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Dairy Free Chocolate Silk Pie

Chocolate Silk Pie

Happy Valentine’s Day! I love that today is about celebrating love and those we love… and the fact that this celebration often comes in the form of tasty treats is great too!

I figured today was the perfect day to share our favorite chocolate cream pie (non-dairy, of course). I got the original recipe from Minimalist Baker and it instantly became a family favorite. I was even asked to make this pie for my grandma’s birthday a couple summers ago.

Chocolate Pie for Grandma's Birthday

While I stick fairly closely to Minimalist Baker’s filling recipe I’ve never actually made the walnut, date, and cocoa powder crust. I either pick up a pre-made gluten-free graham cracker crust or, if I’m feeling ambitious, make a graham cracker crust myself. At some point I will try a date and nut crust. And if that’s the kind of crust you would like to make you can find her recipe here: minimalistbaker.com/6-ingredient-vegan-chocolate-silk-pie.

A couple minor tweaks I made to the filling were to use firm silken tofu and full fat coconut milk (from the can and shake it first). You don’t have to make these changes but I prefer the thicker consistency of this recipe to the runnier consistency of the original recipe.

Dairy Free Chocolate Silk Pie

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Ingredients

  • 12.3 ounce carton firm silken tofu, drained
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk (from a can)
  • 1¾ cups non-dairy chocolate chips (I use semisweet)
  • 1 prepared graham cracker pie crust (gluten free)

Instructions

1

Drain the tofu and add it to a blender along with the coconut milk.

2

Place the chocolate chips in a small glass bowl, microwave for 30 seconds, and then stir.

3

Continue to microwave at 30 second intervals until melted. Stirring after each interval.

4

Add the melted chocolate to the blender and blend until completely mixed and smooth; scraping down sides as needed. (About 1 minute.)

5

Pour the mixture into the prepared graham cracker crust and smooth out.

6

Refrigerate until set. (1-2 hours.)

7

Top with dairy free whipped topping, fruit, or whatever you like.

Notes

Modifications: I like using firm silken tofu and full fat coconut milk because it helps the pie set up; however, they can be substituted with soft silken tofu and light coconut milk. Just keep in mind the pie might not set up as well.

Diary Free Chocolate Pie

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