RECIPE REVIEW

This Dessert Will Blow Your Mind

The word "mousse" means 'froth' or 'foam' in French, and it's not hard to understand why. Usually, a mousse is made with cream but this vegan version has a little (unbelievable) trick up it's sleeve.

Josie
March 29, 2019
72 likes

Mind. Blown.

If you had told me that I'd be (happily) eating desserts made with chickpea water, I would have told you you're crazy. My friend made hummus once and forgot to drain the chickpeas, and the taste and smell of her hummus has haunted me ever since. No matter what we added to it, you could still taste the chickpea water (known as aquafaba). So, using a whole cup of it in a dessert? Never!

Experimentation

I kept seeing aquafaba recipes on the internet and I thought that not ALL of these people could be crazy, right? At least one of them had to have tastebuds. So, I went for it. I chose this recipe because it was easy, and I trusted Alexandra.

Whipped Fate

Whipping up the aquafaba went pretty fast for me. Definitely use an electric whisk if you have one. I did chill my can of chickpeas before using it, so maybe that's why it went so quickly, but I found myself getting stiff peaks within 5 minutes. I kept whisking for about 10 minutes, just to be safe. The consistency above is what you're looking for.

Dairy Free Milk

I swapped out the almond milk for coconut milk just because that's what I had at home, and it worked out great. When I began to fold my melted chocolate into my aquafaba, it did loosen quite a bit, so just be careful not to over mix. (I'm using Alexandra's photos just because mine are not half as pretty as hers!)

Patience, My Friend

They do take a while to set. I'm not sure if it's because I didn't whisk it for the amount of time suggested or my fridge wasn't cold enough, but the very bottom of them were a little runny. But that didn't matter at all, because you know what? They tasted AMAZING. They even had the little air bubbles you get in regular chocolate mousse. Airy, yet decadent at the same time. I cannot recommend this recipe enough, whether or not you're vegan. After making it, it's all I talked about with anyone who'd listen. I also had chickpea water leftover, which I turned into meringues! Again, it worked amazingly.

Please, make these and let me know how it goes. 100% game changer.

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