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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Healthy, Sugar-Free)

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This rich, decadent, silky Vegan Chocolate Mousse is the perfect dessert.  Made with silken tofu, bananas, tahini, cocoa powder, and maple syrup this mousse is healthy, chocolatey, and so easy to make! 

vegan chocolate mousse topped with raspberries served in a glass bowl

I really love experimenting with recipes. Particularly ones that consist of just a few ingredients, which you’re more likely to have at home.

And there is nothing like a mouthwatering chocolate mousse to boost your mood!

Most of the recipes for mousse you’ll find online are loaded with refined sugar and are way too complicated for the home cook. That’s why I created a recipe which will blow your mind. 

It’s super easy AND super healthy. This vegan chocolate mousse is velvety, nutty and rich in chocolate flavor.

Tahini is the secret ingredient. Tahini is created from sesame seeds that have been soaked and crushed. It has a high concentration of healthy oils, and it’s filled with heart-healthy omega-3s. It gives the mousse a rich, nutty consistency that goes really well with the cocoa powder!

Plus, for this sugar-free chocolate mousse, you don’t need any added sugar! The natural sweetness from banana, plus a touch of maple syrup is all you need. 

This healthy chocolate mouse is 100% raw, natural, refined sugar-free, gluten free and vegan. Hope you enjoy it!

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need

Recipe Ingredients & Notes

  • Tofu: You will need one block of silken soft tofu. It will give you the best texture for this vegan chocolate mousse. Make sure you buy silken tofu and not firm or extra firm!
  • Bananas: I use two large bananas or three small bananas, depending on what I have on hand. The bananas are the key ingredient, so don’t substitute them if possible – the riper the better! It is what gives this raw chocolate mousse a creamy texture and natural sweetness.
  • Tahini: To ensure your mousse is velvety and smooth, add in some tahini.
  • Cocoa Powder: This provides all the rich dark chocolate flavor.
  • Sweetener: I recommend using a touch of maple syrup to add just a bit more sweetness.
vegan chocolate mousse topped with raspberries

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Mousse – Step by Step

Step 1: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed. 

cocoa powder and other ingredients in a blender

Step 2: Spoon the mixture into six individual serving bowls or cups. 

mousse in glass bowls

Step 3: Refrigerate for around 3 hours, or overnight. Top with a few dark chocolate shavings, fresh raspberries (or other fresh berries), or coconut whipped cream and enjoy!

vegan chocolate mousse topped with raspberries served in a glass bowl

What Makes This Vegan Chocolate Mousse Healthy?

  • Refined Sugar-Free: So many mousse recipes are LOADED with processed and refined sugars. Using maple syrup and bananas is the perfect way to add sweetness without adding refined sugar. 
  • Low Calorie: One serving of this chocolate dessert is only 115 calories!
  • Protein and Fiber: This mousse does provide you with some valuable protein and fiber. 4 grams of protein and 1.8 grams of fiber per serving. 

Will Kids Enjoy This Vegan Chocolate Mousse?

Everyone who eats this vegan chocolate mousse is bound to enjoy it! It’s creamy, thick, and full of deep chocolate flavor. It’s perfect for kids since it’s easy to eat, low in sugar, and higher in protein than most desserts! It’s a great way to sneak in some nutrients in the form of a treat!

vegan chocolate mousse topped with raspberries served in a glass bowl

Recipe FAQs

Can I add fruit to this mousse?

While I don’t recommend adding fruit (other than bananas) to the mousse itself, you can absolutely add it as a topping. Add a few fresh blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries on top. They will give a lovely burst of color and fruity flavor. 

How to Store and Keep

Store the vegan chocolate mousse in the refrigerator. Cover with plastic wrap and keep away from other foods that have strong odors; or store in an airtight container. It will last in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Healthy Chocolate Mousse Variations

  • Cinnamon: Add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top for a warm spiced flavor.
  • Cocoa Powder: If you craving even more deep chocolate flavor, add a dusting of cocoa powder on top.
  • Nut Butter: If you don’t have tahini, try swapping it for creamy peanut butter or almond butter, or even cashew butter!
  • Peppermint Extract: Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite combinations. Add in a ½ a teaspoon of peppermint extract. The combination is amazing! 
  • Chocolate: Sprinkle some chocolate shavings on top of this vegan chocolate mousse. Yummy!
  • Chia Seeds: You can add them in ground, or right after you blend the mousse – before you put it in the fridge. Adding them whole gives the mousse a different (but still delicious) texture!

