Tofu Chocolate Mousse (Vegan, Sugar-Free)

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This rich, decadent, silky Tofu Chocolate Mousse is the perfect dessert. Made with silken tofu, bananas, tahini, cocoa powder, and maple syrup, it’s healthy, chocolatey, and so easy to make! 

I love creating new recipes with a few, simple ingredients I keep on hand. There’s nothing like a mouthwatering vegan chocolate mousse to boost your mood!

Traditional chocolate mousse is packed with refined sugar and way too complicated! That’s why I created this decadent but easy tofu mousse. You can’t even tell this vegan chocolate treat is packed with nutrients.

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It’s a super easy AND super healthy low-sugar dessert. It’s velvety, nutty and rich in chocolate flavor.

Tahini is the secret ingredient. Tahini is a condiment made from sesame seeds that have been soaked and crushed. It has a high concentration of healthy oils, and it’s filled with heart-healthy omega-3s. It gives the mousse a rich, nutty consistency that goes well with the cocoa powder!

Plus, for this sugar-free chocolate mousse, you don’t need any added sugar! The natural sweetness from the banana, plus a touch of maple syrup is all you need. 

This healthy chocolate mouse is 100% raw, natural, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan and totally delicious!

👩‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • Better than regular chocolate mousse
  • Made with tofu, but you’d never know it!
  • Curb that sweet tooth with a healthy dessert
  • An easy vegan dessert that looks fancy
  • Vegan, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Satisfies your chocolate cravings
  • A perfect texture with no heavy cream
  • No dairy products or refined sugar
  • Makes for the creamiest chocolate mousse ever!

🥘 Ingredients

Silken tofu chocolate mousse requires five simple ingredients found at your local grocery store. For nutritional information and the full ingredients list / recipe method, see the recipe card below.

ingredients for healthy tofu chocolate mousse recipe

Tofu: Soft silken tofu is the perfect base for this indulgent vegan chocolate mousse. Make sure you buy silken tofu and not extra firm or firm tofu! I like using organic tofu whenever it’s available since non organic soy is typically GMO.

Bananas: The bananas along with the tofu make the creamy base! The bananas are a key ingredient in this easy vegan chocolate mousse, so don’t substitute them if possible – the riper, the better! They give this raw chocolate mousse a creamy texture and natural sweetness.

Tahini: To ensure your mousse is velvety and smooth, add in some tahini. It’s usually found in the condiment aisle or near the ethnic foods.

Cocoa Powder: This provides all the rich dark chocolate flavor. For an intense chocolate flavor, use Dutch cocoa powder.

Sweetener: I recommend using a touch of maple syrup to add just a bit more sweetness to this vegan chocolate pudding. Agave, honey, coconut sugar, white sugar, or liquid stevia are great options too.

📖 Variations

Here are a few simple ways to customize this decadent dessert.

  • Toppings: Top this creamy chocolate mousse with bittersweet chocolate shavings, fresh berries, coconut cream, chopped nuts, sprinkles, granola, freeze-dried berries, cacao nibs, or nut butter!
  • Mix-ins: Stir in melted chocolate for even more chocolate flavor. Melt 1/2 cup of good quality chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler.
  • Sweetener: Bananas add natural sweetness, but you can add more sweetener to taste. Stir in maple syrup gradually until you reach the desired sweetness.
  • Nut Butter: If you don’t have tahini, try swapping it for creamy peanut butter, almond butter, or even cashew butter!
  • Peppermint Extract: Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite combinations. Add in a ½ a teaspoon of peppermint extract. The combination is amazing! 
  • Vanilla Extract: This helps bring out the sweetness of this delicious chocolate mousse even more!
  • Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are rich in plant-based protein and fiber. You can add them in ground, or right after you blend the mousse – before you put it in the fridge. Adding them whole gives the mousse a different (but still delicious) texture!

🔪 Instructions

This vegan tofu chocolate mousse recipe is a breeze to make!

