These Chocolate “Mousse” Cups totally remind me of a French café, and their rich, super chocolaty mousse. But, these are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo-friendly.
And, these little chocolate cups only take about 5 minutes to make. The hardest part is waiting for the to set in the fridge (though I may have eaten them once or twice when they were soft and melty, maybe!).
I used to work at a French Café where they served the best chocolate mousse. The problem with most traditional French mousse recipes is that they have gelatin in them. Now, for most people this isn’t a problem, but for a vegetarian, it’s not something I want to eat. Gelatin is made derived from collagen, which is from animal by-products.
I love to make these little cups o’ chocolaty goodness whenever I’m craving something rich and decadent. But, I don’t feel like I broke the calorie bank with these little treats (252 calories isn’t too bad for a rich chocolate dessert). And, they’re perfect when you have a little leftover coconut milk from making something else, like Peanut Sauce, Coconut Brownie Bars, or even ice cream.
If you follow a vegan diet, be sure to get vegan chocolate. I suggest using chocolate chips because they’re so easy, and I always have some in my kitchen. But, you can also chop a bar of chocolate to make 1/3 cup.
Chocolate Mousse Cups Recipe
Chocolate “Mousse” Cups
- In a small saucepan combine coconut milk, coconut oil, coffee and salt, and heat (scald) over medium heat until small bubbles appear around the edges. Remove from heat, and stir in chocolate chips until chocolate has melted. Stir in vanilla. Pour into two small ramekins, and refrigerate for at least an hour or until set.