Naturally Sweetened Vegan Chocolate Mousse

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Naturally Sweetened Vegan Chocolate Mousse


Rich chocolate mousse that's naturally sweetened! Just 7 ingredients required, thick, rich chocolate flavor, and so delicious! Entirely vegan and gluten-free.


  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder

  • 3/4 cup vegan bittersweet/dark chocolate (we like Hu brand)

  • 1 pinch sea salt

  • 1 14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk (we like Whole Foods 365 brand)

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 8-10 whole pitted medjool dates (this helps thicken as well as naturally sweeten!)

TOPPINGS (optional)

  • Coconut Whipped Cream

  • Vegan Chocolate chips

  • Raspberries


In a small saucepan, combine cocoa or cacao powder, bittersweet chocolate, salt, and 3/4 cup coconut milk. Warm over medium-low heat, whisking to combine

Once the mixture is melted, add remaining coconut milk and whisk until fully combined. Then remove from heat and add vanilla to taste.

Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth. (NOTE: At this time, you could also add other flavors, such as peppermint oil for chocolate-mint or peanut butter for peanut butter-chocolate.

Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more cacao powder for rich chocolate flavor, dates for sweetness, or sea salt for saltiness.

Transfer to a bowl and cover. Refrigerate until cold and thickened – at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

To serve, enjoy as is or divide between serving glasses and top with coconut whipped cream, raspberries, and chopped vegan dark chocolate or cacao/cocoa powder (optional).

Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 5 days.