Easy Chocolate Mousse (plant-based, gluten-free)

5 from 7 votes
This decadent chocolate mousse is full of rich flavor with only three ingredients: coconut milk, chocolate, and vanilla.
It’s satisfyingly dark and creamy when you need a hit of chocolate, and it’s completely plant-based so no animals were harmed in the making of it.
For today's inspiration, we look to Rumi:
Sorrow prepares you for joy.
It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow.
Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”
May you find joy in your mousse and in your day. 🙂
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chilling time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Keyword chocolate, coconut, comfort food, gluten-free, plant-based


  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk (not "light" coconut milk)
  • 1 ½ cup semisweet or dark chocolate, dairy-free chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • In a medium pot over medium heat, mix the coconut milk and chocolate together. Stir frequently for 10 minutes until the mixture is completely smooth, silky, and slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and let it sit for 5 minutes, then pour into individual serving bowls.
  • Cover and refrigerate the bowls for at least 2 hours, or overnight, if you can stand to wait that long.
  • Grab a spoon and dig into the decadence of your chocolate mousse!
Did you make this? Tag @maitricooks on Instagram and leave a rating in the comments below. Lots of love! 
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9 thoughts on “Easy Chocolate Mousse (plant-based, gluten-free)”

  1. 5 stars
    Facebook comment from Linda: I tried them out for my book club, huge thumbs up!!! Turned out I didn’t have proper vanilla (the Mexican stuff didn’t cut it), so I sprinkled them with French flake salt that had grated vanilla bean in it. Thanks Maitri! The quote also was great! Shake it from our hearts!

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