The perfect easy vegan chocolate mousse, made with aquafaba and dark chocolate for a rich, creamy dessert that requires just 5 ingredients. The texture is so smooth and airy that you won’t miss the dairy and eggs! 

Easy vegan chocolate mousse light and fluffy

Chocolate mousse – what pretty much all of my dreams are made of. Seriously, I could eat buckets of the stuff in one sitting. I actually started making my own vegan mousses a while ago, so I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to finally share this recipe.

 

Regardless, here we are and I hope you try this one out! It’s incredibly easy and perfect for a lighter summery treat now that summer is right around the corner. Although, if we keep it 100, chocolate desserts are always a good idea. No questions asked.

Bowl with vegan chocolate mousse, raspberries and banana

Light & airy vegan chocolate mousse

It’s surprisingly easy to create a vegan chocolate mousse with that melt-in-your-mouth texture that we all love. This one is incredibly smooth and decadent, with just the right amount of sweetness. It’s a perfect dessert to whip up for yourself, leave to chill in the fridge and have it ready to go for after dinner when you’re craving something sweet.

Chocolate mousse in a glass jar

I added a little bit of lime juice just to enhance the flavour profile, but this is completely optional. I then turned it into a double chocolate mousse through the addition of chocolate chips. It’s very simple, but makes it just that much more indulgent!

What is aquafaba?

Aquafaba is basically the ingredient from a can/glass jar of chickpeas – chickpea cooking water. It sounds gross, I know. I lived under a rock for a while and did not realise this trend was actually a thing and when I came across it, I was a bit skeptical. I saw people using it as an egg white replacement across a whole range of treats. Think vegan meringues, mousses, frosting, etc.

Aquafaba mousse in a large mixing bowl with chocolate chips

I thought to myself – why would I want my dessert to taste like chickpeas?! But trust me, it doesn’t and it works like magic. No one would think that whipped chickpea cooking water is a magical secret ingredient, but it totally is.

How to make the perfect vegan chocolate mousse

Start by melting your dark chocolate. This can be done by breaking up a bar of chocolate, placing the chunks into a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Allow it to sit there until it melts fully, which usually takes around 5-7 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes after at room temperature.

Ingredients for aquafaba mousse

Next, drain a can of chickpeas and retain the aquafaba in a large mixing bowl. Using a handheld electric mixer, whisk the aquafaba for at least 10-12 minutes, until stiff peaks form. Be patient with it, as the result is worth it 100%!

Pour in the lime juice and the maple syrup, whisking for a further 2-3 minutes. Then, pour in the dark chocolate at the same time as whisking, taking around 30 seconds to complete the entire process.

Use a rubber spatula to fold in the chocolate chips. Divide between jars or glasses and leave to chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.

What can I do with the chickpeas?

So you’ve made this mousse, and now you have a tin of drained chickpeas sitting around. Fear not, because there are plenty of ways you can put them to good use. How about making my vegan butter chicken, or throwing them into chickpea pasta with mushrooms?! For something quick, light and refreshing, try massaged kale salad with roasted chickpeas, or a peanut chickpea curry for a comforting dinner option.

You will love this dairy-free dessert!

It is…

  • Rich and creamy
  • Indulgent
  • Smooth and airy
  • Easy to make
  • Light and fluffy
  • Made with just 5 ingredients
  • Perfect for an easy treat any day of the week!
  • A chocolate lover’s dream

Easy vegan chocolate mousse

Other dreamy vegan desserts

  • Chocolate banana bread
  • Millionaire shortbread
  • Carrot cake bliss balls
  • Banana cream pie
  • Lemon poppyseed cake

Let me know in the comments: have you ever tried cooking with aquafaba? If you give this vegan chocolate mousse a go, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@earthofmariaa) so I can see your creations, and leave your feedback in the comments below, leaving a star rating!

Easy vegan chocolate mousse light and fluffy

Get the Recipe: Easy Vegan Chocolate Mousse (With Aquafaba)

This easy vegan chocolate mousse is light, airy and perfect for an easy dessert or snack. Made with aquafaba, it has a great melt-in-your-mouth texture and needs just 5 ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate
  • 3/4 cup aquafaba, liquid from 1 14-oz can chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp lime juice, optional
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips, optional

Equipment

  • Heatproof bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric whisk

Instructions 

  • Start by melting your dark chocolate. This can be done by breaking up a bar of chocolate, placing the chunks into a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Allow it to sit there until it melts fully, which usually takes around 5-7 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes after at room temperature.
  • Next, drain a can of chickpeas and retain the aquafaba in a large mixing bowl. Using a handheld electric mixer, whisk the aquafaba for at least 10-12 minutes, until stiff peaks form. Be patient with it, as the result is worth it 100%!
  • Pour in the lime juice and the maple syrup, whisking for a further 2-3 minutes. Then, pour in the dark chocolate at the same time as whisking, taking around 30 seconds to complete the entire process.
  • Use a rubber spatula to fold in the chocolate chips. Divide between jars or glasses and leave to chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.

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Calories: 233kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 200mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 4mg

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