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Remember 5-Minute Chocolate Mousse?
It now has a baby sister.


And just as decadent is the paler sister of  5-Minute Chocolate Mousse.

This stuff is a-mazing!

Seriously, it’s like eating an entire bowl of whipped cream! And although I’ve never had Greek Yogurt, I’m thinking that Vanilla Cream Mousse would make for a good vegan Greek yogurt stand-in. (Has anyone ever had vegan Greek yogurt? Do they even make vegan Greek yogurt?)

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Vanilla Cream Mousse

(A.k.a. “whipped cream in a bowl” or “Vegan Greek Yogurt”)
(Makes 1 generous serving)

  • 190grams morinu silken-firm tofu (a little over 1/2 a package)
  • up to 1/3ish cup liquid, or a bit more or less, depending on how thick you want it.  The first time you make it, start off with less; you can always add more (I use 20g of Whole Foods’ unsweetened ricemilk and 85g water)
  • optional: a few drops of vanilla extract (I skip this because my ricemilk has a vanilla flavor)
  • sweetener (sugar, stevia, agave, whatever) to taste (or omit for a Vegan Greek Yogurt result)
  • Optional: If you want true “yogurt” you can use Meg’s probiotic trick.

Put all the ingredients in your blending contraption (I use the Magic Bullet) and give it a whirl.  Then take a whipped-cream bath in the luscious bowl of vanilla goodness.  (I like to put the bowl in the freezer for 20-30 minutes prior to eating so it’s super-cold, but not long enough for it to get icy.)


**For the Soy-Free Version:
For a soy-free bowl of cream, see: Soy-Free Vegan Cream

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Good on its own, the mousse is also insanely delicious in the following ways:

1. Mixed into hot cereal  (or poured over cold cereal instead of milk)

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2. With fruit, like Pom!Or blend fruit in, or throw in Raw S’mores Fudge!!

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3. As a side dish with Butter(nut) Me Up squash fries

So even if you don’t do soy or dairy, you don’t have to be left out on the whipped-cream fun.  And oh, what fun it is! When we were little, my mom would squirt whipped cream onto our outstretched fingers and we’d call it “worms.”  No idea why we found that appetizing…

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. Meg says:

    Mmm carrot cake mousse?! Yes, please! :)

    I love to eat whipped cream right from the canister 😉 haha but if that’s not appropriate for my situation, then on top of a slice of pie 😛

    Oh hey, whipped cream worms sounds totally appetizing to me…not gonna lie, whipped cream is whipped cream, no matter what shape or animal form 😉

    Love ya!!

  2. JCD says:

    Oh, this looks delicious!

    We aren’t too big into anything with whipped cream or it’s faux alternatives. The only thing I really liked it on as a kid was crêpes: strawberries with cream (and sometimes chocolate sauce) rolled up and devoured. Mmm… I think that’s still the only way I will eat anything resembling whipped cream. Maybe I will have to try your mousse in some crêpes this weekend.

  3. OHmigosh it sounds SO good! And I’ve never even had tofu! I love eating it by itself…or on cheesecake or pie. :) Or pancakes.

  4. Katie says:

    Oh my goodness, I can’t even WAIT to try this. I’m going to put tofu on my grocery list RIGHT now.

    I used to squirt the whip cream straight into my mouth. Now, I like it in the summertime when it’s frozen or I always enjoy it on a nice piece of chocolate cake 😉

  5. Madeline says:

    The “whipped topping” used at the restaurant where I work is dangerously good. It also contains no natural ingredients!!! It can’t even be called whipped cream, lol.

    But in another dark v. light arena, can you check out my post today? I’m trying to decide if I want to go back to being more blonde, or dye my hair darker again, and I’ve put up photos of both. My boyfriend is no help, and I need objective advice. Thanks!

  6. I’ve never been too excited about whipped cream, but my brothers used to eat bowls of cool whip like it was ice cream. I thought they were nuts. :)

  7. lexi. says:

    Looks amazing! I love DCD!

    Fav. way to eat whipped cream: on top of pumpkin pie!

  8. eaternotarunner says:

    I like whipped cream with strawberries for sure!

  9. Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce says:

    i was definitely a whipped cream can directly squirted into mouth kinda kid. hey, i remembered to do vegan thursday yesterday! and i felt like i was channeling you with my eats all day lol

  10. Tina says:

    I love whip cream atop things. I don’t really have it anymore for some reason, but I remember when I was little it was fun to have on top of french toast. Yum.

    Your recipes are always so creative and yummy looking. One of these days I promise to try one!

