Vegan Chocolate Mousse A.K.A Aquafaba

Delicious, a miraculous vegan dessert prepared from the most basic ingredient that’s always in stock at home-canned chickpeas.

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I love preparing recipes where nothing gets wasted and you use the most of each ingredient. This is a perfect example. From one can of chickpeas, you can make hummus and a delicious dessert at the same time. Wonderful, isn’t it?

The recipe is very simple and you’ll only need two ingredients – chickpeas and chocolate. Still, you can play around and add anything you like to your mousse (I mixed frozen cherries inside the mousse). Or omit the chocolate and instead add, for example, pureed fruits for the fruit, instead of chocolate mousse.

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INGREDIENTS
(two glasses)

150g Chickpea Water (a little less than 1 Can)

100g Chocolate


METHOD

  1. Drain chickpea water from the can into the bowl of your standing mixer and whisk it for some 10-12 minutes until stiff peaks form. Water will behave similarly to egg whites – the difference is in longer whisking time required to get properly foamed up mousse. How do you know it’s ready? Turn your bowl upside down and if the foam holds its’ shape – it’s ready
  2. In the meantime, melt the chocolate in a double boiler (a bowl with chocolate is placed above a saucepan with boiling water). Let is cool down a bit.
  3. Pour melted chocolate into the mousse and fold carefully until fully incorporated. (Before you pour the chocolate, see if you want to use all chickpea foam or you want to throw some of it away). Divide the mousse into the glasses and chill in the fridge overnight. Decorate with whatever you like, options are infinite – chocolate shaves, crushed nuts, fresh fruits, fruit puree, cacao powder, coconut flakes, chia seeds, mint, whipped cream (for a non-vegan version) …

Bon Appetit,
Lenka

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