Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe - you'll never guess the key ingredient that makes this mousse so light and fluffy. And no, it's not avocado or coconut cream! This delicious 3 ingredient easy vegan chocolate mousse is dairy free, gluten free and nut free! | Click for the recipe
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Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe {gluten-free}

You'll never guess the key ingredient that makes this vegan chocolate mousse so light and fluffy. And no, it's not avocado or coconut cream! This delicious 3-ingredient, easy chocolate mousse is dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut free! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine gluten free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword vegan chocolate mousse, vegan mousse
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 12kcal
Author Delicious Everyday



  • Prepare 4 glasses, or bowls, to serve your mousse and set aside.
  • Roughly chop the chocolate and place into a large heatproof bowl, over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir with a spatula until almost melted. Remove from the heat and keep stirring until all of the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Place the chickpea water in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix for 5 minutes, until light, fluffy and cloudlike. You should be able to clearly see trails from the whisk in the mixture. Gradually add the sugar and whisk for another 3 minutes, or until it has very firm peaks.
  • Take 1/3 of the mixture and add it to the chocolate, and use a spatula to fold it through the chocolate until fully incorporated. You need to do this quickly while the chocolate is still warm, otherwise the chocolate could seize up, resulting a grainy mousse.
  • Add the chocolate mixture to the remaining chickpea foam and fold until combined, making sure not to knock too much of the air out of the mixture.
  • Divide the mixture between your serving glasses or bowls, and cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
  • Serve with your favorite accompaniments - like raspberries, figs or chocolate chips for a bit of crunch.


The chickpea water should be at room temperature before whisking. If using a different brand of chocolate, you may need to vary the amount of sugar to achieve desired level of sweetness.


Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sugar: 3g