Dark Chocolate Mousse {Recipe Redux}

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

Comments

  1. says

    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. :)

  2. says

    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! (:

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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.

  5. says

    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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