Fresh mint flavors this Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Pudding. No extracts or food coloring needed for this delicious treat. Only 129 calories and 20 grams of protein!
Mint is taking over my yard!
That is right, I said the yard. It has left the parameters of the garden and is conquering every corner of land bit by bit. It’s goal, total domination.
To try to hinder its relentless take over Im tossing it in everything. I add it to my cucumber melon salad. One of my favorite uses is muddling it in a large glass of ice tea. I call it monster juice, since the smashed floating mint looks like the dwelling of a swamp monster. “I promise it tastes good” I say to my sister as she eyes my drink suspiciously.
Anyway, another way to use the green herbage is to make Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Pudding.
Who doesn’t like anything Mint Chocolate Chip?
This pudding is thick, rich tasting and infused with fresh mint! I love minty things but I do not care for mint extracts. I think they make everything taste like toothpaste. Keeping things natural, spinach gives it its pretty green color ( I promise you won’t taste it)
Blended Tofu makes it supremely creamy, dairy-free, and low in calories. Cocoa powder adds a touch of chocolate while keeping things low-fat. For the ohhhh so necessary Chip to our mint chocolate concoction cocoa nibs get tossed in the mix.
Enjoy Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Pudding for Breakfast, Dessert, or both. Either way you can get your mint chocolate chip fix the healthy way.
Pin Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Pudding
- ½ cup granulated sugar substitute
- ¼ cup water
- 3 whole mint sprigs
- 2 (12.5 ounce) packages of lite firm silken tofu
- 30 grams (1/3 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
- handful fresh spinach
- 1/1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup cocoa nibs or vegan mini chocolate chips
- Combine sugar and water and mint sprigs in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until candy thermometer registers 250 degrees. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes; strain. Discard mint.
- Combine cooled sugar, tofu, and rest of the ingredients, excluding chocolate chips, in a blender. Process until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide among 4 small bowls and enjoy.
Notes: to get the pudding to come out more green than chocolate like in the pictures you can cut down on the cocoa powder you use. It will have more mint than chocolate flavor.
What is your favorite minty treat?
Is there anything you eat or drink that grosses other people out?
Food Inspired Design
Let food be the inspiration for your next Interior design ! Little Black Domicile found inspiration in the green in this pudding. Go check out this post and get some green ideas for your home!