You will only need 5 simple ingredients to make this delicious vegan raspberry mousse. Blending everything for a few minutes will create a whipping effect to make this pudding very light and refreshing. So easy! It's dairy-free, gluten-free and low in fat.
Mousses and puddings are some of my favorite desserts. On top of being so easy to make, their light nature makes them a perfect ending to a heavy meal.
I especially love making some that are nutritious enough to be enjoyed in the morning. I'll swap the regular oatmeal breakfast for a pudding type bowl and our kids always get so overly happy about it.
And this fruit mousse is such a delight. Even though it feels very light, it is actually super filling and higher in protein, thanks to the silken tofu. And I love how easy it is to make: simply add the ingredients to a blender and blend away!
The mousse texture is reached by blending the ingredients until almost whipped. If you have a high-speed blender, this consistency will be reached quicker. If you have a regular blender, then you might need to blend for a little longer.
What you will need to make this vegan raspberry mousse
Only 5 ingredients needed!
- The base of the mousse is made with silken tofu. You won't need any cream or eggs to make this recipe. It is also gelatin-free. Using silken tofu means you won't have to cook the mixture to reach the perfect texture, the tofu does all the work for you!
- Fresh raspberries. This recipe was tested with fresh ones, not frozen.
- Lemon juice will add a bright and tangy flavor to the mix and goes so well with the raspberries.
- You will need a liquid sweetener when making this dessert, like maple syrup or agave nectar. I avoid granulated sugars whenever I can and also, their grainy texture would make it harder to reach that silky result we want for this pudding.
- Vanilla extract helps bring all the sweet components together.
How to serve this healthy raspberry mousse
Whenever I make one of these custard-y mixtures, my favorite part is actually to dress them just before serving them. Just like these coconut pineapple parfaits, the layering step is so fun and oh boy, they look so cute!
You can follow step by step this recipe to make the layers you see in the pictures (still very easy I promise!) or you can simply throw everything in the blender for a simpler, but still so delicious, easy and quick raspberry pudding.
*If you are looking to skip the layering all together, then add an extra ½ cup of raspberries to the blender (so a total of 2 cups) to keep the same ratio tofu:fruits.
Either way, you can have more fun and top with any garnishes you want, like fresh fruits, shredded coconut, granola, grated white chocolate or even chopped nuts.
How to store it
This mousse is best when eaten right away (or within 2 hours). With time, you might end up having the solids vs liquids separating in the jar. It really takes only a few minutes to make, so it should be possible to enjoy even on busy days!
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I hope you will love this vegan raspberry mousse as much as we do! If you try it, please leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let us know how they were.
Vegan Raspberry Mousse - Super Easy!
- 454 g silken tofu
- 4 tbsp liquid sweetener (agave nectar or maple syrup) - or to taste
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup fresh raspberries - plus more for serving
- In a blender, add all the ingredients, except for the raspberries. Blend until you get a very smooth texture, almost whipped, for about one minute. You want to reach a mousse-like texture.
- Transfer 1 cup of the mixture to a bowl and set aside.
- To the same blender containing the rest of the tofu mixture, add the raspberries and blend for about 30-60 seconds or until super smooth.
- Pour the raspberry-tofu mixture equally into 4 to 6 serving jars.
- Then, separate the 1 cup of the white vanilla tofu mixture equally in between the jars on top of the raspberry layer. Be gentle when pouring it so it sits on top. Add fresh raspberries if desired.
- Better when enjoyed right away.
- The mousse effect of this dessert is created by blending the ingredients together long enough to incorporate air into the mixture. The texture is somehow in between a mousse and a pudding. If you have a high-speed blender (vitamix or blendtec), then blending for one minute should be enough to get that mousse-like texture. If not, then blend for a bit longer.
- This dessert is better when enjoyed right away (or within 2-3 hours). With time, the solid vs liquid from the fruits can separate and make the mousse less enjoyable.