Friday, April 2, 2010

Chocolate Mousse made with silken tofu

When I saw this recipe for chocolate mousse using silken tofu instead of heavy cream from And then I do the dishes, I couldn't believe it.  Silken tofu as a substitute for heavy cream?  I was doubtful but decided to try out the recipe.  It was so simple with just three ingredients. And so much healthier!

I absolutely loved how the mousse came out. It was super rich and chocolatey.  And you couldn't tell that there was tofu inside. Baby Bro thought it was "too much chocolate."  I guess if you don't really like chocolate you can try to lighten it up and use a milk chocolate or adding more tofu.  I personally like my mouse to be super thick and super rich.  I don't like it when it's more like a pudding because then I feel like I'm eating pudding.

The mousse tastes great with some whipped cream.  I have to confess, I cheated and used a can of whipped cream instead of making my own.  I regret doing it.  The canned whip cream got really watery and just didn't taste as good as homemade whipped cream.

Chocolate Mousse with Silken tofu (adapted from And then I do the dishes)

Yields approximately 5 ramekins

8 oz of silken tofu (one package is usually more than 8 oz, so I had to measure it out)
8 oz of bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler and set aside.  If you don't have a double boiler, you can melt chocolate in microwave.  I stick mine in one minute at a time, then take it out and stir, until it is completely melted.

2. Put tofu in food processor and puree until it is smooth and creamy.

3. Add chocolate and vanilla extract into the tofu and blend again.

4. Put the chocolate mousse into small glasses or ramekins (I put mine in ramekins) and smooth out the top of the mousse.  Put in the refrigerator to set for several hours.

5. Serve chilled with whipped cream, berries or ice cream.

 

12 Responses to “Chocolate Mousse made with silken tofu”

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    Damian — April 2, 2010 @ 5:37 am

    This is like the chocolate tofu pie that Alton brown had on his show a while ago.
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/moo-less-chocolate-pie-recipe/index.html

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    Andrea — April 2, 2010 @ 6:30 am

    When I did this I added a little honey and some orange extract instead of the maple syrup and shot of booze that my recipe called for. Delicious!

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    Stella — April 2, 2010 @ 8:26 am

    I love how this looks so delicious and is still so simple-nice recipe. I’m gonna try it!

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    Kirbie — April 2, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    Cool. Thanks for the link! I can see how this would make a good pie filling because it’s so thick and dense.

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    Kirbie — April 2, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to try some variations next time =)

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    Kirbie — April 2, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    It is pretty simple. Your food processor does almost all the work. No baking and just three ingredients.

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    Laura @ Hungry and Frozen — April 6, 2010 @ 1:24 am

    This recipe looks amazing! I love that it’s so simple. Definitely going to have to give it a go soon :)

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    Kirbie — April 6, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

    I hope you enjoy it!

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    LyB — April 23, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

    I’m so glad you liked it! And now I also need to try it as a pie filling. :)

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    My Vitaoy — August 13, 2010 @ 11:19 am

    Your photography looks awesome! We can’t wait to see more tofu recipes from you.

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    Laila — July 9, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    I just made this last night but used a few different kinds of chocolate, as I didn’t have any bittersweet. It’s so delicious and dense, it’s going to be hard not to eat the whole bowl in one sitting! Though I guess it’s fairly healthy for you, being tofu instead of cream. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Kirbie replied: — July 9th, 2011 @ 9:47 am

      I’m so glad you like it!

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