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Like Eating a Bowl of Whipped Cream

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

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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.)

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**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…

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Published on January 22, 2010

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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. 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 😉

  4. 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.

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  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. Bianca- Vegan Crunk says

    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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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….

  10. 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!

    xoxo

  11. 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!

  12. 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!! 😉

  13. Daria @ Daria Can Cook says

    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. 🙂

  14. 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!

    hahaha

    love your mousse. It sounds yummy

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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 ;).

  18. 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.

  19. Heather Eats Almond Butter says

    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!!!!

  20. 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.

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says

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

  22. 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… 😉

  23. Laura D says

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

  24. 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!!!

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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 🙂

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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!!

  33. 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!

  34. 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.

  35. Paola says

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

  36. 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!

  37. vixedvegans says

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

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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!

  41. 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….

  42. 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!

  43. 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!

  44. Vanilla says

    POM will be awesome in oatmeal, of course…

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

  45. 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!

  46. 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!

  47. 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!

  48. 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!

  49. 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!

  50. Cellabella says

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

  51. 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.

  52. 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!

  53. 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!

  54. Katherine: What About Summer? says

    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!

  55. 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!

  56. 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?!?

  57. Jen says

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

  58. 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?

  59. 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!

  60. 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!

  61. 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.

  62. Monica says

    I have made this a few times to use in cakes that call for Greek yogurt when I need to make them parve. I sometimes add a tablespoon (or 2) of bourbon. The cakes come out amazing and no one knows that I made it with tofu (unless I tell them because I like pointing out how good it tastes! :))

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