Vegan Chocolate Mousse: A Decadent Delight in Minutes

Introduction: Step into the realm of indulgence with our Heavenly Vegan Chocolate Mousse – a luscious treat that marries simplicity with decadence. In just five minutes, you can whisk together a velvety, plant-based delight that will captivate your taste buds. This chocolate mousse, crafted from coconut milk, cocoa powder, and a touch of sweetness, transcends traditional expectations, offering a dairy-free alternative that’s rich in flavor and effortlessly satisfying. Join us on this delightful journey as we explore the art of creating this heavenly vegan dessert, perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients: Indulge in the magic of simplicity with our carefully curated ingredients:

  • 1 can coconut milk or cream (For coconut-free, try: Healthy Chocolate Pudding or Avocado Chocolate Mousse)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dutch cocoa powder or additional regular cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons powdered sugar or erythritol (or 2 tablespoons for an extra dark indulgence)
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: 2-3 tablespoons peanut butter


  1. Chill and Prepare the Coconut Milk: To achieve the perfect mousse-like texture, refrigerate the coconut milk can overnight or, if pressed for time, open and freeze for about 10 minutes. Ensure you’re using full-fat canned coconut milk and avoid shaking the can, as you want the cream to separate from the water underneath.
  2. Whip the Coconut Cream: Once chilled, open the can and transfer only the thick coconut cream to a bowl, discarding the watery part or saving it for another recipe. Employ a stand mixer, hand beaters, or sheer strength and patience with a fork to whip the coconut cream until it attains a smooth consistency.
  3. Introduce Decadent Flavors: Add the cocoa powder, Dutch cocoa powder, powdered sugar or erythritol, and optionally, pure vanilla extract and peanut butter. Continue whipping until the ingredients seamlessly blend, forming a luxurious mousse-like texture.
  4. Visual Guide: For a more immersive experience, refer to the accompanying video that visually guides you through the steps of creating this indulgent chocolate mousse. Witness firsthand the transformation of simple ingredients into a heavenly vegan delight.

Notes and Pro Tips:

  1. Ingredient Variations: While coconut milk provides a sumptuous base, explore alternative variations using avocado or healthy chocolate pudding for a coconut-free option. Customize the sweetness by adjusting the quantity of powdered sugar or opting for erythritol for a low-calorie alternative.
  2. Texture Perfection: Occasionally, coconut milk cans may vary in texture. In the rare instance of a chalky or hard consistency, having cans from different brands on hand ensures a foolproof outcome. This fail-safe approach guarantees a consistently smooth and creamy chocolate mousse.
  3. Versatile Origins: Derived from the beloved Coconut Whipped Cream recipe, this chocolate mousse adaptation inherits the richness and versatility of its predecessor. Elevate your dessert game by experimenting with various flavor infusions, such as mint or almond essence.

Conclusion: Elevate your dessert repertoire with our Heavenly Vegan Chocolate Mousse – a symphony of flavors that dances on the palate. This quick and straightforward recipe allows you to indulge in decadence without compromising on dietary preferences. Perfect for entertaining or an impromptu sweet craving, this plant-based delight showcases the harmonious union of coconut, cocoa, and sweetness. Immerse yourself in the sheer pleasure of creating and savoring this heavenly vegan chocolate mousse – a testament to the blissful simplicity of exceptional desserts.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Prep Time 5minutes minutes Total Time 5minutes minutes Yield 1 1/4 cup


1 can coconut milk or cream (For coconut-free, try: Healthy Chocolate Pudding or Avocado Chocolate Mousse)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp dutch cocoa powder or additional regular
3-4 tbsp powdered sugar or erythritol (or 2 tbsp for extra dark)
optional 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
optional 2-3 tbsp peanut butter

Either refrigerate the coconut milk can overnight, or open and freeze about 10 minutes. (I store a can in the fridge so there’s always one ready to go. Be sure to use full-fat canned coconut milk for this recipe. Try not to shake the can, because you want the cream separate from the water underneath.)
Once cold, open the can and transfer only the thick part to a bowl. Discard the watery part, or save for another recipe. Using either a stand mixer or hand beaters (or a fork and a ton of strength and patience), whip the cream until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and whip until it forms a mousse-like texture.


Be sure to check out the video above of how to make the chocolate mousse! Very rarely, you may get a can of coconut milk that is chalky and hard or won’t firm up, so I like to always keep two cans from different brands on hand just in case. This recipe was adapted from my recipe for Coconut Whipped Cream.