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My yummy Valentine
Sweet chocolate Valentine
You make me smile…

On Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to choose: you can be kind to your sweet tooth and to your heart! You can have your chocolate (mousse) and eat it too. And the best part is that you can whip up this sumptuous chocolate dessert in about five minutes flat!

(Teddy bear sold separately.)

My chocolate mousse recipe came about one day when I had extra time on my hands (always a dangerous thing) and extra tofu in my refrigerator. In an attempt to rescue the tofu from going bad, I threw it into the Magic Bullet, added a few other key ingredients: healthy, five-minute mousse for one!

Chocolate Mousse for One

  • 110 grams silken-firm tofu (such as Mori-Nu; about 1/3 of the package)
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder (dutch-processed cocoa or Hershey’s special dark)
  • tiny dash salt
  • up to 2 tsp liquid (such as water or milk of choice)
  • sweetener, to taste (sugar, stevia, agave, etc)
  • optional: almond or mint extract, instant coffee or espresso, peanut butter, flakes of coconut, or another fun flavoring– be creative!

Blend in the Magic Bullet or food processor. Then eat like there’s no tomorrow!  Or make it into a pie!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Mihl says:

    Your teddybear is an amazing mousse model! I’ll definitely have some, too.

  2. Maggie says:

    I love your tips to make it more delicious – coconut milk is a great idea!

  3. DJ says:

    Brilliant idea! I’m going to make this on Saturday night to help when I’m putting the moves on Skint Vegan Dad… !

  4. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    That looks great. I love how you bullet everything. Kinda nee done of those!

  5. Vegyogini says:

    Tornado sirens? I’m so happy to be a native Los Angeles girl!

    Chocolate mousse looks fabulous and your lucky guy certainly is lucky!

  6. T says:

    What a perfect valentines treat! Chocolate mousse is an old fave… I’m gonna have to give this a shot. YUM!

  7. shellyfish says:

    You make me smile with your chocolate mousse, oops, I mean heart!
    Tornado sirens? Yikes! Careful!!

  8. says:

    I love chocolate mousse! Great post!

  9. Jen aka Jewbacca says:

    i bet you could put this recipe in popsicle molds and have it as a yummy summer treat.

  10. Vegan_Noodle says:

    Sounds like the perfect Valentine treat!

  11. shelby says:

    This sounds so delicious CCV!!! What a lucky guy you’ve got =)

  12. Nicole ( says:

    Thank you for the recipe!!!!! It looks incredible 😀 Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  13. Kiki says:

    Yum, what a great Valentines day dessert! Will be trying this soon.

  14. Meg says:

    I think I am going to try this with Silk creamer.

    Just a reminder that I changed my blog address:

  15. jrsimon56 says:

    For the holiday me and the hubs are cooking for eachother….I’m making something for him, he’s making something for me and we’ll share in a fabulous feast.
    Too, it’s our 7 year anniversary of our first date. Awwww….:)

  16. Bianca says:

    I love that new banner!!! And it’s funny how the teddy bear’s shirt is kinda covered up so it says “I Love Ugs”, which made me laugh because I thought about how funny it would be if his shirt said, “I Love Drugs.”

  17. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says:

    5 minute chocolate mousse – can’t beat that! Thanks Katie as this sounds delicious.

    My husband and I are actually celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday instead of Saturday at one of our favorite little restaurants. We waited too long to make our reservations, and they were all booked for V-day. Oops. Oh well, I’ll still enjoy it just as much. We’ll celebrate Friday the 13th instead. :)

  18. Nutritious is Delicious says:

    You come up with the most delicious looking sweet treats! :)

  19. Laci says:

    Love how your recipes are so quick and convenient! What substitutions have you tried that you would recormend? :0

  20. Ricki says:

    Mean ole Google Reader! I make this all the time, except I called it tofu pudding on my blog! I love the idea of adding mint or coffee flavoring, though. :) (And what a lucky guy–!)

  21. cherry_lips says:

    Yum!!! that looks so good, i would stick a huge strawberry on top 😀
    i don’t really have any plans for valentine’s day, how sad is that? i have plans for friday though, im running my ass off and then we’ll bring heart-shaped lollypops to homeless kids :) i’ll spread the love anyway haha xD!
    cool you like Juanes 😀 he was in my town last summer.

  22. Natalie says:

    Where/what brand is your dark cocoa powder because I can’t seem to find it in Whole Foods!

  23. Sarah says:

    “Dies of happiness”… thank you so much for this! It looks decadent.

  24. aTxVegn says:

    Oh it’s posts like this that make me so sad I can’t tolerate tofu. I have bestowed many *queen* titles on you, and I now proclaim you queen of all things creamy delicious.

    Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  25. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    Hey Natalie,
    I just use Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa, so you can find it at a regular grocery store :o)

  26. jodye says:

    Oh how I love all of your chocolate creations, especially ones that are creamy and meant to be eaten with a spoon!

  27. ttfn300 says:

    i kept looking for a moose… but i couldn’t find him, just a bear and some pudding. hehe :)

  28. River says:

    Lucky guy indeed! I really need to overcome my silken tofu phobia, the mousse looks too good!

    Your hug-loving bear is so cute! *HUGS*

  29. Vegetation says:

    Mmmmmm chocolate. YUM!

