Mocha Mousse

My dairy-free Mocha Mousse is an easy dessert recipe made with just 7 ingredients. You can whip up this paleo-friendly chocolate Mocha Mousse in just a few minutes. All you need to do is throw your ingredients into a food processor and voila, you have an incredibly rich and creamy dairy-free dessert. I like to serve Mocha Mousse in individual cups for an elegant presentation.

Dairy-free Mocha Mousse is wonderful all year round, but is a particularly fantastic when served as a healthy New Year’s Eve dessert. When we entertain we generally have people with a variety of food allergies and food restrictions. I make my Everything-Free Brownies, for those who are on an egg-free diet. For the unlucky folks who cannot eat chocolate, I make my paleo Gingersnaps. I make sure to have something for everyone at all of our gatherings!

Mocha Mousse

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Servings 6


  • Pulse eggs in food processor for 3 minutes until fluffy
  • Pulse in chocolate chips for 2 minutes, until well ground
  • Pulse in shortening, espresso, cinnamon, vanilla, and coconut sugar
  • Process until mixture is consistency of mousse
  • Spoon into 6 half-cup ramekins or dessert cups
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
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A call to all the experts out there on the paleo and primal diets. Would you eat this dairy-free mousse? Do you think it’s a paleo dessert, or is that term an oxymoron? How do you define paleo and what are your paleo health goals overall? Leave a comment and let us know!

For those of you that are on an egg-free diet, here are some of my paleo egg-free dessert recipes for you!


66 responses to “Mocha Mousse”

  1. If you use 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds + 3 tablespoons water for each egg you may not need to use as much palm oil and the recipe will come out really creamy flax is a great fat!

  2. Just made this for dessert with our Christmas prime rib and everyone enjoyed it!!! I started it in my mini food processor but it didn’t thicken up so I threw it in the Vitamix and voila – mocha mouse!!! Awesome!! Also I used melted butter instead of the vegan shortening cuz I can tolerate butter and it turned out great! Thanks for this super simple yummy recipe!!!

  3. Hi Elana! Can this mocha mousse be made with egg substitute instead of eggs? I know I can try it and find out, but just wanted to see if you had any thoughts on it or had tried it before I possibly waste all of the ingredients! My daughter is allergic to eggs, and I hate to leave her out with yummy treats or risk her getting a bite of someone elses mousse and having an allergic reaction.
    Thanks so much :)

  4. Hi there,

    I’ve just recently been going gluten-free because of some ongoing stomach issues that the medical field can’t seem to resolve, and a friend recommended your website. It looks like you have some fantastic recipes and tips that I’m definitely going to try. In the chocolate mousse, however, you use raw eggs with a warning. I use raw eggs for my caesar dressing, but first cottle them for 3 minutes which kills the bacteria, thus eliminating the potential for salmonella. Is there a reason you don’t do this?

    Karen Wilke

    • Hi Karen, I think it’s ok to eat raw eggs if they are organic and come from a clean source. This reduces the risk of eating them, but if you have a weak immune system, then yes, it is best to avoid raw eggs.

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