  11. Cindy says:

    we have had the BEST food fights in our home with a can of whipped cream! oh the memories.

    I actually was and still am a coolwhip fan and just eat it frozen with a spoon.

    on really stressful days!


    love your mousse. It sounds yummy

  12. Yum! I bet that would be delicious in place of milk with cereal. I love the mixture of creamy and crunchy.

    As for whipped cream, I love soy whip with strawberry shortcakes and as topping for chocolate waffles!

  13. Stephanie says:

    YUM! I would probably sub avocado and cashews for the tofu, as I am always a little suspicious of soy (it’s estrogenic).
    BODA lose weight

  14. Melinda says:

    I hate to say this…but I hate whipped cream. I do, I always ask for my desserts with no whipped or get it on the side for someone else to eat. Sometimes my husband wants his own dessert because I don’t want the shipped cream anywhere near it. I know, I’m weird.

  15. Katie says:

    I’ve actually made this with your agar pudding base! It’s really good, even on its own. If you don’t thin it as much it is like vanilla pudding. My belly is growling….

  16. Madeline says:

    P.S. sorry I’m commenting twice, but I wanted to let you know that I’m doing a haircare giveaway for someone that leaves a comment about whether I should dye my hair lighter or darker again. I hope you can stop by and check it out!


  17. Christina says:

    Yummy! I love anything resembling whipped cream. When my brother and I were little, we just used to eat it in a bowl by itself.

  18. There is nothing like whipped cream on chocolate mousse or pudding, and I love it on hot chocolate!

    Those fries look amazing Katie. I want them!!!!

  19. Haylee says:

    hmmm I would say usually no whipped cream, but when I have anything key-lime a little on it makes it SO yummy!

  20. Chrysta says:

    sssso good girl! Awesome snack! This is one of my favorite things to eat ever. I haven’t made an all vanilla flavor yet though, so I cant wait to try this out. I usually just make a PB one. It does sound like it would be amazing with squash fries. All my favorite foods in one meal. Perfect! Thanks so much for this awesome recipe. I love all the variations that you have to! I kinda just like eating whipped cream plain..haha. But on top of those oatmeal cookie crepes would be delicious..Have a great day!

  21. Jessica says:

    Mmmm…yet another amazing creation from Katie’s kitchen! I could totally get down with eating a bowl of “whipped cream”, hehe! I used to squirt it directly from the container into my mouth, swallow, and repeat like 20 times. — sometimes I still do when I buy Soyatoo!! 😉

  22. Yeaaahtoast says:

    My favorite thing to put whipped cream on was sliced kiwi. Tart tang of the kiwi and soothing creamy of the whipped cream. DELISH!

  23. anonymous says:

    Can you make this with something besides the tofu, do you think? I’m trying to stay away from soy. Thanks!

  24. Jenny says:

    does straight out of the can count?! te he heeee.

    love you muffin!

  25. mousse? hello, LOVE it! Nothin’ better than fluffy vegan goodness! yummm!!! xoxo :) TGIF and enjoy your weekend sweetie!!!!!!!!!

  26. Sarah A says:

    I made this for dessert tonight and added dark chocolate dreams because…I have a deep and obsessive love for everything that unites chocolate and peanuts together. I’m considering therapy. The outcome? More tofu needs to miraculously make its way into our fridge. Pronto.

  27. vanessa says:

    My mom used to make whipped cream “faces” for my brother and I when we were little – fresh! Not the fake canned stuff. A couple dollops for eyes, one for the nose, a swoosh for the mouth, big loopy swirls for hair, and some extra around the edge for good measure :), which we’d then proceed to spoon *COUGHlickCOUGH* off the plate. Most often the faces resembled clowns because they required the most whipped cream ;).

  28. erintakescontrol says:

    Not a big fan of whipped cream…it is a texture thing for me. I equate it to disintegrating styrofoam on your tongue. Or something.

  29. That vanilla cream mousse looks amazing. I’ve never had vanilla mouse. I will have to try it soon :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  30. Looks amazing. I’ve never had vanilla mousse before. Can’t wait to try it! :)

  31. Trail says:

    Wow that sounds really tasty! I like whipped cream on top of something and sometimes just as a squirt or dollop by itself.

  32. catms916 says:

    I looove whipped cream swirled into pudding or jello – it reminds me of summer camp! Mmm that tofu pudding looks so so good, I’m thinking post-run snack material today… 😉

  33. Sounds so good ! I used to love whipped cream straight up too. Whipped Cream is the best on top of Hot Cocoa!

  34. Laura D says:

    I don’t like whipped cream, but Katie, this was amazing! A nice light snack! Thanks for your wonderful inspirational blog!

