By combining Aqufaba and Coconut Cream, this Vegan Chocolate Mousse recipe is both light and fluffy, rich and creamy! Plus, it uses NO refined sugar!
Who can resist Vegan Chocolate Mousse? Certainly no one in my family!! It’s fluffy, sweet, light, chocolatey…and you can feel guilt-free about this crush because it’s REFINED sugar FREE! (It’s also, gluten/dairy/soy/nut free too!) Yipppeee!
What Vegan Chocolate Mousse is made of:
There are five ingredients in our Vegan Chocolate Mousse and although the assembly is super simple, there are a few things to pay attention to so that it’ll turn out perfect your very first time… (I’ve also made a quick video tutorial you can watch below, just before the recipe.).
- Aquafaba! Yeah, that’s really a word, and it refers to the juice that results when garbanzos (also known as chickpeas) are cooked or canned. The wonderful thing about Aquafaba is that it whips up like egg-whites and can be used because of this in many awesome ways!! Enter Vegan Chocolate Mousse!
- Although you can cook chickpeas yourself, the results with home-made garbanzo juice vary widely so I recommend just to use the juice from a store-bought can of garbanzos.
- Coconut Cream – You can find cans of coconut cream at Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, on Amazon and elsewhere. If you don’t have access to coconut cream, you can just use a couple cans of full-fat good quality coconut milk. Chill the cans of coconut milk overnight (don’t shake ’em up!) and only use the hard cream at the top. The left-over liquidy part can be used later in smoothies, but it would ruin your mousse so don’t use that part for this recipe!
- Cocoa Powder – I wouldn’t use an ultra-bitter cocoa powder, but most standard powders seem to work just fine. Here is the Cocoa Powder I use (Affiliate Link).
- Agave Nectar – you can find this most anywhere now. I usually buy the Organic Blue Agave they sell at Costco.
- Vanilla Extract – you got this covered!
Tools for Whipping:
There is one tool that you will need to whip this aquafaba tho – an electric beater! If you have a stand-mixer with beaters, I’m told that works well, but I just used an Electric Hand Beater (Affiliate Link) like this one from Amazon, and it works great.
Open your can of garbanzos and strain the juice (aquafaba) through a fine sieve. (Photo 1.)
Save your garbanzos aside for some other recipe and begin whipping the aquafaba with electric beaters.
It will being turning white almost immediately (Photo 2) but will take about 5-10 minutes of whipping to reach soft peaks (Photo 3). Place the whipped Aquafaba in the refrigerator while you prepare the remaining ingredients (Photo 4).
Take your can of chilled coconut cream and empty it’s contents into a medium sized bowl (Photo 5, 6 & 7). Whip for just a minute or so until smooth and then add remaining ingredients, whipping until everything is well incorporated (Photo 8 & 9).
Now you want to add the Aquafaba to the chocolate coconut cream mixture, mixing either with a whisk or beaters until sufficiently mixed together. It’ll thin out a bit at this point and maybe look a little bubbly, but that’s ok! (Photos 10 & 11).
Pour into stemware or ramekins for serving and chill for several hours! (Photo 12). Enjoy!
TIP: Be careful to buy garbanzos with only salt, water, and garbanzos as the ingredients: if you find salt-free, that’s even better.
I’ve had so much fun with this Chocolate Mousse and my family has made absolutely no complaints about the testing process!! 😉 Yeah, that’s the understatement of the year! They are in LOVE with this stuff and wish that I’d make it everyday!! Good thing valentines is coming up! I might just make a double batch….Happy love day everyone!!!
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Vegan Chocolate Mousse (with Aquafaba)
A Delightful Chocolate Mousse that is Fluffy, Creamy, and refined Sugar-free!
- 3/4 C. Aquafaba Juice of 1 15 oz. Can Garbanzos
- 1 14oz. Can Coconut Cream or two Cans high quality full fat coconut milk separated (see notes in blog post)
- 4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 4 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 C. Agave Nectar
- Start by placing a can of garbanzos, and a can of coconut whip cream (see notes in blog post if unable to obtain coconut cream and using canned coconut milk instead) in the refrigerator for 6+ hours or overnight. I usually just keep at stock of these items in my fridge!
- After chilled, strain the juice from the can of garbanzos (about 3/4 cup) to remove any garbanzo skin or chunks. Place in med sized bowl and begin to whip with electric beaters. This process takes some time, so be patient and don’t give up! I actually only have a single electric beater and that works just fine, but you’ll need to whip it for probably 6-8 minutes. Watch it carefully once it starts to turn white and fluffy. Once you notice nice peaks forming, stop whipping! You actually can over-whip aquafaba and cause it to become liquidy again. Place this bowl in the fridge while preparing other items.
Take your can of coconut cream and spoon it’s contents into a medium sized bowl. Using your same beaters, whip the coconut cream for just a few seconds or until starts to smooth out. Then add the cocoa, Agave, and Vanilla Extract and whip until cocoa is dissolved and mixture is smooth.
- Now comes the slightly tricky part! You want to combine the aqufaba with the coconut cream mixture but you want to mix as little as possible in order to prevent deflating the airiness of the aquafaba. You can either carefully fold them together with a spatula or quickly whip them together with your electric beaters. Just try not to overmix! The more airiness you can retain, the fluffier your mousse will be!
At this point, the mixture will be a bit runny. That’s no problem! It will set up beautifully in the fridge. I like to pour the mousse into individual serving sizes using stemware or a ramekin. Place in your refrigerator to chill 4+ hours or overnight, and serve cold with a garnish of berries!
If you missed the video tutorial above maybe take a minute to watch it! It puts all the words into action!
Makes about 3 cups total.
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