Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse | #aquafaba #chocolate #dessert #recipe

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse | #aquafaba #chocolate #dessert #recipe

I first learned about aquafaba a couple of years ago and I had my doubts. I mean, who would have thought that the liquid from a can of chickpeas could be whipped up and used as a replacement for egg whites? It’s kind of crazy, but it’s true. I’ve since used it to make vegan meringue and pavlova, marshmallow fluff, and my latest obsession: aquafaba chocolate mousse. It was only a matter of time before I figured out how to combine aquafaba with chocolate.

Today’s recipe brings together my tried and true aquafaba marshmallow fluff and the richest, darkest, chocolate pudding I’ve ever made. It takes 15 minutes start to finish and what really gets me pumped is how wholesome the pudding is—raw cacao powder, chia seeds, cashew butter, medjool dates, and my favorite REBBL Reishi Chocolate Elixir. You might remember that elixir from December’s Triple Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting post (fyi, that recipe makes THE best chocolate cupcakes).

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse | #aquafaba #chocolate #dessert #recipe

I love REBBL for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that they incorporate super herbs into their drinks. Reishi, if you’re not familiar, is a medicinal, glossy red mushroom that’s been nicknamed the “Divine Mushroom of Immortality” because it’s thought to give your immune system a boost, promote heart health, help detoxify your liver, and a seemingly endless list of other benefits. I can’t detect the reishi at all in the flavor of REBBL’s Chocolate Elixir, but it’s nice to know I’m getting some extra goodness with my chocolate.

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse | #aquafaba #chocolate #dessert #recipe

As we’re wrapping up January, month of salads and healthy greens, and heading towards Valentine’s Day and all things chocolate, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the importance of mindful indulgence. For me, this means slowing down and being present enough to be in tune with what my body is actually craving, whether that’s more sleep, a brisk walk outside, a giant kale salad, or a bowl of rich chocolate mousse. Food isn’t solely about nutrition—sometimes we need a little reminder to feed our bodies and our souls.

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In the spirit of mindful indulgence and self-care, REBBL is generously giving away an entire case of their coconut milk-based elixirs and proteins to one lucky P&H reader! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post letting me know one of the ways you replenish your body and soul. I would love to hear what works for you. ♥

I’ll randomly choose a winner on Thursday, February 9th at 12pm ET. Please note that the giveaway is open to US residents. Good luck!

P.S. If you’d like an additional chance to win some REBBL drinks and an awesome prize pack, make sure you enter REBBL’s sweepstakes too! They’ve partnered with KitchenAid and Cocokind Skincare for some pretty great prizes.

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse | #aquafaba #chocolate #dessert #recipe

Thank you to REBBL for sponsoring this post! We love their Super Herb Elixirs and Plant-Based Proteins. Check their store locator to find them near you (they’re adding new locations all the time)!


Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse | #aquafaba #chocolate #dessert #recipe

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 15 mins

15 minute vegan chocolate mousse that's extra rich and chocolatey without any of the dairy! This is one of my favorite recipes and it's so easy to make!

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse | #aquafaba #chocolate #dessert #recipe

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse



For the aquafaba fluff:

  • 1/2 cup organic fine white sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • liquid from one 15-ounce can unsalted chickpeas, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the chocolate mousse:

  • 1 1/2 bottles (16 ounces) REBBL Reishi Chocolate Elixir
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup creamy salted cashew butter
  • 5 medjool dates, pitted, soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes and drained
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups prepared aquafaba fluff

For the garnish (optional):

  • leftover aquafaba fluff
  • fresh berries
  • shaved vegan dark chocolate
  • mint leaves

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 4

Prep Time: 15 mins

15 minute vegan chocolate mousse that's extra rich and chocolatey without any of the dairy! This is one of my favorite recipes and it's so easy to make!


  • Prepare the aquafaba fluff: In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, arrowroot powder and salt. Set aside. Pour the chickpea liquid into a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat at low speed, then slowly increase the speed to high. Beat for 5 minutes, until soft peaks have formed and the mixture has become very light and fluffy (it should expand to more than quadruple in size and look like shaving cream). Turn the speed down to medium-high and start adding the sugar mixture one heaping tablespoon at a time. Once all of the sugar has been added, increase the speed back to the highest setting. Continue to whip until stiff, glossy peaks form and hold their shape (about 5-7 minutes). You should be able to hold the mixing bowl upside down and have everything stay in place. Stop the mixer and pour in the vanilla. Beat for another 10-15 seconds until incorporated.
  • Prepare the chocolate mousse: add the REBBL Reishi Chocolate Elixir, cacao powder, chia seeds, cashew butter, dates, and vanilla to your blender. Turn it to low speed and slowly increase to high speed, blending until very smooth. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a medium mixing bowl and allow it to sit in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to chill and thicken.
  • Add 2 cups of the prepared aquafaba fluff to the chocolate mixture. Gently fold to combine.
  • Portion the chocolate mousse into 4 dishes. Top with a dollop of leftover aquafaba fluff, then garnish with fresh berries, dark chocolate shavings, and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.

