Welcome to my kitchen, where I will be sharing with you the recipe for one of my all-time favourites – Chocolate Mousse! This recipe is perfect for those who are wanting a dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan option for dessert. But don’t be fooled, it’s incredibly indulgent and satisfying.
I have always been a believer that desserts should be enjoyable without any guilt, leaving you feeling satisfied and energized. And what better way to fulfill those requirements than with a decadent dairy-free chocolate mousse?
This recipe is not only easy to make but also wholesome with its use of simple whole food ingredients. You will love this recipe because not only does it taste amazing, but it’s also a healthy alternative packed with nutrients.
So join me today in my kitchen as we embark on a journey to make the best dairy-free chocolate mousse you’ll ever taste!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Have you been craving for a rich and decadent dessert but have been hesitant to indulge due to dietary restrictions? Look no further, because this chocolate mousse recipe is not only dairy-free and gluten-free, but it’s also vegan!
This mouthwatering delight is made of simple ingredients, including avocado and coconut milk, that provide healthy fats and nutrients for your body. And who says that desserts can’t be good for you?
With the blend of cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips, this dessert is a chocolate lover’s dream come true. Moreover, this recipe uses maple syrup as a natural sweetener, which makes it a healthier alternative to refined sugar-laden desserts.
Whether you are someone who avoids dairy, gluten or vegan products, or just want to try something new and delicious – this recipe is perfect for everyone!
Not only is this recipe great for dinner parties or events because it caters to various dietary restrictions but also because it is quick and easy to make. So why not treat yourself with a luxurious chocolate mousse that will leave you feeling good inside-out?
Ingredients Set 1:
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup of dairy-free dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
- 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
- 2 cups full-fat canned coconut milk (not coconut cream).
Ingredients Set 2:
- 3 cups full-fat canned coconut milk (chilled in fridge overnight).
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- A pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Ingredients Set 3:
- 2 large ripe avocados, pitted and scooped out.
- 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 can coconut cream (full fat) or coconut milk from a can refrigerated overnight, chilled.
- Optional toppings: fresh strawberries, raspberries, or shaved dark chocolate.
Note: Make sure to use good-quality dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids for the best results. You may also substitute coconut milk with soy milk for less fat content.
The Recipe How-To
Let’s start making this decadent Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse!
Step 1: Prep the Ingredients
To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
– 1 can full-fat coconut milk
– ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– ¼ cup maple syrup
– 2 ripe avocados
– ½ cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips
Make sure to have all your ingredients ready and set them aside.
Step 2: Blend The Ingredients
Firstly, in a blender, blend together the coconut milk, cocoa powder, and maple syrup until they are blended smoothly.
Step 3: Add The Ripe Avocado
Peel and pit the ripe avocados, then add them to the blender. Blend again until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Step 4: Melt the Dark Chocolate Chips
Next, melt the dairy-free dark chocolate chips in a microwave or using a double boiler on low heat.
Step 5: Add The Dark Chocolate Chips To The Blender
Once melted, add them to the blender and blend one last time until everything is combined.
Step 6: Refrigerate And Chill
Finally, pour the mixture into a container of your choice and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. This will allow it to set up properly.
Tips And Tricks!
Make sure you use full-fat coconut milk to ensure your mousse is rich and creamy! If you don’t have maple syrup on hand, honey can be used instead as a sweetener.
Congratulations! You have now made one of the best dairy-free chocolate mousse recipes out there! Feel free to garnish with fresh berries or nuts before serving, or enjoy as is for a delicious treat anytime!
Substitutions and Variations
As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know that sometimes people need to make substitutions or variations to suit their specific dietary needs or preferences. In this chocolate mousse recipe, there are several opportunities for creative substitutions and fun flavor variations.
For example, if you want to make this mousse vegan, simply use vegan chocolate or dairy free dark chocolate and replace the eggs with silken tofu. Use non-dairy milk in place of regular milk, such as coconut milk or soy milk. Instead of whipped cream made from heavy cream, you can use whipped coconut cream for a vegan option.
If you want to make this recipe low carb or low FODMAP, you can use dark chocolate with higher percentage of cacao and substitute the maple syrup with stevia or any other low carb sweetener.
To add some extra nutrients to this recipe, consider adding a ripe avocado to make an avocado chocolate mousse cake. Simply blend the avocado with cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and your preferred milk substitute until smooth. Pour the mixture over a gluten-free cupcake or mini cake base and freeze it for about 1-2 hours until it has set.
Overall, this recipe is incredibly versatile and can be adapted to meet various dietary restrictions and preferences. The possibilities are endless when it comes to making your own unique version of this decadent dairy-free chocolate mousse.
Serving and Pairing
Once you’ve prepared this luscious dairy-free chocolate mousse, it’s time to serve it up and enjoy with some complementary pairings! Because this dessert is quite rich and decadent, I recommend keeping the servings on the smaller side. Use small ramekins or shot glasses to portion out individual servings for an elegant touch.
This dairy-free chocolate mousse is a dessert that can stand alone beautifully, but it’s also so versatile that you can pair it with a wide range of other treats. Some of my favorite pairings include fresh berries (such as raspberries or strawberries) or a drizzle of raspberry sauce for a burst of tartness against the rich chocolate flavor.
If you’re looking for something that adds a bit of crunch to the creamy texture of the mousse, try adding some chopped nuts like almonds or hazelnuts to the top. Another fun way to garnish your mousse would be to sprinkle on some shaved dark chocolate curls or cocoa nibs for an extra burst of chocolaty flavor.
If you’re serving this dessert at a fancier occasion, consider plating your mousse alongside a scoop of non-dairy vanilla ice cream or gluten-free cake. A slice of low-FODMAP chocolate cake made with paleo-friendly coconut cream could also pair well if your dietary needs allow for it.
There are so many pairing possibilities for this dairy-free chocolate mousse recipe! Feel free to experiment with different combinations until you find the perfect one for you. The rich and chocolatey flavor profile of this dessert makes it a showstopper on its own or accompanied by other delicious treats.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
This decadent dairy-free chocolate mousse can be made ahead of time, making it a perfect dessert for a dinner party or special occasion. To make ahead, prepare the mousse and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
When ready to serve, give the chocolate mousse a quick whisk to bring it back to its smooth creamy texture. If desired, add some fresh fruit on top for an extra pop of flavor.
Storing this chocolate mousse is a breeze too. Store any leftover mousse in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. You know what’s even better? This recipe is so rich and indulgent that it’s unlikely you’ll be left with much. But, just in case.
Reheating this delicious dessert is not advised because it may ruin the texture but if you need to, you can place the container in a warm water bath for five minutes until it comes back to room temperature.
So go ahead, indulge yourself with this mouthwatering and healthy recipe, either as a single serving or as an excellent accompaniment to your favorite chocolate cake. The possibilities are endless!
Tips for Perfect Results
I have tested this chocolate mousse recipe multiple times and have come up with a few tips to help you achieve the perfect, velvety mousse every time.
Firstly, use good quality cocoa powder and dark chocolate. This will make all the difference in both flavor and texture. Don’t skimp on the cocoa powder or chocolate chips, as they are the stars of this show.
Secondly, when separating your eggs, make sure there is absolutely no yolk mixed in with the egg whites. Any amount of yolk will prevent your egg whites from whipping properly, leading to a denser mousse.
Thirdly, ensure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature before starting to mix them together. Cold coconut milk or maple syrup can cause the chocolate mixture to seize, making it difficult to combine with the egg whites.
Fourthly, use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer to whisk your egg whites until stiff peaks form. This takes some elbow grease if done by hand, and it’s easy to under or over-whip the whites.
Fifthly, be gentle when folding your chocolate mixture into your egg whites. Overmixing will result in a dense and heavy mousse.
Lastly, let your mousse chill for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving. This not only allows the flavors to meld together but also ensures a thick and creamy consistency.
Follow these tips closely, and you’ll have the best dairy-free chocolate mousse you’ve ever tasted!
As a nutritionist, I know the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in some delicious chocolate mousse once in a while! And with this dairy-free recipe, you can do just that without compromising your health.
Whether you follow a vegan or paleo diet or have allergies to dairy or gluten, this recipe is perfect for everyone. By simply using alternative ingredients like coconut milk, avocado, and cocoa powder, you can create a decadent mousse that is not only amazingly delicious but also free of any harmful additives.
So next time you’re craving something sweet, try out this easy chocolate mousse recipe. It’s the perfect treat that will leave you feeling good both inside and out. With these simple instructions, tips, and recommendations, you’ll be able to whip up this dairy-free chocolate mousse in no time!
Chocolate Mousse - Dairy Free Recipe
- 1/2 cup dairy-free margarine
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 5 tablespoons cold water
- 5 eggs, separated
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- Melt margarine in saucepan and add cocoa powder and water.
- Blend and let cool slightly.
- Beat egg yolks in a bowl.
- Add chocolate mixture.
- In a seperate bowl.
- beat eggs whites until stiff, add sugar and beat again.
- Fold 1/4 of the egg whites into chocolate mixture.
- Add remaining egg whites a little at a time, blend gently.
- Pour into 9 inch glass bowl and refrigerate for a minimum 1 hour.
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