Vegan Chocolate Chia Mousse

Hey everyone! It’s Tieghan again from Half Baked Harvest. I am so excited to be back on The Chriselle Factor today to share this healthy Valentine’s Day treat with you all. If you missed my last few posts, click here and here

If there’s one month of the year to celebrate all things chocolate, it’s definitely February. I love any excuse to make sweet treats and splurge on a dozen or so fresh roses. Like a lot of you, I’m still working hard to stick to a pretty healthy lifestyle for 2018, and that includes keeping my eats (mostly) clean and healthy. The good news for us is that it’s possible to still enjoy sweets even when on a healthy eating plan. Enter this chocolate chia mousse.

This mousse is packed with so many good for us ingredients that it could almost be considered a Superfood…and in my mind it totally is.

Chia seeds are crazy little seeds that when added to liquid, they plump up and become soft and pudding like. They can even be used in place of eggs in most recipes. They’re truly one of the coolest and craziest ingredients. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, iron, and calcium. A single serving of chia seeds contains 5.6 grams of protein, making this mousse a healthy dose of vegan protein.

The other Superfood ingredient today is cacao, which is the purest, rawest form of chocolate, and contains high amounts of antioxidants. Cacao also supplies the body with serotonin, which will help to combat stress and improve our mood by promoting feelings of happiness, relaxation, and well being. Perfect for us single girls who might need a happiness boost on Valentine’s Day!

And finally, one of the best parts about this recipe is just how easy it is to make. Just mix everything together, let the chia seeds soak for a bit, blend, chill the mousse, and then eat. It does take a little time to prepare because of all the chilling, so plan a little ahead when making this chocolate mousse.

Vegan Chocolate Chia Mousse

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes + 4 hours chill time
Serves: 6

3/4 cup chia seeds
2 1/4 cups nut milk
1/2 cup cacao powder, or unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon flakey sea salt
dried roses and cacao nibs, for serving (optional)

Coconut Cream

1 (14 ounce) can coconut cream, chilled
2 tablespoons real maple syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a bowl, whisk together the chia seeds, milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. Cover and place in the fridge for 2 hours or up to overnight.

Transfer the chia seed mix to a blender and blend on high power until smooth and creamy. It’s helpful to scrape down the sides once or twice while blending to incorporate everything. Taste and add more maple if a sweeter mousse is desired. Spoon the mouse into 6 servings bowls. Cover and chill 2 hours or overnight.

To make the coconut cream, tip the coconut cream upside down and pour out the coconut water. Scoop out the coconut cream and add it to a mixing bowl with the maple syrup and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream until combined.

Serve the mousse topped with coconut cream, and if desired, dried roses and cacao nibs.

To make the coconut cream hearts, line an 8×8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Spread the coconut cream into the prepared pan. Freeze 20-30 minutes.  Using a heart cookie cutter, cut out hearts.

And there you have it! A totally guilt-free and vegan chocolate moose just in time for Valentine’s Day! Will you guys be making this for your boo? Leave a comment down below and have a great weekend!

x Half Baked Harvest


  • counseling says:

    Alle Varianten NIVEA Body Mousse enthalten das Tiefenpflege-Serum und sind für die normale bis trockene Haut geeignet. NIVEA Body Mousse ist sehr ergiebig, man benötigt gar nicht viel. Man schüttelt die Flasche kurz und sprüht etwas Mousse auf die Hand und cremt sich genussvoll ein. Das Mousse zieht sofort ein und lässt sich sehr gut auf der Haut verteilen. Also ich kann Euch sagen, die NIVEA Body Mousse Varianten duften alle super und hinterlassen auf der Haut ein tolles Frischegefühlt.

  • Theodora says:

    Hello! Thanks for this recipe! I’ve just made the mousse and I would like to ask you if in the end we feel the seeds in the mouth or they should be smoothed and no seed should be noticed..

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Muse Monday says:

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  • Great recipe for St. Valentine´s Day! And the photos are just wow!
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  • Vivian says:

    These look SO delicious~

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
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  • Jo says:

    This looks and sounds so heavenly! Thanks for the recipe! I’ll have to try this out.

    xo, Jo

  • miki says:

    I absolutely need to try this recipe, seems delicious 🙂

    Miki x

  • they look so delicious! I love the Valentine’s decoration. I will have to try to make them one weekend. xx

    Elegant Duchess

  • Elizabeth says:

    This chia see mousse is genius! <3 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this super great recipe!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Izzy says:

    This looks way too delicious! Definitely saving this to treat myself with soon <3

    The Quirky Queer

  • Stella says:

    I will definitely try this! It’s so easy to make and looks delicious!

  • Vikki says:

    Having just gone vegan, this is a definite to try.

  • Annie says:

    Yum looks like a really healthy treat! I’d love to try making this

  • Jennifer says:

    Wow!! Looks so good and it’s healthy too. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • ANNIE ZUO says:

    I will have a try! Thank you Chriselle

  • Marianne says:

    Yummy, this sound heavenly delicious and I love the romantic decoration 🙂 <3

  • Jae says:

    This sounds amazing and totally healthy too!

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