Chocolate tofu whip

chocolate tofu whip

Growing up Kids!

We went to the cricket match last week and I really felt so different from the previous time I have been to the stadium. This time, there were no innumerable adventures to the toilet, there were no snatching of snacks, there was no whines or little run around adventure. I realised my kids grew up!!!
The last time I was at the stadium I vowed never to go back coz I never saw a single part of the match but needed to be running around with the younger one who was fascinated by the people maze. Being small and really active toddler she weaved through the crowd easily and was so difficult to catch up with. The million handwash trips, the clothes spilled with foodstuff, people staring as we interrupted their precious game and many more reasons were the ones that prompted me to stay away. But now, it is all so different. I don’t miss a single minute of the game. How lovely!
So here we are, revisiting the toddler years of our kids. Going through the pics, remembering the antics, re-enacting some of their lovely words and habits. Oh boy, oh boy the tantrums!!! There is one particular habit about one of my kids at food time! Anything given to eat needed something to dip in. May it be veggies, fruits, idlies or toast, it was all about the dip- dip. The words were hardly there but the gesture to put that little bowl to dip into was super strong. this lead to a collection of dip that we can use at various time.
Sleep-deprived and up to my nose deep in things I don’t want to even remember, couldn’t imagine what I could put in that dip-bowl, worthwhile without all that sugar-loaded ones. Many did not stay in the toddler tantrums, but the sweet chocolate tofu whip served with fruits always stayed. 

Is tofu good for children?

Tofu is one great source of fat-free protein for the young and old alike. Soy is one of the preferred proteins in the vegetarian world next to beans and legumes. (beyond 8 months). As with any foodstuff it has its pros and cons. Tofu or soybean curd is a good source of iron, protein and calcium. It is bland and takes up the flavour which is added to it easily. It is like any other protein digestible after the little tummies are used to a bit heavier proteins like legumes. However, it is important to be aware that some children can be allergic to soy. So test it out and speak to your practitioner before you head into it. 

Ingredients for this chocolate tofu whip

This Chocolate tofu whip is a delicious and creamy dip that actually requires just a few ingredients.
Silken tofu: The unpressed and undrained soy tofu is silken tofu. It is soft textured tofu that is used for desserts and mousses. We have used silken tofu to make Tofu brownies, lotus and tofu soup broth and Hiyayakko tofu salad. 
Unsweetened Cacao: The whole chocolate feel comes from the unprocessed cacao. the colour is not intense but the flavour is lovely.
Maple syrup or agave nectar: these give the whip a delicious sweetness without the nasties. You could use jaggery syrup as well if you like. 

Chocolate tofu whip

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Desserts, Snacks, Sweets and savories
Cuisine Baby toddler food, Fusion, gluten free, International, Kids choice, One pot, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 1 cup

Equipment

  • Stand mixer

Ingredients
  

for the dip

  • 1/2 block tofu silken or soft
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp cacao

for serving

  • fruits cut into bite sized dices

Instructions
 

  • Remove the tofu from the packaging and drain out the liquid.
  • Add the tofu into the bowl and attach the whipping attachment to the stand mixer.
  • Add whip on a low speed to start gently.
  • As it starts to fluff up add the cacao powder and maple syrup.
  • Once fluffed, remove and place in a bowl.
  • Serve it chilled with fruit cuts, melon wedges or unflavoured crackers.
    chocolate tofu whip
Keyword chips and dips, no cook recipes,, Tofu recipes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Using this chocolate tofu whip.

This vegan creamy ( yet no cream) Chocolate tofu whip is an absolute protein-rich option for all age groups.  Serve the dip with melon wedges or a platter of fruits. The recipe is wonderful to stay in the Fridge for a week so works as a quick snack anytime. You can use this whip to layer up a parfait, ice a cupcake or dip in some cookies as well. Simple toast dip even a banana tastes wonderful with this chocolate tofu whip.

Here are a few toddler-friendly recipes that you may want to try

Pinacolada popcorn – most kids love popcorn and this is a safe pina colada for them.

Vegan Vanilla cuppieskids love a great cuppie, here is ours.

Jack O lantern quesadillas – this fun to make pumpkin wraps are perfect for Halloween.

Veggie filled cheese muffins- the best way to hide a ton of vegetables and make a great make-ahead breakfast / Snack.

Chocolate crackles- Ever pleasing chocolate crackles are a very toddlers dream.

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Poonam Bachhav
3 years ago

Loved reading through your post Seema. Both chocolate and caramel are hit among kids and you have cleverly incorporated them into a healthy but less preferred food , tofu. Colorful fruit wedges are perfect finger foods for little ones and serving them with a delicious dip is simply brilliant !

themadscientistskitchen
3 years ago

Where were you when I needed something other than the tomato SAAS. You brought back memories of the times when they mixed tomato sauce and rice too. 😀
I think this is an ideal dip for hubby and his ice cream. He is my biggest toddler! I love the simplicity of the dip. Great one Seema.

The Girl Next Door
3 years ago

Such a lovely, innovative recipe, Seema! I’m sure kids will love this. 🙂

Sujata Roy
3 years ago

Loved this simple and delicious dip. Kiddos will definitely love this caramel and chocolate flavoured dip. And yes tofu made it protein rich too. Enjoyed reading.

Mayuri Patel
3 years ago

Loved reading your post Seema, gives us an insight to what your kids loved when they were toddlers. A great way to make to enjoy fruits and veggies with a dip. My kids always wanted small cocktail forks to enjoy any fruit or veggie.

Swati
3 years ago

Yummy dip.. not only for kids but for us too!! Very nice use of tofu in the recipe..

sasmita
3 years ago

Seema I just loved this simple yet delicious dip dear !!! Caramel and chocolate flavored is such a lovely combo as well….. I am sure kids cant deny to this kinda dips 😉 Great selection for theme sharing 🙂

Veena Krishnakumar
3 years ago

Loved reading your post and this is such a lovely dip.And innovative way to serve fruits as finger foods

Preethi'sCuisine
3 years ago

Love this simple dip flavoured with caramel chocolate.This looks absolutely finger licking good.

Kalyani
3 years ago

Super healthy and super yummy stuff, Seema ! Proteins, fibre and bit of carb – you have packed all into such a delectable treat am going to try this on the non-toddlers at home ! Wel done 🙂

Vidya Narayan
3 years ago

Juicy fruit wedges and that smartly hidden tofu in a dip coated with chocolate and caramel makes a perfect snack for fussy toddlers. Also a great way to encourage eating fruits. Loved the recipe for the dip, Seema.

Sujata Shukla
3 years ago

Such a simple to make recipe Seema, and yet what a delight it must be to the young ones. Or not so young ones too! Chocolate and caramel with a dose of health! Just perfect!

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