I was looking out for some alternate options to an eggless mousse and didn't really feel like the usual creamy heavy mousse. Suddenly I thought to myself that if chia seeds were used as an egg substitute in cakes and cookies, then why couldn't it be a substitute in a mousse? Once the dried chia seeds are soaked really well, they blend into an extremely silky smooth mousse. Who would have thought? Just make sure that you soak them overnight because it needs that time to soften.

This recipe doesn't even have any sugar in it, only maple syrup. So take note that since it uses a lot of dark ingredients like filter coffee and cocoa, it isn't really very sweet. It has a very deep dark chocolate note so if you want it to be a bit sweeter, then add an extra 2 or 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar/powdered brown sugar or coconut sugar.

Since the chia seeds need to be soaked overnight and the mousse needs to set for a couple of ours, the only issue is that you need to plan a bit earlier but that hardly seems like much of a problem. Chia seeds are also an extremely good source of vegan protein and high in omega-3 fatty acids. They are also loaded with antioxidants and fibre while at the same time very low in calories. The bottom line is that if you haven't added chia seeds to your diet then you definitely should and this is the PERFECT way to do so!

AuthorAditiCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

This chia seed mousse is the perfect answer if you were looking for an eggless mousse. It is really healthy and at the same time super silky, chocolatey and smooth!

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 mins

 ½ cup chia seeds
 1 ½ cups coconut milk
 ½ cup water
 ½ cup maple syrup or honey for non vegan option
 2 ½ tbsp filter coffee decoction
 1 tbsp vanilla extract or essence
 ¼ cup cocoa powder
 1 pinch salt

1

Sift your cocoa into a bowl.

2

Pour in the filter coffee along with the coconut milk, water, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix till well combined.

3

Add the chia seeds to the cocoa mixture and mix till well combined. Stir in the salt as well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

4

After the chia seeds have had their time to soak, blend them till smooth in a high speed blender.

5

Pour your chocolate mousse into glasses and refrigerate for at least 3 hours till well set.

6

Garnish with a little coconut whip (recipe coming soon), blueberries (or any fruit actually) and some cacao nibs!

Ingredients

 ½ cup chia seeds
 1 ½ cups coconut milk
 ½ cup water
 ½ cup maple syrup or honey for non vegan option
 2 ½ tbsp filter coffee decoction
 1 tbsp vanilla extract or essence
 ¼ cup cocoa powder
 1 pinch salt

Directions

1

Sift your cocoa into a bowl.

2

Pour in the filter coffee along with the coconut milk, water, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix till well combined.

3

Add the chia seeds to the cocoa mixture and mix till well combined. Stir in the salt as well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

4

After the chia seeds have had their time to soak, blend them till smooth in a high speed blender.

5

Pour your chocolate mousse into glasses and refrigerate for at least 3 hours till well set.

6

Garnish with a little coconut whip (recipe coming soon), blueberries (or any fruit actually) and some cacao nibs!

Vegan Chocolate & Filter Coffee Chia Seed Mousse

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2 Comments

  1. Anusha August 14, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    What brand of coco powder do u use?

    Reply
    1. Aditi August 19, 2019 at 5:51 am

      Hi Anusha!
      I generally use Barry Callebaut or Valrhona. A good indian cocoa is Campco.

      Reply

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