Let's make a delicious vegan chocolate mousse with silken tofu! It's quick to make and creamy and rich.
This silken tofu chocolate mousse recipe is:
- Protein rich (6g per serving)
Here's all you need to make this silken tofu chocolate mousse:
Chocolate - For the best taste we recommend a bar of vegan chocolate. You can also use chocolate chips if that is all you have.
Use bittersweet or semisweet depending on your preference for sweetness. I like organic chocolate with 70% cocoa content.
Silken tofu - This is a soft and silky variety of tofu that goes great in vegan desserts. It comes in different textures, such as soft or firm, you can use either with good results in this mousse.
Look for shelf-stable silken tofu in the Asian aisle of the grocery store or in the refrigerator with other types of tofu.
Maple syrup - Just a bit of sweetness to bring out the chocolate flavor.
Nut butter - This is an optional extra that adds richness and a bonus taste element to the mousse.
If you are a fan of peanut butter, then it's a delicious addition. Almond butter or hazelnut butter also goes fantastically well with the chocolate.
Vanilla extract - Just a little to enhance the overall flavor of the mousse.
Step by step pictures
Here's how to make this silken tofu chocolate mousse. Full detailed recipe and quantities in the recipe card at the end of the post.
Step 1 - Blend the silken tofu.
Step 2 - Melt the chocolate.
Step 3 - Add the melted chocolate and blend.
Step 4 - Scrape down the sides of the bowl and blend in the remaining ingredients (maple syrup, nut butter and vanilla extract).
Top tip! Use room temperature silken tofu for best results. Cold tofu can cause the chocolate to immediately harden and produce a grainy texture.
Substitutions and variations
You can substitute another sweetener for the maple syrup, such as coconut sugar, agave syrup or vegan powdered sugar.
For a nut-free option, you can use tahini or sunflower seed butter, or simply leave out the nut butter.
One of my favorite versions is chocolate orange mousse. To the mousse mixture, add two teaspoons of fresh orange juice and the zest of one orange.
Add a layer of date caramel under the mousse for a tasty dessert.
Use a bar of flavored chocolate such as mint, orange, or coconut to easily vary the mousse flavor.
Here are three brilliant ways to serve your silken tofu mousse:
- Top with Plant-based whipped topping or Coco Whip and chocolate shavings for a delicious finishing touch.
- Add fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, or cherries.
- Sprinkle a crunchy element on top, such as granola, roasted or caramelised nuts or cacao nibs.
Keep chilled in the fridge in covered containers for up to 3-4 days.
We used these Weck jars which are great for serving small desserts and for meal prep.
Love chocolate? So do we! This recipe is featured in our list of The Best Vegan Chocolate Dessert Recipes: 40+ Delicious Ideas! - check it out.
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Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Silken Tofu
- Drain the excess liquid from the pack of silken tofu.12 oz pack (340 g) silken tofu
- In a food processor or blender, blend the tofu until smooth.
- Roughly chop or break the chocolate into pieces and then melt it in a double boiler, heatproof bowl over a simmering pan of water or in the microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth.3.5 oz bar (100 g) vegan chocolate
- Add the melted chocolate to the blender and blend again.
- Scrape down the sides using a spatula, add the maple syrup, optional nut butter and vanilla extract and blend again until you have a creamy and smooth chocolate mixture.2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 tablespoon nut butter, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Divide the chocolate mousse between 4 small serving dishes or jars (about ½ cup or 120ml per portion) and chill for 1 hour before serving.