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Looking for a healthy dessert to try this week?  This tea-infused, dark chocolate mousse from The Local Moms Network Food Contributor Kathleen Ashmore tastes like a treat, but is so easy and full of antioxidants and protein, you’ll want to make it on rotation. Get more nutritious and delicious recipes in her new cookbook, Big Bites.


Dark Chocolate Earl Grey Mousse



1 Earl Grey tea bag
¼ cup maple syrup
1 cup chopped dark chocolate
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound silken tofu
Coconut whipped cream for serving
Chocolate shavings for serving (optional)



  1.  In a small saucepan, bring ¾ cup of water to a boil.
  2. Take the water off the heat and drop the tea bag in. Cover the saucepan with the lid and leave it to steep for 6 to 10¯minutes. The longer the tea steeps, the more Earl Grey flavor you will have; 8 minutes will produce a subtle yet noticeable flavor. Remove the tea bag and bring the pot to a simmer again. Once again remove from the heat, add the maple syrup and chocolate, and stir to melt the chocolate.
  3. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a high-speed blender and add the vanilla, salt, and tofu. Puree until completely smooth, stopping to scrape the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula as needed to fully incorporate.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly among six ramekins and chill for at least 4 hours.
  5. When serving, top the mousse with the whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if using.


Excerpted from BIG BITES: Wholesome, Comforting Recipes That Are Big on Flavor, Nourishment, and Fun by Kat Ashmore. Copyright © 2024 by Kat Ashmore. Photo copyright © 2024 by Christine Han photography. Published by Rodale Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.


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