Vegan Chocolate Mousse

This vegan chocolate mousse is the most indulgent, but light and airy dessert you could have. It contains a not-so-secret ingredient which, when whipped, gives the most perfect texture. Irresistible is an understatement.

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So for the ingredients, you only need two things. That’s right – it is minimal and so easy. The best part is that you’ll be able to reduce food waste with this recipe too. After making yourself a batch of my homemade hummus, make sure to keep the aquafaba from the tin. You can whip it up to make many different recipes – it is so versatile. This is my first personal recipe using it, but I definitely want to crack vegan macrons next.

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All you need to do is pop the aquafaba into a bowl and whip with a whisk until stiff peaks form. This takes around 10 minutes, meaning that under-whipped mix could lead to a sloppier texture and no one wants that. For the best results, make sure to just keep going. This vegan alternative can’t actually be over-whipped in the same way egg whites can. That means, if in doubt, just keep whisking. Add in your melted chocolate, fold in, then chill. Voila – the perfect vegan dessert. One that will definitely impress guests too!

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If you’re looking for more vegan dessert recipes, make sure to also try out my minimal ingredient chocolate truffles, or even a brownie skillet. You may fancy something a little nuttier. For this, I recommend my NYC-style peanut butter cookies.

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Nut Free, Sugar Free (optional)
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British, European
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 228 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 Mixing Bowls One will be used to create a Bain-Marie
  • Saucepan To create a Bain-Marie
  • Mixing spoon
  • Spatula
  • Whisk Hand or electric
  • Fridge
  • 4 Ramekins To serve

Ingredients
  

  • 200 ml Aquafaba
  • 150 grams Vegan chocolate Milk or dark
  • Fresh berries To serve
  • 50 grams White sugar (optional) See notes*

Instructions
 

  • Create a Bain-Marie by filling the saucepan about 1/4-1/2 full with water, placing a mixing bowl on top, and heating on a medium setting
  • Break the chocolate into pieces and place in the bowl ontop of the saucepan
  • Use a mixing spoon to move the chocolate around in the bowl until fully melted
  • Remove the bowl containing the chocolate from the heat and place to one side to cool down slightly, but not completely
  • Using a whisk, take a second mixing bowl and whip the aquafaba into stiff peaks (takes ~10 minutes)
  • In small portions, add the melted chocolate to the whipped aquafaba and fold in using a spatula
  • Continue adding the melted chocolate into the mix and folding in until it is completely combined
  • Place the

Notes

  • Best served cold
  • Will keep for 2-3 days in the fridge
*If you would like the mousse slightly sweeter, you can add in ~50g of white sugar (to taste) and fold into the stiff peaks before folding in the chocolate
Keyword Chocolate, Dessert, Mousse, Vegan