This simple but decadent dessert will certainly fulfill your sweet tooth’s cravings while keeping you on the right track with healthy eating as it is both vegetarian and vegan. Packing a powerful protein punch, our tofu mousse is a perfect dessert for any occasion.
Category:Dessert, Vegan, Vegetarian
14 ounces firm tofu
2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
2 tablespoons unsweetened regular cocoa powder
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Optional topping suggestions: fresh berries or toasted sliced almonds or mint
Using your tofu press (see head notes) drain the tofu for 10 minutes. Don’t have a tofu press, see the notes below for an alternative method.
In a food processor combine tofu, cocoa powder, sugar, and almond extract. Process for 4 minutes or until light and airy.
Spoon into individual serving dishes and chill for 4 hours or up to overnight.
Serve chilled plain or with optional toppings.
To press the tofu without a tofu press, place block between two dinner plates and put a weight (I use a 6 pound dumbbell, but anything heavy will work) on top. Let sit for 10 minutes, or until no more liquid comes out.
If you or your sweetie are allergic to nuts, skip the almond extract and substitute with 1 teaspoon of chocolate or vanilla extract, or 1/4 teaspoon peppermint flavor.
For the berries,you can use raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, or strawberry. If you choose the strawberries, slice them from the bottom, leaving the leafy stem intact, and fan the slices out artfully.