Vegan tofu Lemon Posset
If you have friends round for dinner, it’s great to have a dessert you can make in advance, leaving you free to join in with the chat and laughter, rather than working away in the kitchen and leaving your guests to entertain themselves.
Well now you can blow your friends’ minds with this seriously tasty vegan tofu lemon posset recipe, which you can make the day before and simply bring out when you’re ready for dessert. It’s literally just a case of chucking the five ingredients into a food processor, and tipping the posset mixture into some ramekins to set in the fridge, so it’s ridiculously easy too. You can even make these tofu lemon possets up to four days in advance and store them in the fridge ready to go for a quick vegan dessert throughout the week :)
Did I mention they’re absolutely delicious? They have a good lemony zing which is balanced by the subtle sweetness from the agave. And the silken tofu provides the beautifully creamy texture that you’d expect from a good posset.
Because these vegan lemon possets are made with silken tofu instead of traditional double cream, they’re much higher in protein too. That’s right, this vegan dessert is higher in protein than the dairy-based original, with around 20% of your protein requirements in just one small dessert.
Vegan Tofu Lemon Posset Recipe
Ingredients (makes 4 vegan lemon possets):
2 x 300g packs silken tofu
100ml agave syrup
4 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
To serve (optional):
Handful of raspberries
Melt the coconut oil gently in a pan. Once melted, chuck the oil into a food processor along with the tofu (drain the excess liquid), the juice and zest of the two lemons, agave syrup, and vanilla extract.
Blitz until smooth, then pour the lemon posset mixture into four ramekins and pop in the fridge to set for at least an hour, or ideally overnight.
To serve, top with some berries of your choice and chopped pistachios for a dash of colour and some texture.
*Make sure to get the right tofu - silken tofu is much softer and creamier than solid tofu. It’s usually found in the world-food aisle in small rectangular cartons
** When zesting your lemons, don’t zest too deeply - only use the outer-most yellow part of the peel which is full of the lovey citrus oils. Go too deep and you get to the white bitter pith which you don’t want in your posset
Nutrition (per vegan tofu lemon posset):
Protein: 10.2g (Women: 20.4% / Men: 18.5%)
Iron: 1.2g (Women: 6.8% / Men: 13.8..5)
Calories: 302 (Women: 15.1% / Men: 12.1%)
Sugars: 18.1g (Women: 20.1% / Men: 15.1%)
Total Fats: 22.0g (Women: 31.4% / Men: 23.2%)
Saturated Fat: 11.4g (Women: 62.0% / Men: 38.0%)
Salt: 0.1g (Women: 1.7% / Men: 1.7%)
Fibre: 0.3g (Women: 1.0% / Men: 1.0%)
See the Nutrition Info page for more details on % of Dietary Reference Values for men and women.