Silken Tofu Chocolate Mousse
If you’ve never tried a silken tofu chocolate mousse before, this recipe will take you completely by surprise! It’s decadent, rich, velvety smooth, creamy, and unbelievably easy to whip up. You’ll never guess that this is vegan, gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free. Perfect as a light after dinner treat or as a healthy snack.
This indulgent dessert is made with just three ingredients: silken tofu, dark chocolate, and maple syrup. The tofu provides a smooth and creamy base, and the dark chocolate adds decadence as well as antioxidants. A little maple syrup gives a touch of natural sweetness that’s just right. Once the ingredients are blended together, pour the mixture into ramekins or glasses, and you’ll have a delicious chocolate mousse within a few minutes. Easy right?
Enjoy it immediately as a pudding, or for a firmer consistency, refrigerate the mousse for a few hours.
I have to admit, I was skeptical about using tofu in a dessert, but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s pretty much flavorless but it has the perfect consistency to use as a creamy alternative to dairy products. If you’re health-conscious, this mousse is a perfect option for when you’re craving something rich and satisfying. It’s so good that if you serve it to friends and family, no one will even realize that it’s so simple to make.
You can try different variations of this recipe by adding a few tablespoons of nut butter for a salty-sweet snack, or a dash of cinnamon or cayenne pepper. Also, get creative with toppings, the options are endless. Here are a few ideas: chocolate shavings, berries, chopped roasted nuts, shredded coconut, and/or a dollop of coconut whipped cream.
Whether you enjoy it as is or add a few touches to make it your own, this chocolate mousse is so delicious and healthy, you’ll find yourself reaching for it every time you have a sweet tooth.
- Choose a good quality chocolate. I used dairy-free 70% dark chocolate, feel free to replace it with semi-sweet chocolate chips or any chocolate of your choice.
- As a sweeter, use maple syrup, agave nectar or honey if not vegan.
- Make sure that the silken tofu and melted chocolate are at room temperature.
Give this silken tofu chocolate mousse a try and let me know what you think. Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #aseasyasapplepie on Instagram! I love seeing what you come up with!
HOW TO MAKE IT: Silken Tofu Chocolate Mousse
- 3.5 oz. (100 g) roughly chopped dark chocolate (I used 70% dairy-free dark chocolate)
- 1 package (12 oz.-340 g) organic silken tofu at room temperature, drained
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- chocolate shavings
- fresh mint
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until the chocolate is melted. Set aside to cool at room temperature.
- Meanwhile, place the silken tofu and maple syrup in a food processor and blend until very smooth. Add the melted chocolate and blend until well combined.
- Scoop the mixture into 3 ramekins or glasses, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- To serve, garnish with chocolate shavings, raspberries, blackberries and a sprig of fresh mint.
- Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to 3-4 days
Not into tofu? Try one of these vegan chocolate desserts:
Chocolate Orange Avocado Pudding
Easy & delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Loved this!!! We ate tofu mousse had a friend’s house and loved it so we tried making ourselves. This is completely foolproof! Texture was smooth and silky and the taste was delicious!!!! We’ll be adding this recipe to our monthly dessert menu!
This was absolutely delicious and you would definitely not guess it was made with tofu. It also kept well for about a week in the fridge and in fact seem to improve in taste and texture after a day or 2.
Really delicious! I couldn’t wait for it all to come to room temperature so it was almost grainy but sooo tasty. I imagine if I did as the instructions say it would have come out smoothly.
Is simple yet delicious. Exquisite!
Thanks so much for this, tried it as a mousse it’s dangerous. Now I’m trying it with a biscuit base so it’s like a chocolate mousse cake.
Chocolate mousse cake is a great idea! :D