This simple Chocolate Silk Pie recipe comes from the About.com author for Vegetarian Cuisine , Jolinda Hackett.
Special Diet Notes: Chocolate Silk Pie
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
For peanut-free: sub in almond or cashew butter. For nut-free: sub in Sunbutter or other favorite seed butter and use a suitable dairy-free milk (coconut, rice, etc)
- 1 (12-ounce) package firm silken tofu
- ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips (like Enjoy Life brand)
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoon dairy-free milk beverage
- 1 pre-made pie crust
- Melt the chocolate chips over low heat, stirring frequently to ensure the chocolate doesn't burn. You can use a double boiler if you have one.
- Once the chocolate is melted, blend together the peanut butter, silken tofu, chocolate and soy milk in blender until smooth and creamy, adding a bit more soy milk if necessary.
- Pour into pie crust and refrigerate until firm, at least one hour.
I’m struggling with severe lactose intolerance therefore I’m substituting various ingredients to make my condition more tolerable. When In Fred Meyer I saw carob chips which seemed a good substitute for chocolate chips. The ingredients, however, showed some sort of dairy. I think it was non-fat milk powder. Of course I’m afraid to use them. Are there carob products that have NO lactose. Since it hides within so many products under so many different names I’m trying to get a better understanding – my next accidental ingestion of dairy may send me to the hospital. Please enlighten me. May your holidays be blessed. Sue
Hi Sue, there are a few companies that make some dairy-free carob products. You can get Sunspire Vegan Carob Chips (the vegan ones specifically) – http://www.sunspire.com/products/baking-chocolate/carob-chips. Simple Foods makes various carob products – http://www.simplefoodsinc.com/ (I haven’t trialed any of these products. At home, I use Chatfield’s carob powder to make my own carob goodies. It seems to be the main brand out there, and available in most stores, and definitely in natural food stores.