Chocolate Mousse Dessert: Dairy-free, No Eggs & Vegan

perfect for vegetarians & vegans.

Chocolate mousse dessert with only four ingredients. Dairy-free, egg-free, perfect for vegetarians or vegans. You can make it with milk or dark chocolate.

By Ksenia
16. February 2024
Rating: 5.00

Why this recipe is great

What can be better than a chocolate mousse dessert with a tender, airy texture? And an intense chocolate flavor? Only chocolate mousse you can whip in no time! For this recipe, you will only need four simple ingredients. And 30 minutes to prep.

Super tender & airy texture ♡

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Recipe, Ingredients, and Hacks

The main ingredient in this recipe is aquafaba. It’s liquid you get from chickpeas. Open and drain the liquid from a can of chickpeas with a sieve. Reserve the liquid in a separate bowl. One can of chickpeas contains between 110 g and 130 g of aquafaba. We need 120 g of aquafaba to make four servings of chocolate mousse dessert. If you don’t like the taste of chickpeas, don’t worry. You won’t notice aquafaba in the chocolate mousse. And you won’t smell it.

We aren’t using chickpeas in this recipe. Only aquafaba, the liquid from them. You can save chickpeas for another recipe. And make, for instance, a delicious hummus.

Add maple syrup and lemon juice to aquafaba. Whip it with a mixer. It takes 10 minutes to whip to solid peaks. Start with whipping on medium speed for 2 minutes. Then, change the speed to maximum and whip for 8 minutes.

Melt chocolate. Place a heatproof bowl with chocolate over a pan with boiling water. Stir constantly. Make sure the bowl and spatula you stir with are dry. This will prevent chocolate from getting grainy during melting. You can use milk or dark chocolate for chocolate mousse dessert. We tried this recipe with milk chocolate mousse with 40% of cocoa. And dark chocolate with 72% cocoa. So you can use any chocolate in this range. With milk chocolate, the mousse is light in color and sweet. With dark chocolate, it’s dark in color. And slightly bitter.

Combine whipped aquafaba and chocolate. Be very careful. Don’t add all aquafaba at once. Add 1/3 and combine. Then 1/3 again and stir carefully. Finally, add all aquafaba. Combine to get an airy texture. Distribute into molds. Put in the fridge for 1 hour. 

Best Chocolate for Chocolate Mousse Dessert

You can make chocolate mousse dessert with milk or dark chocolate. In this recipe, we tried chocolate with 40% cocoa and chocolate with 72% cocoa. That means you can use any chocolate in this range. If you use milk chocolate, the mousse is light and creamy. And it is very sweet. If you go for dark chocolate, the chocolate mousse is dark. And is slightly bitter. But if you love dark chocolate, you will love the bitterness. So it’s up to you to decide which chocolate to use. Want sweet chocolate mousse? Go for milk chocolate. Want slightly bitter chocolate mousse? Dark chocolate is the best choice for you.

We use maple syrup as a sweetener. The amount stays the same whenever you use dark or milk chocolate.

Perfect for Vegetarians and Vegans

This recipe is perfect for vegetarians and vegans. We use chocolate, maple syrup, lemon juice, and aquafaba to make the mousse. All these ingredients are vegan. We use aquafaba as a binder. It’s very easy to handle. You can whip it into the airy texture in no time. Combine it easily with melted chocolate. The combination of aquafaba and chocolate creates a mousse-like texture. Light, airy, and very chocolatey. 

Dairy-Free and No Eggs

You don’t eat any dairy? Or eggs? And you are in the mood for a delicious chocolate mousse dessert? We’ve got you covered. You don’t need any cream, milk products, or eggs to make the mousse. Instead of cream or eggs, we are using aquafaba. This is a liquid from the can of chickpeas. You can whip it. It will change its color from transparent to white. The volume of aquafaba will increase. The texture isn’t as stiff as whipped cream. It’s airy, light and fluffy. More like whipped egg whites. But without using any eggs.

You can combine it with chocolate for perfect mousse. It has a very intense chocolate flavor compared to the mousse you make with cream and eggs. Perfect for making dairy-free, egg-free desserts!

Simple Homemade Chocolate Mousse in Minutes

You can easily make chocolate mousse at home using this recipe. Put chocolate into a heatproof bowl and melt it in a pan with boiling water. Whip aquafaba and combine with melted chocolate. Aquafaba is easy to use. And it takes around 10 minutes to whip it. You won’t taste it in the dessert. And you won’t smell it either. It will give an airy and delicate texture to the mousse. You can store chocolate mousse dessert in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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Chocolate Mousse Dessert | Dairy-Free & No Eggs | Vegetarian

5 from 7 votes
Chocolate mousse dessert without dairy and eggs. It has a very intense chocolate flavor; you only need 4 ingredients.
Servings 4 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


Ingredients (4 servings, every serving 50 g):

  • 120 g aquafaba from one can of canned chickpeas
  • 80 g chocolate*
  • 10 g maple syrup
  • 5 g lemon juice


  • Open a can of chickpeas and reserve the aquafaba. It’s liquid you get from a can of chickpeas. We need 120 g of aquafaba to make a chocolate mousse dessert. Save chickpeas for other recipes. We are only using aquafaba, the liquid from a can of chickpeas.
    We are draining liquid from chickpeas, called aquafaba, from a can of chickpeas.
  • Add 10 g of maple syrup and 5 g of lemon juice to the aquafaba. Whip with a mixer for 8-10 minutes until solid peaks form. Begin whipping at medium speed for the first 2 minutes. Then, increase the speed to maximum and continue whipping for 8 minutes.
    Whipping aquafaba into white creamy and very fluffy texture.
  • Melt 80 g of chocolate in a double boiler. Remove the pan from the heat, but keep the melted chocolate over the steam in the bowl. Stir constantly.*
    Melted chocolate in the heatproof bowl.
  • Gradually add the whipped aquafaba to the melted chocolate in three stages. Add one-third and carefully combine. Then add another one-third and carefully combine. Finally, add the remaining aquafaba. Stir gently with a spatula to maintain the dessert’s airy texture.
    Aquafaba and melted chocolate are in the bowl. Ready to be mixed.
  • Put into molds. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
    We are showing a very airy and chocolatey texture of chocolate mousse.



*You can use chocolate from 40% cocoa to 72% cocoa in this recipe. Chocolate mousse dessert with 40% cocoa chocolate is brighter in color and sweeter. Chocolate mousse with 72% cocoa is a bit bitter and dark. If you like sweet mousse, go for chocolate with 40% cocoa. If you like dark, bitter mousse, use chocolate with 72% cocoa. *Make sure the bowl with the chocolate and the spatula are dry. It will prevent chocolate from seizing during melting. With a wet bowl and spatula, chocolate can become grainy.


Serving: 50gCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 0.1IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Calories: 108kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, European, French
Keywords: aquafaba mousse, chocolate mousse dessert, chocolate mousse no egg, veg chocolate mousse, vegetarian chocolate mousse

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