Easy Chocolate-Orange Mousse for Two
Recipe by Carol Fenster
This creamy dessert is equally good whether you use tofu or yogurt, but I often use yogurt to get some added calcium into my diet. Use the type and amount of sweetener that suits your family. For special occasions like Valentine’s Day, I like to add a tablespoon of liqueur such as Grand Marnier or Triple Sec or whatever liqueur you like.
5 to 6 ounces (half-package) soft silken tofu or a 5-ounce tub of vanilla Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I like Dutch/alkali for its darker look)
3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup or agave nectar, or to taste
1 tablespoon grated orange zest, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Garnishes: Dollop of whipped cream or whipped topping and dusting or orange zest
In a blender, puree tofu (or yogurt), cocoa powder, honey, vanilla, (and liqueur if using) until very, very smooth. Stir in zest and divide mousse between two small coffee cups, wine goblets, or martini glasses and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve, garnished with whipped cream and grated zest.