Vegan Chocolate Mousse: Two Easy Recipes

Photo: Charlotte Gneupel / Utopia

Vegan chocolate mousse with neither eggs nor milk— is it really possible? With these easy recipes, you can whip up a decadent vegan chocolate dessert in no time, using only three ingredients.

This plant-based vegan alternative to chocolate mousse is just as tasty as the original and is much easier to make. Check out these two recipes to find out how to make this 3-ingredient vegan chocolate dessert.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Silken Tofu

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Silken tofu is the base ingredient for this creamy vegan chocolate mousse. (Photo: Charlotte Gneupel / Utopia)

Making this vegan chocolate dessert takes only a few minutes. And since it’s made without oil or refined sugar, you can even call it healthy. 

These three ingredients are all you’ll need:

  • 400g (about 14oz) silken tofu
  • 80g (about 3oz) pitted dates
  • 50g (about 5-6 tbsps) unsweetened cacao powder

Make sure that you also have a blender or at the ready.

Tip: Unsweetened organic cacao powder can be found in most health food stores, or online on Amazon**.

Preparation:

  1. Combine the ingredients in the blender and purée them together until smooth.
  2. Fill into small glasses.
  3. Chill the vegan chocolate mousse in the refrigerator for at least thirty minutes before serving.

Tip: The stronger your blender is, the smoother and fluffier your mousse will be. If you don’t have a good blender, use date paste instead of whole dates and blend the ingredients with a hand mixer instead.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Dessert with Avocado

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Use avocados to make a raw version of this vegan chocolate dessert. (Photo: Charlotte Gneupel / Utopia)

No excuse is needed to enjoy this decadent vegan chocolate dessert, but this recipe is especially good for anyone who is following a raw vegan diet or looking to reduce their soy intake. 

Note: Although avocados are popular for their health benefits, consuming them in excess isn’t exactly great for the environment. Read more here: Avocado Benefits: How Healthy is this Trending Superfood?

Ingredients for Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse:

  • 2 avocados
  • 80g (about 3oz) pitted dates
  • 50g (about 5-6 tbsps) unsweetened cacao powder

For this recipe, you’ll also need a hand mixer or blender.

Method:

  1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits.
  2. Remove the flesh of the avocados and combine with the dates and cacao powder in a mixing bowl.
  3. Purée the ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  4. Fill the raw vegan chocolate mousse into small serving glasses. Chill in the refrigerator for at least thirty minutes.

Tip: Don’t throw the avocado pits away! Use them to grow your own avocado tree instead. It’s better for your wallet, and for the environment. Here’s how: How to Grow Your Own Avocado Tree: Step by Step.

Topping Ideas

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When it comes to toppings, the sky is the limit. (Photo: Charlotte Gneupel / Utopia)

Vegan chocolate mousse is perfect on its own, but if you want to add a bit of contrasting flavor, feel free to get creative with toppings. This vegan chocolate dessert can be enjoyed in any way you like, but to help you get started, here are some ideas:

  • Warm berry compote
  • Fresh, seasonal fruit
  • Orange slices and cinnamon
  • Chocolate syrup and mint
  • Edible flowers

Looking for more vegan dessert ideas? Try out this easy recipe for frozen nice cream for a refreshing and healthy alternative to ice cream. 

This article has been translated from German to English by Christie Sacco. You can read the original version here: Vegane Mousse au Chocolat: Rezept mit Seidentofu und Datteln

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