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Easy 10-Minute Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse | #chocolatemousse #dairyfree

Paleo Coconut Dark Chocolate Mousse

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


Decadent chocolate mousse made completely dairy-free and vegan with just 4 simple ingredients!


  • 1 can coconut milk or 1 cup canned coconut cream (nothing added, no gums or stabilizers)
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
  • optional toppings: freeze-dried raspberry shavings, chocolate shavings, fresh raspberries


  1. If you have the chance, place the canned coconut milk in the fridge overnight. This helps separate the coconut water from the coconut cream. Pour off the non-fatty coconut water, we're just using the cream.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder and the maple syrup. Stir until it transforms into a syrup. Add in the vanilla and a pinch of sea salt.
  3. Measure 1 cup solid coconut cream into a large clean bowl (a chilled bowl works well here). Using a stand mixer or handheld mixer, whip until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. You want it to form mostly stiff peaks, so you may have to whisk it for longer.*see blender option in notes
  4. Once coconut cream is airy, add the chocolate syrup and fold it in so as not to lose the air from the coconut cream.
  5. Pour into 2 large ramekins or mugs (or 4 small). Tap them gently on the counter 2-3 times to settle, then place in the freezer for 1 hour or the fridge for at least 4 hours or until ready to serve.
  6. To serve: garnish with chocolate shavings, freeze-dried raspberry shavings, fresh raspberries, or even shredded coconut.


Blender Option:

  1. Pour coconut cream in blender and blend on high until it is uniform. Add syrup and blend until lighter and fluffier, and beginning to thicken a bit.
  2. Place in serving bowls in freezer for 1 hour to set and solidify.

This makes 2 large servings, but you can split it into 4 smaller servings if you prefer.

A note about brands: Not all brands are created equal! I've had success with Native Forest Simple, Thrive Market (affiliate link), and sometimes Trader Joe's coconut milk. The TJ's coconut cream is inconsistent and I don't recommend it for coconut whipping!

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mixer
  • Cuisine: French, American

Keywords: dairy-free chocolate mousse, chocolate mousse, paleo chocolate mousse

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