Published On: Thu, Aug 30th, 2018

Vegan Chocolate, Orange and Hazelnut Mousse

This vegan chocolate orange and hazelnut mousse is a great way to impress at a dinner party without going to too much effort. Put a chilled dish of this in front of each of your guests at the end of the meal and they’ll be talking about it for ages!

vegan chocolate orange mousse recipe

Vegan Chocolate, Orange & Hazelnut Mousse

This vegan chocolate orange and hazelnut mousse is a great way to impress at a dinner party without going to too much effort. Put a chilled dish of this in front of each of your guests at the end of the meal and they’ll be talking about it for ages!

Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan, vegetarian
Keyword dairy free dessert, vegan, vegan dessert, vegan recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 400 g block firm tofu drained
  • 250 ml dairy-free cream
  • 250 ml dairy-free milk
  • Juice and zest of 1 large orange reserve a little zest for garnish if you like, or get it from another orange (don’t take too much from the recipe)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 ml maple syrup
  • 50 ml maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • 75 g chopped hazelnuts
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of mild chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 200 g dark dairy-free chocolate melted and allowed to cool.
  • A handful of whole hazelnuts crushed with the bottom of a heavy saucepan, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients, apart from the melted chocolate, into a good quality blender and blend until completely smooth (you may have to do it a few times).
  2. Pour in the slightly cooled melted chocolate and blend again until fully incorporated. You may need to scrape down the sides with a spatula.
  3. Pour the mixture into serving dishes and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours, until fully set.
  4. When you are ready to serve, garnish with a little orange zest and the crushed hazelnuts.

About the author

Richard Church is a portrait photographer and plant-based food blogger living and working in London. He’s been passionate about food since he was thirteen years old, when he made his first pizza from a cookbook. In the spring of 2014, he decided on a whim to go vegan. Richard was a voracious meat eater up until then and thought he would last about 2 weeks before giving up. But he’s never looked back…

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