These sweet treats are perfect for special occasions, no baking required!
Because of its creamy texture, tofu is perfect for making creamy desserts, especially those typically made with heavy whipping cream or cream cheese. Tofu takes on the flavor you give it, so it’s perfect for not only savory dishes, but also sweet treats like these pumpkin cups.
Typical tofu textures, from least firm to firm, include silken, extra-soft, soft, medium, medium-firm, firm, extra-firm. Silken tofu has a custard-like texture, great for creamy and blended foods such as smoothies, desserts, puddings, salad dressings, sauces and dips. Check out our Decadent Chocolate Dip for another silken tofu dessert.
The simple 3-ingredient crust requires blending and pressing into the bottom of muffin cups. It adds a base and just enough crunch.
The creamy filling also just requires blending. Dates add a perfect amount of sweetness, using a whole food rather than refined sugar. If you’re new to sweetening with dates, learn more in our date post.
We used this food processor food processor for both the crust and filling. (Note this is an affiliate link)
Sweet & Creamy Frozen Pumpkin Cups
- 14 pitted deglet dates
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Combine all crust ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until fine crumbs are formed, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Press into 10 non-stick muffin tins. It sometimes helps to wet your fingers before pressing the crust so it doesn't stick to your hands.
- Place all filling ingredients in food processor. Blend until smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
- Pour mixture over the prepared crusts. Place in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
- Serve right out of the freezer topped with pecan pieces or cocoa nibs. Drizzle maple syrup on top if desired.
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