Paleo Vegan Chocolate Mousse
This Paleo Vegan Chocolate Mousse is a light and fluffy decadent treat with no refined sugar, no dairy, and no nuts! It has a secret ingredient which gets it so smooth and creamy, and also adds in lots of healthy fats!
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to create a new dessert recipe for you all to enjoy! I am obsessed with this Paleo Vegan Chocolate Mousse because 1) it’s delicious and 2) it’s healthy! The texture is so incredibly fluffy and smooth, and it only takes about 5 minutes to whip up (no pun intended) 😛 This mousse is incredibly rich, but also not too heavy. My kids even devoured it, which makes me so happy! It’s also nut free, which I know can be helpful for a lot of people with nut allergies.
What ingredients do I need to make this Paleo Vegan Chocolate Mousse?
Not only does this mousse come together in 5 minutes or less, but it also only has FOUR ingredients.
Avocado: This is the not-so-secret ingredient I mentioned above! I know, it might sound weird… but just trust me. You can’t taste it at all. It helps to get this mousse to the right consistency and it also happens to add in a bunch of healthy fats! The key is to get a very ripe avocado so it will mash/whip up easily. If it’s too hard, it won’t mix in. Nobody wants to be eating chunks of avocado while they’re enjoying their dessert. LOL
Coconut Cream: You can buy actual coconut cream (Trader Joe’s has it, too), or you can use the thick part of a can or two of full-fat coconut milk. I’ve had a lot of luck with Thai Kitchen Organic Coconut Milk lately. The cans have been packed with really thick coconut milk and just a tiny bit of water on the bottom. You’re going to want to put two cans in the refrigerator overnight for best results!
Cacao Powder: I like to get this on Thrive Market, but you can find it in many stores. It’s packed with antioxidants and creates the best not-too-sweet chocolate flavor when combined with the maple syrup.
Maple Syrup: Try to look for 100% pure, organic maple syrup. I get a big jug from Costco! Aunt Jemima won’t cut it here, folks. (fun fact: there isn’t even any maple syrup in Aunt Jemima syrup! These are the ingredients: CORN SYRUP, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WATER, CELLULOSE GUM, CARAMEL COLOR, SALT, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SODIUM BENZOATE AND SORBIC ACID (PRESERVATIVES), SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE.). Just a friendly reminder to always read your labels! Because quite frankly, that is terrifying.
That’s it! All you need to make this incredible, decadent mousse.
I used my hand mixer to whip it until stiff peaks formed. You can keep this mousse in the fridge for up to 4 days, or freeze it for more of an ice cream/gelato texture!
I topped mine with some more of the coconut cream, raspberries, and chocolate shavings. This is my favorite brand of paleo chocolate.
I hope you enjoy this yummy dessert for your Valentine’s festivities! If you make it, be sure to tag me on Instagram @maryswholelife!
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Paleo Vegan Chocolate Mousse
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 cups coconut cream, or thick part of a can of full fat coconut milk
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, + more if you like it really sweet!
- coconut cream
- chocolate shavings
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and use a hand mixer to beat everything. Whip it together until stiff peaks form. Divide it between 4 ramekins and top with coconut cream, raspberries, and chocolate shavings.