Indulge in a guilt-free dessert with this Keto Chocolate Tofu Mousse. Silky, smooth, and rich, this tofu cocoa mousse is 100% vegan! A blend of firm tofu, unsweetened cocoa, and a touch of sweetness from sugar-free sweetener. A hint of vanilla adds depth, creating a luscious treat that satisfies your chocolate cravings. Enjoy it chilled, optionally topped with whipped cream or chopped nuts, for a heavenly keto-friendly experience. Each spoonful is a decadent journey without the guilt!
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Thanks to our keto tofu chocolate mousse recipe, it’s now easier than ever to indulge in a delicious, guilt-free vegan dessert. Suitable for both the keto and vegan lifestyle, this tofu chocolate mousse is decadent and rich with classic flavors of chocolate and vanilla. Simple ingredients can create magic in the kitchen, and every mouthful of silky keto chocolate mousse is a testament to that.
Blending firm silken tofu, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla, Erythritol, and a dash of plant-based milk results in a luscious texture that, once set, becomes the perfect mousse consistency. This dessert is heavenly served all by itself in a glass or bowl, but topping it with some whipped cream or finely chopped nuts adds another layer of indulgence, not to mention transforming it into a showstopper at dinner parties.
Tofu is such a versatile ingredient, and it truly shines in this chocolate mousse with a smooth texture and lightness that’s also satisfying to eat. With just 2.3g of net carbs per serving, you don’t need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy this mousse. In fact, it can be part of your weekly food plan! All it takes to bring this mousse to life is a handful of basic ingredients, 15 minutes of preparation time, and 2 hours for the mousse to set in the refrigerator.
Tofu Cocoa Mousse Ingredients
- Tofu: There are a few different types of tofu available, but to create a mousse texture, you need to use firm, silken tofu. Removing excess moisture from tofu helps improve the final texture, so be sure to drain any liquid out from the packet.
- Cocoa Powder: Fragrant and intense cocoa powder offers deep chocolate flavor without the need to use any high-sugar solid chocolate. Even a small amount of cocoa powder is enough to bring a chocolatey hit to recipes, and it’s exactly what our keto tofu chocolate mousse needs.
- Sweetener: This mousse recipe is keto-friendly, and a big part of keeping things low in carbs is using Erythritol in place of sugar. This sweetener has a similar taste to sugar, and once blended into the mousse, it brings heavenly sweetness to each spoonful.
- Vanilla Extract: Vanilla and chocolate have been partners in the kitchen for a long time, and they are a perfect match once again in our keto mousse recipe. Vanilla extract is ideal in the mousse as it can be thoroughly combined throughout, effortlessly blending into the mixture and transforming the flavor into a chocolate vanilla dream.
- Salt: A pinch of salt has the power to enhance recipes in one sprinkling, and it offers a delicious contrast to the sweetness of the chocolate mousse. It also keeps the ingredients balanced so the mousse isn’t overly sweet from the Erythritol and vanilla.
- Almond Milk: Blended silken tofu has a velvety smooth texture, but to help transform it into an airy mousse, a little liquid is required. With its subtle sweetness and nutty flavor, almond milk is the perfect addition to loosen the texture and create a dreamy keto mousse dessert.
Making this keto tofu chocolate mousse is a breeze, with the blender doing most of the work! It’s the ideal dessert to serve to friends and family, and everyone can get involved and sprinkle their favorite toppings over the mousse. Those following keto and plant-based diets can dig into this dessert, knowing it’s low-carb, dairy-free, and egg-free.
Step one: Combine the drained silken tofu, cocoa powder, Erythritol, vanilla extract, and salt in a blender or food processor.
Step two: Blend the mixture until it’s smooth, gradually adding a few tablespoons of almond milk to achieve a creamy, mousse-like consistency.
Step three: Grab a spoon, taste a little of the mouse, and adjust the sweetness if needed.
Step four: Spoon the chocolate tofu mousse into serving bowls or glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Step five: The mousse can be served as it is or optionally garnished with whipped cream, seasonal low-carb fruit, or chopped nuts.
Keto Tofu Chocolate Coconut Mousse: The pairing of chocolate and vanilla is a classic combination, but for a tropical twist, try making chocolate coconut mousse. Use a dash of coconut milk in place of the almond milk, and once spooned into jars, garnish the mouse with a generous layer of shredded coconut.
Keto Layered Chocolate And Peanut Butter Mousse: Nothing says decadence like chocolate and peanut butter, and it’s effortless to unite both flavors together in this mousse. Add a few spoonfuls of peanut butter to a bowl and thin the consistency down to a paste with a drop of almond milk. When transferring the mousse into jars or bowls, add a spoonful of the peanut butter mixture between each layer of mousse. It not only looks beautiful in a glass jar but also brings a nutty contrast to the chocolate.
Tofu Pressing Tip: Removing moisture from tofu is a requirement in many recipes as it allows the tofu to have a better texture that’s not watery. An easy way to remove excess liquid from tofu is to wrap it securely in a kitchen towel, weigh it down with a heavy item like a book, and leave it for a few minutes. The towel will absorb the excess liquid and result in a firmer tofu texture,
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Firm Tofu Be Substituted For Silken Tofu In Mousse?
As firm and silken tofu have different consistencies, it’s best to stick to silken tofu for this mousse recipe. Silken tofu is what gives the keto chocolate mousse such a smooth texture that’s free of graininess or lumps.
Can Cacao Powder Be Used In Place Of Cocoa Powder In Chocolate Mousse?
Cacao powder and cocoa powder are very similar ingredients, both with a slightly bitter chocolate flavor that can bring depth to sweet and savory recipes. In our keto tofu chocolate mousse recipe, either cacao or cocoa powder can be used, though it’s best to use slightly less cacao as it has a deeper, more intense flavor.
How Many Carbs Are In Keto Tofu Chocolate Mousse?
Our keto tofu chocolate mousse only contains 2.3g of net carbs per serving, making it suitable for the keto lifestyle. Using a keto sweetener in place of sugar and cocoa powder instead of chocolate, keeping carbohydrates low is easy.
Tofu Chocolate Mousse Recipe
- In a blender or food processor, combine the drained silky tofu, cocoa powder, Erythritol, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
- Blend until smooth, adding a few tablespoons of almond milk gradually to achieve a creamy and mousse-like consistency.
- Taste and adjust sweetness if needed.
- Spoon the chocolate tofu mousse into serving bowls or glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Optionally, garnish with whipped cream, seasonal low carb fruit, or chopped nuts before serving.
Nutritional information for the recipe is calculated based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe we provide. Erythritol and other sugar-free sweetener carbs are not included in the carb counts. Net carbohydrates are the total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber.
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