With Veganuary now well under way I think it’s time to share one of those recipes which illustrate so very well that there is no ‘missing out’ with vegan food! This glorious vegan chocolate mousse is just delicious!

I am always on the hunt for a good vegetarian or vegan chocolate mousse. When Mr TS and I were camping on honeymoon in France 21 years ago it became a bit of an obsession and proved to be nigh on impossible. Each little pot of chocolate goodness was sullied by the addition of gelatine (why? Totally unnecessary.) or the eggs were of questionable origin. It was easier to do without but it made me very, very sad.

In the intervening years it has become much easier to track down good commercially made petit pots au chocolate and mousse which are vegetarian and/or vegan friendly BUT it is REALLY easy to make at home!

Just look at it – doesn’t that make you want to dive right in?

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Vegan chocolate mousse in small glasses, topped with whole cherries.

The secret to this velvety mousse is silken tofu. The beauty of using tofu is that it allows every last scrap of chocolate flavour to shine through with all the creaminess you could ask for. It’s also packed full of protein and contains a good dose of iron and all those essential amino acids which our bodies need but, I have to be honest, I wasn’t thinking about the healthy stuff when I was whipping this up, I was drooling over the creamy chocolatiness of it! If you want to read more about the goodness of tofu have a gander at this article, then come back here and make this mousse!

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vegan chocolate mousse

Easy Vegan Chocolate Mousse

A super simple recipe for vegan chocolate mousse.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: vegan
Keyword: vegan chocolate mousse
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Chris Mosler at Thinly Spread


  • 300 g Clearspring Organic Silken Tofu
  • 100 g good dark chocolate at least 70% cocoa solids
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon or ½ teaspoon orange extract
  • small pinch of salt to taste


  • Break the chocolate into pieces and place into a bowl set over a pan of hot water
  • Place over gentle heat until the chocolate has melted
  • Leave to cool slightly
  • Whizz the tofu in a blender/food processor until completely smooth
  • Add the melted chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla, salt and cinnamon and blend until combined
  • Pour into glasses, cups or pots and chill for at least an hour
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You can add lots of delicious extras to this recipe to ring the changes. I’ve popped a cherry on top here but you could chop fresh cherries and stir them though the mousse before pouring it into glasses and chilling. A bit of chilli stirred in for an added kick and some chocolate shavings sprinkled on top is delicious and chopped nuts or crumbled biscuits make a lovely finishing touch.

Vegan chocolate mousse with a cherry.

I’m sharing this recipe with the fabulous chocolate recipe challenge  ‘We Should Cocoa’, the brainchild of Tin and Thyme and this month hosted by Lovely Appetite. 

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Cherries and cocolate mousse in small glasses.

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