Chocolate and Chestnut Mousse

Chocolate and Chestnut Mousse

A super-easy, no-cook dessert, ideal for assertive chocolate lovers. This is a very much simplified version of the Italian winter classic "Monte Bianco".

4 servings
Preparation 15 min
Standing 4 h

180 calories per serving 


110 g unsweetened (dark) chocolate, coarsely chopped    
1 1/2 tbsp soy beverage, unsweetened, fortified   23 mL
1 cup chestnut purée (sweet)   260 g
1 tbsp rum [optional]   15 mL
  plastic wrap    
4 tbsp unsweetened coconut milk   60 mL

Before you start

Cans of chestnut purée are available in many supermarkets and in specialty stores. Make sure you buy the vanilla-flavoured, sweetened type; the unsweetened type is used as a savoury main-dish accompaniment.


  1. Heat the chocolate and soy-milk either using a microwave or in the upper part of a bain-marie. When the chocolate has melted, remove from the heat, then add the chestnut purée and the rum. Stir thoroughly to combine, then pour the mixture into a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or up to 2 days).
  2. Put a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 4 hours.
  3. When ready to serve, scoop out the thickened coconut cream, leaving the water in the can. Put the thickened cream into a bowl, then whip it using a whisk for just a few seconds until it begins to thicken.
  4. Portion out the chocolate mousse into transparent cups, spoon the whipped cream over the mousse, then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (110g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




12 g

18 %

Saturated 9 g
+ Trans 0 g

44 %


0 mg


10 mg

0 %


16 g

5 %


2 g

8 %


14 g


2 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

0 %


2 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Low :
Source of :
Fibre, Manganese
Good source of :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Chocolate | Desserts | High Iron | Kosher | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian | Freeze/Chill | Microwave | Easter | Valentine's Day | Italian

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