Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Chocolate Mousse in Martini Glasses
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Vegan Chocolate Mousse is my latest obsession! Made with just 5 ingredients this easily prepared Chocolate Mousse is decadently rich and delicious. It is smooth, creamy, and chocolatey, and takes just minutes to prepare.

Everyone needs a few go-to desserts in their repertoire.

Chocolate Mousse is one of mine; it is a classic and one which I frequently prepare so it’s fantastic to now have a recipe which my vegan friends can also enjoy. In fact, many people with specific dietary requirements will be able to eat this Mousse as it is dairy free.

If, however, you do eat dairy, it is also delicious when prepared with cows’ milk and regular Greek yoghurt.

This is a recipe which is quickly and easily prepared.

Pour hot soy milk over finely chopped dark chocolate. In 1 or 2 minutes the chocolate will have melted. Stir the mixture until it forms a thick ganache, then add the maple syrup, orange zest and coconut yoghurt. Spoon into serving dishes and wait – patiently if possible.

There are a few tips for success with this recipe. First, you will want to start with a high-quality chocolate as the chocolate in your recipe is responsible for flavour. And when a recipe calls for dark chocolate I don’t recommend substituting with white or milk chocolate as they contain much more sugar and their ability to set may be diminished. If you want to use white or milk chocolate it is better to search for a recipe which has been specifically designed for them.

This mousse is not only quicker and easier to make than the lighter, fluffier, traditional French version, but serious lovers of dark chocolate may actually like it more.

It is a decadently rich, dense version. The absence of cream and eggs and the addition of yoghurt let the dark chocolate flavour shine.

This Chocolate Mousse is simple enough to rustle up for a mid-week family meal or sufficiently elegant to serve at a formal dinner party. It is lovely served alone or even more delicious served with fresh berries. I also like to serve it with a delicious dollop of my Vegan Cashew Cream.

I am sure you will enjoy this recipe. If you do try it, please let me know in the comment section below.

Xx Alex and Faye

5 from 35 votes

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Vegans and non-vegans will love this quickly and easily prepared Chocolate Mousse. Being gluten and dairy free it is ideal for many people with dietary restrictions.

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword chocolate, coconut, dairy free, delicious, dessert, easy, gluten free, simple, vegan, yoghurt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 332 kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 170 g good-quality dark chocolate with 70% cocoa finely chopped
  • 120 ml soy milk*
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp orange zest finely grated
  • 1 cup coconut yoghurt*


  1. Place the finely chopped chocolate into a medium heatproof bowl.

  2. Over medium heat, in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the milk just to a boil. 

    Pour the almost boiling milk over the chocolate and leave it to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Stir with a spatula until you have a smooth, glossy ganache. 

  4. Using a spatula, fold the maple syrup, orange zest and yoghurt into the chocolate mixture until thoroughly combined.

  5. Spoon the mousse into four glasses or small serving cups and chill for about one hour until firm.

    The mousse can be made a day ahead and refrigerated, covered with cling wrap.

  6. Refrigerating the mousse produces a firm set. I like to remove the mousse from the refrigerator about a half hour before serving to soften the texture.

    Serve with some berries or coconut yoghurt sprinkled with shaved chocolate if desired.

Recipe Notes

*If you’re vegan, check that the chocolate is suitable. I have used Lindt 70%.

*You can use alternative milk, including dairy if you don’t adhere to a vegan diet.

*Greek yoghurt is suitable for non-vegans.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 463mg13%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 158mg16%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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211 Comments on “Vegan Chocolate Mousse”

  1. 5 stars
    Fabulous. Love a vegan mousse that has a change from avocado. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

  2. I’m trying to go vegan. It’s still gonna be a long journey for me but I’m looking for vegan recipes to make. I might try this one! Thank you for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh my Alexandra, that sounds so delicious. My favorite chocolate is dark and decadent so this mousse is so going to become a regular pud in our house 😀

  4. This looks great. I appreciate that you added the comment about dairy milk as I am not super fond of soy milk. I will have to give this a try. Thanks!

    1. Hi Dominique! The soy is very subtle in this – I am not a fan of it either by itself 🙂 It is perfect to make this dessert vegan, but you absolutely can change the milk if you don’t require that. Enjoy 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I didn’t know there was a vegan version to chocolate mousse — this is one of my favorite desserts. I’ll have to try this for my vegan friends!

  6. Oh my god. I cannot thank you enough for this. My d a ds gonna love me making this. सच less vegan options available dude. Thank you so much
    Saving it ?

    1. Oh that makes me so happy to hear!! I have a vegan chocolate cake your Dad may be interested in also – and have a look at our tofu toasts for a savoury option 🙂 Enjoy!

