This dark chocolate mousse is so light and airy yet so rich. It’s made with real dark chocolate along with coconut cream, SunButter, and maple syrup for a completely vegan and naturally sweetened mousse! The entire recipe takes under an hour to make and yields the most delicious treat.
What is chocolate mousse made of?
Typical chocolate mousse is made of melted chocolate folded with whipped egg whites or whipped cream. It creates a light and fluffy chocolate dessert that’s eaten by the spoonful.
How to vegan chocolate mousse
This recipe requires a unique set of simple ingredients to obtain that same light and airy consistency but without any dairy whatsoever.
- Vegan Dark Chocolate – For a true chocolate flavor, this mousse is made with lots of dark chocolate. Make sure to use a chopped bar of chocolate for better quality!
- Natural SunButter – Without dairy, there’s a layer of richness that needs to be supplemented. My favorite ingredient for this is SunButter because it is incredibly smooth and creamy so it blends into this mousse SEAMLESSLY. Natural SunButter also has a hint of sweetness that pairs really well with the dark chocolate.
- Coconut Cream – To replace heavy cream, coconut cream is used in its place. It acts almost exactly like heavy cream but hardest as it chills. This yields an extra thick mousse that’s whipped when cold.
- Maple Syrup – For natural sweetness, maple syrup is mixed in. I opted for 1/2 cup which is the most that can be used. If you prefer a deeper mousse flavor, try just 1/4 or 1/3 cup. Also make sure to use pure 100% maple syrup and not pancake syrup!
- Cocoa Powder – Just two tablespoons is all that’s needed to bump up that chocolate flavor.
- Vanilla Extract – Of course no dessert is completely without a hint of vanilla!
Whipped dark chocolate mousse
Once all of the ingredients are melted down and mixed together, the bowl chills for at least 30 minutes. The goal is to cool the mousse completely so the bowl should no longer be warm to the touch.
After it has cooled, use a hand or stand mixer with the whisk attachment to whip the mousse into a light and fluffy consistency. Mix on high speed for a good 3 minutes for the best results!
Because the mixture is whipped as one, there’s no added steps of gently folding the mousse so this makes the entire recipe so quick and easy.
How to serve chocolate mousse
For easy serving, use an ice cream scoop to scoop out 6 servings. This can be in any bowl of your choosing.
It’s best to serve the mousse when it’s fresh because at room temperature, it has the lightest and airiest texture.
Top with dairy free whipped cream, cocoa powder, chocolate shavings, or fresh berries. It’s also delicious all on its own!
How to store chocolate mousse
Once whipped, store the mousse in the refrigerator in an air tight container. It will keep for about 5 days. Then to serve, I suggest bringing it up to room temperature although it can be served chilled as well.
Can this chocolate mousse recipe be made with different chocolate?
Luckily the sweetness of this chocolate mousse recipe can easily be adjusted to accommodate most chocolates.
If you would like to use a vegan milk or semisweet chocolate, simply cut back on the amount of maple syrup in the mousse. Start with 1/4 cup and taste as you go to determine your preferred level of sweetness.
Can this chocolate mousse be made with Chocolate SunButter?
For more chocolate no bake recipes, check out my:
- Creamy Chocolate Fudge Pops
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Treats
- Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge
- Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- Edible Brownie Batter Cookie Dough
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