Saturday, May 11, 2013

chocolate tofu ice 'cream' {food matters project}

Mother's Day is a weird holiday. Thought to be created by Hallmark, it has become an imperative.

I say this because my husband took a small vacation from us this weekend. He went upstate to our bungalow for some alone-time - time to rest, write his novel, and just be by himself. A totally healthy endeavor, after caring for a pre-schooler 24/7. But, the first time we've been apart since we met.

When I mentioned to my boss that I wanted to take a couple of days off, Friday and Monday, she said, Oh, have something planned for Mother's Day? 

Mother's Day!

Oddly (since I have been inundated with blog posts about that exact day), I had completely forgotten. When I mentioned this to my husband he was mortified (he had also forgotten) and offered to cancel the trip. But, I didn't feel the need. I've never held much weight to the day.

So, I am spending Mother's Day weekend alone with my son, and Mother's Day day with my mother. I think it is fitting.

Besides, I am a sucker for roses.

Oh, and the ice 'cream'... it is the perfect combination of icy treat and super dark chocolatey goodness. I tend to prefer chocolate ices to chocolate ice cream, so this works for me. I suppose if it were blended again after being frozen it would become more creamy. It was super simple to make and perfect for the warm weather we're having.

It is a Food Matters Project challenge, chosen by Meg of Fledgling Foodie. Scheduled for May 20 (I am a little early). You can see what others did here.

Chocolate Tofu Ice Cream
from Mark Bittman's The Food Matters Cookbook

3/4 cup sugar
1 pound silken tofu
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Dissolve sugar with 3/4 cup water in a saucepan over heat. Let cool.

2. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until creamy. Put in an ice cream maker as per directions or pour into an air tight container and freeze for 4 hours. If frozen overnight break up and blend again for a creamy texture.


  1. Sandra, I'm glad to hear you had what sounds like a lovely Mother's Day weekend! And it looks like you had a few treats, too.

  2. Roses are the best (being a mother or not) and your tofu ice cream looks great. I didn't make it (make a fruit sorbet instead), but after checking out everyone's photos, I'm really intrigued!