Notes [3]

The cashew butter can be replaced with another nut butter if you’d prefer, but it will change the flavor. I like cashew butter because it’s mild, but peanut or almond butters would also work well.

Leftover chocolate mousse will begin to deflate as it sits. It’s still delicious, but it won’t be as fluffy as when the aquafaba has just been prepared. For best results, I recommend making this recipe right before you plan to serve it.

Use the leftover aquafaba fluff to make vegan meringue or pavlova!

Copyright © 2020 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. Stefani says

    My secret weapons against the winter blues this year are yoga and a delicious, creamy, perfect superfood hot chocolate recipe I found on a Swedish blog, containing tahini and turmeric. Ideally, I’d have more time to read, as well, but two out of three ain’t bad

  2. One of the ways I like to replenish my body is to simply have some of my vegan protein shakes and sleep!

  3. Pie says

    This looks incredible! Looking forward to trying recipes.

  4. Shandi says

    The best way for me to recharge and replenish my body is every Sunday night I do sunday spa night, where I get a good workout in, followed by a long bath/facemask/ hair mask including candles and hot tea. Nothing feels better than sweating it all out and replenishing with a lot of water and tea 🙂

  5. Deanne says

    I replenish my body and soul by being Vegan, doing yoga, meditating and spending time with animals and in nature. Nothing soothes me like all of nature.

  6. Alyssa says

    I think a nice walk outdoors always seems to replenish me. The exercise and fresh air always feel good.

  7. Connie Green says

    To replenish my inner magic and sense of well being there is nothing better than a hike in a remote wilderness area.

  8. Kate L. says

    Lately I’ve been lighting candles in the evening and opting to read instead of watch TV before bed. It’s become a favorite habit and my sleep is a lot better. Thank you for offering this giveaway, Amanda. I’ve wanted to try REBBL ever since your chai creamsicles post. <3

  9. Meghan says

    In the summer my self-care involves time in the sun. In the winter, I make my living space as cozy as possible. Twinkly lights, a wood fire, a big mug of tea, my dog, and snuggling with a blanket and a good book. The quiet is replenishing.

  10. Caroline says

    Time outside is how I re-energize. I live in the city so it’s harder to get out in nature, but I have a favorite park where I go to people watch and think, no technology. I let my mind wander and see where it takes me.

  11. Sally says

    Baking is my therapy! I would love to win this giveaway so I can make all of your yummy rebbl recipes!

  12. Heather says

    These photos are so striking! I really like the red berries and clean white…it’s very “graphic.” I would love to try some REBBL because it fits in with my current self-care routine. Every Saturday morning when I go grocery shopping I treat myself to a fancy drink at Whole Foods. It’s a fun way to signal the beginning of the weekend and even though it’s a small indulgence, it makes me feel special.

  13. Kelsey says

    oatmeal! and running are my ultimate body replenishers. The two usually go hand hand as oatmeal is my essential running fuel.

  14. Rachel says

    Wow, girl! I had no idea you could use aquafaba to make mousse – crazy! Your recipe sounds incredible. Now all I need is some of that Reishi Chocolate elixir… 😉

  15. Carly says

    I need to be better about taking time to replenish. With everything happening in the world I feel depleted. Your blog is one of the ways I get inspired, reading your story and making your recipes. I would love to win this giveaway and make your chocolate mousse next. Chocolate helps. xo

  16. Natalia M says

    I’m training for Boston marathon, and it’s exhausting to say the least. I find that if I take mental breaks to recharge, it does much more than just taking rest days. My favorite way to unwind mentally is in the kitchen, believe it or not. Creating vegan indulgences that also feed the soul (I agree with you on importance of that), seems to replenish my energy and give me a boost. Training for marathon they say is more mental than physical, so I always have to remind myself to focus on the mental part not just physical.