  35. susan says:

    i think i like whipped cream best over hot chocolate…

    but whipped cream really reminds me of when i was into the “atkins diet” hardcore… i couldn’t eat bananas b/c they were evil carbs and would make me fat, but taking a can of whipped cream and squirting it directly into my mouth a few times a day was perfectly acceptable!

    what? that doesn’t make sense?

    it did at the time!

    oh fad diets how you warped thee!!!

  36. caronae says:

    That does sound delicious. I like to eat whipped cream on my hot chocolate :)

  37. Amy says:

    I just made this, but it didn’t turn out nearly as thick as yours. I’d say it’d be best to just add a bit of liquid at a time until you reach a good consistency – just dumping 1/3c of rice milk/water ended up being too much! I ended up adding some guar gum and xanthan gum to thicken it back up again.

  38. haylee says:

    mmmmmmmmm YUM!!! just made this… I added a little banana extract and it was SOOO yummy

  39. Kelsey says:

    Ahh I wanna try this stuff so bad! Question, do you HAVE to use silken tofu? Or would medium tofu work?

  40. Karen says:

    My favorite use for pomegranate juice is to substitute it for water when I make Kristen Suzanne’s chocolate cherry bomb smoothie. Delish!

  41. runnergirl says:

    I loove using pom juice with sparkling water for delicious spritzers!

  42. Gina G says:

    i love the fruit all by itself or in my yogurt, i never had the chance to try the juice yet!

  43. Kristin says:

    I seriously just like to drink pomegranate juice as is! I love pomegranates, although I didn’t like them when I had my first one when I was like 8. My mom got us to try them at Christmas for a treat but it took me many, many years to try them again but now I love them. :) The Pom-tini sounds GREAT and I’d love to try it :)

  44. Tanya says:

    Ummmm, I’ve only ever eaten the pomegranate “kernels” or whatever they’re called (seeds? LOL) right out of the fruit as is….and occasionally we buy pure pomegranate juice and mix it with water for a nice drink. Very good stuff!

  45. Betherann says:

    My favorite thing to do with pom juice is drink it straight up, cold, or mix it with some seltzer water. I tried making a pom smoothie, pom hummus, and pom chicken, but none were as good as the juice solo.

  46. Just Audrey says:

    I’ve only had pomegranates once, and I think it was overripe because the arils were really woody. Anyway, I’m not sure exactly what my favorite way to eat them would be. I think it would be delicious mixed with sparkling water as kind of a dry Pom-tini…or with some lemon-lime Zevia.

  47. Rachel says:

    I had the seeds once, but haven’t tried the juice. A pom smoothie sounds really yummy!

  48. McKella says:

    My husband Sam once made me chocolate pomegranate “candy”. He just swirled the seeds around in melted dark chocolate, dropped in globs on wax paper and stuck in the freezer. He served them in a pretty bowl with a sugared rim and on a beautiful bed of the pomegranate skins. He got lots of points that day.

  49. Emily GG says:

    I like to make pom-mock-tinis with pom juice and sparkling water :)

  50. I am not sure yet as I’ve never actually eaten a pomegranate, but the juice is good! I bet a pom smoothie would rock though!

  51. kate says:

    I love pomegranates in a winter salad with mixed greens, toasted walnuts, and blood orange.

  52. Christina says:

    I love pomegranate smoothies! so delicious!


  53. Laura E says:

    My favorite way to enjoy pomegranate seeds is straight up! I’ve always wanted to try their juice but I just can’t seem to spend $4 for a bottle!!

  54. jellyfish says:

    I love adding Pom to tea, and to oatmeal!

  55. 21mph says:

    I love pomegranate arils straight up, but I also love this raspberry pomegranate kefir that I found at Whole foods once. Haven’t seen it since, but it was sooooo good!

  56. Liz says:

    I love pomegranate arils atop a spinach salad, adds a yummy crunch.

  57. molly b says:

    I like to put the arils in my oat bran. I have never had the juice, but I think it could be a key ingredient in a yummy salad dressing.

  58. Renee says:

    I like pomegranites best plain.

  59. Katie says:

    I like POM seeds in salads…such a tangy surprise hidden in the lettuce :-)

  60. I just love eating poms plain…I attempted to make a “gelatin” using agar agar, but that didn’t really work out…whoops!

