This vegan chocolate mousse is a fluffy and a light dessert you can have even while you are on any calorie counting diets for losing weight. It low-fat, low-calorie and can still fix your chocolate or dessert cravings.
- 1 Can chickpeas (we will use the only aquafaba from it)
- 40g vegan dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon sweetener
- 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds
- 1 teaspoon pistachios lightly crunched.
- Break the dark chocolate into smaller pieces and place it in a glass or metal bowl.
- Place the bowl over a pot of boiling water making sure the chocolate bowl doesn’t touch the water.
- The chocolate will begin to melt slowly and take care not to burn it. Once done take out the bowl and allow it to cool down slightly. We don’t want to put very hot chocolate in the next step.
- Open the can of chickpeas and drain the liquid taking into a big mixing bowl which should be clean and non-greasy.
- Using an electric hand mixer, Start beating it like you beat eggs until fluffy and it forms stiff peaks. Forming stiff peaks is very important. Do not get scared of you over whipping it as that won’t happen :). this step will take a good 15 min. You could do with stand mixer too.
- Once you get the above consistency, fold in the cooled and melted chocolate gently into the whipped aquafaba. Mix very gently using a spatula making sure not to disturb the texture of it.
- Don’t worry if the aquafaba turns deflated a bit as its absolutely normal but make sure you don’t disturb it too much while mixing the melted chocolate.
- Carefully pour this mixture into glass jars and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or preferably overnight.
- Garnish with fruits and nuts of your choice but keep it low-calorie ofcourse
- Whip until the mixture forms stiff peaks. Use an electric mixer always.
- Make sure you melt the chocolate using the stovetop method as it can get burnt quickly in the microwave.
- If you are making it the first time, make sure you fold in the some of the whipped aquafaba into chocolate mixture first and then fold that into remaining mixture. It would be a bit difficult to fold in the melted chocolate directly into aquafaba.
- Sugar is optional, but if using try to incorporate powdered sugar or a sweetener.
- Chocolate is ideally to be melted on the boiling pot method to avoid burning.
- The amount of chocolate really depends on your taste, I used less as I only needed a hint of it, you could increase it if you want.
- allow the chocolate to cool down a bit as mixing hot chocolate into aquafaba can spill the texture and air bubbled formed.
- Category: Dessert
Keywords: chickpeas, vegan, chocolate, low-calorie, low-fat