4-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

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I’ve got an absolutely delightful dessert recipe to share with all of you paleo dessert-lovers. This chocolate mousse recipe is so deliciously sweet and creamy, you won’t be able to get enough of it. It’s super easy to make as well, as it only requires four ingredients. It combines paleo-approved dark chocolate with cacao powder for a one-two punch of amazing chocolate flavor. Along with that sweet chocolate flavor, there’s also a lovely hint of coconut as the other two ingredients used are melted coconut oil and full-fat coconut milk.

mousse recipe

Chocolate mousse is one of those desserts that’s almost too perfect. It can be light and fluffy, or thick and creamy depending on how you make it. Today I’ve got a delightful paleo-friendly version that requires only four ingredients to make one outstanding mousse. Best of all? It only takes about 15 minutes to prepare.

Chocolate Mousse That’s Loaded With Healthy Fats 

Anybody who’s been following a paleo diet for an extended period of time knows how important quality sources of dietary fats are. Along with protein, healthy fats generally make up the vast majority of your daily calories. The good news is that this chocolate mousse is packed with healthy fats in a dessert that also tastes incredible.

The chocolate flavoring in the mousse comes from the delectable mixture of dark chocolate and cacao powder. Not only is dark chocolate high in monounsaturated fats, it has specific bioactive compounds such as theobromine that help to protect your heart against cardiovascular disease. (1) On its own, dark chocolate doesn’t tend to be particularly sweet, however, as it has more of a rich and bitter flavor.

chopped chocolate

mousse ingredients

That’s where the cacao powder comes into play. Cacao powder perfectly offsets the dark chocolate and they combine to produce a deliciously dreamy chocolate flavor in the mousse. Best of all, cacao powder is also loaded with healthy nutrients, including essential vitamins, minerals, and an even higher antioxidant content than even blueberries possess. Cacao contains flavonols and methylxanthines in abundance. These components have a wide range of benefits for human health, including reducing blood pressure, improving sleep quality, and even boosting your mood. (2)

blended chocolate mousse

The coconut milk and coconut oil both provide plenty of health benefits as well. They each have their own fair share of vitamins and minerals, in addition to contributing to the overall flavor profile of the recipe. And contrary to what many people may think, the fats found in coconuts are medium-chain triglyceride fatty acids, which have been shown to help weight loss by being easily burned as energy rather than store as body fat. (3) Together, the coconut oil and coconut milk help round out this awesome mousse through their creamy components.

paleo chocolate mousse

This chocolate mousse is the perfect balance of rich, creamy and bittersweet. Top it with some fresh raspberries, shaved chocolate, and mint leaves, and you have one sumptuous dessert. Don’t forget to chill it before serving.

If you’re looking for more great chocolate dessert recipes to try out, here are a few other great ones that are featured on the site:


    • 4 oz paleo approved dark chocolate
    • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
    • 2 tbsp cacao powder
    • 1 (14 oz) can full fat coconut milk


  1. Melt the chocolate using the double boiler method.
  2. Place the coconut milk, melted chocolate, coconut oil and cacao powder in a food processor and process until smooth.
  3. Divide the mixture between 6 (3 oz) glasses.
  4. Refrigerate for minimum 1 hour before serving.
  5. Garnish with fresh berries and serve!


Total Time

4 hours 15 minutes

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

1 hour 5 minutes

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More Good Chocolate Mousse Recipes

Mocha Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Paleo chocolate mousse is a delicious, nutritious dessert that can be made in minutes. With the addition of avocado, the mousse turns out silky and rich. Though the recipe doesn’t take long to whip up, the mousse should chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving in order to obtain the best texture.

Mocha Chocolate Mousse Recipe


1 ripe avocado
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup coconut milk
4-5 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp instant coffee powder


1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust the levels of honey and coffee to taste.

2. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.


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