Top Tips For Making Vegan Chocolate Mousse

  • The longer the chocolate mousse sets in the fridge, the better it will be. I like to allow it to set overnight when I have planned in advance.
  • There is no need to over-mix the mousse when you are blending it. Once it’s smooth and creamy, then you are good to go. 
  • Make this vegan chocolate mousse ahead of time, and transfer it into single-serving containers with airtight lids. Refrigerate for a quick snack or grab and go treat. Each recipe makes 6 servings. 
vegan chocolate mousse topped with raspberries

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Healthy, Sugar-Free)

This rich, decadent, silky Vegan Chocolate Mousse is the perfect dessert.  Made with silken tofu, bananas, tahini, cocoa powder, and maple syrup this mousse is healthy, chocolatey, and so easy to make! 
Prep Time5 mins
Chill3 hrs
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 block silken soft tofu
  • 2 large bananas or 3 small
  • 2 tbsp tahini or almond butter
  • tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or agave

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed.
  • Refrigerate for around 3 hours, ideally overnight.

Notes

Healthy Chocolate Mousse Variations
  • Cinnamon: Add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top for a warm spiced flavor.
  • Cocoa Powder: If you craving even more deep chocolate flavor, add a dusting of cocoa powder on top.
  • Nut Butter: If you don’t have tahini, try swapping it for creamy peanut butter or almond butter, or even cashew butter!
  • Peppermint Extract: Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite combinations. Add in a ½ a teaspoon of peppermint extract. The combination is amazing! 
  • Chocolate: Sprinkle some chocolate shavings on top of this vegan chocolate mousse. Yummy!
  • Chia Seeds: You can add them in ground, or right after you blend the mousse – before you put it in the fridge. Adding them whole gives the mousse a different (but still delicious) texture!
Top Tips For Making Vegan Chocolate Mousse
  • The longer the chocolate mousse sets in the fridge, the better it will be. I like to allow it to set overnight when I have planned in advance.
  • There is no need to over-mix the mousse when you are blending it. Once it’s smooth and creamy, then you are good to go. 
  • Make this vegan chocolate mousse ahead of time, and transfer it into single-serving containers with airtight lids. Refrigerate for a quick snack or grab and go treat. Each recipe makes 6 servings. 

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 4.1mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 9.4g

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16 responses to “Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Healthy, Sugar-Free)”

  1. I am definitely intrigued by the ingredients in this, but banana and chocolate definitely pair well so I can see it working!5 stars

  2. Hi,

    My partner unfortunately doesn’t like bananas.
    Will it still taste ok without? Or maybe increase maple syrup?

    Thanks,
    Izzy

    • Hi Izzy! It won’t have as nice of a texture (or flavor) without the bananas! You could try just increasing the maple syrup, but again I’m not sure if the texture will still be off! It’s worth a shot though. If you do omit the bananas entirely you’ll have to let me know if it still works!

  3. Hello Anjali
    Thank you for this recipe. Will try it today. Have you tried any variations of this–with other fruits? If you’ve tried a strawberry /blueberry variation, can you post the recipe here? thanks for the wealth of knowledge you share here to help others and for all these delicious recipes.
    Lavanya

    • Hi Lavanya! So yes! You can add any fruit on top of this mousse – like make the mousse according to this recipe, and add fresh strawberries/blueberries on top. That would taste great. I wouldn’t recommend adding fruits into the mousse though, I’d use them more as a topping. Let me know if that makes sense and if you have any other questions!

    • Hi Mannu, for tofu that is technically true, but since nothing is cooked when making this mousse it would still be considered “raw.” Even those following a raw food diet eat tofu. And we have honey or maple syrup listed for a sweetener so to make it vegan you’d use maple syrup instead of honey.

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