Deliciously creamy and secretly healthy chocolate mousse. This easy recipe comes together in 5 minutes and it’s vegan and gluten, dairy and sugar free!
Ever since I started blogging my healthy habits have gone out the window, so I wanted to start making better choices and more approachable options not just for me but for all you busy bakers out there.
I’m actually loving this chocolate mousse! It’s super creamy, tastes delicious, and you can’t even tell it’s made with super clean ingredients. If you’re looking for a great pick-me-up for the middle of the day that’s easy and good for you, you need to try this asap.
HOW TO MAKE A HEALTHY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
All you need is a few ingredients and a microwave (or double broiler). This recipe makes 2 servings, but if you love it you can double the amount to make some for the whole week.
Ingredients you’ll need:
- Coconut yogurt, or your preferred plant based yogurt. I recommend getting a greek non dairy yogurt if you can find it (I usually get mine at whole foods!). I prefer greek style since it’s a little bit thicker and adds great texture. I’ve also tried coconut yogurt and it works great.
- Non dairy chocolate: for this recipe I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips. You can also try using your favorite dark chocolate bar, I love HU and alter eco.
- Nut butter: again, this is totally customizable. I chose almond butter because I wanted the chocolate taste to be stronger. If you use peanut butter it’ll taste more like PB and less chocolatey but still delicious. If you’re allergic to nuts, try sunflower butter! It’s so good too.
- Maple or date syrup: only if you’re using unsweetened yogurt. I prefer a richer chocolate taste rather than a sweeter mousse, so I skip this when I’m making it for myself.
The best chocolate mousse toppings
My favorite part in all desserts have to be toppings. Especially for something like a mousse or chia pudding, if you’re making a big batch, toppings make a huge difference and keep you from getting bored.
For this recipe I kept it simple and clean. Whipped some coconut cream that had been previously chilled. I tend to store coconut cream and coconut milk in the fridge, it’s a great alternative to heavy cream. You can add a bit of maple syrup if it’s too bland for you, but since I’m on a healthy kick I didn’t.
Last but not least, I added toasted pistachios and cocoa nibs for a crunch bite. Other great options are raspberries, strawberries, candied oranges, hazelnuts (!) and pretzels.
That’s it! The easiest and healthiest chocolate mousse that comes together in no time. If you make this recipe, share it with me on Instagram using #yogaofcooking! And if you love it, rate and leave a comment below.
Happy baking! xoPrint