Lighter Valentine’s Day Indulgence
From fancy dinners out to chocolates and other rich desserts, Valentine’s Day can bring its healthy-eating challenges. This chocolate mousse recipe is an attempt at making a dessert that tastes rich, decadent, and satisfying, with more balance, less saturated fat, and less sugar than many other chocolate mousse recipes. It’s geared towards any dark chocolate lovers out there, so if you prefer chocolate on the sweeter side, you can add some granulated sugar to taste. This dessert is rich in texture and full of flavor as mousse should be, but is less heavy because it gets its texture from the silken tofu. Make it for your loved one—or yourself!—this Valentine’s Day!
Serves: 8 (1/2 cup is one serving)
1 16 oz block of silken tofu
1 cup cocoa powder
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips, or 4 oz semisweet chocolate
1 tsp vanilla extract
Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
Mix melted chocolate, cocoa powder, silken tofu, and vanilla extract in a food processor until well-combined. The mixture should have a mousse-like texture, and should stay in the spoon when turned upside down.
Mousse is ready to eat, or can be chilled for 30 minutes if you prefer it even colder.
Top the mousse with the garnish of your choice, and enjoy!
Approximate nutrition information per serving (without garnish):
Calories per serving: 141
Fat per serving: 7g
Protein per serving: 7g
Total Carbohydrate: 18g
The information presented here is for general educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or health condition. As always, please speak with your registered dietitian regarding any dietary modifications or nutrition-related questions.