Craving a velvety chocolate dessert? Who isn’t? Instead of reaching for a sugar-filled brownie or piece of cake, make this healthier vegan chocolate mousse instead.
The best part of this dairy-free delicacy is that it won’t spike your insulin levels like a bowl of ice cream or a candy bar will. This is because the dessert gets its slight sweetness from maple syrup, a natural and unrefined sweetener with a low glycemic index, as well as antioxidant-rich dark chocolate. The second-best part: It’s low in calories, coming in at 243 per serving.
Instead of folding in egg whites to make your mousse light and airy, use the vegan-friendly liquid from your can of chickpeas (called aquafaba). All you have to do is drain the liquid from the can, chill it, whisk it until fluffy peaks form and fold it into the chocolate base.
When it comes to toppings feel free to get creative. We suggest using cacao nibs, raspberries and fresh mint leaves, but any seasonal fruit you have on hand will likely be even more delicious. If you’re a chocolate purist, simply sprinkle the top with a small pinch of flaky sea salt, which will balance the dessert’s intensity and richness.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Vegan Chocolate Mousse