Chocolate Date Mousse

Chocolate Date Mousse-1

I’m not sure if you’ve seen it, but there are recipes out there that make chocolate pudding with avocado. It’s CrAzY healthy and apparently delicious. I always get so jealous of it because I can’t have avocado. Stupid stomach.

After doing some more research, I found out you can use dates as a thickener and sweetener substitute and stumbled upon this mousse recipe.


I had no idea all of the wonderful ways to incorporate dates into dessert! From chocolate truffles to date bread and from smoothies to energy bars. Who knew!? Natural Delights has a ton of date recipes, so take your pick.

Okay, back to mousse.

Chocolate Date Mousse

It’s thick and creamy and chocolaty and delicious!

One spoonful and you’ll be hooked. My husband literally wiped me out of dates with this mousse recipe.

I will never doubt the power of dates again. Such a beautiful ingredient. Just be prepared to run your blender for a LONG time. I may need another Blendtec after blending so many dates! 😉

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Chocolate Date Mousse

adapted from Vegan Magic


  • 1 (400ml) can full fat coconut milk (see special instructions)
  •  8 ounces pitted and diced soft dried dates (19 dates for me)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. (Special Instructions) Place the coconut milk can in the fridge for at least 8 hours. Once chilled, do not shake and turn the can upside down and open at the bottom. Drain the clear liquid out of the can, saving for a smoothie or soups for later. Spoon the white thick coconut milk out to use for the recipe.
  2. In a food processor or blender, such as a Blendtec, blend the dates and the thick coconut milk until completely blended. This will take a few minutes.
  3. Once smooth, blend in the cocoa powder and vanilla until combined.
  4. Pour into four small ramekins or bowls.
  5. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours or even overnight.
  6. Serve cold with whipping cream ands sprinkles!

So let’s celebrate this Chocolate Date Mousse with a little giveaway!

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  1. I would love to try them all of those ways, especially in the mousse!! I have never had dates done that way, but it sounds great!!

  2. Love dates! I like to use them to replace some sugar in baked goods, or just to eat plain! I have never tried them in a mousse though, and this one looks great!

  3. Dates are a go to since I am paleo! I LOVE them stuffed with almonds and wrapped in bacon or rolled in shredded coconut stuffed with coconut butter!

  4. I’ve eaten dates in that Italian fruit cake (Panettone) before. They are not bad! I would definitely be willing to try them in something chocolately like brownies or mousse!

  5. I love dates! I would love to try this recipe. I’ve only used dates in date nut rum balls around the holidays, which is an awesome, healthy cookie alternative. But lately I’ve seen so many great recipes incorporating dates.

  6. I am currently obsessed with dates also. Cant stop making no bake, chocolatey date filled goodies! Yay for dates and great minds 😉

  7. the only way I have had dates is in bread – not that that isn’t delicious just limited exposure. I would certainly like to have the opportunity to try them in other things.

  8. I love making little muffins with them for my baby (ok fine toddler…he’ll always be my baby though!) with almond or oat flour and an egg!

  9. Caroline, the mousse looks absolutely delicious! And the serving dishes are so cute:) I’m very happy you enjoyed this dessert, thank you so much for the backlink. Have you every tried coconut whipped cream? It’s beyond good and you can also use it instead of avocado in pudding, mousse and ice cream. Delish! To thicken up a pudding you can add chia seeds, ground or whole.

    1. Are you serious!? That’s awesome! Now I have so many other vegan dessert possibilities! 😀 Thank you so much for the insight and the wonderful recipe Adriana! 🙂

  10. I didn’t know you couldn’t have avocado! That stinks. Mind you, I can’t really have dates. But I am surprised at how creamy those look. Nice work, lady!

    1. I’ve never used coconut cream, so I don’t know if it’ll have the right consistency. The thick part of the coconut milk is VERY thick and almost pasty-like. Is that how coconut cream is?

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