Superfood Chocolate Mousse

Superfood Chocolate Mousse

Prep Time

1440 minutes

Cook Time



2 people

This decadent, allergen-free dessert is so good that you won’t believe how healthy it is! It successfully removes the egg, dairy, and flour from a classic custard, and in doing so makes it extremely easy to make a tasty dessert. Chia seeds, which swell up and form a gel that thickens the mousse, are the main ingredient. Not only are they providing the texture in this dish, they also pack a healthy punch: loads of fiber and omega 3s reside in the little seeds.


  • Substitute vanilla almond milk with unsweetened almond milk.
  • Add 1/4 cup coconut cream.
  • Add more sweetener, to taste: honey, agave, or maple syrup.



  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons tart cherry juice (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream (optional)


  • 1 In 1-qt jar, mix milk, vanilla, and chia seeds together.
  • 2 Shake mixture to ensure there are no lumps.
  • 3 Open jar and add cocoa powder.
  • 4 Close the jar and again shake to thoroughly mix.
  • 5 Store in refrigerator overnight.
  • 6 In the morning, the mousse will be thick and creamy from the chia seeds.
  • 7 If you want a lighter, frothier texture, use a whisk to aerate it before serving.
  • 8 Serve cold in small bowls with fresh fruit.


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