  61. Paola says:

    I love Pomegranate parfaits! almost to cute to eat…emphasis on the almost ;D
    love them in smoothies aswell!

  62. leangreendeane says:

    Poms are the best plain! :)

  63. Natalie says:

    I like to make smoothies with pom flavor and the parfaits sounds good too 😀

  64. Eileen says:

    My favorite way to eat pomegranite seeds is out in the sunshine while I’m walking. I love the juice, too.

  65. Kelsey says:

    i love pom seeds plain or on oats/yogurt!!

  66. Ashlei says:

    I love pomegranate seeds on top of yogurt :)

  67. Sarah A says:

    I’m one of those weird people that likes the process of seed removal, and I actually love to eat them plain, seed by seed. But I’m always open to new food combos!

  68. vixedvegans says:

    My favorite thing to do with pomegranates is to combine them with apples, grapes, walnuts, yogurt and cinnamon in a fruit salad.

  69. Courtney says:

    It’s practically my signature trademark to throw em in with a bowl of vanilla yogurt/greek yogurt, fresh blueberries and granola, either that or ice cream. SO GOOD, lemme tell ya. Pomegranate, fresh berries and dairy parfait on a sunny day? Enough said.

  70. *Andrea* says:

    i like pomegranate juice in pomtinis on special occasions! delicious! or in mocktails as seen on KERF

  71. Megan says:

    I love pomegranate smoothies!

  72. Kayla says:

    I just like to eat them fresh, I havent really had them mnay other ways xD

  73. Justine says:

    I made an amazing vinaigrette to go over spinach and roasted portobellos with the POM juice. It was so pretty and perfectly tart and sweet.
    I also enjoy it with a bit of vodka- something about citrus and vodka is just so wonderful.

  74. I love to mix some pomegranate seeds into peanut noodles — so good with tofu, broccoli, and peppers!

  75. Kelly Michelle says:

    I love mixing a few oz of pom juice with club soda, sooooo good!

  76. Sarah says:

    Since I bake to destress (and as a grad student, my life is quite a bit stressful!) I would probably bake some pomegranate cupcakes :) Thanks for offering the giveaway, as always Katie!

  77. MaryZ says:

    Pom-tini’s are my favorite.

  78. Teresa says:

    Love pomegranate seeds in my salads and I drink POM daily: I just add some to my sparkling water to flavor it up and its like having sparkling cocktails all day….

  79. isladeangela says:

    I think POM would be a great addition to my morning smoothie! ~ Angie

  80. Vanilla says:

    POM will be awesome in oatmeal, of course…

    p.s: Is it the ‘soft’ kind of tofu? I just bought some today!

  81. Kristie says:

    When I am smart and buy ripe pomegranates, I love love love to put the seeds in oatmeal. I’ve had bad luck the past couple of times though and then they were too woody!

  82. Lisa says:

    I’ve never tried pomegranate seeds any other way than just by itself, and I’ve never had POM…so I would love to win some!

  83. Steph says:

    I love putting pomegranate seeds on banana soft serve and oatmeal! Yumm!

  84. Tiffany says:

    i would put pom arils in my oatmeal!

  85. Tiffany says:

    My FAVORITE way to eat poms is STRAIGHT UP! They are so flavorful and tasty that I like them all on their own, same with the juice!

  86. Blair says:

    I love to put some pom seeds in pancakes!

  87. Jackie says:

    I love to eat pomegranates fresh – it brings back such good memories of my grandfather since he used to buy them as a special treat for me when I was a little girl. I like to flavour soda water with the pom juice – so refreshing!

  88. I love pom seeds in salads- heaven!

  89. Laila says:

    Yum! I’m definitely a big fan of the pom-tinis, but fresh pomegranates are also wonderful.

  90. Sharon says:

    Yogurt, with pomegranate seeds – yummmm!

  91. Lisa says:

    I like pomtinis and adding pomegranate juice to sparkling water.

  92. Amy says:

    Normally my favorite is to just eat the pomegranate seeds by themselves! But right now I am only allowed to eat liquids (I have a digestive problem), so the POM juice is great for drinking and making smoothies too!

  93. Katie says:

    I love eating Pom seeds fresh! So tasty!

  94. Sarah says:

    I’d have to say it’s a toss up between pom-tinis and just popping those seeds for a fun, delicious snack. Yum!

  95. Miho says:

    My favorite thing to do with pomegranate is to eat them whole!

  96. elaine says:

    my favorite thing to do with pomenegrate is to put them a salad with ginger dressing. the flavors complement each other so well!

