Healthy Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse

Tofu has a bad rap. Some people feel it is a tasteless, textureless food. Well, maybe it wasn't prepared right! We were joined in the demo kitchens at the NW Natural Appliance Center to learn how to make a great Chocolate Mousse recipe from David and Wendy Gabbe Day.

Ingredients

Tofu 8 Ounce (Firm)
Soymilk 6 Tablespoon (2/3 cup (use vanilla flavor soymilk or any non
Vegan chocolate chips 4 Tablespoon (1/4 cup)
Unsweetened cocoa powder 4 Tablespoon (1/4 cup)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Cane sugar 4 Tablespoon (1/4 cup (i.e. evaporated cane juice))
Unsalted natural style peanut butter 1 Tablespoon (or any nut butter)
Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon

Directions

MAKING

1. Bring small pot of water to boil. Add tofu and boil 4-5 minutes.

2. Drain and submerge tofu in cold water to cool. Drain again.

3. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until completely smooth.

SERVING

4. Chill mousse thoroughly for a firmer, thicker texture, if desired or serve as is, in bowls or cocktail cups with a spoon.

NOTE

When tofu is used in dish that involves no cooking, tofu should be boiled in water 4-5 minutes to kill any bacteria that may be present.

Yield: 3-4 servings: Refrigerate and use within 5-7 days.

TIP

Variation: For a Mocha Mousse, add 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder to blender in step 2 above and continue as directed.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 232Calories from Fat 80

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 260 mg10.83%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.3%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 22 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet