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Rich Dark Chocolate Mousse

  • Author: Jenna Barnard
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Diet: Vegan


This dark chocolate mousse is made with real dark chocolate for a thick and rich consistency. Using coconut cream, sunflower seed butter, and maple syrup, this recipe is also completely gluten free and vegan!


Chocolate Mousse

  • 1 14 oz can full fat coconut milk, chilled overnight
  • 7 oz vegan dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (90g) Natural SunButter
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup (165g) pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Coconut whipped cream, optional topping
  • Fresh berries, optional topping


Chocolate Mousse

  1. Remove the chilled can of coconut milk from the refrigerator and turn it upside down. Use a can opener to cut the bottom and pour out the clear coconut water, leaving behind the coconut cream (about a heaping 1/2 cup).
  2. Scoop the coconut cream into a large heat-safe bowl and add the chocolate and SunButter.
  3. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir the mixture until smooth and melted. 
  4. Remove from the heat and mix in the cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  5. Keep mixing until it’s completely smooth and well combined.
  6. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes or until the bowl is no longer warm on the bottom.
  7. Once chilled, whip the mousse using an electric hand mixer. Mix on high speed until lightened and fluffy.
  8. Distribute the mousse between 6 small dishes and add your favorite toppings. Eat right away or store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: vegan chocolate mousse, dark chocolate mousse, chocolate mousse recipe, easy chocolate mousse, dairy free chocolate mousse, chocolate mousse

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