A Vegan Chocolate Mousse That's Ready to Serve in 15 Minutes

POPSUGAR Photography | Leta Shy
POPSUGAR Photography | Leta Shy

A chocolate mousse adds a touch of class to any home-cooked meal, and if you are dairy-free, this coconut cream version is worthy stand-in for the classic. Before adding the cocoa, separate some of the whipped coconut cream to top your mousse for a two-toned, sweeter presentation.

If you can't get enough of whipped coconut cream, check out these vegan recipes for strawberry coconut cream parfait and banana coconut ice cream.

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Mousse

Cook Time15 minutes
Yield4 servings

From Leta Shy, POPSUGAR Fitness


    • 1 can coconut cream, whipped (see note)
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more to taste
    • Powdered sugar or other sweetener to taste, optional
    • Raspberries, optional


    1. Whip the coconut cream as directed. Remove about a quarter of the whipped coconut cream and set aside.

    2. Add two tablespoons of cocoa powder and continue to whip. Add more cocoa powder or sweetener to taste, if needed.

    3. Divide chocolate mousse mixture into two small cups or bowls. Add a dollop of reserved whipped coconut cream and top with raspberries or other garnish.


    To whip coconut cream, you'll need one can of chilled coconut milk, a few teaspoons of your favorite sweetener (like powdered sugar), and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Learn how to whip coconut cream here.