Eggless Chocolate Mousse

Light & Airy eggless chocolate mousse recipe using real chocolate and no gelatin!

Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats
Light & Airy Chocolate Mousse!

I’m having a Eureka moment here, folks!

Did you know that folding in whipped cream in a pudding mixture and then setting it to chill will give you a wonderfully rich and airy mousse? Neither did I – not until I tried this recipe. And then everything changed.

I was happy and content with my Instant Chocolate Mousse. But let’s face it – not everyone has access to marshmallows, let alone the vegan / vegetarian kind! I feel like I’m doing a great service to the vegetarian people by sharing this recipe! Try this and then come back here to thank me! 🙂

Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats

In a traditional mousse, you have to carefully cook the eggs, whip the egg whites, fold them in and what not! I’ve seen a few recipes and I feel like they complicate things too much! I used Agar Agar – the vegetarian substitute for gelatin – to set the mousse. You could also use unflavored gelatin or china grass in the recipe. With this recipe, you can make two desserts at once – an Eggless Chocolate Pudding as well as an Eggless Chocolate Mousse!

Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats Let me tell you how I discovered this one. I was testing out a recipe for eggless chocolate pudding. But I goofed up with the amounts of ingredients and ended up with a LOT of pudding mixture. I knew I didn’t want to eat SO much of pudding. I had some left over whipped cream from this recipe. I thought – what the hell? Let’s just combine the two and see what happens. What happened was the discovery of one of the BEST Eggless Chocolate Mousse recipes ever! 🙂

Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats

Whip cream & sugar until you see soft peaks. Keep it chilled until use.
Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats

Dissolve the agar agar powder in water. Heat it until the agar agar dissolves. Switch off the flame and let it cool a bit.
Eggless Chocolate Mousse

Mix cornstarch and cocoa powder in 1/4 cup of milk. Melt the chocolate in microwave at a gap of 30 seconds until it has melted completely.
Eggless Chocolate Mousse

Meanwhile, add sugar to the milk and cream mixture. Let it come to a boil. Stir frequently to avoid burning of milk or cream.
Eggless Chocolate Mousse

Add the cornflour mixture and melted chocolate. Mix well
Eggless Chocolate Mousse

Let the mixture cook on low heat while constantly stirring to avoiding forming of lumps. In 3-4 minutes (or a little more), the mixture will start thickening. Cook until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
Eggless Chocolate Mousse

Switch off the flame. Add the agar agar solution ad mix well. If the agar agar mixture has thickened up, reheat till is is in a liquid form again.
Eggless Chocolate Mousse

Strain the mixture to catch any kind of lumps. (IMPORTANT)
Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats

Pour the cooled chocolate mixture in the bowl with whipped cream. Light fold the chocolate into the cream. Do not beat rapidly or you may loose the air from the whipped cream.
Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats

Equally divide the mixture between the serving glasses. Cover with plastic wrap / aluminum foil. Chill for at least 4-5 hours or until set. Shave some chocolate on top of the mousse and serve!
Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats

Eggless Chocolate Mousse
 
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Serves: 4-8
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon Agar Agar Powder / Gelatin Powder / China Grass
  • ¼ cup Water
  • ½ Tablespoon Cornstarch (cornflour)
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • ½ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Milk (low fat or full fat)
  • 1 cup Cream (heavy or light or half & half)
  • ⅓ cup Sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM
Notes & Substitutes
  • If you have agar agar flakes, run them through a spice blender to break up into small chunks or powder.
  • You can use more cocoa powder for even more intense chocolate flavor
  • You can use Milk or Dark Chocolate. If you can't find chocolate chips, cut slabs into chunks to facilitate faster melting
  • You can use Brown sugar / Regular granulated sugar / Powdered sugar or ANY other preferred sweetener of your choice
Instructions
  1. Add cold whipping cream to a mixing bowl & start whipping. Add sugar as required and whisk furiously until you see stiff peaks. Keep chilled until required.
  2. Dissolve the agar agar powder in water. Heat it until the agar agar dissolves. Switch off the flame and let it cool a bit.
  3. Mix cornstarch and cocoa powder in ¼ cup of milk. Melt the chocolate in microwave at a gap of 30 seconds until it has melted completely.
  4. Meanwhile, add sugar to the milk and cream mixture. Let it come to a boil. Stir frequently to avoid burning of milk or cream.
  5. Add the cornflour mixture and melted chocolate. Mix well
  6. Let the mixture cook on low heat while constantly stirring to avoiding forming of lumps. In 3-4 minutes (or a little more), the mixture will start thickening. Cook until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  7. Switch off the flame. Add the agar agar solution and mix well.
  8. Strain the mixture to catch any kind of lumps. Keep stirring to prevent skin from forming.
  9. Once it is cool at (room temperature), add it to the bowl with whipped cream. Gently fold the mixture into the cream without deflating too much air
  10. Divide the mousse between 4-8 serving glasses. Cover with plastic wrap / aluminum foil and refrigerate for 4-5 hours or until set. Keep chilled until serving
  11. Shave some chocolate on top & serve
Note
  1. If the agar agar mixture has thickened up, reheat till is is in a liquid form again. It is okay if the agar agar flakes haven't fully dissolved. They will mix with the cream mixture. And the ones that don't dissolve will get strained out anyway.
  2. It is very important to strain the mixture before setting it. There are small lumps that may tend to form because of the cornstarch, agar agar. By straining it once, you ensure a smooth & airy mousse

Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats Are you looking to buy a vegetarian substitute for Gelatin? Try Agar Agar or China Grass. 🙂

After this Mousse, you must try –

“Marshmallow” Chocolate Mousse
Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats

“Marshmallow” Strawberry Pudding
Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats

Butterscotch Cake
Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats

Strawberry Cookies & Cream
Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe | Easy Chilled Agar Agar Treats

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2 Comment

  1. Perfect! I’m going to veganise this with coconut whipped cream and plant milk… have you ever tried egg replacer powder for mousse? Thanks for this brilliant recipe 🙂

    1. Never heard of Egg replacer powder. 🙂 I don’t think we get it in India. Do let me know how the vegan version turns out! I’d love to try it.

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