Monday, June 20, 2011

Meatless Monday: Vegan Chocolate Pot de Creme

Vegan Chocolate Pot de Creme

I love summer entertaining. On Saturday night, we had a group of friends over for a simple dinner of grilled turkey and organic grassfed beef burgers. We had plenty of wine, but I knew that any great party needs a great dessert.

However, as I wrote about in my new Hawaii Women's Journal column, I harbor a serious fear of baking. I also like to make "healthier desserts." So for my party, I decided that I wanted to make a Vegan Chocolate Pot de Creme. What's awesome about this dessert, besides the fact that it's super healthy, is that it requires no cooking whatsoever. It's also fast to make and only necessitates a few ingredients. Oh, and did I mention that it looks stunningly beautiful?

The resulting dish is very rich, almost like a flourless chocolate cake. This dessert is for the serious chocolate lovers amongst you. I served it with fresh summer berries, for the perfect ending to a lovely dinner party. Enjoy!



Vegan Chocolate Pot de Creme
Adapted from Eat, Live, Run 
Prep time: about 10 minutes
Vegan; gluten-free
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk
  • 1 12-oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces silken tofu, drained
  • shaved dark chocolate
  • fresh mint leaves for garnishing

Directions
  1. Melt the chocolate chips using a double boiler or in a large metal bowl placed over a pot of simmering water. 
  2. Once they’ve melted, add the chocolate almond milke, the vanilla extract and the tofu. Stir to break up the tofu and combine.
  3. Place mixture in a blender or vita-mix and process for about thirty seconds, or until completely smooth. 
  4. Pour into shot glasses or small bowls.
  5. Shave dark chocolate on top and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
  6. Chill in the fridge for an hour and a half or so before serving. 

Source for Ingredients
  •  chocolate almond milk, organic tofu, semi-sweet chocolate chips, organic mint, and organic dark chocolate from Trader Joe's
  • organic vanilla extract from Whole Foods

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