I know the name of this dessert will confused many of you...because Angel Delight is simply a British phenomenon. I did a little search to see what the US equivalent was and there didn’t seem to be one (feel free to correct me if I am wrong!)
Angel Delight is an instant powdered pudding mix whisked with milk to create a mousse-like custardy sweet dessert. It comes in various flavours and is something of a childhood staple in the memories of most of the UK population.
So, I wanted to create a healthy vegan equivalent that cuts out the dairy, the sugar and all the scary 'unknowns’ of the powdered packet mix. I think I’ve cracked it…well it certainly went down well for dessert when I layered it up in little glass bowls and served it up for my family at the weekend.
‘Angel delight’ makes your perfect creamy moussey parfait.
Give it a try, I know you are curious now!
There are so many flavour combos you could try, here I went for strawberry and mango (I preferred the strawberry out the of two), but you could also go for other berries, banana, chocolate or maybe even orange although I think fruits with a higher level of natural pectin would work best as they would give the creamiest result when combined with the tofu. I made my dessert by mixing the ‘base’ i.e everything but the fruit, then divided it into two before mixing in the fruit separately. The key is to blend really well.
Chill first (to allow the cashew and coconut butters to thicken slightly), then either serve it straight or with fruit and granola crumbs as I did here…basically layer up your own parfait. So pretty!
Recipe: Angel delight
Serves 1-2 (can easily be doubled)
- ½ cup silken tofu
- ½ cup fruit (mango/strawberries)
- 1 tbs cashew butter
- 1tbs coconut oil melted
- 1tbs agave plus a pinch stevia if needed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1tbs tapioca flour (or alternative thickener)
Mix all ingredients together in a high powered blender (ideally with whisk attachment) until smooth. Pour into serving bowls and chill for min. 30 mins prior to serving.
Seving suggestion: Layer up different flavours with nuts/granola in between and chunks of fruit on top.
This will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.