Aquafaba Chickpea Chocolate Mousse

Honestly, first we need to give a shout out to vegans.  This recipe was the most interesting of all the chickpea recipes we attempted and it’s also the most genius.  We are late to this aquafaba fad and can we just say, congrats on this discovery.  We appreciate you.

Aquafaba is a newer phenomenon, but it’s touted as a great egg white replacement.  It can be used in a lot of different recipes like meringues, dressings and so much more.

Due to lack of time, we didn’t create our own aquafaba for this recipe.  But you definitely can and it isn’t complicated.  Just boil dried chickpeas and tinker with more water or more cooking at the end to create a desired consistency.  You can check out a recipe here 

We recommend using a hand mixer as whipping manually takes a lot of effort and less desired results.  You can also add some lemon juice or cream of tartar to get firmer peaks.  We used 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar.  Using an electric mixer, we whipped for about 5 minutes.  You will see the water rise up, become white and form a thicker consistency.  It will look more foamy than egg whites, with some bubbles.  You want to keep mixing until you see a firmness appear.

From there it’s all very simple, just dump in the rest of the ingredients, mix it all up and pour into some glasses.  Chill for a few hours or overnight.  The mousse didn’t stay in mousse form if left out for too long after chilling, so we recommend eating right after serving.  OR, and this we’re quite proud of learning ourselves, you can FREEZE IT.  It turns into a most delicious type of frozen treat.  Like sorbet? Frozen yogurt? Either way, try it if you’re an ice cream fan.

And top it with whatever you fancy – roasted salted cashews, coconut, fresh mango…

Aquafaba Chickpea Chocolate Mousse

A delicious, creamy mousse made with the water in a can of chickpeas or leftover from cooking

Equipment

  • electric hand mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas * will yield a cup or 1.5 cup liquid or create your own, link in text
  • 1 cup chocolate chips dark or milk, we used dark
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp cream or tartar or tbsp of lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Melt the chocolate chips in a bowl, set aside
  • Pour aquafaba in bowl, mix with hand mixer on high for about 5 minutes or until peaks form
  • Add melted chocolate, cocoa powder, cream of tartar or lemon juice and continue mixing until well combined
  • Pour desired amounts into glasses and chill for at least 3 hours. For frozen treats, store in freezer for 2 hours or more

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