Thursday, February 18, 2010

CEiMB:Dark Chocolate Mousse




Update: It's been a few days since I've eaten this, and I don't know if I'm just in a better mood, or if sitting for a while has helped, but I'm really growing to LOVE this mousse. It's almost gone, and I'm getting a hankering for some more!
This is another treat to indulge your sweet tooth when you're trying to be healthy, sort of. I have very mixed feelings about this dessert. It's pretty, it's chocolatey, it's rich, and you can reeeeally taste that tofu. So, if you are a fan of all of the above this is the dessert for you! If not, you may just want to stick with chocolate pudding.

I didn't hate it, didn't love it, probably won't make it again, but I did enjoy making it! Check out the recipe here. Thank you Edible Ventures for hosting!

32 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

tofu and chocolate?? I've never tried that..it looks really creamy,though

Joanne said...

Hmmm interesting. I really like the taste of tofu so I would probably like it, but not as a dark chocolate mousse substitute. I feel like this is one of those things you have to accept as being some weird healthy thing and not try to make it something it's not. It certainly looks good!

Sook said...

The mousse looks great with strawberries! yum!

Jenn said...

Oooo...Interesting combination. I've never had tofu with chocolate before. This one is definitely a must try on my list.

Liz said...

love yours with the strawberries on top!

Michelle said...

WOW...chocolate mousse is my all time favorite. We are so low on milk otherwise I'd be making this tonight!

HoneyB said...

I am a tofu fan so I am thinking I would probably enjoy this! I'm on my way to check out the recipe!

Kim said...

I've noticed that a lot of Ellie's desserts have tofu in them. I've always wondered how that would taste. I'm like you, I would probably try it, but I don't know if I would love it or not. Looks pretty though:D

Lara said...

tofu and chocolate sounds like an interesting combination. It looks delicious, but I'm with you it's too easy to ruin a perfectly good chocolaty dessert!

Barbara said...

OK. I'm going to pass if the tofu is that noticeable!
Besides, if I'm going to have a chocolate mousse, it's going to be dark, dark chocolate! ;)

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

Tofu and chocolate is certainly a different and kind of weird combo. I bet you could trick people - it looks really rich and creamy good.

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

Looks delicious - nice touch with the strawberries. I liked the creamy chocolateyness, but there was an off taste for me, too. I was really hoping it would be better since it was so easy to make, but I don't think I'll make it again either.

Diana's Cocina said...

I could so eat this! =)

Melody said...

I've made a similar recipe that also incorporates sugar free pudding. I'll have to make it again and post the recipe. That was my first time eating tofu and I didn't detect a hint of "off" flavor. I found the recipe on a low carb group. Me and my many diets!!!

theUngourmet said...

I haven't tried tofu in chocolate mousse. I have tried avocado in chocolate pudding. It was kind of weird. I could taste the avocado quite a bit.

Debbie said...

I've had a chocolate cake with tofu that was delicious and then I tried to make it myself and it was awful. I haven't had much luck with incorporating tofu in a dessert.

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never been a mousse person. But I am a moose person.

Leslie said...

Sorry this one didn't work for you! I used 70% chocolate and it really covered up the taste of the tofu.

Burp and Slurp~! said...

I'm not the biggest fan of tofu...so while I can admire the prettyness of this dish, I think I 'll have to pass! hee hee.

TeaLady said...

Looks pretty in that tall glass.

Pam said...

I am not a fan of tofu but I would love to make regular chocolate mousse.

Ingrid said...

Well, I'm not fond of chocolate to beginning so you've just confirmed this isn't for me.

Happy Friday!
~ingrid

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Oh Yum! I love dark chocolate mousse -and if Ellie made it it must be reasonable healthy. I could eat three! :)

jor said...

It sure looks really pretty!

Velva said...

Looks wonderful! I see lots of recipes using tofu in desserts. Hmmm. So you can really taste the tofu? I think it would be worth a try. Thanks for sharing this one with us.

Chow and Chatter said...

looks awesome

Katy ~ said...

LOL. There is nothing you can do to tofu to convince me that I would like it. You're a good sport for trying. Thanks for sharing your thoughts (and reaffirming mine!)

Erica said...

This is one of my favorite desserts (and I don't even like chocolate that much!!). There is just something about that thick but creamy consistency- YUM!

Carrie said...

My goodness gracious that looks good! I haven't had mousse in ages, but have a recipe ready to go once I do.

Happy Sunday! :O)

fancythatfancythis said...

I am addicted to food, more especially your chocolate mousse! I wish I could eat tofu but I'm allergic to soy.

Kris said...

Oh yeah, that mouse needs to be in my belly right now!

Kris said...

mouse=mousse.... ew! haha