Blend Ingredients: Place the soft tofu, bananas, tahini, cocoa powder, and maple syrup into a blender. Blend the tofu mixture until smooth. A large food processor will also work.

ingredients for the dessert in the blender

Transfer Mousse: Spoon the chocolate tofu mousse into individual cups or ramekins.

Refrigerate: Refrigerate for around 3 hours, or overnight. Top with a few dark chocolate shavings, fresh raspberries, or coconut whipped cream, and enjoy!

chocolate pudding in ramekins

❓ Recipe FAQs

What is vegan mousse made of?

Vegan mousse can be made of silken tofu, avocado, or whipped coconut cream. All of these ingredients have a creamy mousse-like texture. It is then mixed with cocoa powder and a sweetener. This tofu chocolate mousse recipe is made with silken tofu, bananas, and maple syrup!

How should I store vegan chocolate mousse with silken tofu?

Store the vegan mousse in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Cover with plastic wrap and keep away from other foods that have strong odors, or store in an airtight container.

Is silken tofu mousse healthy?

Yes! This is a much healthier way to enjoy a chocolate treat without all the added calories and fat. Here’s why this recipe is so good for you:

Refined Sugar-Free: So many mousse recipes are LOADED with processed and refined sugars. Using maple syrup and bananas is the perfect way to add sweetness without adding refined sugar. 

Low Calorie: One serving of this chocolate dessert is only 115 calories!

Protein and Fiber: This mousse does provide you with some valuable protein and fiber. 4 grams of protein and 1.8 grams of fiber per serving. 

💭 Expert Tips

  • The longer the vegan tofu chocolate mousse sets in the fridge, the better it will be. Allow it to set overnight for best results!
  • There is no need to over-mix the mousse when you are blending it. Once it’s smooth and creamy, you’re good to go!
  • Make this vegan chocolate mousse recipe ahead of time, and transfer it into single-serving containers with airtight lids. Refrigerate for a quick snack or grab and go treat. Each recipe makes 6 servings. 
  • Use this recipe as a healthy treat for kids! It’s creamy, thick, and full of deep chocolate flavor. It’s perfect for kids since it’s easy to eat, low in sugar, and higher in protein than most desserts! It’s a great way to sneak in some nutrients in the form of a treat!
  • Dairy-free chocolate mousse can be served at room temperature, but is best served chilled.
  • This decadent treat makes a delicious dip too! Use graham crackers, cookies, or fresh fruit as dippers!

dairy free, healthy, vegan tofu chocolate mousse recipe in little glass jars topped with chocolate shavings

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📋 Recipe Card

Tofu Chocolate Mousse (Vegan, Sugar-Free)

This rich, decadent, silky Vegan Chocolate Mousse is the perfect dessert.  Made with silken tofu, bananas, tahini, cocoa powder, and maple syrup this mousse is healthy, chocolatey, and so easy to make! 

Prep Time5 mins

Chill3 hrs

Total Time5 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American, Vegan

Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 115kcal


Healthy Chocolate Mousse Variations

  • Cinnamon: Add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top for a warm spiced flavor.
  • Cocoa Powder: If you craving even more deep chocolate flavor, add a dusting of cocoa powder on top.
  • Nut Butter: If you don’t have tahini, try swapping it for creamy peanut butter or almond butter, or even cashew butter!
  • Peppermint Extract: Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite combinations. Add in a ½ a teaspoon of peppermint extract. The combination is amazing! 
  • Chocolate: Sprinkle some chocolate shavings on top of this vegan chocolate mousse. Yummy!
  • Chia Seeds: You can add them in ground, or right after you blend the mousse – before you put it in the fridge. Adding them whole gives the mousse a different (but still delicious) texture!


Tips For Making Vegan Chocolate Mousse

  • The longer the chocolate mousse sets in the fridge, the better it will be. I like to allow it to set overnight when I have planned in advance.
  • There is no need to over-mix the mousse when you are blending it. Once it’s smooth and creamy, then you are good to go. 
  • Make this vegan chocolate mousse ahead of time, and transfer it into single-serving containers with airtight lids. Refrigerate for a quick snack or grab and go treat. Each recipe makes 6 servings. 

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 4.1mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 9.4g

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