This Stracciatella Cream Pie is addictive – vegan, gluten free, and a no bake pie. Can you believe it is made from only 6 ingredients?
My favorite ice cream flavor in my childhood was stracciatella. In summer, I could eat that almost every day from the local Italian ice cafe around the corner.
What was (or is) your favorite flavor?
Me and Stracciatella were best friends ever. I was totally blown away with the combination from classic cream ice cream, thick and delicious chocolate chunks. That is, of course, until I became vegan.
You get the picture. Traditionally stracciatella is made from heavy cream, lots of sugar. And if you don’t get it from the local ice cafe that make its own but buy from a store: say hello to preservatives and other stuff that I can’t define.
Yup ,obviously not vegan and for sure not that healthy and nourishing.
But recently I came up to this point that I don’t want any longer to give up my precious favorite childhood flavor, so for now I have to help myself and make my dessert dreams happen again.
Friends, I hope you will all love this vegan Stracciatella Cream Pie. It’s a healthy, easy, no bake, creamy, chocolatey, elegant, outstanding, satisfying dessert dream – so delicious.
Let’s start making this new showstar of course I will show you how! We will play with the food processor or a blender a couple of times – it’s a no bake vegan cream pie after all.
Start with making the dough. Combine cashews and dates together at full speed. Have a bit of patience please. I know it’s hard to wait but depending on the power of the blender, it takes a little while until you have a sticky but still rough dough.
Prepare a springform with parchment paper (or grease with a tiny bit of oil) and press the dough onto the bottom.
Now it’s time for part two of the blender game. Combine silken tofu, your choice of sweetener, cashews. Blend until really smooth. Mix this in a bowl with vegan creme cheese and chocolate chunks with a beater and whisk until creamy and fluffy.
Finally put the filling on top of the dough. Garnish with chocolate, done. Chill until serving, enjoy!
This Stracciatella Cream Pie requires just 6 ingredients and as you saw it comes together in just 3 easy steps – vegan, gluten free and oil free.
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Make this incredibly delicious showstopper of a vegan Stracciatella Cream Pie and bring back your childhood memories
Get a boost from the Stracciatella Cream Pie
Many vegan no bake pies or cakes use coconut cream because of it firms up very nicely when cooled. However, sometimes the coconut flavor can be a little bit overwhelming.
Therefore, I went for a base made from silken tofu in this recipe.
I don’t know if you have any experience with silken tofu? I have used it several times in a variety of recipes. It has a somewhat pudding like texture, which makes it perfect for dressings, purees, soups – and obviously when properly sweetened – in cakes.
The Kitchn has a really enlightening interview with an expert about silken tofu – I can strongly recommend to read “All About Silken Tofu“.
If you wanna bring back your child memories back to life or just enjoy a new delicious, exciting, luscious cream pie, try it and show me your results! Tag me on Instagram and Facebook as always so I can see all your creations. Cheers, friends!
For the crust:
- 2 cups cashews
- 12 medjool dates
For the filling:
- 1 1/2 cups cashews
- 8 oz vegan creme cheese
- 1/3 cup maple syrup or dark agave
- 15 oz silken tofu
- 3 oz vegan dark chocolate cut into chunks + more for garnish
- Start with making the dough. Combine cashews and dates in a blender and process at full speed. It may take a little while until you have a sticky, but still rough, dough.
- Prepare a springform with parchment paper (or grease with a tiny bit of oil) and press the dough onto the bottom.
- Combine silken tofu, your choice of sweetener, cashews in a blender. Blend until really smooth. Mix this in a bowl with vegan creme cheese and chocolate chunks with a beater and whisk until creamy and fluffy. Finally put the filling on top of the dough. Garnish with chocolate. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 399Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 5g