on Mar 20, 2011

Looks Awesome!!!

By Madhuram on Mar 17, 2011

Another interesting and a hit recipe in our house is, blending silken tofu, peanut butter, banana, chocolate syrup and a couple of ice cubes for a filling smoothie.

By Madhuram on Mar 17, 2011

This one is my favorite too. Stunning pictures Dhivi. Though I haven't tried the vegan version because I've haven't found vegan chocolate chips here. You should try blending mango puree and tofu for a tofu-mango pudding. That's awesome too.

By Sneha Benny on Mar 16, 2011

Lovely Pudding !!! I have got an award for you. Please come by and collect it. :-)

By sukanya on Mar 16, 2011

wow what a lovely pudding, unique combo choco-tofu, though never heard I like the folds in it and pics are very tempting

By Bhuvaneshwari on Mar 15, 2011

I am a person who does not have a liking for tofu.. i don't know why :( Maybe the tofu available at the local stores here r making me sick of the original taste. Shall try this recipe... but i am not a chocolate lover too.. can i try this with some other variant??? any ideas dhivys :?:

By Hemal on Mar 15, 2011

Just made it..has come out super ! and no sugar, cream, butter..high on nutrition and taste. thanks for this one DK..(you get exactly the same pack of silken tofu here in mumbai at matunga)

By CurryLeaf on Mar 15, 2011

:P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P Love this. The localbrand available here is not good for this.It is tangy and crumbly and watersoaked. Mori Nu is expensive here,but for this I think worth the money. :P :P : P

By Priya on Mar 14, 2011

Wat a fabulous looking pudding....

By Lata Raja on Mar 14, 2011

I am beginning to love tofu....did not know you might use it in a dessert dish.

By Smita on Mar 14, 2011

delicious... love your clicks.. very yummy !!

By Vimitha on Mar 14, 2011

Tofu and choc... Its very different... But OMG the final product is drool worthy. Lovely clicks :-D