  17. Katherine R. says

    AWESOME giveaway! Your posts always seem to come at just the right time for me. I need to be better about taking care of myself. As a mom and wife, it’s easy for that to get lost in the shuffle. This past weekend I took a long bath on Sunday night with a fancy bath salt and it was HEAVEN. I really need to do that more often.

  18. Nicollette says

    Exercise, whole foods, and a lot of sleep.

  19. Jocelyn says

    I hadn’t heard of REBBL before your post but it sounds amazing! Running is my way to replenish – so good for body + soul!

  20. Ashley says

    I either meditate or go on long solo walks to replenish myself!

  21. Julie says

    I replenish with a walk outside in the morning and an invigorating workout at night.

  22. Starla says

    Wow, those look so delicious. I love to participate in yoga and pure barre each week. I have found it to help in more ways than one and now if I go without it I feel my week is incomplete! Also, I love to try and make at least one fresh juice each day.

  23. Johanne says

    Waking before the sunrise and reading with my cats before anyone in the house rises is my time to unwind and breath.

  24. Elizabeth says

    Beautiful photos! You are making me want to dive face first into a bowl of that chocolate mousse. 😉 Like some of the other people have said, I also re-group by taking long walks and time to be quiet. I’m a big believer in getting out into nature to put life in perspective.

  25. Shauna says

    I found your blog on Pinterest and I’m so glad I did! I love your photo style and simple recipes and I would love to try some Rebbl Elixir! One of the ways I take care of myself is through journaling. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid and its so grounding. Highly recommend it!

  26. Kayla says

    I made this after lunch today and it turned out amazing! Thank you for my new favorite dessert recipe!

  27. Terri Cole says

    Listening to music is one of my favorite ways to recharge.

  28. Ashley says

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I love to relax by reading in bed before I head to sleep.

  29. charj says

    I recharge and replenish by getting more rest, drinking more water and taking things a bit slower

  30. Carolyne says

    The best way I replenish my body is to make sure I get at least 8 cups of water everyday as well as get enough sleep. I also enjoy making smoothies with a mix of fresh fruits and frozen fruits with some plant-based protein powder.

  31. Wow! I am so very new to trying a plant based diet and thankful for your blog. To recharge, I could not do without my bikram yoga. First yoga, i have every loved… And now looking for new recipes!

  32. Lydia Claire says

    Spending extra time with my companion animals always heals me.

  33. Rana says

    i rebound on my mini trampoline and i eat flaxseeds for energy and to flatten the belly.

  34. Dawn says

    Yoga, meditation and Kombucha!

  35. Vera says

    nice blog! very helpful to read everyone’s responses.

  36. Reading romance and young adult (dystopian) novels to unwind, to escape, and for fun!

  37. Kristi says

    I have struggled a lot and still do to find balance within myself and to keep that balance. I have found that I a mindfully designed daily rhythm, and sticking to that rhythm, is important. Paying attention to the quality of sleep, going to yoga classes, drinking plenty of water, and having a cup of herbal tea while reading a book in the evening are all essential parts of my day. Over the years I have learnt that it is reading classics that works for me as a way to replenish my body and soul. At the moment I have Tolstoy’s War and Peace on my bedside table.

  38. Dandi D says

    I replenish by having a treat of Greek yogurt and peanut butter and reading a book after the children go to bed.

  39. Maddie says

    What a great giveaway! Let’s see, for restoring my energy I like to spend time with friends. I’m very extroverted, so being around other people (people I like!) gives me energy.

  40. Jess Caneal says

    I replenish by getting enough sleep! Especially right now since I’m at the end of my pregnancy with twins and may not get to sleep soon!

  41. Barbara says

    I would love to try some rebbl drinks! I always find that driving helps to clear my mind…so long as it’s not in traffic. lol

  42. Zoe says

    Kombucha (obviously) and mindfulness are certainly my go-tos for replenishing, although a good laugh doesn’t hurt either.

  43. sarah says

    I replenish myself with yoga, nature, & music. I love REBBL elixirs!

  44. Rachel Brown says

    I love a good hike to destress and take my mind of things. It’s a chance to disconnect from technology and appreciate nature. And a good nutritious treat after is the perfect reward!

  45. Janet L says

    Sundays are my replenish days. They always start with yoga, a long session of foam rolling, a large brunch spread and an afternoon nap. The rest of the week I always aim to get 8 hours of sleep per night.

  46. Molly says

    I replenish with a mug of tea and a good book.

