Protein Chocolate Mousse



This luscious protein chocolate mousse is packed with 11 grams of protein per serving! This delicious dessert strikes a balance between rich chocolatey goodness and the velvety, smooth texture of tofu. It comes together in minutes in the blender! You can sweeten it with either maple syrup or sugar-free maple syrup. This protein mousse is not only the perfect treat when you want something chocolatey, but it is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan!

Why You Will Love This Protein Mousse

  • It is creamy and packed with chocolate flavor!
  • This protein mousse is easy to make in about five minutes.
  • It comes together with simple ingredients.
  • Just add all the ingredients to a blender and blend.
  • This mousse is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free!

What Is Protein Chocolate Mousse?

Protein chocolate mousse is a creamy and decadent mousse packed with chocolate flavor. It is super easy to make with three main ingredients. The base of the mousse is firm tofu. Maple syrup sweetens it, and the cocoa powder gives it a delicious chocolate flavor. The chocolate flavor comes through, and you can’t even tell that it is made with tofu!

Ingredients Needed For Protein Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients for protein chocolate mousse
  • Tofu: Use firm tofu or extra firm tofu for this recipe. It makes the mousse creamy and thick.
  • Cocoa Powder: Use Dutch-processed cocoa powder to give this mousse chocolate flavor.
  • Maple Syrup: Sweeten this mousse with maple syrup or sugar-free maple syrup.
  • Vanilla Extract: Add a splash of vanilla extract for flavor.
  • Salt: Just a pinch of salt to enhance the flavor.

How To Make Protein Chocolate Mousse

Step 1: Drain and rinse the tofu with cold water.

Step 2: Add the drained tofu, Dutch-processed cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to a high-powered blender. Then, place the lid on the blender.

Protein mousse in blender

Step 3: Thoroughly blend the ingredients and enjoy or chill it in the refrigerator.

Blended chocolate mousse in blender

How To Serve

Serve this chocolate mousse in a bowl, jar, or cup. Make individual servings in these mini cups for a fun party dessert! You can top this mousse with shaved chocolate, chopped nuts, whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, or coconut flakes. Enjoy this mousse right out of the cup with a spoon and enjoy. Also, you can serve it with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, or your favorite fresh fruit.

Expert Tips

  • What Tofu To Use: Use firm or extra firm tofu in this recipe. Either one will work in this recipe.
  • Drain The Tofu: Don’t forget to drain the firm tofu before adding it to the blender.
  • Blend Until Combined: Thoroughly blend to combine the ingredients until smooth.
  • Use A Blender: Thoroughly blend in a high-powered blender. If you don’t have a blender, use a food processor to combine the ingredients.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover chocolate mousse in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Stir it before enjoying it again.

Protein Chocolate Mousse Variations

  • Add Mini Chocolate Chips: For another texture and burst of chocolate flavor, fold some mini chocolate chips into the mousse once blended.
  • Nuts: Chop some of your favorite nuts and fold them into the mousse. Almonds, walnuts, or pecans would be delicious!
  • Add Protein Powder: To add more protein to this mousse, blend in 1-2 teaspoons of chocolate protein powder.
  • Tofu Substitution: If you don’t have tofu, you can use avocado or rinsed and drained cannellini beans instead. Note that if you use cannellini beans you may need to add some almond milk or your milk of choice to make the mousse thinner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Protein Chocolate Mousse Taste Like?

This protein mousse tastes like classic chocolate mousse and chocolate pudding! Tofu has a mild flavor, which allows you to taste the chocolate flavor.

Is Chocolate Mousse Vegan?

This chocolate mousse is naturally vegan and dairy-free! The base of this mousse is firm tofu. Then, we added cocoa powder for chocolate flavor and maple syrup to sweeten it.

Is Protein Chocolate Mousse Healthy?

This chocolate mousse is a healthier option! Our recipe has no cream, eggs, butter, or melted chocolate! Instead, we used tofu, maple syrup, and cocoa powder. Also, this mousse has no dairy, is naturally vegan, and each serving has about 11 grams of protein.

Should This Mousse Be Chilled?

You can serve this protein chocolate mousse right after blending the ingredients and making it. Or, chill it in the refrigerator for a few hours and then enjoy. Keep any leftovers stored in the refrigerator.

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Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 4 votes
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This luscious protein chocolate mousse is packed with 11 grams of protein per serving! It comes together in minutes in the blender!

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  • 14 ounces of firm tofu

  • 1/4 CUP Dutch-processed cocoa powder

  • 1/3 CUP maple syrup or sugar-free maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • pinch of salt


  • Drain and rinse the firm tofu with cold water.
  • Add the drained tofu, Dutch-processed cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to a high-powered blender.
  • Thoroughly blend the ingredients until smooth. Enjoy the mousse immediately or chill it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 30 minutes to a few hours or overnight.

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  • Use firm or extra firm tofu in this recipe.
  • Store leftover mousse in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • The WW points and calories are based on using sugar-free maple syrup.
  • WW Points™: 1 point per serving *if you use a sugar-free sweetener
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  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories113
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g 5%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 42mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 4.9g 2%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    • Sugars 0.1g
  • Protein 11g 22%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


    1. Hi girls can we substitute tofu for something else thx
      Love your recipes

      • Hi Lucille, you can substitute the tofu for avocado or rinsed and drained cannellini white beans. Or, you might enjoy our chocolate hummus that is made with white beans. You can’t taste the white beans and it is super delicious, as well. If you use the white beans, you might need to add some almond milk or milk of your choice to make it a thinner consistency. I hope you enjoy! Thank you so much for your support!

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