Big Bites Exclusive: Dark Chocolate Earl Grey Mousse (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Some recipes in Big Bites are nothing short of magical, and this vegan, gluten free Earl Grey Dark Chocolate Mousse is one of them. I made this recipe on Good Morning America last month and the anchors’ faces when they tried their first mouthfuls were… *chefs kiss*. They also didn’t believe me when I told them what made this mousse so silky soft and downright simple. It also makes this dessert gluten free and vegan-friendly. Any guesses? 

 Okay, okay, I’ll let you in on the secret already…. Silken Tofu! An entire block of it! Silken tofu mimics the cream and eggs used in traditional mousse recipes which ultimately means less time whipping and more time enjoying this magical, healthy take on your classic mousse recipe. 

And if Earl Grey isn’t your favorite flavor, know that it’s up to you how pronounced you make it. Of course, you could skip the teabag altogether if you wanted to, but I recommend giving it a go at least once. I steep my tea bag for 8 minutes for a subtle yet noticeable flavor.

This mousse comes together in a blender, sets overnight in the fridge, and is the perfect way to cap off a dinner party, or as a sweet treat for yourself after a busy day! 

A big thank you to Christine Han Photography for capturing this and all of my cookbook recipes so beautifully!

How To Make My Dark Chocolate Earl Grey Mousse

Step 1. In a small saucepan, bring ¾ cup of water to a boil.

Step 2. Take the water off the heat, and drop the tea bag in.  Cover the saucepan with the lid and leave it to steep for 6-10 minutes.

Step 3.  Remove tea bag and bring the pot to a simmer again.

Step 4. Once again remove from the heat, add the maple syrup and chocolate and stir to melt the chocolate.  

Step 5. Into a high-speed blender, transfer the chocolate mixture, vanilla, salt, and tofu and purée until completely smooth.

Step 6. Divide the mixture evenly among 6 ramekins and chill for at least four hours.

Step 7. When serving, top the mousse with the whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if using.

Step 8. Enjoy!

This Dark Chocolate Earl Grey Mousse is special because:

You get to skip all the whipping thanks to the addition of silken tofu!
The subtle Earl Grey flavor takes this classic dessert to a whole new level.
The hard work is done in a blender and it sets overnight in the fridge!

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5 from 1 vote

Dark Chocolate Earl Grey Mousse (Vegan, Gluten-free)

This mousse is MAGIC – it comes together in minutes, sets overnight in the fridge and uses a top secret ingredient you'll never expect!
Prep: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 Earl Grey tea bag
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped (use dairy-free chocolate to make this vegan)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 pound silken tofu
  • Coconut whipped cream, for serving
  • Chocolate shavings, for serving (optional)

Instructions 

  • In a small saucepan, bring ¾ cup of water to a boil.
  • Take the water off the heat, and drop the tea bag in. Cover the saucepan with the lid and leave it to steep for 6-10 minutes. The longer the tea steeps, the more earl grey flavor you will have, so I do 8 minutes for a subtle yet noticeable flavor.
  • Remove tea bag and bring the pot to a simmer again.
  • Once again remove from the heat, add the maple syrup and chocolate and stir to melt the chocolate.
  • Into a high-speed blender, transfer the chocolate mixture, vanilla, salt, and tofu and purée until completely smooth, stopping to scrape sides of the blender as needed with a rubber spatula to fully incorporate.
  • Divide the mixture evenly among 6 ramekins and chill for at least four hours and up to overnight.
  • When serving, top the mousse with the whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if using.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Kat Ashmore
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 253
Keyword: chocolate mousse, dessert, gluten free, mousse, vegan
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  1. 5 stars
    Love,love,love this recipe. I, like you need a sweet treat at the end of the day and this hits all the taste marks. I love it with the Earl Grey tea but I started I had so many different tea bags I decided to try it with a Chai teabag and OMG . The spice with the chocolate was wonderful think I’ll add a little orange zest next time. I would also like to say I keep your book on my counter and use it at least once a day !

  2. I think this is going on my Valentine’s Day menu – maybe without the earl grey for the kiddos. How would you recommend measuring the chocolate? Do you have an ounce equivalent to 1 cup?

    1. These would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, Jackie! 1 cup is roughly 4.5 ounces ☺️
      Let me know how you get on!
      Kat.