Silky and creamy, this vegan chocolate protein mousse is made from silken tofu! Only 4 ingredients needed, and is made without cream or eggs. This healthy treat is ready in 5 minutes.
💚Why you will love this recipe
- Low calories and high in protein - This chocolate protein mousse is the healthier option to traditional ones. Packed full of protein and is just under 150 calories per serving.
- Vegan, eggless and dairy-free - It is made without cream, eggs or milk, and only wholesome plant based ingredients are used.
- Easy and quick to make - All you need to do is throw all ingredients together in a blender and blend till smooth! Little prep work required and everything is ready in 5 minutes.
- Perfectly sweet and creamy - Decadent, rich and chocolate-y, this recipe will definitely satisfy any of your sweet cravings.
- Enjoy it anytime of the day - This tofu chocolate mousse mousse not only makes a great dessert, but you can even have it as a quick protein snack too! You can even have this for breakfast by pairing it with some fruits and banana granola.
🍫What you will need
📃Notes / substitutions
- Protein powder - I am using chocolate flavored pea protein powder here, but any other vegan protein powder like hemp, chia and rice protein will work too. If you are using vanilla or unflavored ones, you might want to increase the amount of cocoa powder used to ¼ cup.
- Maple syrup - Other sweetener liquid sweetener like agave or sugar-free syrups can be used in place.
- Cocoa powder - You can substitute it with cacao or carob powder.
🔪How to make
Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Give it a taste and add more sweetener or cocoa powder, if needed. Transfer into glass or ramekins.
Let it set in the freezer for 10 minutes, or in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.
Here are a few fun add-ins to spice up your tofu chocolate mousse -
- Aquafaba - If you like yours to be extra light and airy, whip up ¼ cup of aquafaba, or chickpea water before stirring it in. Check out this post on how to whip aquafaba for a more detailed instructions.
- Vanilla extract - Add in about 1 teaspoon to enhance and increase the depth of flavor.
- Nut or seed butter of choice - To make your tofu chocolate mousse extra creamy, throw in a tablespoon or two of your favorite nut or seed butter. Some of my personal favorites includes peanut butter, cashew butter and almond butter. Tahini also pairs really well with chocolate.
- Spices - Sprinkle in a generous pinch of your favorite spice! Be it cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg or even pumpkin spice.
- It is especially important to use silken tofu or soft tofu in this recipe. Do not use any other kinds of tofu or the texture will turn out to be weird!
- The mixture will appear to be runny right after blending, but there is no need to worry as it will set and thicken up in the fridge.
- As water content of tofu will differ between brands, your tofu chocolate mousse might not turned out to be the perfect consistency. To fix runny mousse, add in more protein powder, a tablespoon at a time to thicken it. The reverse is also true, so do add in a splash or two of plant milk if you find that yours is too thick.
- If you are not a fan of protein powder, feel free to omit it. Your mousse might be slightly runnier, but will still taste amazing regardless!
Before serving, top your tofu chocolate mousse with any one (or multiple!) of below toppings -
- Chocolate shavings
- Vegan whipped cream
- Chopped nut of choice
- Caramel sauce or chocolate syrup
- Fresh berries
❔Commonly asked questions
All ingredients used in this chocolate protein mousse is free from gluten, making it naturally gluten-free.
It is not recommended to use regular firm tofu in place of silken tofu for this tofu chocolate mousse. The water content and texture of firm tofu is very different from the silken ones, and the consistency of the end product will be not quite right.
This silken tofu chocolate mousse will store well in the fridge for 3-4 days. You might need to add some plant milk to thin and give it a good stir before serving as it tends to thicken up after sitting in the fridge for a few days. This recipe does not freeze well.
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Vegan Tofu Chocolate Protein Mousse (no cream)
- Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Give it a taste and add more sweetener or cocoa powder, if needed. Transfer into glass or ramekins.
- Let it set in the freezer for 10 minutes, or in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.