vegan chocolate mousse in a cup with whip cream and chocolate shavings

This 3-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Mousse is rich, decadent and almost truffle like. High in protein thanks to the tofu, naturally sweetened with dates and ready in minutes!

tofu chocolate mousse with whip cream and chocolate curls on top

It’s February ya’ll!! The month of love…

for chocolate.

Sliding into your phone/laptop screens with the first chocolate recipe of the month with this impressive and decadent Vegan Chocolate Mousse.

Are you ready, or are you ready?

vegan chocolate mousse ingredients with tofu

Ingredients for Vegan Chocolate Mousse

This recipe is based off my everyday protein ‘tofu’ yogurt bowl. If you follow me on instagram or youtube, you know I have this bowl everyday made with tofu, frozen bananas, cashews and chocolate protein powder. It literally tastes like a mouse-y yogurt and it’s fantastic.

So, the base of this recipe is made with silken tofu. Tofu is such an amazing ingredient to work with in plant based desserts- you can make chocolate cake, truffles, brownies, chocolate tarts and so much more!

I recommend using silken tofu for a light and airy chocolate mousse. You can use soft tofu but the texture is slightly more thick, kind of like the inside of a chocolate truffle– which I actually kind of.. almost preferred. Maybe I should have called this recipe chocolate truffle in a cup 😂.

To sweeten, we’re using dates. Yes. it’s fruit sweetened so fruit so heck yes you can eat this for breakfast.

And of course, the star player: dark chocolate. I used 100% dark chocolate but you can also use 70-80% dark chocolate.

how to make vegan chocolate mousse

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Mousse (with Tofu?!)

This recipe for vegan chocolate mousse is probably the EASIEST chocolate recipe you can make.

  1. Melt chocolate.
  2. Blend ingredients.

And then just pour them into small serving cups and chill!

You can also top it off with a bit of non-dairy whip cream, berries, fancy salt and chocolate shavings to make it extra fancy.

side shot of vegan chocolate mousse

This is the kind of dessert that you can fancy up and impress anyone for a special occasion (I hear Valentine’s day is right around the corner). Or it can be made for a casual snack or dessert.

Or even breakfast. I mean, it has tofu for protein, dates for fruits and chocolate for antioxidants- it’s a complete breakfast option in my book 😉.

Just a fun thought: you could also pour this into a pre-made pie crust for a no bake chocolate pie. Or crumble some cookies at the bottom and make it a parfait. I’m betting if you add a bit of non-dairy milk it would be a fantastic chocolate shake too.

I hope this chocolate mousse gives you the same amount of happiness it does to me with every single mouthful ❤️.

chocolate mousse with whip cream on top texture

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

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  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


This 3-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Mousse is rich, decadent and almost truffle like. High in protein thanks to the tofu and naturally sweetened with dates!




  1. Chop the dark chocolate and melt it down over a double boiler or in the microwave. Use intervals of 15 seconds and stir to prevent burning if microwaving. 
  2. Add the soft tofu and dates into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour in the dark chocolate and blend until everything is combined. 
  3. Pour into 3 small jars or cups and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to set. 
  4. Top with whip cream, chocolate curls or berries and enjoy!


  • Helpful Equipment: high speed blender, spatula 
  • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer). 
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Sweets
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 289
  • Sugar: 15.6g
  • Sodium: 32mg
  • Fat: 18.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 20.5g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Protein: 9.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0


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I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.

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  1. Absolutely amazing recipe! So healthy with only 3 ingredients and everything you’d want in a mousse – rich, smooth and satisfying. These will be in my healthy dessert rotation from now on!

    1. Hi Tracey!
      The tofu I used it my supermarket one (T&T) soft tofu. Any soft or silken tofu will work! Silken tofu will yield a more light-mousse like texture (mousse-pudding texture) whereas soft tofu will yield a mousse-truffle like texture 🙂