I first had this mousse a few summers ago. It was served with coconut whipped cream and berries and it was love at first bite. As much as I loved it, Anders has always hated it, complaining that it tastes too much like avocado. He doesn’t dislike avocados. In fact it was Anders who insisted on lining all the windowsills in our new house with avocado starts. But, he still doesn’t love them as passionately as I do. I would eat an avocado a day if I could and they are the one thing that makes me wish we lived somewhere tropical.
Despite my unwavering love for avocados, I could understand why the lingering avocado taste in this chocolate mousse was less than ideal. I personally hate it when treats taste “healthy.” So, I’ve tweaked the recipe to bring you the perfect chocolate mousse: creamier than before due to the addition of coconut milk and without that avocado aftertaste thanks to the honey and vanilla. If you want to make it vegan, just substitute maple syrup for the honey.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and if you’re balking at the idea of eating spoonful after spoonful of this mousse because it is almost entirely fat, read this article to learn why good fats are good for you.
PERFECT CHOCOLATE MOUSE
¾ cup coconut milk
¼ cup honey
¼ cup cacao powder
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. A good quality blender like this one will really improve the texture and consistency. You want it as smooth as possible.
10 thoughts on “perfect chocolate mousse”
I’ve just found your site and am perusing your recipes.. For all the recipes that you use cocoa powder, can raw cacao powder be used instead? I’m looking forward to trying your recipes! Thanks!
I just went down a rabbit hole on the differences between cocoa powder and cacao powder. Turns out what I usually use is cacao powder after all so it should be totally fine. Enjoy!
Love these photos, Sasha—and adore avo chocolate mousse! Can’t wait to try yours.—adding coconut milk sounds divine.
Thanks! The coconut milk really makes it!
This is my favorite dessert. I make a version with maple syrup but pretty similar! Also so super good if you put it in the freezer a few hours before eating, freezes it like fudge-sickle chocolate ice cream! <3 Gorgeous photos too, lady!
Oooh! I’m gonna have to try freezing it next time. Thanks!
Hi, looks lovely but the honey means it#s not vegan, so you might wish to remove that incorrect tab (or add an alternative sweetener for vegans to use).
Thanks so much for reminding me of that. For some reason I always forget about honey. Maple syrup is a fine substitute. I actually had a nice long debate with someone once about whether or not consuming honey actually does harm to the bees…But that’s a conversation for another day. Thanks for following…
Cheers – I had a conversation with a friend the other week whom I found keeps a single beehive & SHE explained to everyone else in great detail about why vegans don’t eat honey without me having to say a word 🙂