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3 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Craving a sweet chocolatey treat? This vegan chocolate mousse is super velvety, delicious, and only 3 ingredients.
Course Desserts


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate 65-70% cocao
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • Fill a large bowl with ice and nestle a smaller bowl inside it. You will use this for whipping up the mousse. Basically, you are creating an ice version of a double boiler. Set aside.
  • Pour water into a small saucepan. Then over medium-low heat, whisk in the chocolate. Once the chocolate is all melted and the sauce is smooth, whisk in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the prepared chilled bowl, then whisk the sauce either manually or with a handheld electric mixer. Just keep whisking and eventually the sauce will start thickening. It will go faster with an electric mixer.
  • When mixture is thickened, spoon into individual ramekins and let set.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate.


Notes: three things can go wrong when you make this. Here is how to handle them...
1. Mixture doesn't thicken - the chocolate doesn't contain enough fat.  Simply melt the mixture again, add more chocolate, and then whisk again.
2. Mousse is not light enough (too dense) - melt the mixture again, add 1 TBL water and whisk it again.
3.  Mousse is grainy - you are a macho man and over whisked it. Simply melt the mixture and whisk it again, just not a much as before.
Keyword vegan
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