Dark Chocolate Mousse {Recipe Redux}

Feb 20, 2013
I could care less about tv shows but when it comes to award shows- its a complete different story. You will most likely find me glued to channel E! overindulging in cheese, crackers & drinking few bubblies watching Oscars this weekend. I love everything-Red Carpet moments with celebrities, who is wearing what, and glam shots. I am not ashamed of it, okay maybe a little oh well whatever..


For the Month of February, The Recipe ReDux theme was to create a healthy recipe inspired by a favorite food scene or featured dish from any movie in honor of the Oscars. When you have a ginormous sweet tooth & undying love for chocolate, its pretty challenging to think past the movie Chocolat. There are endless possibilities with chocolate but I chose to whip up a dark chocolate mousse with only four ingredients, one of which is tofu (silken or soft). Don't let that T word scare you because when combined with melted dark chocolate, it makes a smooth, almost velvety mousse.


I was little hesitant in the beginning because of tofu but after few trials and error I found the perfect chocolate:tofu ratio to  my liking- don't worry even tofu-haters will also like this mousse.  Honestly, they won't even know there was T involved in this recipe, however using Silken or Soft Tofu is a MUST in order to allow melted chocolate to blend well and give that rich chocolatey taste with smooth texture.

Enjoy it alone or give an extra oomph factor. I am thinking chopped nuts, berries, or crumbled Girl's Scout Cookies - all these are totally welcome here.



Dark Chocolate Mousse
Makes 4 ramekin dish

Ingredients
1- 14 oz Silken Tofu (I used soft for the recipe but highly recommend getting Silken)
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup cocoa powder
About 1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk)

Directions
-In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and keep aside
-Blend tofu, melted chocolate, cocoa powder and milk together
-Scrape the sides of the blender and continue until it reaches smooth, fluffy consistency
-Divide in individual ramekin dish or ceramic bowl
-Refrigerate it for 30-45 minutes or until firm
-Serve it chilled with toppings of your choice




22 comments:

  1. Oh I cannot wait to try this recipe out. It looks absolutely delicious!!!!

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  2. Looks great Dixya. I have been wanting to make this for SO long.. I've heard so much about tofu mousse. Need to get on it soon. Just like you, I'm crazy about the Oscars and who wore what. I just watched Katie Couric's Oscar Special on 20/20. Love those interviews. :)

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  3. I have never tried mousse but it looks simple and delicious :). Will make this in the weekend :)

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  4. This looks divine! I love the texture of mousse. This ouwld be a great dessert to serve at the end of a dinner party!

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  5. You totally had me at only 4 ingredients! Yum.

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  6. I will confess I was a bit scared by the T word, especially in a dessert but this mousse looks absolutely lovely :)

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  7. I made a cookies and cream ice cream recipe with tofu a couple years ago and NO ONE liked it...it tasted like flour! But I'm totally going to try this...thanks for the inspiration. And Chocolat is a fave of mine too! (:

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  8. Looks so so so good (love the crumbled Girl Scout cookie topping idea too.) And I'm with you - totally (embarrassingly so) into the Oscar hype. Now I want to go Chocolat again...

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  9. Who doesn't love chocolate? This recipe is simple too which is even better!! Samoas just make the recipe complete! I can't wait to try this!

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  10. Tofu is AMAZING in mousse. Better than the "real" thing, if you ask me. And Chocolat is such a great movie to choose. It definitely popped into my head while brainstroming recipes. According to my parents, I adored the movie, and would watch it over and over when I was only 4 years old! Such a weird child i was.

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  11. I've had a double boiler my MIL gave me for years & have never used it. Your recipe sounds like a good reason to break that streak!

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  12. I love the simplicity of your recipe. I've used silken tofu in desserts and cheesecakes and am amazed at how well it works. Even my husband will eat it. Add dark chocolate, and you have a real winner.

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  13. Mmm, I love tofu-based mousses and puddings! Always so simple but delicious--and still good for you!

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  14. I love chocolate mousse but all the recipes call for heavy cream - I'm definitely trying it with silken tofu. Great tips!

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  15. I saw this on Elie Kreiger's cooking show once...looks really delicious! I wish I could eat tofu but my skin does not like it.

    Have a great weekend...

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  16. I am a tofu lover so nothing about this post scares me :) However, I have yet to find the perfect chocolate to tofu ratio. I used avocado in a mousse a few weeks ago but am looking forward to trying this one for a lower fat version.

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  17. It's amazing what a little cocoa can do to Tofu right? Looks fab!

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  18. Oh yum, this looks fantastic! I'll have to try this soon - it looks SO yummy!

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  19. Divine! I've only tried avocados in my chocolate mousse and tofu in a cheesecake recipe. I need to try this redux ;)

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  20. This looks so deliciously amazing!

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