This easy healthy Chocolate Mousse recipe is paleo, dairy-free and refined sugar-free and comes together in 5 minutes using only 5 ingredients! Dessert win!

Elevate your dessert game with this Healthy Chocolate Mousse recipe! 

My husband loves chocolate mousse! It seemed like a simple enough dessert to make. However, it usually involves a double broiler, separating the yolks from the whites, beating the whites, and some chocolate mousse recipes even calling for baking it.

I suck at baking. This is why I have to come up with the easiest and quickest desserts possible. And healthy, obviously.

I love to cook, but I find baking really boring. I didn’t really think double boiler and beating eggs was necessary to get perfectly silky and smooth chocolate mousse. Turns out, I was right.

Why you should try this healthy Chocolate Mousse recipe:

This healthy chocolate mousse recipe was the easiest dessert to make and is seriously foolproof.

Even the worst cook can throw this together and it will come out perfectly. But it’s not only easy, it’s also delicious while being simple at the same time! 

My Paleo chocolate mousse is made with just a few simple ingredients.

  • Coconut Milk
  • Raw Cacao Powder 
  • Raw Honey 
  • Vanilla
  • Almond Extract (optional)

 So, it just happens to be dairy-free, refined-sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, – free of all the nasties! 

a glass with healthy paleo chocolate mousse on a striped kitchen towel

 

Health Benefits of Raw Cacao Powder:

a small glass bowl with raw cacao powder

So, there’s cocoa powder and cacao powder. But what’s the difference?

Both powders come from the same cacao bean. However, cocoa powder is obtained by roasting the beans at much higher temperatures than cacao powder.

The heat destroys many compounds and as a consequence, the benefits of cocoa powder are greatly reduced. And there’s more: cocoa powder goes through an alkalizing process, to develop a more mass-market flavor and color. Unfortunately, this process removes some of the minerals like magnesium and calcium found naturally in cacao beans.

So, cacao powder is definitely healthier than cocoa powder. It is often actually even labeled a “super-food” and while I find this label ridiculous, I am a fan nevertheless. Here’s why:

  • Cacao powder is rich in calcium.
  • It’s full of iron, magnesium, and antioxidants.
  • Consuming raw cacao powder in smoothies or desserts can help with depression, stress, blood pressure, and heart health.
  • It can even help with weight loss due to its chromium content
    and its abilities to regulate blood sugar levels.

Tips for making Paleo Chocolate Mousse:

  • Remember that you must only use the solid part aka. coconut cream for this recipe, not the coconut milk.
  • If you buy coconut cream in cans, you’ll need 11 to 12 ounces.
  • You can serve this paleo chocolate mousse as is, or with fresh berries, coconut whipped cream and cocoa nibs.

Variations on this healthy chocolate mousse recipe

  • You can use natural cocoa powder instead of raw cacao but you will be missing out on some of the health benefits.
  • If you cannot find raw honey, you could try and use maple syrup. Note that the resulting chocolate mousse will be softer and more pudding-like, as maple syrup is thinner than honey.
  • Turn this into a Mexican Chocolate Mousse by adding a pinch of cinnamon and chili powder.

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Five Ingredient & Five Minute Chocolate Mousse! This was the easiest dessert to make and is seriously fool proof. Anybody can throw this together and it will come out perfectly.
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Five Ingredient & Five Minute Chocolate Mousse

This 5 ingredients 5-minute chocolate mousse is the easiest dessert ever! 
Even the worst cook can throw this together and it will come out perfectly every single time.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy paleo chocolate mousse, healthy chocolate mousse, quick chocolate mousse recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Dani

Ingredients

  • 1 can coconut milk only use the hardened cream part (use THIS brand, it’s organic and BPA free)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey  use real, raw honey ,see notes
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract optional, but I love almond flavor and think it gives this a really nice flavor (I use THIS brand)

Instructions

  • Add everything to a bowl and beat with a hand mixer. THAT’S IT. It’s so easy!

Notes

I like using this coconut milk, this honey and this raw cocoa powder
 
  • Remember that you must only use the solid part aka. coconut cream for this recipe, not the coconut milk.
  • If you buy canned coconut cream you’ll need 11 to 12 ounces.
  • You can serve this paleo chocolate mousse as is, or with fresh berries, coconut whipped cream and cocoa nibs.
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