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On April 3rd, we celebrate the smoothness, creaminess, and silky goodness that is chocolate mousse because it’s National Chocolate Mousse Day.

Mousse is a heavenly dessert that is usually made from egg whites and cream. It’s light and airy, and there’s nothing else like it. The word “mousse” means “foam” or “froth” in French which is perfectly understandable upon first taste. Usually, mousse is sweet and flavored with chocolate or fruit, but there are savory mousses as well which were actually invented first.

But guess what? You don’t need egg whites or cream to make a decadent and delicious dairy-free chocolate mousse. We can use aquafaba, which is the brine from a can of chickpeas. It’s an easy and convenient way to replace egg whites. Learn All About Aquafaba: 13 Amazing Recipes Made With Chickpea Brine to find out how to do it yourself. We can even make our own Homemade Dark Chocolate Chunks, so our mousse is not only yummy but healthier.

Get out your fanciest dessert glasses and get ready to celebrate the day. Check out these 8 Creamy Vegan Mousse Recipes and then try these creamy and decadent recipes from our Food Monster App for chocolate mousse and other desserts that have chocolate mousse in them. Yum!

1. Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Salted Caramel Mousse 1.jpg?zoom=0

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This dessert is easy to make, and it tastes absolutely divine! A smooth and creamy mousse, topped with popcorn, salted caramel sauce, and vegan cream and cookie, there’s no reason not to try Holly Jade‘s Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse!

2. Raspberry Linzer Mousse CakesLinzer For Video 4.jpg?zoom=0

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Layered with raspberry jam, and a light hazelnut mousse, Gretchen Price‘s Raspberry Linzer Mousse Cakes is really a crowd pleaser. And, they also look so beautiful, almost too beautiful to eat!

3. Frozen Chocolate Mousse Cups With Candy Cane Topping 

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Such a rich, creamy, and chocolaty dessert! Hannah Sunderani‘s Frozen Chocolate Mousse Cups With Candy Cane Topping can be enjoyed both frozen or fresh, depending on what you’re craving!

4. Raw Chocolate MousseRaw-Chocolate-Mousse-Rachael-Campbell

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A silky smooth chocolate mousse that will definitely impress your guests! Try Rachael Cambell‘s Raw Chocolate Mousse, it will only take you two minutes to whip together!

5. Chocolate Mousse With Cranberry and Almond Crunch Mousse 2 1170x550 1.jpg?zoom=0

Source: Chocolate Mousse With Cranberry and Almond Crunch

This heavenly mousse uses the brilliant aquafaba to make it super fluffy! This Chocolate Mousse With Cranberry and Almond Crunch by Pamela Higgins is topped with a cranberry, almond, and buckwheat crunchy mixture to make the perfect combination of smooth and crunchiness!

6. 15-Minute Salted Chocolate Mousse15 Minute Vegan Salted Chocolate Mousse.jpg?zoom=0

Source: 15-Minute Salted Chocolate Mousse

An intensely rich mousse, which is silky smooth and a perfect balance of sweetness and smoked salt! This 15-Minute Salted Chocolate Mousse from the 15 Minute Vegan cookbook is so quick to make, and you won’t believe what’s the main ingredient in it…

7. Raw Chocolate Mousse Berry Cake

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Would you believe us if we told that this delicious mousse cake contains healthy fats that is good for you? It does, and it’s also so delicious! Make Jessica Bose‘s Raw Chocolate Mousse Berry Cake when you’re craving something fruity and rich.

8. Beet and Chocolate Mousse Cake Beetroot And Chocolate Mousse Cake 6 Resize 1024x684.jpg?zoom=0

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A decadent cake with earthy flavors of beets, topped with a smooth and creamy chocolate mousse layer you simply can’t resist! Krisztina Berta‘s Beet and Chocolate Mousse Cake is the ultimate chocolaty dessert!

9. Black Forest Chocolate Mousse Cake Black Forest For Ogp 2.jpg?zoom=0

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The combination of chocolate and cherries might just be the best you will ever try. Gretchen Price‘s Black Forest Chocolate Mousse Cake combines chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, cherries, and coconut whipped cream. Drooling yet?

10. No-Bake Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan PieSweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan Pie.jpg?zoom=0

Source: No-Bake Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan Pie

A masterpiece of a cake, this No-Bake Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan Pie by Jasmine Briones will disappear fast from the table! A chocolaty crust and a decadent chocolate mousse makes this pie oh-so-delicious!

11. Double Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake Double Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake 1.jpg?zoom=0

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The only thing better than chocolate mousse? Kristen Genton‘s Double Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake! Two layers of cocoa sponge, two layers of silky cashew-based chocolate mousse, all in a dark chocolate ganache – this is a winner!

12. Chocolate Mousse Tower with Raspberry CoulisMousse Tower.jpg?zoom=0

Source: Chocolate Mousse Tower with Raspberry Coulis

A tower of chocolate mousse and raspberry? Yes please! This Chocolate Mousse Tower with Raspberry Coulis by Candle 79 is made with silken tofu, vegan chocolate chips, and sweetened with maple syrup!

13. Salted Chocolate Caramel Mousse

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Mousse

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Every spoonful of Danielle Dewar‘s Salted Chocolate Caramel Mousse is a delight. Japanese sweet potatoes, dates, pink salt and natural sweetener blend seamlessly into a deliciously sweet caramel mousse that’s then swirled with a rich chocolate mousse. Served in fancy glasses or thrifted mugs, this luscious mousse is the perfect dessert for date night.

