Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Vegan, Gluten Free)
chocolate mousse

I posted about this vegan chocolate mousse on Tik tok, and the video went viral.  there were so many guesses about what the base ingredient could be:  avocado, black beans, acquafaba, coconut milk…. the list goes on.  the answer, and what we are making here, is tofu!

tofu is a wonderful start to this creamy, decadent mousse.  you can use silken tofu instead of firm in order to get a chocolate pudding consistnecy.  the options are plentiful!

chocolate mousse
chocolate mousse
chocolate mousse

During the summer time, I love having a nice, cool, sweet treat ready for me in the fridge once i get the kids to bed.  I’m all about those refreshing. decadent tasting sweet recipes this time of year.

did I mention that this recipe is also made with only a handful of ingredients, requires no baking, and can be totally made ahead?  The perfect recipe for a dinner party, or a Tuesday night Netflix party of one.

chocolate mousse
chocolate mousse

Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This vegan chocolate mousse recipe is SUCH a winner. Made with a handful of ingredients, no cooking required, it tastes so creamy and decadent that no one would guess how healthy it is.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack, Sweets
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 6 ramekins or tea cups


  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar or sugar free granulated sweetener such as erythritol
  • 1 lb. firm tofu
  • 6 oz. dark chocolate, roughly chopped can substitute dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt

For serving:

  • Coconut whipped cream you can substitute regular whipped cream
  • cocoa powder for dusting


  • In a small pot, combine sugar or sweetener with 1 cup of water.
  • Bring to a boil and continue to cook, whisking continuously until sugar is dissolved.
  • Set simple syrup aside to cool.
  • Melt dark chocolate in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, for about 60-90 seconds until glossy and smooth.
  • In a blender, combine simple syrup, drained tofu, melted chocolate, vanilla, and salt.
  • Blend, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed, for a minute or so until completely smooth.
  • Pour mousse mixture evenly into 6 ramekins, place on a small baking sheet or large plate, and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • When ready to serve: Top with coconut whipped cream, or regular whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
  • These will keep for a week or more in the fridge.
Keyword chocolate, chocolate mousse, make ahead, vegan
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