Easy Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Egg free dairy free chocolate mousse

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love chocolate in all forms. Since I try to avoid processed foods, I’ve been getting my fix by making my own, and also experimenting with making my own nutella and chocolate powerballs.

I’m always looking for more chocolate recipes to add to my repertoire, especially healthy ones made from real food ingredients. So when Sarah from Live to List shared a link to a recipe for a chocolate mousse made from coconut cream, I knew I had to try it.

I’d actually never made chocolate mousse before because I’ve always been put off by recipes that call for separating eggs and gently folding. This recipe was super-simple, with only four ingredients, and a food processor doing all of the whisking and folding.

To simplify the recipe even more, I used honey instead of date paste. The results were a super-tasty and smooth mousse that would be perfect for a dinner party. I would love to experiment by adding other flavours like orange rind and cinnamon.

Ingredients (makes 3 small servings – it’s quite rich!)

1 400g (14oz) tin of coconut cream. You must use full-fat, otherwise this recipe will not work. Mine is 75% coconut extract.

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup honey

Pinch of salt

Coconut cream solids


Refrigerate the tin of coconut cream upside down for several hours (overnight if possible). Open the tin and carefully spoon out the solidified cream, You can use the remaining liquid on your cereal or in smoothies.

Coconut cream

Place the cream into the food processor with the honey and process until combined. Add cocoa powder and salt, process to combine and then taste. Add more cocoa or honey if necessary. Process for 2-3 minutes.

Easy chocolate mousse

Spoon the mixture into small bowls and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy 🙂

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  1. Oooooh! That looks super duper yummy!
    And! … how did I possibly miss your recipe for the chocolate power balls?! They look great.

    • The chocolate powerballs are part of my plan to make chocolate more healthy (and therefore something to be eaten every day!). I have been working on the recipe since then and have added tahini, which makes them even yummier. I will post the recipe once I’m buying groceries again.

  2. It looks delicious, but is coconut cream something we can get here in the states – does anyone know? I’m going to send the recipe to my friend in Melbourne – think she will love it.

  3. Katy, I’m in the US, and we do have coconut cream here. I have a friend who buys this for her son, who can’t have dairy. She whips hers like you do, Economies, for whipping cream. She says, as whipping cream, it won’t hold as well as dairy cream will, but that for a short while it’s a great substitute.

    Economies, your chocolate mousse is much healthier than my easy one. Mine uses whipped cream, sugar,vanilla and cocoa. This is a family favorite, a couple of days after Thanksgiving, when I have whipping cream leftover.

  4. This does look easy. Just my speed. However, I don’t know where to buy coconut cream either. It’s not something that I usually buy. Another thing you might look into is chocolate mouse made with avocados. A friend brought some to work and it was super creamy and chocolatey.

    • I’ve seen recipes for chocolate mousse using avocado on facebook and they always look delicious 🙂 I do have some avocados in the fridge, and if they get a bit too ripe it’ll give me an excuse to make some more mousse 🙂

  5. This sounds super decadent! I will have a look for coconut cream.

  6. I can imagine the honey would have given it a smoother consistency than the date paste! Glad you tried it. Now I have to try the cream version tonight!

  7. Thank goodness there was no avocado in this! I tried avocado choc mousse once and it was ridic. This looks good!

    • I’ve seen a lot of those recipes on Facebook but have never tried one. I did make an avocado cheesecake last Christmas, which was interesting, but I think I’ll stick to coconut cream in the future.

  8. Nice! Pinned!! Thank you!! Trish from keepthebeet!!!

  9. easy and healthy….my two favorite words


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