This easy vegan chocolate mousse is delicious and the perfect light as air chocolate dessert recipe. Just 5 ingredients needed to make this incredible dairy free chocolate dessert.
Chocolate is the love language for so many people. There really are so many ways to love chocolate, like chocolate cake or triple chocolate cookies. Sometimes even a simple piece of chocolate can end a sweet tooth craving. But there are also plenty of chocolate desserts that intimidate many people. Vegan Chocolate Mousse is one of those desserts.
However, I’m here to tell you that you truly can make this incredible dairy free chocolate mousse recipe with just a few ingredients and a little bit of time on your hands.
What ingredients do you need to make Vegan Chocolate Mousse?
This delicious vegan chocolate dessert needs just 5 ingredients to make. There is an optional sixth ingredients, but you don’t have to have it. The main ingredients are all things that most people have in their pantry. The things you need for this vegan chocolate mousse are:
- powdered sugar
- melted dairy free chocolate
- vanilla extract
- Optional: cocoa butter
What is Aquafaba?
Aquafaba is a recently new discovery. Only within the last 5 years have people started using aquafaba. So what is it exactly? Aquafaba is the cooking liquid from certain beans or legumes, such as white beans and chickpeas that has been whipped to resemble egg whites.
The easiest way to get aquafaba is to use the juice from a can of chickpeas. You could also make it yourself by making a pot of dried garbanzo beans and then after cooking the beans, continue cooking until liquid is reduced in half. Cooking the later way isn’t as easy because you have to make sure the consistency is the same as it would be from a can.
Contrary to what you may be thinking, it actually has a very neutral taste and, when whipped, goes from tannish in color to completely white.
How do you make vegan chocolate mousse?
This dairy free chocolate mousse actually comes together fairly easily. You start by melting the chocolate chips or bars down over a double broiler or carefully in the microwave at 30 second intervals. If you are using the optional cocoa butter, then you would add that with the chocolate and melt at the same time.
In a large bowl, add the aquafaba and whip in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. This takes about 10 minutes. You want to be able to turn the bowl upside down without the mixture falling out. Add the powdered sugar and beat with a mixer.
Then, add in the melted chocolate and vanilla and fold into the aquafaba mixture. Sprinkle the salt in and carefully fold again.
Then, pour into desired glasses and place in the refrigerator to chill for 6 hours or overnight.
Can I make this Top 8 allergy friendly vegan mousse?
In our recipe we use Enjoy Life chocolate chips and melt them down to make this dairy free chocolate mousse recipe. By using that chocolate, this recipe is already a Top 8 allergen friendly chocolate mousse. Depending on your particular allergy, you will want to double check the chocolate that you are using. Otherwise, this recipe does not contain any of the major allergens.
What are other dairy free chocolate desserts I should try?
Whether you are having a chocolate bar of deliciousness at your next get together, or you just want to have even more amazing chocolate dairy free desserts, we recommend you trying out some of these delicious non-dairy desserts (all are vegan):
- Dairy Free Brownies
- Triple Chocolate Dairy Free Cookies
- Dairy Free Chocolate Cake
- Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes
- Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie
- Dark Chocolate Mint Avocado Pudding
Vegan Chocolate Mousse
- Start by melting chocolate chips down over a double broiler. (*See post if microwave is preferred). **If using optional cocoa butter, then you would add that with the chocolate and melt at the same time.
- In a large bowl, add the aquafaba and whip in a stand mixer (or hand mixer) until stiff peaks form, approximately 10 minutes. You should be able to turn the bowl upside down without the mixture falling out.
- Add the powdered sugar and beat with a mixer.
- Add in melted chocolate and vanilla and fold into the aquafaba mixture. Sprinkle the salt in and carefully fold again.
- Pour into desired glasses and place in the refrigerator to chill for 6 hours or overnight.