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Close up of two cups of chocolate mousse with whipped cream and strawberries.

Chocolate Chia Mousse

This vegan chocolate chia mousse is made with just 5 ingredients, including vanilla - and doesn't need any cooking for baking, perfect for warmer weather. An excellent low-effort dessert and a little good for you, too.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 313kcal


  • 1 can 400 ml / 13.5 oz. full-fat coconut milk
  • 50 grams [Bob's Red Mill Organic Chia Seeds]
  • 60 ml maple syrup or honey*
  • 25 grams raw cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or other spice

To Serve


  • At least two hours before you want to eat the mousse, mix the coconut milk and chia seeds in a bowl or dish that can be covered. Whisk well to suspend the seeds throughout the milk and break up and clumps.
  • Refrigerate the chia seed mixture for at least a couple of hours, ideally longer if possible.
  • Once the chia has set and the mixture is quite thick, add it to a blender or food processor fitted with the blade attachment.
  • Add the maple syrup, cacao, and vanilla, and blend on high speed for 3-4 minutes, or until very smooth.
  • Split the blended mousse equally between three glasses or small bowls. If the mousse warmed up during blending, refrigerate again for at least half an hour.
  • Serve the mousse cold with coconut whipped cream and fresh berries or your preferred toppings.


* If you'd like, you can also use soft dates in place of the liquid sweetener. See "substitutions" above for more information.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 24mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 15g