  47. Steve says

    I don’t have REBBL near me but I made your recipe last night using chocolate almond milk and it was insanely good. It was my first time making aquafaba–I had no idea it was that easy to make. Thank you for another great recipe!

  48. Sarah says

    Beautiful photos you two! <3 I would love to try some rebbl drinks. My self-care tip is to put on a little makeup. I know it sounds vain but hear me out. 😉 Even just some mascara and lip gloss makes me look more awake and then I *feel* more awake. I swear by it.

  49. Omg this looks SO good! I replenish my body & soul by getting outside every day (no matter the weather!).

  50. Judith says

    awesome – i practice yoga everyday

  51. Christine Lee says

    I replenish by taking a long walk in the morning, maybe some yoga, and eating well.

  52. Steph says
  53. EmmyGee says

    I replenish myself by taking yoga and aerobic classes, followed by a nice long steam. Them spending time with my boys.

  54. Nicole says

    Bubble baths are a big thing for me. Light some candles, turn off the lights, and put some music. I think it also helps that my cats insist on joining me in the bathroom during bath time, so I get to spend time with them as well LoL

  55. ET Pruitt says

    Gardening is one of the ways I replenish myself

  56. Jennifer Bay says

    I replenish my body by drinking plenty of water.

  57. manda says

    Coffee breaks recharge my spirit

  58. Ashley B. says

    My husband got me some beautiful healing crystals for Christmas that really make me feel at ease. I love a good cup of Matcha green tea, any tea at that, really. A nice, long bath with a glass of wine is perfection too.

  59. Hannah says

    I replenish my body and soul by making sure I move. So often we think we relax, but we really don’t. I’ve taken up yoga to make sure I actually stretch out and release anything that’s secretly held. It has done wonders for me!

  60. Gina says

    I would love to try some Rebbl. I like to replenish by taking a long weekend to travel somewhere new. I can’t do it all the time, but I try to sneak away whenever I can. It does wonders for my sanity.

  61. Kayla says

    To energize I like to take a spin class at my gym. It’s the most effective way I’ve found to clear my head and literally burn off stress. The key is having good music and an instructor who’s super into it! (otherwise it feels like torture!)

  62. Tessa W says

    Chamomile tea, a great workout, and anything with fresh pineapple!

  63. Mariam says

    Bubble baths are my jam! Thanks for the giveaway Amanda!

  64. Cate R. says

    A few months ago my husband bought be an infrared sauna for my birthday (I know, he’s a keeper). I spend 30 minutes in it after my workouts and it is HEAVEN. Winter this year has been much more tolerable to say the least.

  65. Alexandra Robertson says

    This looks amazing! Anything chocolate grabs my attention lol. One of ny ways I like to replenish and energize myself is with lots of lemon water and white tea. I also make sure to indulge in a bubble bath on the weekends!

  66. Kayley says

    One of the ways I replenish my body and soul is by getting plenty of sleep!

  67. Susanna Austin says

    I’ve been doing some “schooling” on my own. Right now I’m studying Music Theory with a Complete Self-study course book I checked out at my library. It is very calming.

  68. Estella Csonka says

    Eating an organic clean vegan diet plus am now making more time to sit quietly with classical music softly playing… revives the body, mind & soul.

  69. Casey says

    The best way for me to recharge and replenish is through meditation, and exercise.

  70. Alyssa says

    Few things are better than a girls night to just vent and be silly.

  71. Ashley C says

    I replenish my body and soul by eating my veggies and taking the time to work out

  72. Steph says

    I recharge by taking some alone time, outdoors if the weather is good, or a long bath with fancy salts and candles if it’s not nice out. Thank you for this giveaway and introducing me to Rebbel!

  73. Dana MATTHEWS says

    I replenish my body and soul by making sure that I spend quality time with my girls and enjoy how they are growing each day. Physically I replenish by making sure that I drink plenty of water and that I moisturize daily.

  74. Kara Kudro says

    I replenish my body and soul by taking time to exercise each day and eating whole foods. I love trying new things and this is such a great giveaway

  75. Ancilla Jagdeo says

    I replenish my body and soul with a good home cooked meal. I find therapy in cooking. I love trying new recipes that have healthy ingredients and make a tasty meal.

  76. Alana says

    Baking is my way to get centered. Anything with chocolate helps too. 😉

  77. Lilly says

    I love all aspects of cooking a meal, especially when I get to spend time with my family making it together. It’s simultaneously calming and energizing, if that makes any sense at all. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to try Rebbl.

