Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie

It’s March 14–Happy Pi Day!  A nice coinky-dink that I just happened to make this pie yesterday.  I kinda had a hankering for a chocolate dessert and remembered a recipe I’d seen on one of my fav vegan blogs, The Vegan Flavorista.  A quick pantry and fridge check confirmed I had everything I needed for this not-too-sweet, luscious, creamy, chocolatey confection.  Oh my.

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I followed the Flavorista’s recipe, but added a teaspoon of espresso powder along with the chocolate.  I like the way espresso intensifies chocolate.  Mmmmmm.

ingredients

  • 1 cup non-dairy chocolate–chips or chunks or a bar cut into pieces, melted
  • 12 oz silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder (I thought of this at the last second, so it didn’t make the ingredients picture)
  • pre-made chocolate cookie crust, or make your own  (Individual pre-made cookie crusts would make cute little personal pies to share with your friends!)

Melt the chocolate using a double boiler or in the microwave.  I used the microwave, cooking 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between until the chips were melted.  I used these vegan chips from my local natural grocer.

vegan chips

Drain and press excess moisture from the tofu and place it into a food processor with the non-dairy milk and vanilla.  Blend until smooth.

blend tofu milk and vanilla

Add the chocolate, espresso powder and salt.

add chocolate and espresso powder

Blend again until silky-smooth.  Doesn’t that look yummy?!

blend til smooth

Pour into prepared crust and garnish if you want.  I used more of the chips, but thought chopped nuts, crumbled chocolate cookie, toasted coconut, or toffee bits would be pretty and tasty as well.

pour into shell and garnish

Cover (a bonus with the pre-made crust is that it comes with its own cover!) and place in the fridge to firm up for at least 4 hours.  Being a mousse, it doesn’t get truly firm, it stays soft but cut-able and serves up beautifully.  Garnish with a few of the season’s first strawberries and voila!

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You’d never suspect this decadent dessert was dairy-free, low fat and had no added sugar.  It tastes like sin.  Big creamychocolicious sin.  Heavenly.  🙂

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2 responses to “Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie

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