Saturday, April 16, 2016

Recipe: Chocolate Mousse Pie

My first memory of chocolate mousse was at the Malolo Lounge at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. We had been walking around after our dinner (at Imari Restaurant) and my sweet tooth kicked in. Malolo Lounge was one of the few places still open at that time of night and the live music caught my attention. Everyone else was enjoying their evening cocktails while I opted for the dessert menu. It was so delicious and by far the most expensive dessert I think I've ever eaten.

Years later, with children, serving chocolate mousse in a fancy glass isn't going to work. So I have turned it into a pie. (I do still make the chocolate mousse portion during strawberry season. Who doesn't appreciate a fresh picked strawberry dipped in chilled chocolate mousse??)


The kids go absolutely crazy over it. They rush to finish their dinner so that they can hurry up and have pie! This chocolate mousse recipe is much healthier than your standard chocolate mousse (but should still be consumed in moderation). I can also make two pies for the price I paid for one serving of chocolate mousse in Hawaii!


Chocolate Mousse Pie

Ingredients
1 16-oz. container of silken tofu (Nasoya Organic Silken Tofu)
1 1/2 c. vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips (melted) (Ghirardelli Chocolate Baking Chips, Semi-Sweet Chocolate are my go-to vegan chocolate chip)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. agave
2 Tbsp. soy milk

Store bought chocolate cookie pie crust.

Vegan whipped cream (I love So Delicious Coco Whip Light. If your grocery store does not carry this, there are many recipes online for making your own coconut whipped cream.)

Directions
Add all of the ingredients into a blender and mix until thoroughly combined.

Pour the chocolate mousse into the pie crust. Cover the pie and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, top with whipped cream. Drizzle with chocolate syrup because one can never have too much chocolate.

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WARNING: Children have been known to sneak samples. You may find small finger-sized portions missing from your pie. 

They have also been known to stay up later than usual due to a chocolate buzz. Serve at your own risk.





1 comment:

  1. This looks so delicious! Also, I love the new design you have for the top of your site!

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