Healthy Dark Chocolate Mousse

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Makes about 4 servings

Thick, rich, creamy, whipped, chocolatey goodness…so decadent, you’d never believe it’s healthy and beyond easy to throw together!  All you need are 10 minutes and a few simple ingredients to make this dairy-free, antioxidant packed mousse that’s the perfect treat to satisfy any sweet tooth!


  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • Extra squares of dark chocolate, shaved, for garnish
  • 2 cans full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight or placed in the freezer an hour before making
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • Seeds from one fresh vanilla pod (or 1 tsp. vanilla extract)


  • Bring about an inch of water to a simmer in a small saucepan.  Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over the saucepan making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.  Stir chocolate until melted, remove bowl from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Scoop the solid thick cream on top out of the can of coconut milk, trying not to get any of the water and place in a medium bowl.  You can throw away cans with the water in them as you won’t need them anymore.  
  • Add honey.  Using a mixer beat on high until thick and creamy, about 2 minutes.  Reserve about 4-5 tablespoons of the whipped cream to use as a topping for the mousse.  Set aside.
  • Pour the melted chocolate, scraped vanilla seeds or vanilla extract and cocoa powder into the bowl.  Beat on low until smooth and thick.
  • Divide mousse between 4 glasses or bowls.  Top with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and berries. 
  • ENJOY!