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Velvety Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Velvety vegan chocolate mousse is the perfect luscious dessert with deep dark dairy-free chocolate and quality coconut cream that whips together in just under 15 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 573kcal
Author: HWC Magazine

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate 70% (dairy free dark- I used Lindt)
  • 15 oz coconut cream
    Full Fat
  • sugared cranberries or chocolate swirls for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Place coconut cream in the refrigerator overnight. (I also like to place my bowl and whipping beaters in the refrigerator as well, as it helps the stiff peaks to form faster) Check out our recipe for Homemade Coconut Whipped Cream for a step by step tutorial. Clickable link in the notes below.
  • In a large metal bowl add cold coconut cream and beat until stiff peaks form. (You can either do this by hand with a whisk, if you feel like building up some muscles, or with an electric beater)
  • Melt the chocolate bar in a microwave, first coarsely chop the chocolate (Save other 20 grams for garnishing or snacking) Place in a microwave safe bowl and heat on 50% power for 1 minute (only put in microwave for 15 seconds at a time and stir and check- do not over heat as chocolate will break). Remove from the microwave and stir. Continue this process until the chocolate is almost melted. Then stir until the chocolate is smooth.  Alternatively, you can melt chocolate slowly on top of a double boiler but make sure that the water on the bottom is barely simmering.
  • Please follow these tips when working with chocolate. Chocolate and water do NOT mix and the chocolate will seize up (hardens and cracks) when it comes in contact with water . The steam from the bottom of a double boiler can cause this problem. Make sure to keep your chocolate dry as it melts. If your chocolate does seize up, no worries, you can blend in a teaspoon of vegetable oil and the chocolate should smooth out again. When making chocolate decorations or chocolate swirls, keep chocolate in the refrigerator up to the minute you are ready to work with it, so it does not soften.
  • Gently fold melted chocolate into whipped coconut cream until well mixed.
  • Spoon velvety chocolate mousse into glass dishes or martini glasses and garnish with chocolate curls or coconut sugared cranberries or raspberries. Enjoy the chocolate buzz!

Notes

You need to refrigerate the coconut cream for at least 8 - 12  hours in the refrigerator. Refrigerate the bowl and whipping beaters as well so that you can get to stiff peaks in no time flat. Be sure to check out our recipe for Homemade Coconut Whipped Cream for the full how to tutorial and step by step directions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 4mg