The Best Easy Chocolate Mousse

Jan 07, 2021 by

This super-thick, creamy, mildly-sweet chocolate mousse is so delicious, if I hadn’t made it myself, I’d find it hard to believe it’s made with so few, simple ingredients. It’s the kind of recipe that’s so good (and easy!), I can’t imagine myself ever bothering with another chocolate mousse recipe.

All you do is melt the chocolate, whip up your aquafaba in a mixer, then combine all the ingredients in a blender before letting it set in your fridge for a few hours. Nothing fancy!!! And to think that the most plentiful ingredient in this recipe is soft tofu! I always have a hard time putting this one down. This mousse is quite mildly sweet — dark chocolate is its most predominant flavour. If you prefer a sweeter dessert, add two tablespoons of maple syrup to the step that involves the blender.

BTW, I use the word ‘best’ in the title of this post for searchability. Of course, there no such thing as a ‘best’ recipe because everyone’s preferences are different. When googling recipes, I don’t think many of you are using the keywords, “favourite chocolate mousse” (which is what this is to me), so the word ‘best’ is the most effective.


  • 1 1/4 c chocolate (200g) (chips or chunks)
  • 1/2 c aquafaba
  • 400g soft or silken tofu
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract (optional)
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee powder (optional)


Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 8 reviews)

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Rated 5 out of 5
April 19, 2021

Made it two times and it was amazing! I’d just suggest watching the darkness of the chocolate – the second time I picked a really dark one, and the mousse turned out not sweet enough for my flatties.


Amazing vegan mousse!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 18, 2021

Tasty, smooth, great flavor. I only used 2tsp vanilla b/c I was running out. Mine didn’t set up as densely, but it was still silky and creamy (I can’t imagine that would be b/c of the vanilla, but maybe??) A little too much salt for me (and I LOVE salt), would cut to 1/2 tsp kosher next time. Will definitely make again, can’t wait to play around with different flavors! (Mint extract, almond extract, cinnamon?!) Thank you, Erin!



Rated 5 out of 5
February 15, 2021

Genuinely SO good. Even my dad who normally balks at vegan versions of dishes found it truly delicious. Def agree that having the tofu at room temp helps.


Very good

Rated 5 out of 5
February 14, 2021

Delicious! We use it to frost a vegan chocolate cake and it is so decadent Nature is rad!

Dalyce Crossley

Eating on repeat

Rated 5 out of 5
February 7, 2021

My 3 year old vegan daughter asks for this every week. It’s literally the best thing ever. We eat ours with fresh strawberries (increases iron absorption by adding vitamin c). Using a vitamix I have even made it with firm tofu and still good. Just a little more dense.

Stephanie H