My Family’s Favorite Vegan Chocolate Mousse

This simple, no-cook, vegan dessert recipe can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. It was the go-to snack for my children when they were young, and it remains a family favorite today.

Info for Chocolate Lovers

Cocoa powder is made by removing the fat (cocoa butter) from bitter chocolate and powdering the remaining material. Using cocoa powder is a great way to get the benefits of cocoa flavonoids (a class of phytochemicals that may have a role in lowering blood pressure) without the saturated fat calories from cocoa butter.

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Recipe by Layne Lieberman, MS, RD, CDN


  • 1 banana, broken into chunks
  • 12 ounces firm tofu, silken preferred
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons soymilk
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients, cover and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into individual ramekins and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Serves 4.
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Layne Lieberman, MS, RDN, CDN, LDN is an internationally recognized registered dietitian-nutritionist, culinary travel leader, writer and entrepreneur. She is author of the award-winning lifestyle cookbook, Beyond the Mediterranean Diet: European Secrets of the Super-Healthy. Visit her website, World RD, and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.