How to Make Vegan Chocolate Mousse

This Vegan Chocolate Mousse is dolled up with almond extract and a dollop of whipped coconut cream for true decadence in no time at all.

You’re really going to want to get your hands on (and spoons in) this dessert!

Did you miss my first Sweets for Your Sweet recipe? Be sure to check it out: Dark Chocolate Apricot Oatmeal Cookies.

This mousse is so easy to make (I am not exaggerating), you’ll have plenty of time to make your sweetie a Valentine’s Day card.

If you’re looking for a vegan dessert that doesn’t include chocolate, try my Mini Lime Cupcakes with Tequila Buttercream! They’re so pretty and super festive.

Growing up, whenever the family would visit my grandparents, my grandpa always handed out Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds candy bars. I loved those candy bars, and to this day, they still remind me of him.

This Vegan Chocolate-Almond Mousse with Coconut Whipped Topping brings back memories of those candy bars, with its smooth, rich chocolate combined with the flavor of almonds. This mousse is indulgent and chocoholics will surely enjoy it.

I made the whipped topping (also extra easy to make) with coconut milk and vegan confectioners’ sugar. Keep in mind that to make the topping, you must use the full-fat version of coconut milk, and you must refrigerate it in the can overnight.

This will cause the milk to separate and form a solid layer that hovers at the top of the can. You’ll scoop out the solid and use it to make the whipped topping.

You’ll be amazed by how easy it is to make Vegan Chocolate-Almond Mousse with Coconut Whipped Topping, and even more so with how delicious it is. No exaggeration.

Click here for the coconut whipped topping recipe.

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Recipe Type: Dessert
For the mousse:
  • 1 (12.3-ounce) package of soft or silken tofu, drained
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓-1/2 cup coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract, more or less to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons agave nectar, more or less to taste
  • ¼ cup dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon vegetable oil
For the whipped topping:
  • Click the link above.
For the mousse:
  1. Add the cocoa powder to a bowl and, a little at a time, add the coconut milk, whisking until smooth.
  2. Add the tofu to a blender or food processor, along with the cocoa mixture, almond extract, and agave nectar. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and vegetable oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 10-second increments, until the chips have melted. Stir to combine.
  5. Fold the melted chocolate chips into the blended mixture and mix to combine.
  6. Transfer the mixture to serving bowls or glasses and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  7. Remove and serve topped with the whipped topping, garnished with toasted almond slivers or coconut flakes and chocolate shavings.
For the whipped topping:
  1. Click the link above.


Patricia Conte

Patricia Conte is the writer, recipe developer, and photographer behind Grab a Plate. She credits her love of cooking, baking, and entertaining to her Italian immigrant family who is also passionate about all things food! Visit her at Grab a Plate where she shares her love of food, recipes, and bites in between. Follow Patricia on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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