Easy Chocolate Mousse

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.


  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk (not “light” coconut milk)
  • 1 1/2 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!


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.”
– Rumi

May you find joy in your mousse and in your day. 🙂

Chef Maitri Carmichael brings a creative and peaceful energy to every plate. She grew up in Toronto with a British Grandma and an Italian Nonna who showed their love through food, then she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, spending her free time at community farms and zen kitchens. Originally a scientist and biotech entrepreneur, she graduated from the Vegan Chef School in London (2021) and the Raw Food Culinary Academy in Vancouver (2023), and is now settled in Hawaii.

10 responses to “Easy Chocolate Mousse”

  1. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    Love in a bowl! 🙂

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    Facebook comment from Jean: So delicious

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    Facebook comment from Jennifer: Ohhhhhhhhh
    That looks so yum!!!!

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    Facebook comment from Ann: Thanks for sharing!

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    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!

  6. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    Facebook comment from Colleen: As much as I need some chocolate mousse, I needed to read that quote more than anything. I’ve been struggling lately. Thank you.

    1. maitricookswithlove Avatar

      @Colleen I’m glad the quote was helpful, and I wish you ease and relief in your day today! ❤❤❤

  7. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    Instagram comment from Char: Looks amazing! Love that it’s only 3 ingredients too. Beautiful words as well. I needed those today. 💖

    1. maitricookswithlove Avatar

      @Char I’m so glad! I needed those words too. Sending you a big hug. 😍❤️

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    Instagram comment from Evan: ❤️❤️

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