5-Ingredient Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse

3 Servings
5 min

September 2nd was National Coconut Day...and you can bet I celebrated!

Do you like coconut? It’s one of my favorite foods, and I enjoy it in so many forms.

I had a can of coconut cream in my refrigerator that I’d been waiting to use, and now I had my chance. So I cracked it open and made this ridiculously easy 5-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse. You literally dump all of the ingredients in a bowl, blend for a couple of minutes, and put in the refrigerator. I did it in between bouts of caring for my 5-month-old. And five minutes is about all I had. My husband, who isn't typically a mousse fan ate his fair share (and then some), and heartily approved. and on top of everything, you would never guess that this wasn't the real thing.

And on top of it all it's arguably a little better for you than the normal cream option...especially if you use the raw cacao (a superfood!).

Be sure to tag me on IG (@bellesdirtydishes) when you make this--I can't wait to hear what you think!

5-Ingredient Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse
Recipe details
  • 3  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0  Total time: 5 min
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  • 1 15oz Can Coconut Cream
  • 1/4 Heaping C Granulated Sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 Heaping C of Raw Cacao (or unsweetened cocoa)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • Maldon Sea Salt Flakes for topping
Step 1
Refrigerate coconut cream for a few hours for best results.
Blend chilled coconut cream, sugar, cacao (or cocoa), & vanilla.
Divide into 3 ramekins or small bowls, and then chill for at least an hour.
Sprinkle tops with sea salt flakes right before serving.
  • For those unfamiliar with the term “heaping”, it is a common baking measurement, which means a nice full measurement, mounded up, rather than a “level” cup.
  • Rosemary Ryan Rosemary Ryan on Sep 11, 2020

    Looks interesting- I have cans of cocoanut milk, presume it is the regular size, not the little ones. Does castor sugar count for the sweetener? Not keen on artificial sugars?

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    • Diane Kaul Sundvik Diane Kaul Sundvik on Sep 14, 2020

      It needs to be coconut CREAM, not milk.

  • Kathy Kathy on Sep 12, 2020

    Is sweetened coconut milk or just unsweetened coconut milk? I have cream of coconut milk which is sweetened

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    • Jackie Jackie on Sep 13, 2020

      Coconut cream is thicker than coconut milk it won’t be a mousse with milk. Unless you cornflour to thicken.