Chocolate Mint Mousse

These perfectly portioned (vegan) Chocolate Mint Mousse desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Vegan Chocolate Mint Mousse via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD #vegan #chocolate #mint #dessert #tofu #protein #chocolatemint #dairyfree
The great debate: Is it chocolate chip mint ice cream OR mint chocolate chip ice cream? Also, does it need to be green or is it okay being white? My family and I have discussed this in great lengths. We have different opinions, but one thing we can agree on is the love for the chocolate/mint combination.
Do you remember those Andes candies? Still, to this day, my mom put those in our Christmas stockings.
Vegan Chocolate Mint Mousse via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD #vegan #chocolate #mint #dessert #tofu #protein #chocolatemint #dairyfree

I repurposed the Oui yogurt glass containers for these perfectly portioned desserts. The secret ingredient that makes this silky and smooth vegan mousse – silken tofu!

Silken tofu is silkier than regular tofu, provides an incredibly delicate texture. That’s why it’s a natural fit in mousses and pies. Don’t worry, you would have no idea there is tofu in there. Tofu takes on the flavors of what else is in the recipe – in this case, chocolate mint!
Vegan Chocolate Mint Mousse via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD #vegan #chocolate #mint #dessert #tofu #protein #chocolatemint #dairyfree
I’m sure you knew that tofu is an excellent plant-based protein, but did you know tofu is also an excellent source of calcium? Calcium is not just found in dairy products, but also soy and dark leafy greens, which is important for bone health.

Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon print print icon squares squares icon
vegan chocolate mint mousse in a glass jar

Chocolate Mint Mousse

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

These perfectly portioned (vegan) Chocolate Mint Mousse desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) silken tofu (NOT soft tofu)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Toppings: coconut whipped cream, shaved chocolate, mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler, or in a microwave-safe bowl. Remove the bowl from the heat as soon as the chocolate has melted, being careful not to burn it. Stir in the maple syrup, espresso powder, mint extract, and salt.
  2. In a blender, combine the silken tofu, water, and melted chocolate. Blend until thoroughly combined.
  3. Divide equally between 4 ramekins or little jars. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Top with coconut whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and mint leaves if using.

Notes

For the (dairy free) coconut whipped cream:

Coconut Whipped Cream

Keywords: #vegan #chocolate #mint #dessert #tofu #protein #chocolatemint #dairyfree

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Chef Julie Harrington, RD - Culinary Nutrition Consultant of julieharringtonrd.com

 

Vegan Chocolate Mint Mousse via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD #vegan #chocolate #mint #dessert #tofu #protein #chocolatemint #dairyfree

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

I’ve mentioned time and time again here on RDelicious Kitchen about my love for chocolate. Hi my name is Julie, and I’m a chocoholic. I was overly excited for this months Recipe ReDux theme.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse - a dessert you can feel good about eating via @rdkitchen

Favorite Chocolate Matches – Does your chocolate need a friend? This month’s posting will be after Valentine’s Day, so you may have a bit of extra chocolate around. What’s your favorite chocolate match? Be it traditional peanut butter or something more exotic like cayenne + chocolate. Show us your favorite healthy chocolate combo recipe.

You can’t go wrong with pairing chocolate with peanut butter. You can find me in the kitchen at night with a spoonful of peanut butter with chocolate chips on top. (Robin & Kylie do the same! Great minds think alike 🙂 )

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse - a dessert you can feel good about eating via @rdkitchen

Each month for for the recipe redux challenge, I make a list of recipe ideas and narrow it down, closer and closer to the due date. Yesterday, I was still figuring out what I was going to make. [#procrastination at it’s finest] I wanted to try and think outside the box, but it always came back to my favorite: chocolate + peanut butter.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse - a dessert you can feel good about eating via @rdkitchen

I actually made a rendition of this recipe with just chocolate for a valentine’s day event at work, so I know it’s a crowd pleaser. The one thing that shocked people the most is one of the ingredients .. TOFU! It mades the mousse light and airy, plus packs in protein for a dessert recipe!

Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon print print icon squares squares icon
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse with a chocolate bar on a dark pan

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Scale

Ingredients

  • 3 pitted dates
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup silken tofu
  • [Topping]
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp shaved dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Soak dates in water to soften. Set aside.
  2. Using a double boiler, melt chocolate over medium heat. Stir in peanut butter, espresso, and salt. Remove from heat and let slightly cool.
  3. In a blender combine the dates, chocolate, and tofu. Blend throughly until combined.
  4. Divide equally into 4 small bowls. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set.
  5. As the mousse is chilling, stir together the yogurt and peanut butter.
  6. Evenly divide the mousse into 4 small bowls. Add a dollop of peanut butter yogurt. Garnish with shaved chocolate.

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

RDelicious Kitchen


Pumpkin Pie Chia Mousse

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 7.15.24 PM
Whenever a recipe that is labeled “healthy” many assume that it won’t taste good. At work when I sample out a new recipe or a new product I always get different reactions when I label things “healthy”. Try this new “healthy (insert recipe name)” – some run over and are intrigue and some scrunch up their noses and walk away.
Let me tell you about this “healthy” recipe I made today. The ingredients and nutrition facts of this recipe scream healthy, but the flavors and richness scream dessert! If you LOVE pumpkin pie, you’re going to LOVE this recipe.
Yesterday, on instagram I posted the picture below asking “Can you guess what I’m making?”
IMG_3919A few guessed pumpkin chia pudding. Meme actually made a really funny comment that her head was racing with pumpkin thoughts. I’m turning that into a hashtag #pumpkinthoughts
Pumpkin pie chia pudding was actually my original idea but I changed it to Pumpkin Pie Chia Mousse because the cottage cheese whipped in with the rest of the ingredients created a smooth fluffy texture just like regular mousse.
IMG_3923 2
You can enjoy this as a breakfast, snack, or dessert! I sprinkled a little cinnamon granola and a few cranberries on top.
IMG_3920 2

Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon print print icon squares squares icon
pumpkin pie chia pudding

Pumpkin Pie Chia Mousse

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

A healthy recipe with decadent flavors. This Pumpkin Chia Mousse is like having dessert for breakfast!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree*
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1.5 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine the chia seeds and water. Set aside for at least 20 minutes until it becomes thick. Stir occasionally to avoid clumps.
  2. Simply combine the chia seed mixture, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and maple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

Make sure to use pure pumpkin puree which is simply pumpkin. Don’t be fooled and purchase pumpkin pie puree which is loaded with added sugars.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 121
  • Sugar: 8.3
  • Fat: 3.8
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 17.7
  • Fiber: 4.6
  • Protein: 8.1
Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

 

In Good Health,
Signature