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.


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.


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!


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.


Vegan Chocolate Mousse

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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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
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