  7. 5 stars
    Lindt is a reputable chocolate source and I guess I still will stick with it to make sure it gives me a good outcome. This is great for party gathering during Hallowwen party.

  8. 5 stars
    Though I am not a vegan, however, I’d say that It looks delicious. And the recipe looks interesting. I would love to try it out.

  9. 5 stars
    I love that this only needs five ingredients! It looks so deliciously luxurious and I love that it is vegan too!

  10. This looks so yummy! I like that there are so few ingredients. I can also easily adjust it to be soy-free too.

  11. 5 stars
    OMG I never heard of this before! I love chocolate and my husband loves Yogurt, this is perfect for us. Thanks!

  12. 5 stars
    I have never tried to eat a vegan chocolate mousse but this recipe looks really delicious, will def try to make this for my husband.

  13. I love that there are so many vegan options nowadays. This is something the entire family could enjoy!

  14. From reading the instructions, these treats look pretty easy to make and they look so good too. Can’t believe these a vegan recipes!

  15. 5 stars
    Ahh what a lovely and simple recipe. I love chocolate mousse any time of the day and it is so easy to prepare. Although I am not a vegan, I will definitely try this one.

    1. Thank you, Pooja! I am not a vegan either, but love developing recipes for all to enjoy. I must confess you wouldn’t know this was vegan! 🙂

  16. Hello foodie blogger! I am living for this chocolate recipe. I believe it should be great with some vanilla gluten free cake.

  17. This looks beautiful and delicious ! Can’t wait to try it. I am always grateful for vegan chocolate mousse recipes. Thank you!

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  20. OK now this sounds like it would be right up my street, I mean who doesn’t love chocolate mousse, I love that it is vegan as well as it means I can share it with certain friends and family members.

    1. I agree Sarah, most people love chocolate mousse. This is great because vegans and non-vegans will enjoy this one. Let me know if you try it. 🙂

  21. 5 stars
    Wow that’s a wonderful recipe. Did you invent yourself or it was passed on to you by your mothers and grandmothers.

  22. 5 stars
    I make chocolate mouse but vegan? Not at all. This sounds very healthy and guilt free so I might as well give it a try!

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  24. I love everything that`s sweet and can be done without too much effort so I`ll definitely try this one out to impress my friends.
    Thanks so much for sharing,will let you know how it goes.

  25. I love the sound of this. Anything with Lindt chocolate has to be good. Almond milk would be my choice to go with it which I drink all the time over cows milk even though I’m not a Vegan.

  26. 5 stars
    I love how this dessert is easily prepared and so smart of you to put them in the cocktail glass. They look super attractive with colorful fruits on top.

  27. My husband made us a chocolate mousse a while back and it was so nice. I would love to try this, it sounds lovely and only 5 ingredients. I am not a dairy fan so I love that it is vegan.

  28. 5 stars
    I can’t believe I have finally found a recipe that I can enjoy guilt free! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe!

  29. I can’t believe I have finally found a recipe that I can enjoy guilt free! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe!

  30. 5 stars
    I like that you have mixed it with coconut yogurt. I do love the flavour of coconut in desserts, it’s such a treat! I can imagine the orange zest gives it a zing too.

  31. I love Chocolate Mousse! A friend once made me some from scratch and I’ve been hooked ever since Your recipe looks pretty easy, and tasty!

  32. This looks absolutely delicious! I’m gonna have to try this because I drink cashew milk and love to try new non-dairy desserts.

  33. I don’t remotely have any interest in getting on the vegan bandwagon, but I have to admit this sounds delicious and appreciate the share!

      1. Yay!!..super super love the chocolate mousse..I will definitely make one again girlfriends are coming over this weekend, and im sure they will love this..

  34. Now this is something I would love to try this weekend, looks absolutely delicious ? Thank God, I can add Greek yoghurt, coconut one is not available here at the store so far as I know! I love chocolate mousse ❤

  35. This sounds delicious! Years ago we tried a vegan mousse where we had to freeze a can of coconut milk and scrape off the top layer. This seems like an easy recipe.

  36. This looks delicious!!! My favorite combination, chocolate and berries. I am wondering how it will be to replace the soy milk for coconut milk? I love coconut milk and it may just work with this recipe.

  37. I have my own recipe for vegan mousse and it’s completely different! LOL I’ll have to try this one for sure!

  38. 5 stars
    Oh my! I made this for some guests last night and they absolutely loved it! I can’t wait to try some more of your recipes! Thanks for sharing! x

  39. ohh myy geeee…chocolateeeeee…. I want one please….
    i’ll give this recipe to my boyfie so he can make me this sweet haven… (he must make on ahahahha)

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    It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed material.
    Excellent read! I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google

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