This vegan double chocolate chia mousse is loaded with rich chocolatey flavour and made with wholesome ingredients. You’ll love this decadent (but still rather healthy) dessert!
Riddle: What do you get when you cross dark chocolate with some chia seeds with coconut milk?
Vegan double chocolate chia mousse!
This vegan double chocolate chia mousse is made with simple and minimal ingredients but is anything but basic. It’s pretty much like chocolate heaven in a jar. It’s also completely dairy-free, made with coconut milk for a creamy mousse that anyone can enjoy!
I love to keep some mini jars of this mousse stored in my fridge for the week (LOL ok, they last a day) for a treat thats still on the healthier side. This chocolate mousse is sweetened with Medjool dates and a little maple syrup, and uses 70% dark chocolate for a rich chocolate taste.
How to make chocolate mousse:
Chocolate mousse is made my mixing chocolate (duh) with some sort of creamy element. Traditionally, chocolate mousse is made with cream and eggs, (sometimes the yolks, and sometimes the whites) to result in a light fluffy mousse consistency.
For this vegan double chocolate chia mousse, we’re using coconut cream and chia seeds to give us that same thick and creamy texture. Coconut cream has a high-fat content, so it works the same as regular cream would.
All the mousse ingredients get mixed together and then go in the fridge to set before serving. Typically you’ll want to leave at least 1-2 hours for the mousse to chill before serving. This is also a great recipe to prepare the night before and let it sit to chill in the fridge overnight.
A few notes on this recipe:
This vegan double chocolate chia mousse is made with both dark chocolate chips AND cocoa powder so it has double the chocolatey goodness! Make sure to be using a high-quality dark chocolate and cocoa powder so you get a nice rich flavour.
The chia seeds in this recipe get blended up in the mousse so it has a nice smooth consistency. If you do not have a powerful blender, you can also buy (at most grocery stores) ground chia seeds, which you can use in this recipe instead.
This chocolate mousse can be modified to add in any flavours you like. Orange zest, mint extract or hazelnut butter would all be delicious additions!
If you make this recipe a day in advance, let it sit on the countertop for 10 minutes before serving to soften, as it will firm up quite a bit if it’s in the fridge for a long time.
This mousse is made with chia seeds and coconut milk for a creamy and delicious dessert!
- Mix the chia seeds and coconut milk together in a bowl. Set aside
- Melt the dark chocolate using a double boiler method or in the microwave. Add the chia pudding mixture and mix together.
- Add the chia mixture to a high-speed blender with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer the mousse into small cups and place in the fridge to firm up, for at least an hour or overnight.
If you don’t have a strong blender I’d recommend using ground chia seeds in place of the regular chia seeds for this recipe
- Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
- Calories: 257
- Sugar: 17g
- Fat: 14g
- Saturated Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 30g
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 4g
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