Coconut Chocolate Mousse (Paleo, Primal)

Paleo Coconut Chocolate Mouse (No Egg, No Dairy)

It’s spring break in some parts of the world and spring break can mean lots of things to lots of folks. For some it’ll mean traveling, running free outdoors, eating, eating. Did I mention eating? Being a mom to 4 boys, eating plays a pretty key part of our entire day! It is because of that that I am constantly coming up with new snack ideas that incorporate nutrition into every bite.  Today, I have one word for you: C H O C O L A T E !

When I set out creating this recipe all I knew was that it had to be a combo of chocolate and coconut. My kids always love being my guinea pig tasters and they like love it when batches need a little ‘tweaking’! Have you ever had mousse? Mousse is light and fluffy yet melts in your mouth. This highly nutritional version of coconut chocolate mousse doesn’t contain the nasty ingredients of say…THIS type of boxed mousse: (source):

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The only thing this and my homemade mousse have in common are cocoa and gelatin! The texture will be different because my home made version lacks foaming agents and other chemicals. Read more about all the many incredible benefits of gelatin and see what ‘Propylene Glycol‘ has in common with airplanes.

Coconut Chocolate Mousse (Paleo, Primal)
Delicious and nutritious!
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. 1 can (14 oz) Coconut Milk
  2. 1/4 c Maple Syrup
  3. 1 1/2 tbsp Gelatin (I use this one)
  4. 2 tbsp Cacao Powder what's the difference between cacao and cocoa?
  5. pinch of sea salt
  1. In a sauce pan, warm coconut milk through.
  2. Add coconut milk to blender and add remaining ingredients.
  3. Twirl around for a few seconds then pour into serving cups.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Garnish with coconut flakes and serve.
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  • Franny

    Wow! Looks yummy, can ‘t wait to try.

  • Teresa

    Easier and healthier than most. Thanks.

  • Eliza

    I’ve never actually made mousse but this really sounds too easy not too! Any excuse to get a little extra gelatin into my diet!

  • Peggy

    I love all things chocolate! Must try this sometime…I’ll be pinning it.

  • Anjanette

    I made this during naptime and didn’t want to rev up the blender and wake the little one, so I just whisked it with a fork. Wanted to let you know that it still came out really well! It might be less airy – more a pudding than a mousse, but delicious! :)

    • eatplaylovemore

      Hi Anjanette! I’m so glad you liked it and that you took the time to comment. :-)

  • Back To The Book Nutrition

    These are lovely! I’ve played around with healthy mousse recipes at home, but hadn’t tried gelatin as an ingredient – thanks for the idea.

  • Christine

    That sounds delicious! My kids will be so thrilled that your kids were willing to play guinea pig for this one! :)

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  • Casie Ellison

    Do you have a recommendation for brands of coconut milk? Which ones are better?

    • eatplaylovemore

      Hi Casie,
      I’m really choosy when it comes to things out of a can. The cleanest brand of canned coconut milk that I’ve found is the Natural Value brand ( It is organic, BPA free and it has no guar gum or other thickeners. -Libby

  • Angie

    Can I use honey or organic sugar, rather then maple syrup? Thanks!

    • eatplaylovemore

      Hi Angie!
      You most definitely can sub out the maple syrup! If you have a moment, please stop by again and share your thoughts on the mousse. :-) -Libby

      • Angie

        Thanks for the reply! Will let you know as soon as I get it made!

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  • Bodi

    I subbed honey but only 1/8C and it was plenty sweet. I would actually add more cocoa next time to make it more chocolatey. Not sure I liked the more gel-ish texture. Maybe I should cut back on the gelatin next time. Super easy and I like that the ingredients are simple and few.

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  • Marilyn Markowitz

    Do you add the coconut cream from the can of coconut milk? My cans of coconut milk are mostly solid coconut cream and a little coconut milk? I always get confused when I see a recipe that says a can of coconut milk.