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Tofu Chocolate Mousse

Last Updated on January 12, 2024

This tofu chocolate mousse is airy, rich, creamy, and amazing! It is definitely the winner of vegan mousses. This recipe is an easy-to-make, vegan, and gluten-free dessert perfect for any chocolate lover!

Tofu chocolate mousse

Made with silken tofu (a type of bean curd), this tofu choc mousse takes less than 15 minutes to make with simple ingredients.

Chill it in the fridge for an hour before serving. Smooth, creamy, and rich chocolate flavor. Hands down one of the best vegan chocolate desserts.👍

Traditional chocolate mousse includes heavy cream, chocolate, and sugarFor the vegan version, it’s hard to find an ingredient to mimic the velvety texture.

I’ve tried to make vegan mousse a few times with different ingredients like nut milk and nut cream, but it turned out tofu is doing the best job here.

3 glasses of vegan chocolate mousse

The result with silken tofu is stunning, you won’t taste the flavor of tofu but the rich flavor of dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is almost the same as the non-vegan ones.

If you’ve never tried a silken tofu chocolate mousse before, you need to try this recipe out. It will totally change your impression of tofu!

Silken tofu dessert

You might be skeptical about using tofu for desserts. In fact, tofu can be eaten raw straight out of the packet or blended with other sweet ingredients.

In Asia, silken tofu desserts are very common. For those who haven’t tried tofu yet, you might want to check out: What does tofu taste like?

Tofu mousse is probably one of the best uses for silken tofu. All you need is a high-speed blender or food processor to mix all the ingredients.

a spoonful of vegan mousse

Check out other effortless vegan snacks: Overnight 4-ingredient Chia Seed Pudding, Passionfruit Overnight Oats, and Matcha Overnight Oats.

Ingredient List

All you need is 6 ingredients and a powerful high-speed blender.

ingredients for tofu chocolate mousse
  • Silken Tofu – you can buy silken tofu from most Asian supermarkets. Regular or firm tofu doesn’t work with this recipe as they are too dense. When using silken tofu, you need to drain off any excess liquid from the packaging.
  • Vegan Dark Chocolate– Good quality vegan dark chocolate is the key. You can either chop up chocolate blocks or just use chocolate chips. I use 70% dark chocolate. We gonna use the bain-marine method to melt the chocolate. You can’t melt chocolate directly with the heat as chocolate is very easy to burn. Personally, I don’t like to use the microwave to melt my chocolate as it will form a skin on the top of the chocolate
  • Marsala Dessert Wine- Marsala is a sweet wine traditionally used for Italian desserts like tiramisu, I like to add it to all my chocolate sweets. You also can use Brandy or Rum. If you don’t consume alcohol, you can simply skip it.
  • Dark Brown Sugar–when it comes to brown sugar, the darker the color the richer the flavor.
  • Vanilla extract– Good quality vanilla extract or vanilla paste is important for dessert. After all, you are treating yourself.🤗

how to make Vegan Tofu Chocolate Mousse

It’s much simpler than you think…there are only four steps below:

4 steps to make vegan mousse

1. Grab a heavy-bottomed pot that can fit your mixing bowl onto it. We gonna melt the dark chocolate in the mixing bowl with hot water bain-marine. ( I don’t like to use the microwave to melt my chocolate as it will form a skin on the top of the chocolate) Keep stirring with a silicone spatula until the chocolate is melted and no lumps are visible then turn off the heat and leave them on the top of the pot.

2. Add drained silken tofu, unsweetened cocoa powder, dark brown sugar, vanilla extract, marsala dessert wine, and melted vegan chocolate sauce into a high-speed food processor.

3. Blend everything at a high speed. Open the lid and use a silicone spatula to scrape down the ingredients on the sides a few times until all ingredients are incorporated and form a consistent mousse texture.

4. Transfer the mousse mixture into mason jars or small glasses and top them with fresh raspberries, and chocolate chips or flakes. Leave them in the fridge for at least one hour before serving.

how to make tofu chocolate mousse
Dump everything in and let the machine do the work.

How to store? 

Tofu chocolate mousse can last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. 

They are freeze-friendly desserts too. You can store them in the freezer in a sealed container or cling-wrapped for up to 3 months. Take them out and defrost them one hour before serving.

birds eye of vegan chocolate mousse
4 glasses of vegan chocolate mousse

Hope you enjoy this tofu chocolate mousse! 😘

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4 glasses of vegan chocolate mousse

Tofu Chocolate Mousse

Vegan TOFU CHOCOLATE MOUSSE is airy, rich, creamy, and unbelievably Good! This is definitely the winner of vegan mousse.
5 from 22 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 421kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Grab a heavy-bottomed pot that can fit your mixing bowl onto it. We gonna melt the dark chocolate in the mixing bowl with hot water bain-marine. ( I don’t like to use microwave to melt my chocolate as it will form a skin on the top of the chocolate) Keep stirring with a silicone spatula until the chocolate is melted and no lumps are visible then turn off the heat and leave them on the top of the pot.
  • 2. Add drained silken tofu, unsweetened cocoa powder, dark brown sugar, vanilla extract, marsala dessert wine and melted vegan chocolate sauce into a high-speed food processor.
  • 3. Blend everything at a high speed. Open the lid and use a silicone spatula to scrape down the ingredients on the sides a few times until all ingredients are incoperated and form a consistent mousse texture.
  • 4. Transfer the mousse mixture into mason jars or small glasses and top them with fresh raspberries, and chocolate chips or flakes. Leave them in the fridge for at least one hour before serving.

Notes

Note1- you can buy silken tofu from most Asian supermarkets. Regular or firm tofu don’t work with this recipe as they are too dense. When using silken tofu, you need to drain off any excess liquid from the packaging.
Note2- good quality Dutch processed cocoa powder will enhance the rich chocolate flavor.
Note3- Good quality vegan dark chocolate is the key. You can either chop up chocolate blocks or just use chocolate chips. I use 70% dark chocolate. We gonna use the bain-marine method to melt the chocolate. You can’t melt chocolate directly with the heat as chocolate is very easy to burn. Personally I don’t like to use microwave to melt my chocolate as it will form a skin on the top of the chocolate
Note4- when it comes to brown sugar, the darker the color the richer the flavor.
Note5- Marsala is a sweet wine traditionally used for Italian desserts like tiramisu, I like to add it in all my chocolate sweets. You can use Brandy or Rum. If you don’t consume alcohol, you can simply skip it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 66g | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 3mg

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