For those with a passion for chocolate here are three delicious varieties of vegan chocolate mousse, two of which with very little sugar, so relax nothing to feel guilty about. These recipes are quick, easy to make and hard to miss. For best results it is essential to choose a good quality, preferably organic, chocolate. Make sure that your chocolate is not made with powdered milk as this ingredient is known to be highly inflammatory… So, on your marks!
1. Simple chocolat mousse
This mousse is very light with little sugar and high on protein. A well balanced and healthy dessert.
400g of silky Tofu 1 tablespoon of Hazelnut paste, plain or with unrefined sugar (depending on the desired sweetness) 2 tablespoons of light brown cane sugar (only if you use the plain hazelnut paste) 150g of good quality dark chocolate to be melted in a bain-marie.
Put the ingredients into the blender. Mix briefly till the mixture becomes smooth and frothy. Place in the refrigerator for 12hours. It’s ready!
2. Chocolate-Praline mousse
Prepare the above simple Chocolate mousse and put aside.
Prepare the Praline mousse.
1 20cl pack of liquid soya cream. 1 sachet of « chantibio » (whipped cream substitute) 60g of Praline (ready to use mixture of toasted hazelnut and brown sugar) Praline can also be home-made: take 50g of hazelnut and toast in the oven at 180° for 10 to 15 minutes. Once cooled, roll the hazelnuts between your hands to remove a maximum of the fine skins. Mix with 100g of unrefined sugar. The praline can be kept for several weeks.
In a bowl, with an electric hand mixer or using a food processor, mix the soya cream ( which should be very cold), with the « chantibio » powder for 2 minutes. Add the praline and continue to mix for another 2 minutes.
Alternate layers of Chocolate and Praline mousse. Place in the refrigerator for 12hrs.
3. Chocolate-Ginger mousse
Use the same recipe as the simple Chocolate mousse and add to the mixture half a teaspoon of ginger essential oil crystals. You may find these crystals in organic shops, or otherwise, use half a teaspoon of candied ginger very finely chopped. Other versions are also possible using Mint or Bergamot essential oil crystals.