Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mori-Nu Mates / Tofu Pudding

Mori-Nu Mates / Tofu Pudding
Ready to dive into that chocolate goodness?

Let me start off by saying that I don't really remember where I found these pudding packages.  I think it was at my local Earth Fare but they can be purchased online at Morinaga (Mori-Nu).

Have you ever noticed that whatever it is you are craving, it isn't in your house?  That seems to be the case so many times for me.  I think I'm going to be really good and not eat something so while I'm at the store, a conscious decision is made not to bring it home.  Well......

So, here I was craving chocolate ice cream and not having any in the freezer.  Frozen yogurt is usually a safe bet but I didn't have that either.  What's a girl to do?

I did have tofu though and I found a vanilla and chocolate pudding mix.  Mixed the chocolate all up and slipped it right into the freezer to harden a bit.

Chocolate Mori-Nu Tofu Ice Cream

The frozen version was a bit "icy" for me.  In fairness to the pudding package, it did not have instructions to make it into soy ice cream.  I think next time, I'll try adding some instant coffee to give it a bit more of a mocha flavor and try adding coconut cream to give it a little creamier consistency when frozen.  If I do that, it might be more like Wendy's Frosty or Arby's Ja-Mocha.  YUM!

Overall, I did like this as a pudding and will certainly try it again and perhaps make a chocolate dream pie.  The frozen version, like I mentioned above, needs a little work on my end.  :-)

If you're looking for some vegan recipes or ideas to entice children or non-tofu eaters, take a look at the recipe section of Mori-Nu.  Did you see their vegan version of key-lime pie?
P.S.,  Have you tried this product?  What is your favorite tofu recipe?  Did you have better luck changing this pudding into dreamy vegan version of ice cream?

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