14. Hazelnut Mousse With Warm Raspberries

Hazelnut Mousse with Warm Raspberries

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Chocolate and hazelnut are a flavor match made in heaven, but when raspberries join the fun, three is definitely NOT a crowd. Ida Hemmingsson-Holl‘s Hazelnut Mousse With Warm Raspberries is absolutely amazing. Silken tofu is the perfect base for the best chocolate mousse you’ll ever have. It’s dense, yet fluffy, and absolutely decadent. This would be amazing with a generous dollop of coconut whipped cream!

15. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse

Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse

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Roula Maria-Dib‘s Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse is creamy, rich, and dark with just the right amount of decadence. It only has good fats from avocados, so it is actually good for your cholesterol levels. Hmm, that means it’s in the best interest of your health to indulge in this dessert. Sounds like a win-win to us.

16. Three Ingredient Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

3 Ingredient Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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You can be tasting Clémence Moulaert‘s yummy Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse in the time it takes you to say “1..2..3” because it only has three ingredients! Aquafaba is the secret to making this feather-light, airy chocolate mousse that tastes so good, it will also disappear by the time you can count to three.

17. No-Bake Cashew Chocolate Mousse Cake With Fresh Mint

No-Bake Cashew Chocolate Mousse Cake With Fresh Mint

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Sometimes you just want a beautiful, decadent cake but don’t want to expend the effort of turning on the oven. Quelcy Kogel‘s delectable No-Bake Cashew Chocolate Mousse Cake With Fresh Mint makes it possible. Made with dates that add a fruity note that complements the filling, this cake is a sure knockout hit.

18. Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Pie With Graham Cracker Crust

Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Pie With Graham Cracker Crust [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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If you want some crunch with your creamy mousse, then make Aileen Metcalf‘s Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Pie With Graham Cracker Crust. The gluten-free chocolate graham cracker crust is amazing! It’s chewy and has just the right amount of sweetness and salt. A little Grand Marnier adds a boozy touch that pairs so well with the chocolate mousse. Serve with fresh strawberries for a pop of color.

19. Death By Chocolate: Cake, Mousse, and Ice Cream

Death By Chocolate: Cake, Mousse, and Ice Cream [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Florian Nouh‘s Death By Chocolate is the most guilt-free chocolate indulgence you’ll ever see. It’s 100 percent vegan and gluten-free. This dessert is a combination of a chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, and chocolate ice cream – all of it homemade. The fluffy chocolate cake mixed with the velvety mousse and creamy ice cream is absolutely to die for…or in this case, to live for.

20. Whole-Wheat Crepe Cake With Chocolate Mousse

Whole Wheat Crepe Cake With Chocolate Mousse

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Be careful not to trip on all those jaws hitting the floor when you serve Christin McKamey‘s Whole-Wheat Crepe Cake With Chocolate Mousse. Light and fluffy crepes are layered with whipped coconut cream and creamy chocolate avocado mousse that’s sweetened with dates. This delicate cake is the perfect dessert to serve at spring parties. Everyone will be impressed.

21. Peanut Butter Mousse Truffles

Peanut Butter Mousse Truffles [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Want to make an impression and memory on your guests? How about serving them truffle desserts in a shot glass! Brandi Doming‘s Peanut Butter Mousse Truffles are ultra-light, creamy, peanut butter clouds. These are so amazingly easy too and made with  simple, pronounceable and plant-based ingredients.

22. Award Night Black and White Mousse

Award Night Black and White Mousse [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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Chocolate mousse and vanilla whipped cream are perfectly layered in Michaell Johnson‘s Award Night Black and White Mousse. You can serve these coconut-based desserts in special glasses or with toppings to celebrate any occasion. These treats definitely win the award for “Best Dessert.”

23. Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Parfait

Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Parfait [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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This Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Parfait by Pauline Hanuise is absolutely delicious. It’s composed of a simple raw vegan peanut butter chocolate mousse that’s totally creamy, a raw, vegan brownie, and then it’s topped with coconut whipped cream. The mousse only requires four ingredients and the coconut whipped cream just one. There’s nothing to bake, so it’s super-easy and super-delicious.

24. Elvis Mousse Pie

Elvis Mousse Pie

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Aileen Metcalf‘s Elvis Mousse Pie is the king of desserts. Filled with a chocolate banana coconut mousse on a chocolate coconut crust, this dessert will have you all shook up. Top with extra bananas and whipped cream for even more deliciousness. Thank you, thank you very much.

25. Chocolate Mousse Tart With Lemon Cashew Cream


Source: Chocolate Mousse Tarts With Lemon Cashew Cream

Emily von Euw‘s Chocolate Mousse Tarts With Lemon Cashew Cream are absolutely unbelievable. There’s a chocolate crust encasing raw vegan chocolate mousse, topped off with sweet lemony cashew cream and cacao powder. The recipe includes whole foods like dates, avocado, and cashews. If you end up with extra chocolate mousse and cashew cream, that’s just a yummy bonus.

There are a lot of chocolate desserts, but chocolate mousse is the creamiest, silkiest, and smoothest of them all. Dairy-free and decadent, you’ll swoon over these chocolate mousse recipes. For more delicious chocolate recipes, check out 20 Dark and Decadent Chocolate Cake Recipes and Chocolate Lover’s Ultimate Guide to Decadent Recipes.

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