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Tofu Chocolate Mousse

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Tofu Chocolate Mousse

Tofu Chocolate Mousse - Indulge without the guilt - as creamy as the classic, but a whole lot healthier

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Health Score:
6,5 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 30 min.
Ready in
Calories:
238
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Which chocolate mousse can claim to be low in cholesterol, lactose-free and rich in fibre? Exactly, this airy chocolate dessert! It is not made with egg yolk and cream, but with tofu and beaten egg white. Even so, this dessert is a balm for the soul and also supports the function of bile, liver and stomach.

If you like the combination of chocolate and fruit, refine the mousse with fresh berries. This not only makes it taste more fruity, but also contains additional vitamins, minerals and secondary plant substances.

For pure vegan enjoyment, the beaten egg whites can also be made from the water of a chickpea jar and some tartaric baking powder. However, beating the egg whites takes a little longer: you should allow about 15 minutes for this process.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie238 kcal(11 %)
Protein11 g(11 %)
Fat8 g(7 %)
Carbohydrates27 g(18 %)
Sugar added17 g(68 %)
Roughage5.5 g(18 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.6 mg(5 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin3.2 mg(27 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate59 μg(20 %)
Pantothenic acid0.4 mg(7 %)
Biotin9.3 μg(21 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C0 mg(0 %)
Potassium595 mg(15 %)
Calcium138 mg(14 %)
Magnesium104 mg(35 %)
Iron3.4 mg(23 %)
Iodine2.1 μg(1 %)
Zinc1.1 mg(14 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.3 g
Uric acid52 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
4 ounces
Chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
1
1
4 ounces
1 ½ pounds
1 ounce
4 tablespoons
Coffee liqueur (or 3 tablespoons chilled espresso)
2
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 2 heatproof Bowls, 1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Fine grater, 1 Hand mixer, 1 deep bowl

Preparation steps

1.
Tofu Chocolate Mousse preparation step 1

Coarsely chop the chocolate. 

2.
Tofu Chocolate Mousse preparation step 2

Place the chocolate in a bowl and melt over a pot of hot (not boiling) water.  

3.
Tofu Chocolate Mousse preparation step 3

Rinse the orange in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate zest. (Reserve orange for another use.)

4.
Tofu Chocolate Mousse preparation step 4

Halve vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with a sharp knife. Mix with the sugar.

5.
Tofu Chocolate Mousse preparation step 5

Using a food processor or hand mixer, blend the tofu, cocoa powder, orange zest, vanilla sugar and coffee liqueur until creamy.  

6.
Tofu Chocolate Mousse preparation step 6

Mix in the melted chocolate and blend until smooth.

7.
Tofu Chocolate Mousse preparation step 7

Separate the eggs and put whites in a clean bowl. (Reserve yolks for another use.) Add a pinch of salt to whites and beat until soft peaks. 

8.
Tofu Chocolate Mousse preparation step 8

Gently fold beaten whites into the tofu mixture.  Divide mousse among individual glasses and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours, before serving.