They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but it can also be said that the way to a woman’s heart is through chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we get it - sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Like buy presents. Or make reservations.
But fear not: we have a foolproof recipe for guys and gals that will *look* like you spent hours making it, but it really only takes a few minutes to whip up. Literally, the hardest part of this recipe is waiting for it to chill and set - we won’t judge you if you taste test with a giant-sized serving spoon.
The ingredients are pretty easy to find, although you will need to check the ingredients list on the semisweet chocolate chips to make sure they are vegan (some contain milk and milk fat, so be on the lookout) - you can definitely find vegan chocolate chips at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.
Have you ever wondered why chocolate covered strawberries are so popular on Valentine's Day? It’s not just because they look pretty, folks - strawberries are in season this month, so make the most of this time of year, and top your chocolate mousse with a beautifully sliced strawberry. Your lovebug will thank you.
Tofu Chocolate Mousse
Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie
- 12.3 oz silken or soft tofu, drained
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons soy or nut milk
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 1/3 c vegan dark chocolate chips
Melt the chocolate using a double boiler or microwave. In a food processor, blend the melted chocolate, tofu, cocoa powder, vanilla, milk and salt until smooth. Pour into ramekins or glass dessert dishes. Refrigerate until chilled.
Before serving, top with your favorite whipped coconut cream and sliced strawberries.
P.S. If you want to add another level of fancy to your chocolate mousse, sprinkle some coarse pink salt to add a delicious contrast to this sweet dessert.