Vegan Dark Chocolate Mousse

This healthier 4-ingredient decadent mousse is dairy-free, rich and creamy, and easy to make! 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Italian, Vegan
Keyword easy chocolate mousse, vegan mousse
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 381 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


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  1. Place the can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge overnight for at least 24 hours.

  2. Chill a small-medium size bowl in the freezer for a few minutes.
  3. Once you are ready to whip, remove the can from the fridge without shaking it. Slowly turn it upside down, and then open the can.
  4. You will see the liquid coconut milk (the part that did not solidify) will now be at the top of the can. Slowly pour out this liquid into a bowl or cup. This coconut milk liquid is not used in this recipe, you can save it to make a green smoothie.

  5. Once you have poured out the liquid, the part that remains is the hardened coconut cream.
  6. Scoop out this coconut cream into the chilled bowl (note, do not use too large of a bowl otherwise it will be difficult to whip).
  7. Using a stand mixer or a electric hand mixer, beat until fluffy. Start on low speed and work your way up to a higher speed until you start to see stiff peaks forming.

  8. Half way through, add the sweetener, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder and continue to beat.
  9. Sprinkle with any toppings if using and serve immediately or store in the fridge in an air-tight container.

Recipe Notes

Coconut Milk:




Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder:

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Dark Chocolate Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 30g188%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 455mg13%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.