Silken Creations is a new non-dairy, tofu dessert starter from Nasoya®. It’s made from whole soybeans and sweetened with natural cane juice. It’s low in calories (only 110-120 per half cup serving), low in fat (only 1-1.5 grams per serving) and a good source of protein (3 grams per serving), too. Each 1/2 cup serving is 2 Weight Watchers POINTS.
Silken Creations is also lactose free, vegan, gluten free, kosher, cholesterol free, and all natural. Perfect to serve when your vegan friends or gluten free friends come over.
It’s available in three flavors – dark chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. You can eat it plain like pudding, bake it into a pie, make smoothies out of it, or my kids’ favorite, turn it into frozen treats.
Cooking with Nasoya Silken Creations
Nasoya sent me four packages to try – 2 chocolates and one each of vanilla and strawberry. I made a Chocolate Silk Pie and the Strawberry Cream Pie. Both were delicious and extremely easy to make. However, if you tell people it’s a tofu pie, they won’t eat it. So I ended up eating most of the pies myself – and gaining a pound that week. Dang.
Also, since it’s nearly impossible to find premade gluten free or vegan pie shells, I would like to find a recipe to use Silken Creations in a pie without a crust, i.e., something more like a crème brulee. I assume you could cook up Silken Creations in a greased pie plate or ramekins, but I was too afraid to experiment and burn it accidentally.
I also found eating Silken Creations plain (just out of the container with no additions) enjoyable, though the strawberry was toothachingly sweet. The dark chocolate was decadent and reminded me of chocolate mousse, but not quite as fluffy.
The big hit with my family was using Silken Creations to make popsicles. Popsicles are just one of those good things in life, so who cares if it’s made out of tofu?
Chocolate Fudgsicles with Strawberries
Makes approximately 6 popsicles
- 1 package Nasoya® Dark Chocolate Silken Creations
- 1/2 pint of strawberries
- Remove stems from strawberries.
- Rinse and spin in a salad or berry spinner to remove excess water.
- Cut into small chunks, about 1/4 inch in diameter.
- Pour the Nasoya® Dark Chocolate Silken Creations into a bowl. Add strawberry pieces and mix.
- Spoon the mixture into 6 popsicle molds. We had leftover mix, so small paper cups with wooden craft sticks can be in addition or in place of the popsicle molds. We ate the leftovers with a spoon.
- Freeze over night and enjoy.
Weight Watchers POINTS per popsicle = 1.5 to 2 depending on size of popsicle mold
Tips and variations:
- I was concerned that the cut up strawberries would sink to the bottom, but Silken Creations was thick enough so it didn’t happen
- Use different kinds of fruit like kiwi, banana, or raspberries. Get creative!
- Use vanilla or strawberry Nasoya Silken Creations instead of the chocolate. (We tried vanilla with strawberries mixed, too.)
- For an extra nutritional kick, add a teaspoon of flax seed oil or ground flax seed for extra Omega-3. The kids won’t notice.
- Add some mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, or small candy pieces like M&Ms or sprinkles for a decadent treat.
- Make striped popsicles. Pour one kind of Nasoya Silken Creations into the popsicle mold. Freeze for several hours until firm. Then pour another kind into the top part. Freeze overnight and enjoy. If you’re really patient, try making three of four stripes, or adding extras like fruit or sprinkles to the layers.
Disclosure: Nasoya also sent a ceramic pie plate and measuring cup with their logo on both, a spatula, a pie cutter, and a coupon for one more package of Silken Creations.