I've been cooking vegan again and found an easy-to-make, delicious, nutritious vegan dessert recipe featuring vegan chocolate and I thought I would share it with you. This dessert is one of three simple vegan recipes that I will be writing about in the next few weeks.
What I loved about this vegan chocolate dessert is that it had a similar consistency and taste as regular chocolate mousse but not the same high-caloric, high-fat count as the real deal and therefore, I felt less guilty making and eating this easy vegan dessert recipe. Ingredients are as follows:
* 1 cup of vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
* 1 cup non-dairy milk, such as soy milk or rice milk
* 2 12.3-oz packages of low fat silken tofu
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* Vegan graham cracker pie crust
* Mint garnish
Place the vegan chocolate chips and the non-dairy milk in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute so that chips melt. Take the mixture out of the microwave and let it sit and cool down.
Then, using a hand mixer or food processor, blend the tofu, vanilla and chocolate chip/non-dairy milk mixture until smooth. Transfer into small individual serving dishes or the graham cracker pie crust and chill for at least 2 hours.
Before serving, you can top your mousse with strawberries or garnish the mousse with mint leaves. Another variation to making simple vegan recipes using vegan chocolate is to add a cup of fresh bananas while you are mixing the tofu and chocolate mixture to change up the taste a bit.
Want to add some decor to your dessert presentation? Then place the mousse in a decorative glass or ceramic container. I used some margarita glasses that I had to add a quick and easy decorative flair to my table.
Under the same heading of simple vegan recipes is the strawberry mousse I made as well last week. Again, I used readily available ingredients. 2 packages of frozen strawberries, 1 package of extra-firm silken tofu and 3 tablespoons of sugar or 2 tablespoons of Agave nectar (to substitute for the sugar).
Thaw the frozen strawberries and then blend them in a food processor or blender with the sugar and the tofu until smooth. Spoon the mixture into four serving dishes and refrigerate until chilled. You can also serve this dessert with fresh strawberries or another seasonal berry as a garnish.
I hope you like the easy vegan dessert recipe for the vegan chocolate mousse as well as other simple vegan recipes such as the strawberry mousse. Until next time, remember the Budget Bash mantra: make it simple, delicious, stylish, fun & economical to all!