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three glasses of vegan chocolate mousse with whipped cream

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

This vegan chocolate mousse is the best out there! Silky smooth with a fluffy texture, this dessert is made with only five ingredients and is filled with rich chocolate flavors that are irresistible and so satisfying. You will love this easy no-bake vegan recipe!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Cost: $10



  • In a medium-sized bowl mix together the vegan chocolate chips and non-dairy milk. Melt gently in the microwave or using the double boiler method. Stir together until smooth. Set aside to let cool slightly.
  • In a separate bowl add the chickpea liquid and whip together with a handheld mixer for about 10 minutes into stiff peaks. You can also do this in a standup mixer with the whisk attachment. Slowly add the maple syrup and vanilla extract and whip again until well combined. Note: unlike egg whites, aquafaba can't be overwhipped so keep going until you achieve a stiff texture.
  • Gently fold the aquafaba to the melted chocolate with a spatula. It's normal if the aquafaba deflates a bit but try to keep as much volume as you can by not overmixing. Transfer to 4 (4-6oz) serving glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the mousse to set.
  • Remove from the fridge, garnish with coconut whipped cream and some grated chocolate and serve immediately.


Serving and Storing – Serve this vegan chocolate mousse as dessert after your main course or as a mid-day snack. I like to serve this mousse with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries.
Make in Advance - Feel free to make this mousse the day before. Just make sure to store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Wait to top the mousse with whipped cream until just before serving.
  • Feel free to substitute maple syrup with agave nectar or, for a less sweet option, omit it altogether.
  • For a keto-friendly dessert, use powdered Swerve and sugar-free chocolate chips. Fold in the swerve with the vanilla.
Why did my mousse not set? If the chocolate mousse did not set, then it is possible that the aquafaba deflated while folding in the other ingredients or it did not chill in the refrigerator long enough. If your aquafaba deflates, just beat the mixture again with the mixer.
Why is my mousse lumpy? If your mousse becomes lumpy, then it is possible the melted chocolate got too cool prior to folding in the aquafaba. Make sure the chocolate is still smooth and pourable before adding the aquafaba.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3mg