Vegan Chocolate Mousse (with Aquafaba)

Learn how to make vegan chocolate mousse with aquafaba, also known as chickpea water. This easy recipe is egg-free, dairy-free, and deliciously fluffy. It also calls for just five ingredients!


chocolate chips aquafaba cream of tartar vanilla extract sugar

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Step 1:

Using a double boiler, heat over medium-high heat until the chocolate is melted and smooth, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove and let sit until almost cool, about 15 minutes.

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In a separate bowl, combine the aquafaba, cream of tartar, sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat with a hand mixer for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the aquafaba is fluffy and forms stiff peaks.

Step 2:

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Add the melted chocolate to the whipped aquafaba. The aquafaba will deflate somewhat; this is normal. Stir with a spatula or spoon, until the mixture is uniform in color.

Step 3:

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Divide the mixture into two jars or glasses. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Serve chilled with vegan whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or berries.

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