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Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Serves: 3

Category: Desserts

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Looking for a treat? Aquafaba makes a fabulous light and fluffy chocolate mousse.

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1 cup baked sweet potato, peeled
1/2 cup frozen cherries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup natural cocoa powder
6 regular dates or 3 Medjool dates
1 cup whipped aquafaba (see note)


Blend potato, cherries, blueberries, cocoa powder and dates in a high-powered blender until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a bowl and gently fold in whipped aquafaba.

Note: Aquafaba is the typically discarded cooking liquid found in cans or boxes of beans or the liquid left from cooking dry beans. To make whipped aquafaba, use a hand beater or stand mixer to whip together 3/4 cup chickpea liquid (liquid from a 15 ounce can) and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. Whip for 5 minutes or until mixture forms stiff peaks. (This will yield more than one cup. Leftover whipped aquafaba will keep overnight in the refrigerator if you want to use it for another recipe)

Calories 184; Protein 5 g; Carbohydrates 46 g; Sugars 25 g; Total Fat 2.4 g; Saturated Fat 1.2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 28 mg; Fiber 9.7 g; Beta-Carotene 7836 ug; Vitamin C 14 mg; Calcium 64 mg; Iron 2.8 mg; Folate 15 ug; Magnesium 106 mg; Potassium 748 mg; Zinc 1.3 mg; Selenium 2.2 ug

Comments (7):



06/05/2017 12:26 AM

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Tasted very good! Had a mousse texture and fruity chocolate taste.


10/28/2017 01:34 AM

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Thank you very much. Could you please clarify what is whipped aquafaba? A can of what do you need to use?

Where do you get cream of tartar?

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10/28/2017 01:44 AM

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Cream of tartar is available at most grocery stores with their other spices.

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10/29/2017 12:29 AM

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It’s 3/4 cup of liquid from one 15 ounce can if chickpeas. 


11/14/2017 04:18 AM

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So healthy. So delicious. Thank you for this wonderful recipe, Dr. Fuhrman.

This comment was last edited on 11/14/2017 04:20 AM


11/22/2017 08:12 PM

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This recipe worked out wonderfully and tastes awesome.  It has that bitter-sweet taste that I've always loved in dark chocolate back in the day when I use to eat gourmet dark chocolate bars.  It's hard to believe how healthy it is!  I served it for dessert on Thanksgiving, and it was the rave of the dinner.  :)


03/30/2018 08:38 PM

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Was absolutely fantastic!


03/01/2019 12:36 PM

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So is the aquafaba JUST the liquid from the beans, and then if you want it to be whipped, that's when you use the cream of tartar? Or is aquafaba always the bean liquid and cream of tartar together?

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03/01/2019 01:30 PM

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YES aquafaba is just the bean liquid. Most people use chickpeas. It's replacing your egg whites in non-vegan cooking. A binder.

Just like you might want a stabilizer for whipping egg whites - sugar - with aquafaba you use the cream of tartar. 

Although you CAN whip the aquafaba alone but it'll take about 10 minutes to peak and deflate quickly instead of  with a stabilizer taking half that time and being stable. :)

You might also use it to thicken other stuff like soups without having to whip it.

You can use it:

Added to recipes unwhipped as an egg binder, for cookies or stuff like mayo 

Whipped into semi-stiff peaks and added to recipes as a whipped egg white substitute I

Whipped into stiff peaks and made into things like meringues and macaroons 

Some people theorize it's not "safe" to eat mostly because of the BPA in cans....and that you'll get "gassy" too by consuming bean water. I buy the Fig brand in pouches.

I've never tried it and don't care for chickpeas but am going to try it with a pouch of Fig Navy Beans which have very little flavor. 

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03/01/2019 09:25 PM

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This recipe is so inventive. So happy to find a way to make egg whites.