Admittedly, we have quite a few dairy-free chocolate mousse recipes on our site, but they each have their own special qualities. And this plant-based chocolate mousse is probably the healthiest one of them all. It’s a lean blend that’s enriched with silken tofu and plantains!
Plant-Based Chocolate Mousse Parfaits for Dessert or Breakfast
This recipe was shared was inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille, but was created by the chefs at Dole. Hence all of the delicious fruit in the recipe! We call it a parfait, but they call it a verrine – the French way to describe several components layered in a clear glass. No matter what you call it, it’s a fresh way to enjoy a healthy, dairy-free dessert.
As you can see from the nutrition, this recipe makes eight very petite servings. If you want a more boisterous treat or breakfast, count on four servings instead.
Special Diet Notes: Plant-Based Chocolate Mousse
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, optionally nut-free (omit the cashews), peanut-free, optionally vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, and paleo-friendly.
- 1 (12-ounce) package silken tofu
- 1 black plantain, peeled (about 6½ ounces; see above for banana option)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
- ½ cup finely chopped pineapple
- ⅓ cup raspberries
- 1 tablespoon chopped roasted cashews
- 1 tablespoon toasted coconut chips
- Place the tofu, plantain, honey, and cocoa powder in your blender or food processor, and process on high for 1 minute, or until smooth. Cover and if you have time, refrigerate the mousse for several hours or overnight.
- Divide half of the chocolate mousse between 8 small glasses (champagne, small parfait, or drinking glasses). Top with the kiwi and pineapple, then the remaining chocolate mousse, followed by the raspberries, cashews, and coconut chips.
Plantain Note: Their picture shows a yellow banana, which is a bit misleading. If using a plantain, you want it to be very ripe, which is typically when they are black on the outside. If substituting banana, you want it to be on the unripe, green side.