An easy and healthy Chocolate Mousse Recipe…Do I have your attention yet? If you’re a chocolate lover like I am, this Chocolate Mousse Recipe is one you simply can’t pass up!
Totally refined-sugar, dairy, and gluten free, yet so rich and flavorful, this is a dessert you can feel good about eating night after night!
Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Inspired by my friend, Melissa King, this easy chocolate mousse recipe adapted from her first cookbook, DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters & More: From Almonds to Walnuts, is destined to become a dessert favorite. I am certain you will find yourself making it again and again. I have already whipped it up multiple times myself!
This recipe is without conventional dessert ingredients, avoiding all dairy and refined sugar, and even packs in loads of nutrients. The best part? You don’t even miss out on an ounce of flavor! This easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe is so rich and creamy, and one treat you can most definitely enjoy with a clear conscious! Here are the main ingredients…
Refrigerated overnight, and whipped to creamy perfection, the coconut cream in this recipe is the base of what gives this recipe its mousse like texture.
For a truly full fat coconut cream without any additives, try the Aryo’d brand!
Contributing to the thickness of this recipe, almond butter adds an extra creaminess you just can’t find anywhere else! It also adds a hefty punch of protein, and is a good source of healthy fats.
No dairy here! The almond milk in this Chocolate Mousse Recipe thins the coconut cream out for the perfect mousse texture. Coconut cream and almond milk combined work together to seamlessly take the place of all dairy.
There’s simply no reason to use an empty-calorie sweetener like refined cane sugar when there are so many nutrient-dense options to replace it. The maple syrup in this recipe is the perfect replacement for refined sugars, and offers many benefits of its own!
While similar in spelling, cacao and cacao are actually quite different!
Cacao is the minimally processed product of cacao beans, resulting in a highly nutrient-dense, rich powder.
Cocoa is the highly processed form of cacao. It still maintains some of its original nutrients, but its not nearly as beneficial as its unprocessed counterpart.
Using cacao in this recipe means it’s full of flavanols, which have been studied for their heart protection, digestive health, anti-inflammatory benefits, and so much more!
With such simple, healthy ingredients, you can enjoy this dessert knowing you’re doing your body good.
Healthy Chocolate Desserts
If you’re on this recipe, it’s probably because you’re a chocolate lover like I am. Here are some of my favorite, healthy chocolate recipes you don’t want to miss out on!
Thumbprint Cookies with Chocolate are a delightful cookie. Contains no refined sugar and is made with whole grain and nut flours! Try them out here!
This Chocolate Banana Smoothie is is ready in just a few short minutes, and is the perfect way to start your morning. Try it out here!
Delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. Be ready to share the recipe, because once your friends try them, they’ll want to make them too! Try them out here!
Now since we’ve discussed all the components of this Chocolate Mousse Recipe, let’s get into the details! This dessert takes only a few minutes to make, and is the perfect, fail-proof sweet treat to serve up to guests that everyone will enjoy!Print
Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe
If you’re a chocolate lover like I am, this refined sugar, gluten, and dairy-free Chocolate Mousse Recipe is one you simply can’t pass up!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Mixer
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- One 14 ounce can of full-fat coconut cream – refrigerated overnight
- 1/2 cup raw almond butter – see notes below
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk – see notes below
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder – plus more to taste
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder – optional
- Chocolate chips to top – optional
- Place an unopened can of coconut cream into the fridge the night before you plan to make this recipe. When you open it the next day, the fatty part of the coconut cream will have separated from the water.
- Spoon out the fatty part of the coconut cream into a large mixing bowl. Freeze the leftover coconut water in ice cube trays to add to smoothies in the future.
- Mix the almond butter, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the ingredients are just combined, about 2 minutes. Remove it from the heat. Stir in the cacao powder and espresso powder (optional).
- Using the whipping attachment on your mixer, whip the coconut fat into a cream on high speed. (Note: this takes me a good 5-minutes every time) The end result should resemble a whipped creamy made from heavy dairy cream.
- Slowly and gently fold the almond butter mixture into the whipped cream. *if you prefer the multi-shade effect as pictured, see notes below.
- Scoop the mousse into individual serving bowls and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
If you prefer the multi-shade stacked effect as pictured in this post, complete the following steps:
#1: Complete step 5, and scoop half the mousse into a bowl, and set aside, leaving the other half of the mixture in your mixing bowl.
#2: Add 3 additional tablespoons of cacao powder to the mixture remaining in the mixing bowl, and mix until smooth.
#3: Proceed to step 6, layering as desired.
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