I had a carton of tofu in the fridge and wasn’t sure what to do with it until I stumbled upon this recipe.
It’s a fantastically simple chocolate mousse dessert with minimal ingredients and tastes amazingly rich. You’d never believe that it contains tofu and NO eggs or cream. If you love rich chocolate desserts, this really is a ‘must try’ even if you are not vegan. The other big bonus is that it contains no raw eggs.
Technically it does not set to a mousse-like consistency but the consistency is very pleasant and thick; just the way a cold chocolate dessert should be.
- 1x 12 ounce package of silken tofu (I used ‘firm’)
- 10 oz milk or dark chocolate (check that it is dairy free if you are making it for someone who is vegan)
- 3 tsbp maple syrup (I used 2tbsp as I used milk chocolate which was sweet enough)
- 1tsp vanilla essence (optional)
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave.
Blend tofu (preferably at room temperature) in food processor, blender, or with hand mixer until just smooth.
Scrape the melted chocolate into the food processor with the tofu and continue blending, add maple syrup and vanilla and process until creamy.
Pour into individual serving glasses or one large bowl and refrigerate until set.
I finished mine off with a grating of white chocolate but it would be gorgeous with something like chocolate curls or fresh raspberries, strawberries or mandarin segments.