  78. Taylor says

    Just wanted to comment and tell you that I tried the Reishi Chocolate Rebbl today after reading your post and it did not disappoint! It might just be my new favorite drink! Thanks Amanda for all that you do!

  79. janet m says

    I unwind by resting ,reading christian romance books and by going fishing at our local lake.

  80. deanna says

    I replenish my body and soul by walking with my dog. She recharges me with dog kisses.

  81. Anne Perry says

    I replenish by avoiding gmos.

  82. Annette says

    The images look so delicious.

    I replenish my body and soul by spending time in prayer and having regular get togethers with my best friend – we get our nails done, have a nice meal, and either shop or see a movie.

  83. Hannah says

    Knitting is my meditation. It doesn’t matter what I’m making so long as I can take the time to just work with my hands, take a break from everything else, and have a quiet moment to think.

  84. Darlene Owen says

    I usually babysit my 2 grandchildren for 4 days a week away from my house, so my best replenish for me is hugging my 3 black lab dogs and taking them for walks and just loving them to pieces.

    1. Congrats, Darlene! You won the REBBL giveaway! Send me an email ( with your mailing address and I’ll forward it along to my contact at REBBL. 🙂

  85. Lauren says

    Reading replenishes my soul and exercise replenishes my body.

  86. Nancy says

    I replenish my body and soul by drinking lots of water, eating lots of fresh produce, reading,and getting plenty of sleep.

  87. TallulahJane says

    I replenish with a nice bubble bath every now and then. Sometimes I just need that to relax my mind and body.

  88. Deborah says

    I replenish by going on hikes in the woods and by eating healthy delicious food.

    Thank you for the recipes and for hosting the giveaway!

  89. Lisa Narciso says

    I just recently had a baby about a month ago. I never ate breakfast in the mornings, mainly because I slept in so late. Now that we have a nice schedule, I make a good breakdast every morning for my fiancé and I. It feels great. I also have increased my water intake tremendously when I found out I was pregnant! ?

  90. Mya says

    I treat myself to fresh juice from a local cafe and read a book (not a screen).

  91. Alice says

    I cuddle with my favorite humans and furry friends. My dog is an excellent therapist. 😉

  92. Mechele M Johnson says

    I replenish my body by gathering, preserving, and eating my traditional foods. I am a NW Coast Native American and it is important to our culture to keep the old ways going. One of the ways we retain our culture is through our foods. I spend a lot of time with my children teaching them how to gather and prepare our foods. Some examples are drying and smoking salmon, picking and processing fiddleheads, nettles, elderberries, blackberries, huckleberries, salmon berries, digging clams, peeling cedar, just to name a few. It is therapeutic and replenishing to the soul as well. 🙂

  93. Hannah says

    Just in the knick of time I hope! 🙂 I would love to try some rebbl and add it to my restorative routine of hot yoga and a nice walk, followed by a yummy treat.

  94. Latanya says

    I take a day or two off of work to catch up to just rest or take a 3 day vacation to somewhere new.

  95. Bella says

    I rant about whatever is bothering to my friends. Then I regret it and the cycle starts over again lol

  96. Cassidy ciazza says

    A hot bubble bath with a good lavender epsom salt soak, followed by sipping a cup of herbal tea under a hand made quilt with a good book usually makes me feel great!

  97. shanna says

    I replenish my body with lots of water, long walks, and yoga!

  98. Crafty Nunn says

    I am learning to meditate. This is a great giveaway. Thank you for having it.

  99. Angelica Dimeo says

    I replenish my body by going up and down stairs as excercise

  100. Julie Waldron says

    I replenish by taking a walk with my family.

  101. Mary Dailey says

    It’s working out in the flower garden for me with breaks in between to drink plenty of fruit-induced water! It is so much fun!

  102. Renee Rousseau says

    My secret weapons against the winter blues is to try new healthy recipes and take the extra time to read labels and plan ahead. I find that making lunches ahead for the week has prevented thoughtless grazing! My concentration this week is on soups and next week seafoods.

  103. Courtney says

    I replenish my by taking mental health days! Reading & listening to music is my happy time.

  104. allyson Tice says

    i replenish by reading!! true story! It helps me focus and regenerate!

  105. Donna Kozar says

    I take vitamins, but I am looking for something more.

  106. LeAnn Harbert says

    I go for a walk in the woods.

  107. Leela says

    Eating a good, homemade meal.

  108. Angela Saver says

    I replenish my body and soul by hanging out with my family/friends, getting adequate sleep, eating healthy, & exercising regularly!


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