Ever get stressed when you know your vegan (or egg and dairy free) family member, friend, etc is coming over for dinner and dessert or wonder how to cut out a LOT of calories from one of the classics-chocolate mousse? Make it vegan and you'll cut out the worry and less than half of the calories from cutting out all of that milk fat! I've tested this recipe out on the most pro-animal product individuals I know, including some southern bred-Texans and not one person was able to guess it was a vegan recipe.
1 Package Silken (Or Soft) Tofu
1.5 cups Dark (or your choice) Chocolate Chips
1/2-1 cup Almond Milk (Or that of your choice)
1-2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
1-2 Tbsp Almond Extract (Kahlua? Amaretto?)
1 - Drain the tofu and place in blender
2- Melt chocolate chips with a double boiler and add almond milk until smooth and
3- Pour chocolate concoction into the blender
4- Add extracts to taste
5- Blend and Aerate until silky smooth
6- Refrigerate until set - either in the blender or in desired serving dishes; 1-3 hours
7- Serve and enjoy!
1 - Add some of your favorite fresh fruit and/or a sprig of mint for garnish!
2 - For a bigger group, double the recipe!
3 - Before refrigerating pour into your favorite crust (nut and coconut crusts are
delicious to make this gluten free!)
4 - Layer with fruit or cake for a parfait - gorgeous and delicious!
If you're still a little unsure, in the words of Dale Carnegie, "Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare." Enjoy take a leap into the world of vegan cooking and enjoy the decadence!