Vegan Orange Chocolate Mousse with Pistachios

Course Desserts
Difficulty Moderate
Pulse Type Chickpeas
Specialty Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 4 servings


  • aquafaba liquid from one can of chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips dark
  • 1 15 oz can coconut milk regular
  • garnish Optional: Garnish with 1 tsp orange zest and 2 tbsp chopped pistachios


  1. Pour the chickpea liquid into the bowl of a stand mixer. Use the whisk attachment to beat on high until soft peaks form. Slowly add the sugar and then the cream of tartar while the mixer is running. Continue to whisk until stiff peaks form.
  2. Place the chocolate in a large glass bowl and melt in the microwave or over a double boiler. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly, then fold it into the whipped chickpea meringue.
  3. Place the coconut cream in a mixing bowl and whisk, continuing until stiff peaks form.
  4. Stir 1/3 of the coconut cream into the chocolate mixture, then fold in the remaining.
  5. Divide into four 1-cup containers and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Top with chopped pistachios and orange zest before serving.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is part of a 5 Meals with 5 Ingredients weekly meal plan. Get the ingredient list here.