Rather than buy chocolate mousse in supermarkets (often made with factory-farmed animal ingredients, palm oil and refined sugar – packed in plastic), have a go at making your own. Chocolate mousse is usually really easy to make, and only takes a few minutes. Keep these puddings away from pets, due to chocolate, coffee and nuts (never use sweetener xylitol near pets either). Avoid caffeine for pregnancy/nursing and avoid chia seeds for children and people with swallowing difficulties (always mix with water before use).
Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Addicted to Dates) is a recipe by a classically trained Irish baker. It has a simple base with minimal ingredients, for a bubbly Mousse au Chocolat, worthy of any French dinner party. Also try Christina’s Mocha Mousse Brownies with a homemade raspberry jelly.
Raspberry White Chocolate Mousse (Addicted to Dates) is by an incredibly talented chef. What a pretty dessert to round off a summer meal.
Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse (Crowded Kitchen) uses aquafaba (whizzed up chickpea brine water) to make this mousse light and fluffy.
Chocolate Chia Mousse (Rainbow Plant Life) uses healthy fats to make the pudding set. Rich in antioxidants, healthy enough for breakfast!
Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse (Full of Plants) only needs a few ingredients. You’ll likely have to visit an indie health store to find the essential ingredient of hazelnut butter.
Coffee Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse (Carlo Cao) is a recipe by a talented Swiss-Italian chef. Creamy and crunchy, what better way to take your espresso?
5 Ingredient Orange Brandy Chocolate Mousse (So Vegan) uses silken tofu as the secret ingredient for a creamy protein-rich dessert. The dark chocolate is blended with maple syrup to sweeten, brandy and unwaxed oranges, plus there is more dark chocolate to decorate, and salt to taste.
Two Rich Chocolate Pudding Recipes
Vegan Orange & Chocolate Pudding (So Vegan) is a rich recipe for a sweet tooth. It uses vegan butter (Naturli is a good brand) and oat milk, alongside apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, flour and orange zest. The chocolate flavour is from cocoa powder and chunked dark chocolate.
Creamy Vegan Chocolate Pudding Cake (Carlo Cao) looks stunning, but is in fact very easy to make, and only needs a few ingredients. All you need is coconut milk, brown sugar, cacao powder, dark chocolate and salt. And a little seaweed setting agent agar-agar to finish it off.