Easy vegan chocolate mousse. Mousse is possibly the easiest dessert to eat, it can be luxuriously dense or as light as a cloud. It can be savory or sweet and it can be baked or, um, not baked. Sadly, mousse also contains eggs. Lots and lots of eggs. But should it have to?
A startling solution stared up at me: Tofu Mousse. Wait. Did that say Tofu? Isn't that coagulated soy milk? The original vegetarian food and possibly the sole reason why I gave up vegetarianism as a kid? How can this be utilized in a mousse without it tasting like a health shop smells?
Actually, Tofu is surprisingly versatile if you treat it properly. I love it in Miso Soup and deep-fried tofu but have you ever tried it sweet?
What makes this mousse particularly special is that it is perfect for vegans and if you're on a keto diet (using your customary sugar replacement), yet it doesn't skimp on flavor either. So, if you find yourself with a spare box of silken tofu in the cupboard because, say, you wanted to make Miso soup with it and six months later it's still in the cupboard, or you have vegetarian guests coming for dinner that you want to impress, then this could be the mousse for you.
It requires no cooking except for melting the chocolate, which doesn't count anyway, and the flavoring options are endless. I soaked some dried sultanas in Amaretto and folded them into the mousse, but preserved cherries, fresh raspberries, rum raisins, nuts, mint essence, toasted coconut, anything would be great in this versatile mousse.
I have tweaked the original recipe to suit what we had in the cupboard, namely one block of tofu (which is about 8oz, 220g), and a 100g bar of Lindt 70% Dark Chocolate. I also had a bottle of Agave Syrup which I use on rare occasions (although you could replace this with honey or sugar if preferred) and of course, every baker's essential flavoring, vanilla extract. These four ingredients, the chocolate for flavor, the tofu to replace the egg element, the syrup for sweetening, and vanilla for flavoring are your basic mousse. What else you add to it is entirely up to you.
This egg free chocolate mousse makes enough to fill four generous dessert bowls with some leftover in the bowl for finger-licking.
- Silken Tofu, drained and dried. It must be silken to achieve that smooth, creamy texture
- Dark chocolate. Use your favorite vegan brand
- Agave Syrup or Maple Syrup to sweeten
- Drain the silken tofu.
- Place tofu in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and sweetener and blend again.
- Break the chocolate up and place in a microwaveable bowl. Melt using 10 second bursts until the chocolate is liquid.
- Pour melted chocolate into the blended tofu mixture and blend until completely smooth.
Taste for sweetener and add a little more if necessary.
- I like to blend in the soaking liquor from the dried fruit.
- Spoon into serving dishes and top with the soused sultanas.
- You can now serve, or cover with clingfilm and refrigerate.
- Will keep overnight in the fridge.
Try my other delicious vegan chocolate recipes
- Easy Florentines
- Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownies with Tahini Dressing
- Keto Chocolate Truffles
- Best Vegan Chocolate Cookies
Vegan Tofu Chocolate Mousse with Liqueur Soaked Fruit
- 220 g Silken Tofu
- 100 g Dark Chocolate good quality
- 2-5 tablespoon Agave Syrup or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 tablespoon Sultanas or raisins
- 2 tablespoon Liqueur I like to use Amaretto
- Cover sultanas with Liqueur.
- Leave to steep for an hour or so.
- Carefully remove from the muffin tin and leave to cool on a cooling tray.
- To make the mousse, melt the chocolate in a small heatproof bowl placed over lightly simmering water.
- Stir in the vanilla and the agave syrup. Use just two tablespoons syrup to start. You might need to add more later depending on how sweet your tooth is.
- In a food processor and using the plastic blade, blend the tofu until it is smooth.
- With the blade still running, pour in the chocolate mixture and process until completely amalgamated. Taste for sweetness. Add more if necessary.
- At this point you can add any other flavourings. I used the soaking liqueur from the sultanas.
- Fold the soused sultanas into the mousse, keeping some aside for decoration.
- Spoon the mousse into your dessert cups.
- Sprinkle over the reserved sultanas, lightly dust with icing sugar.
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Well this is a chocolate lover's dream. Rich, and full of flavour. Vegan or not, this is a dessert for everyone to devour.
Okay I have always wanted to try making vegan mousse. Your recipe worked perfectly and the kids didn't even know there was raisins in it (they hate them and I LOVE them!)
Raksha Kamat says
I followed this recipe and made this vegan tofu chocolate mousse. Everyone loved it. The addition of raisins made it yummier. No one could make out that it is made from tofu.
I loved the amaretto in this! And the mousse was just amazing. I love how creamy it was! Thanks so much.
This chocolate mousse was so delicious and easy to make! I love how light it was and perfect for summer!
Wow! No one could guess that this was vegan, it was so delicious! And the liqueur fruit on top was just perfect
Wow! What an easy way to make this vegan chocolate mousse. This was creamy and delicious . I loved the touch of the Liqueur, it gave it a wonderful flavor. This recipe is something I will make over and over.
I am always looking for new ways to use tofu. This recipe was delicious and fun!
I haven't made a chocolate mousse in quite some time and I can't wait to try out this recipe! I will definitely be making this for dessert sometime this week. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
This vegan mousse is so guilt-free and easy to make too. Love that I can add any fruits as toppings my friend cant believe it has silken tofu.
James Strange says
A super easy dessert to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. I am sure that my daughter will love it.
Great dessert for my chocolate lover kids! No one is happier than me when I find healthy desserts my kids enjoy, thanks!
Yum! I love chocolate mousse.:) Never knew you could use a tofu in a vegan chocolate mousse. Awesome tweak, love it! Thanks!:)
Giangi Townsend says
As a chocolate lover this recipe will be on my dessert list to make. Looks amazing
Wow, such an amazing recipe with just a few ingredients. I love the texture of the mousse.