healthy chocolate mousse pudding

Chocolate Mousse is a typical unhealthy dessert with heavy cream, sugar, egg yolks, and sometimes even butter…  but not this one, this recipe is actually healthy!

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This is thick, rich, smooth, creamy, sweet, chocolatey, flavorful, decadent.  And it’s rich.  Oh wait, did I already say that?  Well, I’ll just keep saying it because it’s twice as rich as anyone would ever guess or possibly imagine.

healthy chocolate mousse pudding

Healthy Chocolate Mousse (low sugar, high protein, eggless, vegan)

Yield: ~3+1/2 cups



  1. Drain the package of tofu and place the block onto a few paper towels, press lightly to drain out excess liquid.
  2. Dump the tofu, soymilk, stevia and salt into a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.
  3. While the blender/processor is running, pour in the melted chocolate. Puree until mixture is even and smooth (scrape down the sides of the blender/processor bowl if necessary)
  4. Scoop pudding into serving bowls, cover with plastic wrap touching the surface and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Serve the next day with some grated chocolate on top!


Recipe inspired by: Earthy Feast

This recipe is: no bake, low sugar, high fiber, high protein, gluten free, eggless, vegan!

For a sugar-free version, simply use sugar-free dark chocolate instead of the regular dark chocolate!  My favorite brands are Lily’s and Coco Polo.

Oh, this Healthy Chocolate Mousse can totally work as a frosting too, that’s how sweet, thick and creamy it is.  Once it chills overnight and firms up you can frost or pipe some onto cakes and cupcakes.  Or you can just ladle some into your face…  you know, the typical serving ideas  😉

healthy chocolate mousse pudding

Just to prove to you how much better my Healthy Homemade Chocolate Mousse is, I am including a nutrition label comparison between Martha Stewart’s recipe and the Desserts With Benefits recipe.  Martha’s nutrition label is on the left,  the DWB nutrition label is on the right:

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I didn’t realize how different two recipes of the same dish could be.  My recipe is actually moderate in calories, fat and carbs while Martha’s recipe is the complete opposite of a nutritionally balanced dessert…  450 calories, 38g of fat and 25g of saturated fat?!  That’s just insane.  I think we can all agree that my recipe is better, nutrition-wise and taste-wise, yes?

healthy chocolate mousse pudding


Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, Chocolate, DIY, Eggless, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, High-Protein, Icings-Frostings-and-Spreads, Low-Sugar, No-Bake, Nutrition-Label, Pies-Mousses-Tarts-and-Cheesecakes, Sugar-Free, Tofu, Vegan

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Comments (21)

  1. Irina: November 29, 2013

    Hi, Jessica! I guess there is no substitution for tofu here? I don’t really like the taste of it…

    P.S. Do you have instagram profile? i’d be happy to follow your news))

  2. dessertswithbenefits: November 29, 2013

    Oh trust me, I hate tofu too. You don’t taste it at all in this mousse! Different brands of tofu might have different tastes, one might be really bland, one might be really “tofu-y,” etc… so you could increase the amount of chocolate or stevia just to be sure that you don’t taste the tofu. You could also try using almond milk, coconut milk or regular milk if you don’t like soy milk. You could also add 1 tsp of vanilla paste
    I hate the flavor of tofu and soy milk so it’s surprising that I loved this mousse, hopefully you get to try it out :)

  3. zosia: November 30, 2013

    Food for thought if you’re interested:

  4. Grace @ Earthy Feast: December 3, 2013

    I love your pictures of this mousse – so beautiful! I’m still amazed by how delicious tofu can be – you can’t even taste it! Healthy chocolatey deliciousness!

  5. Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes: December 3, 2013

    Oh my gosh, that texture looks INCREDIBLE!!

  6. Janna Durano: December 9, 2013

    Hi Jessica! :)

    OMG OMG OMG!!!! Thank you for posting this recipe!!!!!! You’re a lifesaver! (Well, tofu lifesaver.. I had some leftover tofu in the fridge for quite sometime)
    I made this yesterday and it turned out FABULOUS AWESOME AMAZING WONDERFUL!!!!!!
    My sister ate half of it!!!!
    Thank you for this recipe!! Appreciate it so much!! :)

  7. dessertswithbenefits: December 9, 2013

    Janna Durano-
    YAY so glad this recipe came just in time for your leftover tofu 😉 And I’m even MORE glad that you and your sister liked the recipe!! 😀

  8. Chris @ Shared Appetite: January 9, 2014

    Healthy chocolate mousse?! Mind is blown. This looks incredible and a NEED to try immediately. Thanks for the rad recipe!

  9. Katie Butterworth: February 23, 2014

    I was just wondering if I can substitute the Stevia for anything? I only have the liquid drops!

  10. dessertswithbenefits: February 23, 2014

    I haven’t tried replacing the stevia in the raw yet but you can try using 1/2 tsp of liquid stevia extract instead :) Give it a taste after blending and add any more if you feel like it needs it.
    Hope you like the recipe!

  11. Rebecca: July 9, 2014

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  12. Ridhima: September 11, 2014


    I tried this, It turned out greta. Just the right texture! Just i could taste tofu :(

    Thanks anyway. Next try Black Bean Brownie! 😀 Excited

  13. dessertswithbenefits: September 12, 2014

    Yay I’m glad you made the recipe! I’m not sure why you could taste the tofu… I’m really sensitive to the taste of tofu (aka, I HATE IT! haha) but didn’t have any problem with this.
    If you make this again, I would recommend rinsing the tofu and then pressing the liquid out. Or, you could always add more chocolate 😉
    I hope you like the brownies!!

  14. Sophia: March 28, 2015

    Hi there!

    This looks amazing I really want to try it out!! *-*
    Can I substitute the chocolate with raw cacao? :) if yes, how much would you recommend? :)

    Kind regards,

    Ps: keep your great work and amazing page up :*

  15. Sophia-
    I don’t have much experience with raw cacao… do you mean cacao powder or a cacao chocolate bar? Cacao powder won’t work here, but a cacao bar would! You need the chocolate to firm up in the fridge :)

  16. Rebecca: April 19, 2015

    Any suggestions to replace the Stevia? We are allergic to it. Want to try this recipe as it sounds incredible!

  17. Rebecca-
    I haven’t tried this recipe using an alternative but you can try using raw honey or pure maple syrup! I would say ~1/2 cup, or to taste :)
    Hope you like the recipe!

  18. Ana: May 9, 2015

    Rebecca –
    I tried 1/2 cup sugar instead of stevia and it turned out great!

  19. Ana-
    YAY! I’m glad the ingredient sub worked and I’m glad you liked the mousse! Thanks for making 😀

  20. Jen: June 7, 2015

    Umm…in love. For those who are part of the anti-tofu movement, yes different brands are more or less tofutastic in taste. I made this once with a store brand organic tofu, and it did have a little bit of an “off” taste. The second time I tried a different brand and nothing off this time. Also different chocolates may cover the taste differently too. Anway, LOVE this recipe. Sure, I love the buttery, fatty, delicious kind, but I’m trying to grow up here and eat healthier! Thanks for a great website. Getting ready to try more!

  21. Jen-
    I agree, certain tofu brands are super strong in flavor while some are incredibly mild and flavorless. I’m glad the second trial of this recipe worked out better for you!
    Thank you so much for commenting, have a great week filled with tasty (and healthy) desserts! 😀

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