Easy Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse | Vegan + Healthy!
This simple vegan sweet potato mousse is super decadent and rich, yet made with just sweet potatoes, cocoa powder, vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt! No sugar added, yet perfectly sweet and indulgent, this is the easiest healthy chocolate mousse recipe ever!
Why you need to try this simple sweet potato chocolate mousse
You are just going to absolutely love this super fluffy, rich and decadent vegan sweet potato mousse. It’s made with the simplest of ingredients and is just sweet enough without any added sugar. Yep, you read that right! No added sugar in this mousse.
Just really simple, plant-based ingredients that taste great and aren’t hard to come by.
This healthy chocolate mousse also comes together in 10 minutes tops, making this sweet potato dessert an incredibly easy and quick recipe. Plus, you’ll be shocked to know that this vegan sweet potato mousse is naturally eggless, dairy free, no added sugar, soy free, and Paleo.
It’s truly perfect if you’re making this dessert for a holiday or dinner party. Prep your sweet potatoes beforehand, and make the actual mousse right after dinner. It’s a no brainer!
What you need:
This healthy chocolate mousse is so incredibly simple, which is why it naturally fits the categories of Paleo, vegan, and Whole30 friendly. It’s also very cost-friendly. Sweet potatoes are very affordable at the right stores, and Trader Joe’s has a wonderful organic cacao powder that works perfectly for this recipe.
All it requires are a few key ingredients:
- sweet potatoes
- cacao powder
- coconut cream (optional)
- sea salt
Coconut cream note: If you’d like, you can also add in coconut cream. I talk a bit about that more in the sections below, but if you choose to add coconut cream, just keep in mind that this will no longer be a low fat chocolate mousse, but still light and delicious!
Pre-step before making Paleo vegan chocolate mousse:
Now, because this sweet potato mousse doesn’t contain any added sugar, the key is cooking the sweet potatoes the right way in order for the natural sugars within the orange tubers to caramelize.
You can check out my whole baked sweet potato guide, but I’ll give you a quick run down.
What I do is bake the sweet potatoes (after washing and drying of course) on tin foil (don’t wrap them in tin foil, just place them on top) for 45-60 minutes at 400F. This makes the sugars caramelize and the flesh of the sweet potato to be super soft instead of stringy so that you can blend it into an actual chocolate mousse.
How to make sweet potato mousse (overview)
For the full written instructions and ingredient measurements, see the bottom of this post in the recipe card. You can also hit the “jump to recipe” button at the top of this post! Here, we’ll go over a brief overview of the steps, along with providing visuals for a better understanding of the recipe.
Once your sweet potatoes are baked, it’s time to make the chocolate mousse. All you’ll need to do is:
- Place the baked sweet potatoes into a food processor and puree until smooth. You don’t want any strings from the sweet potato flesh, but a few are fine. It won’t hurt the taste!
- Add in the remaining ingredients and puree again until smooth.
- Spoon the mousse into serving jars and dust with a little extra cacao powder.
- Serve with a dollop of coconut whipped cream!
Just a few easy and quick steps, and you’ll have an incredibly decadent and rich dessert!
Healthy Chocolate Mousse Additions & Swaps
While this is a low fat chocolate mousse, you can absolutely add in some coconut cream if you want a thicker texture with a bit of a lighter taste. I find that adding in coconut cream, while not necessary, it can also balance out the richness of the chocolate.
Adding coconut cream will also add a little bit more sweetness (coconut tends to be associated as sweet in flavor) while not adding sugar.
While adding coconut cream will not make this a low fat vegan chocolate mousse, anymore, there are some benefits to coconut, which definitely still make this a healthy chocolate mousse!
I hope you love this vegan chocolate mousse as much as I do! It’s one of the simplest desserts, yet tastes so decadent. Perfect for holidays, dinner parties, and hey, even Valentine’s Day too!
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This simple vegan sweet potato chocolate mousse is super decadent and rich, yet made with just sweet potatoes, cocoa powder, vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt! No sugar added, yet perfectly sweet and indulgent, this is the easiest healthy chocolate mousse recipe ever!
- 3 cups baked sweet potato, see note
- 1/2 cup organic cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Optional: 1/2 cup coconut cream (if you want a less rich mousse)
- Place sweet potatoes into a food processor.
- Process sweet potatoes until smooth and pause. Add in cacao powder, vanilla, and sea salt (and the additional coconut cream if desired). Process until smooth.
- Spoon into serving jars and add an additional dusting of cocoa powder if desired!
3 cups of baked sweet potato is approximately 2 extra large sweet potatoes (each 12 ounces) or 3 large sweet potatoes (each 8 ounces). To prepare sweet potatoes:
- Preheat oven to 400F and rinse sweet potatoes.
- Place sweet potatoes on tin foil and bake for about an hour or until completely soft.
- Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
- Calories: 164
- Sugar: 10.1 g
- Sodium: 201.8 mg
- Fat: 1.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 37.9 g
- Protein: 5.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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