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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

This velvety vegan chocolate mousse is a decadent dessert that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Made with just a few simple ingredients like silken tofu, cocoa powder, and maple syrup, this mousse is easy to make and a healthier alternative to traditional mousse recipes.

Vegan chocolate mousse in a glass cup

The smooth and silky texture of the mousse is thanks to the use of silken tofu, which is blended with cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. The result is a rich and chocolatey mousse that’s perfect for any occasion.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Course: DessertCuisine: ContinentalDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Chilling time






  • 1 block (14 oz) silken tofu, drained

  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ⅔ cup maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

  • Optional toppings: whipped coconut cream, fresh berries, chocolate shavings


  • In a food processor or blender, combine the silken tofu, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl or individual serving cups.
  • Chill the mousse in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until set.
  • Serve the mousse chilled, topped with whipped coconut cream, fresh berries, or chocolate shavings, if desired.


  • Use high-quality cocoa powder for the best flavor.
  • Make sure to drain the silken tofu well before blending.
  • Chill the mousse for at least 2 hours before serving to allow it to set properly.
  • Top the mousse with whipped coconut cream, fresh berries, or chocolate shavings for an extra decadent touch.

How to Store and Freeze

  • You can store leftover mousse in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze the mousse, transfer it to an airtight container and freeze for up to 1 month. Let it thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Complete Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories240
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 60mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 46g 16%
    • Dietary Fiber 7g 29%
    • Sugars 31g
  • Protein 9g 18%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Q. Why is my aquafaba mousse grainy?

    Aquafaba mousse can turn grainy if the ingredients are not mixed properly or if the aquafaba is over-beaten. If the aquafaba is not whipped enough, it will not hold the air and will result in a grainy texture. On the other hand, if it is over-beaten, it will also result in a grainy texture. To avoid this, make sure to beat the aquafaba until stiff peaks form, and fold in the other ingredients gently.

    Q. Why is my aquafaba not thickening?

    There could be several reasons why your aquafaba is not thickening. One of the main reasons is that the aquafaba is not cold enough. It is recommended to chill the aquafaba in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before whipping it. Additionally, make sure that the bowl and whisk you use to whip the aquafaba are also cold. Another reason could be that there is some fat or oil in the aquafaba or on the equipment, which can prevent it from thickening.

    Q. Why is my mousse rubbery?

    If your aquafaba mousse has a rubbery texture, it could be due to over-mixing or over-cooking. When making mousse, it is important to gently fold in the other ingredients and not over-mix. Over-cooking the mousse can also result in a rubbery texture. To avoid this, make sure to cook the mousse on low heat and remove it from the heat as soon as it thickens. Additionally, make sure to use the right amount of ingredients, as too much of certain ingredients can also cause the mousse to become rubbery.

    Enjoy your delicious vegan chocolate mousse, and savor the creamy and chocolatey flavor with every bite!

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