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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Light but also rich and creamy, you won’t find a better chocolatey dessert than this decadent Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Easy to make with only 5 ingredients!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Nora Taylor

Ingredients

Optional, for serving

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate bars into small pieces (or use chocolate chips) and melt in a microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each time, until melted. It took me 1 1/2 minutes. Set aside to cool completely. If the chocolate is still warm when you add it to the aquafaba, it will seize and become very grainy.
  • Drain the aquafaba from a can of chickpeas, measure 3/4 cup and add to a large bowl. Add the cream of tartar and beat for about 5 minutes, until stiff peaks form. I use my stand mixer with whisk attachment. Slowly add in the sugar (more or less to desired sweetness, I like 1/2 cup) and vanilla and continue to beat for another few minutes. It should be very fluffy and have very stiff peaks by this point.
  • Carefully and gently fold the melted, cooled chocolate into the aquafaba mixture, using a spatula in a circular motion until it's incorporated well. Don't over mix - we are just incorporating the two, not roughly mixing as you don't want to lose all the lightness of the aquafaba mixture, this is what makes the mousse light. Continue mixing until there are no white streaks left, and it's a light chocolate color.
  • Divide the mixture into 4 small ramekins or little dessert glasses. You can enjoy it right away, or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. It will keep for about 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • Top with vegan whipped cream, if desired, and chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips. Enjoy!
  • The mousse will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, and can also be frozen.

Notes

  1. I used Theo chocolate bars (70%), but you can use any quality chocolate that is vegan friendly. Use something that tastes good because your mousse will get nearly all it's flavor from the chocolate you use.
  2. This can be made without the cream of tartar, but it helps stabilize the aquafaba and makes it have stiff peaks sooner.
  3. Leave out the sugar for a less sweet mousse, or add more if you are using unsweetened chocolate. Could use coconut sugar instead, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1of 4 servings | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 5mg