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.


Preparation Time10 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 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


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.

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

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.

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!