Hello world! Let me introduce you to the most delicious Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse I have ever had! Okay, it’s the only one I have ever tried and it tastes exactly like traditional mousse and possibly even better. I will let you in on a little secret, but don’t tell anyone. It’s actually a healthy dessert. OMG! Sound the alarms! A dessert you can eat without any guilt!
Made from whole, real ingredients and literally can be made in a few simple steps using pantry ingredients that you probably have right now. It doesn’t get better than that.
Look at it! Super indulgent but good for you.
Now onto the good part. Are you ready? I am going to blow your mind when I tell you what ingredients I used to make this incredible dessert.
Never heard of it? It’s the liquid from drained chickpeas. I know! Mind blown. It’s such a new trend that they are still trying to analyze the exact nutrients contained in the liquid, but we do know that it contains some protein and vitamins that are in chickpeas and it is super low in calories around 3-5 calories per tablespoon. Way lower than heavy cream that is usually used to make mousse.
All I did was whip it in my stand mixer the same way you would make whip cream.
Other ingredients I used were dark semi-sweet chocolate chips, sugar and cornstarch. Super EASY RIGHT?
I just melted the chocolate chips and then added them to the whipped aquafaba. Genius!
It came together quickly and then I just added the mousse mixture to martini glasses and refrigerated it for an hour to allow it to set up. Once it was ready, I added some powdered cocoa powder to the top and then finished it off with a chocolate truffle. Simple dessert perfection!
It’s so rich and dreamy! Check out the full recipe and let me know how you liked it!
- Aquafaba (The liquid from one 15oz can of chickpeas)
- 3-4 tablespoons of granulated sugar or maple syrup
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups dark semi-sweet chocolate
- Drain the chickpeas, save the liquid (aka Aquafaba), that is your main ingredient.
- Using a stand mixer or hand mixer (stand mixer is easier), whisk the aquafaba until it begins to look frothy. Add in the sugar and cornstarch and continue mixing until it is light and fluffy like whip cream.
- Melt the chocolate by placing them in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high in 30 second increments, stirring in between until fully melted.
- Add the melted chocolate to the whipped aquafaba and continue whisking until the mixture thickens and forms stiff peaks (about 10 minutes on high speed).
- Once done, add the mousse to your glasses (I used martini glasses). Place in the fridge to set for about an hour.
- When ready to serve, top each with a dust of sweetened cocoa powder and a chocolate truffle. You can also top with fresh raspberries, strawberries or coconut whip cream if you prefer. Enjoy!