This chocolate coconut mousse is one of my very favorite things to make when I’m feeling like a treat, but don’t want to overindulge in something sweet! It’s perfect for those weeknights I want a little something while catching up on a favorite show. It is also great for times when I’m trying to cut back on sugar all together. I find the fat from the coconut milk really nips sweet cravings in the bud!

This mousse tastes so creamy and decadent, but only has a tablespoon or so of sweetener in the whole batch. I actually make this as kind of a light chocolate mousse. I usually prefer dark chocolate, but when I add more cocoa powder I usually end up adding more sweetener to off-set the bitterness. So I keep it light chocolate to keep the sugar down. Feel free to add whatever ratio of cocoa-to-sweetener you like!

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5-Minute Chocolate Coconut Mousse {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}


Easy and delicious for late-night treat cravings! The healthy fat helps to prevent over-indulging in sugar. The more cocoa powder you add the more sweetener you may need to off-set the bitterness. This would also work well with liquid stevia if you’re completely avoiding sweeteners.


  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Place the can of coconut milk in the coldest part of your fridge for at least 4 hours.
  2. Open the can and scrape off the solid top layer and spoon into a bowl. Add the cocoa, sweetener, and vanilla. Using a hand mixer, mix on high until the coconut milk is light and fluffy. Enjoy!
  3. Leftovers store very well in the fridge for up to 3 days.