Jan 29, 2023 by Hannah Sunderani
Hi friends! I’m so excited to be sharing this incredibly easy 10-minute Vegan Chocolate Mousse recipe with you! This vegan chocolate mousse is thick, rich, and velvety. The recipe uses silken tofu, which is a stellar ingredient in vegan desserts for creamy and luscious texture. Its mild flavour lets other ingredients shine—in this recipe, chocolate!
This is one of my husband, Mitch’s, all-time favourite desserts and one that convinced him, in those early transition days, that we could still enjoy our favourite recipes on a plant-based diet. Enjoy every blissful bite of this gorgeous mousse.
This is a recipe exclusive from The Two Spoons Cookbook! The chocolate mousse can also be used as the filling for my Level-Up Chocolate Mousse Tart in the Cookbook (p. 277).
Start by breaking the chocolate into chunks, then add it into a heatproof glass bowl along with a teaspoon of coconut oil. Fill a small saucepan with about 2 inches of water and bring it to a low simmer over low heat. Place the heatproof bowl filled with the chocolate on top of the pot, making sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water.
Stir often, until the melted dark chocolate is silky smooth and glistening beautifully.
Next, pour the silken tofu into a nut milk bag or thin kitchen towel and bunch it together, forming a small sack. Squeeze out most of the excess water.
Once it becomes difficult to squeeze, transfer the tofu to a food processor. Add in the maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt, 4 tablespoons of almond milk and our melted chocolate. Process until smooth and pudding-like in texture. If it appears too thick to you, add more almond milk, a little at a time, until it looks like smooth pudding.
When the consistency looks silky and perfect to you, scoop the mousse au chocolat into a medium sized bowl and cover with reusable wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, then spoon into small bowls or glass cups and serve with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt, sliced strawberries and chocolate shavings, if desired.
Making your own homemade tart crust is much easier than you think and the best way to level up your dessert! All you need to do is add rolled oats into a food processor or blender and blend into a fine oat flour.
Then, add in the almond flour, cacao powder, and sea salt and pulse until combined. Lastly, add in the maple syrup and melted coconut oil and process until a dough forms.
Once the mixture holds together when you squeeze it together between your fingers, transfer it to your tart pan and press it into the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan.
Poke a few holes in the bottom with a fork with 10 to 12 holes to allow the air to release and prevent bubbles from forming. Blind bake for a few minutes.
Once the tart is baked and cooled, fill the tart with your chocolate mousse and spread it smooth. Pop the chocolate mousse tart out of the pan, then plate and serve!
I like to sprinkle with the top with a bit of flaky sea salt (the salty chocolate combo is delish!). If I have more time to impress then I’ll add fresh berries and pipe some of the mousse filling on top for extra flare.
The full recipe for my Level-Up Chocolate Mousse Tart is in The Two Spoons Cookbook on p. 277 if you’d like to make it yourself! But I hope you enjoy watching me make it, and that it shows just how simple this decadent tart is!
Recipe for the Level-Up Chocolate Mousse Tart is on p. 277 of The Two Spoons Cookbook.
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This creamy chocolate mousse makes the perfect simple dessert or sweet treat to satisfy your chocolate cravings year-round. Try it served with a simple sprinkle of flaky sea salt, fresh berries, chocolate shavings, or poured into a chocolate almond tart as mentioned in the instructions above!
If you’re looking to serve it as a complete meal, you can’t go wrong with making my 3-Course Romantic Vegan Dinner. Or if you’re hosting a dinner party, check out my Main Dish recipes. You’re guaranteed to find something everyone will love.
Watch me make this vegan chocolate mousse on Vegan Afternoon with Two Spoons where I share this recipe in my 3-Course Romantic Vegan Dinner.
There are a few reasons your healthy chocolate mousse may have turned out grainy. My guess is that either the mousse was not blended fully until completely smooth and velvety, or it is possible you used too firm of a tofu block. It is important to use a silken tofu or soft tofu. Using firm tofu or extra firm tofu will likely make your mousse have a slight grit to it and taste grainy. I also find that adding in the melted chocolate LAST before blending is really important (as the chocolate doesn’t sit and solidify against the colder ingredients for an extended period of time).
This indulgent vegan chocolate mousse will keep for up to 1 week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I have not tested freezing it and cannot say how well it will defrost. It is possible it will separate, but a good stir with a spoon or fork should bring things back together.
Yes! If you’d like to make your mousse oil-free, simply leave out the coconut oil when melting your chocolate bar. The coconut oil does help make it extra smooth and velvety, but it will taste just as delicious without!
You can prepare this mousse in the blender with a few caveats! Make sure to use a good quality, high-speed blender to ensure it blends completely smooth and is the perfect rich texture. Use the blender tamper while blending on medium speed for the best result. Or, if you do not have a tamper, stop the blender from time to time and stir with a wooden spoon to help the blending process. You may need to add additional almond milk to get it to fully blend, but it should still remain thick, similar to chocolate pudding.
I hope this vegan chocolate is as special to you as it is for us! If you do make this recipe, please let me know in the comments below what you think! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have.
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