When you think chocolate mousse, you think of copious amounts of chocolate, sugar, eggs and butter whipped together to create a luscious, fluffy and airy dessert.
My mum used to make Julia Child’s Mousse au Chocolat when we had guests over. She would serve it topped with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and some orange confit.
It was so good, she would win raves. I remember it got to a point where people would actually ask her (more like beg her) to make it when she invited them over for dinner.
I loved her mousse au chocolat, and I still do. To me, mum's mousse au chocolat means home, family and friends.
It’s a special dish, but let’s be honest, it’s a calorie bomb. There’s point no denying that.
Sugar and butter and eggs and chocolate, all natural ingredients, yes, but a lot of them, too much of them.
Once in awhile it’s OK to have it - on special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas; but that’s about it.
So what about the rest of the year? 363 days without mousse au chocolat? How sad...
That’s when this chia chocolate mousse comes into play. This is a great little recipe that has become a chocolate fix favorite in my apt.
It’s arguably one of the easiest recipes on the planet; no cooking, no whipping, no creaming. All you need is a 4 ingredients and a blender. That simple.
And you know what’s even more awesome about it? That this chia chocolate mousse accommodates everybody, I mean E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y!
Rawists, paleoistas, vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, etc, you name it. Everyone is allowed to dig into this delicious dessert.
And between the chia seeds, cocoa, banana and coconut milk it’s a true nutritional powerhouse. However, what really matters to me is that this chocolate mousse is good, REALLY FREAKING GOOD!
Print this recipe!
Note. I don’t really feel there’s the need to add coconut sugar, but my GF strongly disagrees with me; so I’ll let you be the judge of that. It really comes down to how sweet you like your chocolate mousse to be.
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons ground chia seeds*
1 cup coconut milk (use BPA free coconut milk)
2 tablespoons powdered coconut sugar (optional, for extra sweetness)
pinch of medium coarse sea salt (optional)
* If you can’t find ground chia seeds, you can grind them in a small coffee grinder.
Combine all ingredients in a blender (or food processor) and process until creamy and smooth.
Place chocolate mousse in a bowl or single serving bowls/ramekins and put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow ground chia seeds to solidify.
If you’re like me and believe that chocolate and salt are a marriage made in heaven, sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt before serving.
One serving (without coconut sugar) yields 205 calories, 16 grams of fat, 16.3 grams of carbs and 4.5 grams of protein.