2 packagesextra firm silken tofu (such as shelf-stable Mori-Nu brand) (each 12.3-ounces)
4 ouncesSCHARFFEN BERGER 70% Cacao Bittersweet or SCHARFFEN BERGER 62% Cacao Semisweet Chocolate coarsely chopped
1/2 cupSCHARFFEN BERGER Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3 tablespoonsinstant espresso or coffee powder
3/4 cupgood-quality maple syrup
1 teaspoonvanilla
1 to 2 tablespoonscoffee-flavored liqueur (optional)



1. Drain the tofu in a colander for about 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, chop the chocolate coarsely and melt it in the top of a double boiler over barely simmering water.

3. Place the tofu in a food processor or blender. Process until creamy, about 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl once or twice.

4. Stir in the cocoa and espresso powder. Process until well blended, scraping down the bowl as needed. Add the syrup, vanilla, melted chocolate, and optional liqueur. Process until smooth.

5. Transfer the mousse to individual dishes or to a large bowl. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. Mousse keeps up to one week in the refrigerator.

6. To serve: Garnish with chocolate shavings or a crisp cookie or biscotto.

Special Equipment

  • Food processor or blender