This easy Vegan Tofu Chocolate Mousse recipe is light, airy, rich, smooth and delicious! Plus, you can make it with just 4 simple ingredients. Enjoy it right away like a chocolate pudding, or chill it for an hour to turn it into a silky, light, and airy mousse!
It's perfect topped with Coconut Whipped Cream and some grated chocolate flakes.
This recipe for vegan chocolate mousse is made by mixing melted dark chocolate with creamy silken tofu and a touch of sugar, plus a dash of vanilla. Simply blend it up for a creamy thick pudding-like consistency.
Once it's set in the fridge for at least an hour, you can top it with your favorite fruit, chocolate shavings, or vegan whipped cream.
This vegan treat is the perfect way to impress guests at a dinner party or you can keep it on hand for a quick vegan dessert right at home!
Either way, this vegan chocolate treat is the perfect dessert to make when you’re short on time but need a chocolate fix.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
This simple dessert is made with just 4 simple ingredients.
You can top it with a variety of different toppings and garnishes to make it a different flavor each time.
It’s a completely vegan dessert that is decadent and satisfying from the protein in tofu.
Serve it at a dinner party or keep some chilled and ready for a weeknight dessert.
It's rich, chocolatey, and tastes as good (or better!) than regular chocolate mousse.
You can use this dessert as a chocolate dip for fruit and cookies.
You only need 4 simple ingredients for this vegan chocolate mousse!
- Dark Chocolate - You can use bars of dark chocolate or chocolate chips for this recipe.
- Silken Tofu - This soft version of tofu has a light texture and will blend up smooth and creamy.
- Caster Sugar - Adds additional sweetness to the tofu along with the chocolate.
- Vanilla Extract - for extra flavor.
- Chocolate Shavings
- Vegan Whipped Cream
- Fresh Fruit
- Fresh Mint
- Orange Zest
- Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Wondering how to make this Tofu Mousse recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Melt the chocolate: Add your chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl, then microwave at 30-second intervals until melted. You can also do this using a double boiler adding a bowl on top of boiling water making sure it's not touching. In both methods, stir frequently using a rubber spatula.
Check out this guide: How to melt chocolate chips.
Prepare the silken tofu: Drain any excess liquid off of the tofu, then let it sit outside of the fridge to come to room temperature.
Whiz the tofu and sugar: Add the prepared tofu and sugar into a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until creamy and smooth.
Blend the tofu and chocolate mixture: To the blended tofu, add the melted chocolate and blend again until the chocolate and tofu combine into a thick fluffy mousse.
Assemble and serve: Divide the chocolate mousse into 2-4 serving dishes. Chill in the fridge for at least one hour before garnishing with chocolate shavings, whipped cream, or fruit. Serve cold.
When choosing your sugar, make sure it is 100% vegan and contains no animal products. In the US, look for organic sugar which is usually vegan (other sugar can be filtered through bone char). In the UK and Australia, sugar is usually vegan.
You’ll also want to make sure the chocolate you use is vegan and does not contain any dairy or milk products. I use dark chocolate for richness.
It's important to make sure the tofu is at room temperature before blending to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.
When melting chocolate in the microwave, be sure to only cook in 30-second intervals while stirring in between as the chocolate can burn easily.
This recipe will not work with firm tofu, so make sure you are choosing soft silken tofu when purchasing.
To enhance the flavor and taste, use high-quality chocolate to make this vegan chocolate dessert.
Use your favorite Fruit Compote Recipe as a delicious fruity topping.
A dollop of Whipped Coconut Cream Frosting makes this chocolate treat a decadent vegan dessert.
Vanilla, maple, or almond extracts give this chocolate mousse a unique layer of flavor without adding any additional sugar or ingredients.
Make a vegan white chocolate mousse by using dairy free white chocolate instead of dark or milk chocolate.
As a substitute for caster sugar, feel free to use maple syrup, agave, or coconut sugar to sweeten this dessert.
Add a pinch of cayenne and cinnamon to the mousse for a Mexican hot chocolate-flavored dessert.
Mix with cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice for a warming chocolate flavor.
Storing: You can store any leftover vegan chocolate mousse in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Freezing: Silken tofu changes texture when thawed, therefore freezing is not recommended.
You can, but it may not be the same texture as using creamy silken tofu. A high-speed blender plus more liquid would be needed to create the same consistency.
You can, but you may need to adjust the sweetener in the recipe as cocoa powder usually does not contain any sugar or sweetener.
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Vegan Tofu Chocolate Mousse
- 7 ½ ounces 150 grams dark chocolate (chips or chopped)
- 1 package 12 ounces/345 grams silken tofu at room temperature, drained
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar or maple syrup/agave
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- chocolate shavings
- whipped coconut cream
- Melt the chocolate either in the microwave (I melt it at 30 second intervals, stirring in between) or in a heat-safe bowl over a pan of simmering water, but ensure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Set aside and allow the melted chocolate to cool slightly.
- Add the drained silken tofu, sugar and vailla to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add the melted chocolate and blend again until thick and smooth.
- Divide the mixture between serving dishes and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
- Serve as it is, or top with chocolate shavings, whipped coconut cream or fruit.
- Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- When choosing your sugar, make sure it is 100% vegan and contains no animal products.
- You’ll also want to make sure the chocolate you use is vegan and does not contain any dairy or milk products.
- It's important to make sure the tofu is at room temperature before blending to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.
- When melting chocolate in the microwave, be sure to only cook in 30-second intervals while stirring in between as the chocolate can burn easily.
- This recipe will not work with firm tofu, so make sure you are choosing soft silken tofu when purchasing.
- To enhance the flavor and taste, use high-quality chocolate to make this vegan chocolate dessert.
- Storing: You can store any leftover vegan chocolate mousse in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Freezing: Silken tofu changes texture when thawed, therefore freezing is not recommended.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.