  97. Melissa says:

    I also think Pomtinis are the best way to use Pom juice!

  98. So far, I’ve been boring with pomegranate juice– just drinking it straight or in a breakfast smoothie. The pomtini definitely sounds like a better way to enjoy it though. Yum!!

  99. maren says:

    i would love to bake with pom juice, i think it would be good in carrot cake!

  100. lola says:

    i blended pomegranate seeds into salad dressing once, it was so good!

  101. Yuki says:

    I love eating whole fresh pomegranate!

  102. pom..hmm, well make pomtini’s, of course :)

  103. Pomtini for sure. And maybe a pomegranate cupcake? Never made a pom-cupcake before but might be worth a shot….

  104. Christin L. says:

    I don’t drink at all, but I love to make mocktails with Pom juice and seltzer water and a bit of lime! Delicious and oh so refreshing!

  105. Cellabella says:

    My favorite way to use pomegranates is to sprinkle them on salads for lunch, and then mix them in yogurt for dessert!

  106. junghwa says:

    i love pomegranate seeds by themselves or as topping for oatmeals, whipped banana soft serve!

  107. tori says:

    I loooove pomegranate seeds on salads. One time I made a salad with fennel, arugula and pomegranate seeds with orange poppy seed dressing.

  108. Catherine says:

    I like pomegranates straight up! Never tried the juice though…

  109. Heather Gates says:

    Smother those yummy seeds in dark dark chocolate!

  110. joy says:

    My favorite thing to do with pomegranate is just eat the seeds

  111. Kaysie says:

    ok… this is what I like to do: Cut an apple in half and scoop out the seeds. Cover each half with about a tablespoon of any kind of nut butter. Top with pomegranate arils and enjoy! Its delish!

  112. Danielle says:

    I love mixing pomegranate seeds with yogurt!

  113. I (Lena) have never had pomegranate and would love to try this!

    I (Christina) love eating pomegranate seeds!! so good!

  114. I love freezing juices and seeds and using the cubes in water or OJ as a recovery after a workout. The nutrients are great for you!

  115. Lori says:

    I love pomegranite arils in spinach salad. But if it is the pom juice, I’m with your mom and would go for a pomtini!

  116. Kelly says:

    I love the Pom arils, so yummy! I remember when my teacher brought in a pomegranite when I was in elementary school and we all thought it was the coolest thing!

  117. Mara says:

    My favorite thing to do with a pomegranate is to just EAT IT as is!!! =D It is my favorite fruit — FAVORITE!!!!

  118. candicemccoy says:

    It may sound boring, but my favorite thing to do with pomegranate juice is to drink it! Now I’m having a serious craving:)

  119. jqlee says:

    i like opening fresh pomegranate and just eating the seeds by the spoonful. ive never tried the juice before. i wonder if it tastes the same?!?

  120. jennifer h says:

    I love my pom seeds on top of a chocolate cake… gives it an extra crunchy kick!

  121. Jen says:

    I love just picking apart a pomegranate for a nice treat during movie- soo much yummier than movie theater popcorn!

  122. Natalie says:

    I picked up some tofu to make this ASAP!! I was just wondering about how long it lasts in the fridge if you put it in an airtight container?

  123. Natalie,
    LOL I don’t know… I always eat it all at once. Sorry I can’t be more helpful!

  124. Melissa says:

    I made this using just a package of mori nu lite tofu and a bit of stevia. Served it over a mixed berry cobbler with a dash of cinnamon. SO GOOD.

    And insanely good for you with lite tofu. So much protein and goodness!

  125. Dee says:

    Made the Vanilla Cream Mousse last night – let me just say that it is amazing. I am a big fan of greek yogurt and have been toying with the idea of going vegan for a while and this is more than a suitable replacement. I love your blog, stumbled upon it searching for vegan and raw recipes and visit it frequently – thank you!

    1. Thank you so much, Dee, for the sweet comment! I always get SO excited when someone makes one of my recipes and it works out well :). You made my day hehe.

  126. Veronica says:

    LOL, day two of my going through your archives! I think I’ve been at it almost an hour today too! Anyway, I’m having so much fun here, I really love your recipes. You make going vegan seem much easier and more fun. I really like this recipe…and all of them, really. You rock, Katie. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  127. Alex says:

    Oh wow. I just made this with maple syrup as the sweetener—–. :)

    1. Mmmm maple whipped cream? !!!

      1. Alex says:

        Mapley-vanillaey.<——- (Is that a word?!)
        'Twas delicious :)

        1. Well if it isn’t a word, it SHOULD be!