Monday, 11 November 2013

Chocolate and Mint Tofu Mousse


It's been a weekend of birthday celebrations. The first was a small dinner party and I offered to make dessert. One of the guests is gluten intolerant so I thought about making Nigella's Chocolate Olive Oil Cake or her Lemon Polenta Cake. Unfortunately, I didn't have any ground almonds at home so I rushed out in the rain and would you believe that they were all sold out? I went to 3 supermarkets in the end, 1 large tesco extra and 2 smaller express stores but no luck. On to plan B then. Time was ticking and I suddenly remembered my chocolate tofu mousse which is gluten free and dairy free. I decided to jazz it up for the party by serving it in wine glasses and making it minty as chocolate and mint is one of the birthday girl's favourite combinations.

These were so quick and easy to put together and tasted really good. My gluten intolerant friend was very impressed and no one could guess that there was tofu in it. The mint flavour was definitely there and you can just about taste the bananas. The decoration was simple yet effective. 

I'm sending this to Dead Easy Desserts hosted by Sarah from Maison Cupcake. Total assembly and washing up time was less than 30 minutes. 


I'm also sending this to Calendar Cakes hosted by Laura from Laura Loves Cakes and Rachel from Dolly Bakes. The theme this month is puddings and I'd definitely class this as a chocolate pudding.

And to Made with Love Mondays hosted by Javelin Warrior where the idea is to make everything from scratch.




 bananas, honey, cocoa powder, mint extract, vanilla paste, soft tofu 

 I bought this chocolate grater from Italy and wanted to try it out. It worked perfectly! 

 I decided to present them in wine and shot glasses as it looks more elegant 

 decorate with fresh berries and grated chocolate 

Makes 6 portions as shown 

2 boxes soft tofu
2 bananas
9 tablespoons honey (or to taste) 
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons mint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 

To decorate
Fresh berries - I used raspberries and blueberries
Grated chocolate

  • Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  • Spoon into glasses or ramekins and chill for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.
  • Just before serving, decorate with fresh berries and grated chocolate. 


10 comments:

  1. Oooh. Tofu. Never used it like this before. Looks so good.

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  2. I'm always fascinating by the use of tofu to make mousse - so much more healthful than loads of butter and eggs! This looks delicious, Ros...

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    1. Definitely a healthier version of mousse

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  3. Wow didn't know you could get such a great effect with tofu!

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  4. They sound marvellous, I quite often buy those alpro tofu chocolate desserts but never tried making my own version. Brilliant! Thanks for submitting to Dead Easy Desserts too.

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  5. What an interesting recipe...sounds delicious! I like the fact that they're quick to make too. Thanks for entering this month's Calendar Cakes :-)

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    1. It was absolutely delicious and will be perfect for party season.

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