Healthy Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse Recipe Video

Tofu has a bad rap. Some people feel it is a tasteless, textureless food. Well, maybe it wasn't prepared right! We were joined in the demo kitchens at the NW Natural Appliance Center to learn how to make a great Chocolate Mousse recipe from David and Wendy Gabbe Day.

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
CuisineCourse
TasteMethod
DishVegetarian
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Tofu8 Ounce (Firm)
 Soymilk6 Tablespoon (2/3 cup (use vanilla flavor soymilk or any non-dairy milk))
 Vegan chocolate chips4 Tablespoon (1/4 cup)
 Unsweetened cocoa powder4 Tablespoon (1/4 cup)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cane sugar4 Tablespoon (1/4 cup (i.e. evaporated cane juice))
 Unsalted natural style peanut butter1 Tablespoon (or any nut butter)
 Vanilla extract2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 232 Calories from Fat 80

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g14.3%

Saturated Fat 4.6 g22.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 260.5 mg10.9%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.4%

Dietary Fiber 6.4 g25.5%

Sugars 22.1 g

Protein 8 g16.7%

Vitamin A 0.01% Vitamin C

Calcium 4.3% Iron 15%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1. Bring small pot of water to boil. Add tofu and boil 4-5 minutes.
2. Drain and submerge tofu in cold water to cool. Drain again.
3. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until completely smooth.

SERVING
4. Chill mousse thoroughly for a firmer, thicker texture, if desired or serve as is, in bowls or cocktail cups with a spoon.

NOTE
When tofu is used in dish that involves no cooking, tofu should be boiled in water 4-5 minutes to kill any bacteria that may be present.
Yield: 3-4 servings: Refrigerate and use within 5-7 days.

TIP
Variation: For a Mocha Mousse, add 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder to blender in step 2 above and continue as directed.

Editors Review

There is no better time than dessert time! And imagine a chocolate dessert which is healthy!? Yes doesn’t is seem like an oxymoron? This recipe uses tofu to make a delicious mousse. Well that may be a little scary for a few, but this tasty dessert has a fraction of the calories and no-cholesterol, found in regular mousses. The miracle of blending will turn not-so-pleasing tofu, into a very yummy, low-calorie, low-fat, dairy-free, vegan chocolate mousse!
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