2 Ingredient Chocolate Protein Mousse Recipe

Chocolate Protein Mousse Recipe - Vegan

This easy to make creamy and velvety mouse is made from just a tin of white beans and very dark chocolate. It’s vegan and without any wheat so suitable for dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free diets.

Vegan Chocolate Protein Mousse with grated chocolate

Both beans and dark chocolate are high in protein. Dark chocolate has a high cocoa content from the ground cocoa beans that are actually a seed. One serving contains about 9g of protein and is also contains a healthy amount of iron, manganese and calcium.

2 Ingredient Chocolate Protein Mousse Video

This recipe uses cannellini, a type of haricot bean, but any white bean can be used. It’s the same variety of bean that is used to make baked beans. Other beans like butter beans or chickpeas work well but do give a different flavour.

Choose a tin of beans with low or no added salt as you don’t want the bean juice very salty. If you are not using a tin then about 100g of dried white beans will make about one 400ml tin.

easy and healthy Chocolate Protein Mousse

This two-ingredient mouse makes a bitter chocolate mousse if you use dark chocolate. I like this as a small portion is not too sweet but very satisfying.  Taste the mixture after folding in the chocolate and if you want it sweeter then add your favourite sweetener, like maple syrup or coconut sugar.

If you don’t have an electronic whisk you can just blend altogether (beans, bean juice and chocolate) then leave to set. I tried several times to perfect the recipe and the blender alone method is good, but the mouse isn’t quite as foamy. No need to melt the chocolate with the blender only method – blend for several mins until the chocolate is all melted then pour and chill.

a spoonful of Chocolate Protein Mousse

This is just the base recipe and can be adjusted with your favourite extra ingredients. I like this with chopped pistachio nuts, cinnamon, coconut shreds, cayenne pepper, Incan berries and dried cherries. Let me know if you make this and what you add by tagging on social media @nestandglow.

The mousse may look a bit lumpy in the video, it is but that’s good and all adds to the texture. The dark chocolate lumps of bean taste of fudgy chocolate goodness.

rich dairy free Chocolate Protein Mousse

This is low in sugar if you use a very dark 85% chocolate and high in flavonoids. These flavonoids are part of a group of antioxidants and help to decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, reduce the risk of blood clots, increases blood flow in arteries and the heart*. Dark chocolate may also improve mood and reduce stress levels by boosting serotonin (the happy hormone) levels in the brain.

You can make a caffeine free version using a bar of carob or carob powder. Carob is naturally sweet and also contains calcium and zinc.

dark chocolate bean Chocolate Protein Mousse

This recipe uses aquafaba – aka whipped bean cooking juice and is named after the Latin for bean and water. I’ve had a difficult relationship with aquafaba as most of the recipes I’ve tried to create have been a complete disaster. But sometimes it works and is a good egg replacement.  Check out the aquafaba hit and misses group – I’ve shared many of my misses there!

2 Ingredient Chocolate Protein Mousse Recipe

  • Total time: 1h 20m
  • Yield: 4 portions
  • Calories: 336 cal
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  • 5.3oz / 150g Dark chocolate
  • 1 can White beans/cannellini, 400ml / 14oz


  1. Melt most of the chocolate in a bowl over hot water, leave enough chocolate to grate for a topping.
  2. Pour the beans into a sieve with a bowl below to catch all the bean juice.
  3. Whisk the bean juice with an electronic whisk for a few minutes while the chocolate melts.
  4. Add the beans to the melted chocolate and blend together in a jug blender or food processor. You may have to scrape down the sides several times.
  5. Continue to whisk the bean juice (AKA aquafaba) until stiff peaks are formed, this takes about 8-10 mins in total with an electric whisk.
  6. Stiff peaks are when you can turn the bowl upside down and the mixture doesn’t move. With aquafaba you don’t need to worry about over-whisking.
  7. Fold the chocolate bean mixture into the aquafaba then pour into 4 dishes.
  8. Chill for an hour then sprinkle with grated chocolate.
  9. Keep in the fridge and enjoy within 3 days.

2 Ingredient Chocolate Protein Mousse - Vegan and Healthy

*Health benefits of dark chocolate were sourced from Healthline and The University of Michigan Medicine.

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14 thoughts on “2 Ingredient Chocolate Protein Mousse”

  1. Saw this on my FB feed. Looks good. So simple. And guilt-free. Just made a mousse with tofu, but will make this as soon as I eat it. I was about ready to get all upset because so many vegan recipes these days use protein powder and I thought yours would as well. So happy and surprised to see it is white beans. I just find it ironic that we have always laughed about people being asked how they get enough protein—and now all these people are adding it. I’ve never known anyone who has a verifiable protein deficiency! Thanks for this.

    1. Bastian Nest and Glow

      Hi Ellen, thanks so much for your kind words it means a lot. I’m trying to make recipes that use ingredients that are readily available and accessible for all. I know what you are meaning about the enough protein questions, after being vegan for so long it’s nice to see the tide turning 🙂

  2. hi there! is it possible to use dry beans instead of canned ones? i mean, boil the beans, use the water as juice and blend?

    1. Hi Dimitris, yes I’m sure that would work – I do that myself but for recipes use tins as 95% of people seem to prefer using tinned

  3. Where do I get a electronic wish, like you use . Also what kind of small blender do you use. I so want things that make things easy. And are good to use.

    1. Hello, I just use a very basic electronic whisk (cost £5) and a bullet type blender – like a nutribullet or nutri ninja. Hope that helps

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