Chocolate Mousse (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Makes 1-2 servings

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this velvety, easy to make chocolate mousse recipe. This plant-based chocolate mousse starts with a base of high in fiber avocado and protein packed silken tofu. A combination of cacao powder and chocolate chips create a decadent mousse rich in chocolaty flavor. Serve this chocolate mousse with some fresh fruit such as raspberries or strawberries for a Valentine’s Day treat.



1 avocado
1/3 cup silken tofu
3 tbsp. cacao powder
¼ cup + 1 tbsp. maple syrup
¼ cup chocolate chips, melted
Pinch of salt
Fresh raspberries


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Transfer mousse to a serving glass and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  3. Top with fresh raspberries and enjoy!


By Tiffany Wu / Guest Blogger

Tiffany is a student at JMU, majoring in dietetics. Her family owned a Chinese restaurant when she was growing up, so her passion for food and cooking began at an early age. She especially likes creating delicious and healthy plant-based recipes.