Tofu Chocolate Mousse

tofu chocolate mousse topped with coconut cream and peppermint, Christmas ornaments on table

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Don’t let the tofu part scare you! Myself, I love tofu, but I have served this to folks who don’t normally eat it, and “I can’t believe this is tofu” was a popular sentiment.

chocolate mousse in glass bowl

This is really yummy, easy to prepare and only requires a few ingredients. It tastes rich, yet apart from the sugar is healthier than many other desserts.

It’s great by itself, but toppings are nice, too: crushed candy canes, cookie crumbles, berries, bananas and shredded coconut I have tried and enjoyed. I’ve brought this to gatherings served in small individual cups, with bowls of toppings alongside. A big hit, and so easy!

chocolate mousse cups with coconut whipped cream

I use the silken tofu boxes seen here:

I find the tofu at Grocery Outlet regularly for $.99. I buy cocoa from Trader Joe’s, as that is the cheapest I have found per lb.

mousse in food processor
chocolate mousse next to blue suagr canister and mason jar with cocoa

Tofu Chocolate Mousse (vegan and no added fat)

Amy – The Penny Pantry
This is a very yummy, rich tasting Chocolate Mousse that takes very little time to prepare.  Nobody will guess it’s made from tofu!
Recipe is adapted from PETA’s recipe in their cookbook The Compassionate Cook.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert


  • 1 12.3 oz. box Silken Mori-Nu Tofu This comes in a little sealed box
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 6 TB Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Optional Toppings: Crushed Candy Canes, Cookie Crumbles, Berries, Bananas, Cacao Nibs, Coconut Cream, etc.


  • Drain excess water from tofu box, and add to food processor.  Process until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients: cocoa, sugar and vanilla to tofu.  Process until very smooth.
  • Taste, and add more sugar if needed, or even more cocoa if desired for a darker chocolate flavor.
  • Pour into individual bowls.  Can eat right away, or refrigerate until a bit firmer and colder.  
  • Add optional toppings right before eating.  Enjoy!

You can also make this with other sweeteners, I have used maple syrup in the past too.

Notes on Tofu: I have used many different (lite, regular, firm, extra firm etc.) Mori-Nu Silken Tofus in this, and all work well. The key is just to use silken tofu. If you can’t find it in your area, Amazon has a good price when bought as a case. I also have a recipe for Tofu Sour Cream and Peanut Butter or Wow Butter Pie that uses this tofu, you can find those under my “Recipes” heading.


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