This recipe for dairy-free chocolate mousse was a “sweet” entry in our March Recipe Madness Contest, created and submitted by Jessica Stier. To qualify, the recipe contains 8 ingredients or less, but includes Almond Plus Protein Almond Milk by So Delicious Dairy Free.
This decadent dairy-free chocolate mousse is leaner and higher in protein than traditional thanks to the use of silken tofu (use organic whole soy tofu if possible!). It’s also relatively low in sugar as Jessica uses a combination of dark chocolate and sugar-free stevia. If you prefer to use another sweetener, you can swap about 2 tablespoons of your favorite sweetener (sugar, agave nectar, etc) for the stevia.
Special Diet Notes & Options: Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.
For nut-free and dairy-free chocolate mousse, you can substitute coconut milk beverage for the almond milk. Just be sure to select a “nut-safe” dairy-free chocolate, if needed.
- 14-ounce package firm organic tofu (can sub silken tofu)
- ¾ cup dairy-free milk beverage (like So Delicious Almond Milk)
- ½ teaspoon liquid stevia extract (Jessica uses SweetLeaf; see post above for sweetener options)
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 4.5 ounces dairy-free dark chocolate, melted
- Grated dairy-free dark chocolate, for garnish (optional)
- Place the drained block of tofu on a few paper towels, press lightly to drain out excess liquid.
- Put the tofu, almond milk, stevia and salt in your blender or food processor, and puree until smooth.
- While the blender or food processor is running, pour in the melted chocolate. Puree until the mixture is even and smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender or bowl as needed.
- Scoop the pudding-like mixture into serving bowls, cover with plastic wrap touching the surface and refrigerate overnight.
- Serve the next day with some grated chocolate on top, if desired.
So rich and creamy! I haven’t had chocolate mousse since I cut out soy. I’ve been trying to slowly add it back in and very hesitant at first but in the last couple months took the plunge and fell in love and I’m trying hard to keep it in moderation and slow, only having it twice a week. Picking up some silken tofu this week so I can whip some up for this weekend!
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