Thursday, February 18, 2010

CEiMB - Dark Chocolate Mousse


This week's Craving Ellie in My Belly recipe was chosen by Laura at Edible Ventures. It was a recipe for which you really have to suspend disbelief--tofu as a base for chocolate mousse? No eggs? No heavy cream? Has Ellie gone mad??

But this is your healthy dream dessert. I used 70% chocolate and unsweetened cocoa. I substituted brewed coffee for the brandy. The mousse took 5 minutes to make: it has to be the fastest low-fat, most impressive healthy dessert ever. I forgot to stir the sugar into the melted chocolate before combining it with the blended tofu, but it was just fine added to the blender. I added 1 tablespoon of 1% milk to help the blender do its job because my blender is wimpy.

I skipped the whipped cream topping only because we don't like whipped cream. It doesn't need the whipped cream...this is a truly decadent healthy dessert without it. Deeply chocolate, it will satisfy your craving without blowing your diet. Sweet!

If you'd like to check out how the other CEiMB members fared with this one, you'll find links to their blogs here. And you'll find the recipe here.

15 comments:

TeaLady said...

Looks delish. I skipped cause don't have/like tofu. But it does look tasty.

lauralop said...

yours looks lovely! i'm gad you could join me. :)

Hanaâ said...

No way?? Tofu?? I would have never guessed that. I've made an eggless choc pudding before (http://hanaaskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/03/stovetop-double-chocolate-pudding.html) but TOFU?? It looks chocolatey and delicious. Maybe I'll just have to try it :o)

Julie said...

This looks delicious, exactly like I would expect a Chocolate Mousse to look. And healthier is so good.

Tracey said...

I would have been skeptical of the tofu, but it sounds like this was a huge success! Great job. If I liked mousse I'd be making this tomorrow :)

Megan said...

Tofu? Seriously? But hey, don't knock it till you try it, right?

Jacque said...

Oh, perfect! I'm in need of some tasty, non-diet-busting recipes right about now.

Yours looks so smooth!

Sweet and Savory said...

This looks so luscious creamy. I didn't make it because of the Tofu. I could not think of what I could substitute.

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

Coffee! What a fabulous idea! I used rum because I didn't have brandy, but I think coffee would have been even better. Looks great.

AppleC said...

Perfect! I love the coffee idea.

teresa said...

initially i wasn't crazy about this, but after a few days, i really love it! i'm thinking i need ot make more...yours turned out delicious!

Mary said...

OK, I skipped this week's CEIMB because I was weirded out by the tofu but you are convincing me to give it a try. Sounds great.

margot said...

I didn't end up making chocolate mousse for SMS; I love the idea of a healthier one. I would have to lie to Josh about it containing tofu, though.

Mimi said...

I'm not a tofu eater, but you make this sound too good not to try.
Mimi

Kayte said...

Guys found out this had tofu in it and nixed the whole idea, but after reading everyone's comments on it, I think I will try to sneak it in sometime when they have forgotten all about the tofu part. Yours looks luscious and lovely!