The Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge which is all about baking and making sweets. Every month we are given two required ingredients to work with. This month it is Lime and Coconut. So summery and tropical! With the amazing and unusual summer temperatures we have had I wanted something light and healthy so I went with a modified version of my tofu pudding recipe.
Yes I said tofu pudding, I have an awesome chocolate version here. You have to get the silken tofu, the softest one. It is very creamy once you whisk it. I just so happen to find one at the store that was coconut flavored. Since it is already a bit sweetened I did not find a need to add sugar. But basically the recipe is silken tofu, sugar and your flavor. In this case if you skip the whip cream you will have a great dairy free dessert.
I was so inspired by Lauren’s Latest coconut lime shots. I am inspired by any dessert in a shot glass or verrine. I already had a coconut flavored tofu but I also added a bit of toasted coconut. Add a little lime juice and zest and you have a light and healthy lime and coconut treat!
One note on the tofu pudding. If you add coca powder or anything solid the texture will be fine. In my case I only added liquid so the result was a bit too fluid. That is why I added rice flour as a thickening agent. Its a nice trick to know. And always let the pudding set for a good hour before you eat it.
Coconut Lime Tofu Pudding Verrines
- 4 graham crackers ground
- 10 oz 300 gr silken coconut tofu
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 to 3 tablespoon rice flour as need to thicken
- 3/4 teaspoon lime zest
- 1/3 cup toasted coconut
- green food coloring optional
- whipped cream
- Divide graham cracker crumbs evenly between 4 verrines.
- In a small food processor, blend tofu with lemon juice and rice flour until smooth.
- Stir in lime zest, coconut and food coloring.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour or until thickened.
- Spoon evenly between verrines. Top with cream and toasted coconut.
Tofu! I love that you added tofu in a dessert. We have many kinds of tofu puddings in Japan. 🙂 I love your coconut & lime version. YUMMY!
The presentation is beautiful! What a fun, fancy dessert for a dinner party. Yum!
I love lime desserts!This is very interesting tofu dish and looks delicious,Evelyne!
were it not for the title, I would never know there was any tofu involved! very pretty desserts.
Now this is a tofu dish I could go for! Such beautiful verrines!
How clever to do this up with tofu!
I haven’t had tofu pudding in forever – I need to make it again! Love how quick and easy this is, and how customizable. Great recipe, Ev!
Wow..stunning dessert! Love the whole concept and the vibrant green. I have to get tofu soon…your dessert is really tempting!
I so want to make this! I had a gorgeous yuzu tofu pudding in Japan that I’ve wanted to recreate. Perhaps I can using this recipe! 😀
I’m really conflicted about whether I’d eat this or not. Because the only part of that I know I like is “pudding”.
Sooo pretty, Evelyne! And your pudding looks to be both healthy and tasty. Your recipe has been saved to my to-make list =)
Lime and coconut sounds so refreshing together!
Thanks for sharing and thank you for the lovely comment left on my guest post (dulce de leche bars) left on Liz’s blog
What a fascinating recipe! I have to look out for some coconut tofu!!
Looks beautiful, I love the use of tofu!