  30. Marianne says:

    Mmmm, mousse. Love that it's so easy to make, and so versatile. I think coconut extract & coconut on top would be excellent, maybe with a few berries as well. Must acquire some silken tofu stat!

  31. Jackie says:

    Yummy now this sounds a way to really enjoy chocolate mousse and know it’s actually a healthy meal in disguise LOL.

    Glad you have great weather, although I don’t think I could bare tornado warnings. Our floods and fires here have made it a very wacky summer.

  32. lighterportions says:

    LOVE I’m so sorry I have been so far behind on all of your amazing posts. And AMAZING they have been. You have me completely dying right now just wanting to eat all of your yummy foods. That mousse? Holy chocolate fabuloso. I’ve never really bought the Mori Nu tofu much because I had no good ideas for it but you alone have just given me a whole new outlook! Onto the grocery list it goes!

  33. Mariposa says:

    this mousse looks so delish! i love the teddy.. Happy early Valentine’s day!!!

  34. vegwife says:

    Mmmm! Must try this soon!

  35. Veganissexy says:

    I saw the post yesterday…wiered. BTW…I use that hershey’s special dark on everything too and it is my fav! Now I’ll have to give this a go….but of course with a bit of PB in it…can’t do without that!

  36. Kate says:

    The teddy bear really makes this photo amazing. Thank you for posting this!

  37. acookinthemaking says:

    Mmmm that mousse looks soooooooooo good! Maybe I’ll make some on Saturday to eat while I’m studying…yes, my V-Day will be dedicated to catching up on all the reading I missed this week being sick. I’m lame, I know!

  38. Sagan says:

    Mmmm! Love the cute photos. I gotta try some tofu one of these days.

  39. Becks - Not a Rabbit. says:

    Your choccy mousse looks awesome! I will definitely make this recipe ~ the recipe I usually use for chocolate mousse pie sets solid, yours looks nice and creamy still, which I like >:O)
    Your bear is a very appropriate model too!

  40. Anne K. says:

    I just made this today! Thanks so much for the recipe. It was super easy, and delicious. A perfect post-surgery food, too!

  41. Kandice says:

    I don’t know who you are, but I think I love you! This is delicious. Just made it. Just ate it!

  42. Anna says:

    Just made this and LOVED it! I used leftover coffee from this morning as my ‘liquid’ and it really made the chocolate taste stand out. Can’t wait to ‘trick’ my hubby with it later! Thank you for all your creative ideas! I’m a loyal devotee!

    1. Oh I love your idea! And I had completely forgotten about this recipe, too. Definitely going to have to try your coffee version now :).

  43. Elly says:

    Hello lovely Kate!
    I’ve just made this with a teaspoon or two of xylitol, half a ripe banana, and almond milk. Blimey it’s insanely gorgeous!!! I want mooooore!!! And I can have it too! Ha!

    I’ve also made several batches of blondies this week and my friends cannot get enough of them. They’re all perusing your website as I type

    Thank you Kate for your marvellous website and recipes. They keep me sane


    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad you like the recipes. :)

  44. Melody says:

    Katie, I discovered your blog about a month ago, after I decided I needed to break my sugar addiction once and for all. Your recipes have been a lifesaver, as I did not know how I was going to live without chocolate desserts! Thanks to you, I don’t have to. So far, I’ve tried about 5 of your (chocolate centric) recipes and have loved every one! I eat the chocolate banana oatmeal everyday for breakfast now :P. I chose this post to comment on because I just made it, and just finished a giant bowl of this mousse (I tripled the recipe). Best dinner EVER. Thank you!!

    1. Wow, that really does sound like the best dinner ever!

  45. Alanna says:

    Yum… I just had PB smores oatmeal for dinner, and now I’m eating this for dessert. :) Made it with Morinu silken soft tofu, skipped the water, and added instant coffee and a bit of sugar. Delicious! It’s more like pudding than mousse since I used the soft tofu, but I’m not complaining. So glad I tripled the recipe so I have more for tomorrow!

  46. Zoe says:

    I doubled the recipe and made half with chia seeds and half without, the one with chia seeds was SO much thicker it was delicious!!

  47. Becky K. says:

    Made this today (snow day, yay!!) with actually silken soft tofu (what I had) — so a little less like mousse. I used something you might get a kick out of trying if you hadn’t already — chocolate extract! I can get it in my grocery store, but you can make your own (directions are different places online). I used it instead of the vanilla extract and there is a chocolate KICK! :) Just thought you’d like to know :)

  48. Susan says:

    Somebody else can have the teddy bear – I’ll take the chocolate mousse!!!!!

  49. Robin says:

    I’ve been meaning to try this recipe for ages and finally got around to it tonight! I was feeling a little hungry after my run this evening and figured something with protein and a bit of sweetness would be perfect. I used 1/4 package of mori nu because I didn’t trust myself to make/like the recipe, a few drops of vanilla, 1 tbs of cocoa powder, 1 tsp almond milk, a couple pinches of instant coffee granules (definitely recommend!!), and a tiny splash of maple. Topped with a pinch of mini dark chocolate chips, 1/4 sliced banana, and a few shakes of cinnamon. Then I stuck it in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up a little more. I was so pleased with the result!