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Creating vegan mousse can seem difficult, but it’s actually quite easy! Mousse is usually made using eggs, heavy whipping cream or by using whipped cream and flavoring. To create a plant-based, vegan mousse, there are a few ways to go about it. You can use avocado, tofu, or aquafaba (chickpea brine) to accomplish the light, fluffy texture of mousse. This roundup goes into detail about what aquafaba is and how to use it.

You can also create a creamier mousse using cashews. Cashews, when they’re soaked and blended, create cashew cream. Cashew cream is incredibly versatile and can be used in everything from dressings and dips to mousses and vegan cream cheeses. If you’re choosing the cashew cream route to create your mousse, know it might be thicker than your usual mousse.

There are so many ways to enjoy mousse, too! It doesn’t just have to be eaten out of the blender; you can layer it with chia pudding or between cake layers!

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This week, we’re bringing delicious, fully vegan, and plant-based ways to enjoy plant-based mousse!

Mousse made with Avocado

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Source: Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Creating mousse with avocado is a great way to you get a silky and delicious mousse. Plus, you won’t even taste the avocado. It might sound a bit odd to add avocado into desserts, but avocados add a creaminess and extra plant-awesome nutrition to your dessert. Try out these mousses that feature avocado for a creamy treat!

Mousse Made with Tofu

Sweet and Salty Peanut Mousse

Source: Sweet and Salty Peanut Mousse

Using tofu in mousse is a great way to get in more protein in your desserts. Make sure you use silken tofu for these recipes for the best texture. Silken tofu is the softest tofu you can buy, and using soft tofu makes these desserts extra creamy and silky. Tofu has a very mild flavor and takes on the flavors it’s around. So, adding it to desserts creates a sweet dish with a deliciously silky texture.

Mousse with Aquafaba

Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse

Source: Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse

You can make mousse out of aquafaba, too! To do this, beat the aquafaba with a thickening agent. This will help the aquafaba get extra fluffy and light, just like mousse! Then, you can add your flavorings and enjoy. Check out these delicious recipes below to get started!

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Lead Image: Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse by Holly Jade

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