Magic Mousse

Our latest experiment was a chocolate mousse. Not your everyday heavy cream-chocolate-egg-and-butter kind of mousse. This version was actually made completely without any of those ingredients! We adapted the recipe from the Danish cookbook “Kernesund Familie”.

The amazing thing with this mousse is that it is only made on bananas, cacao powder and some almond butter! And it only takes about 2 minutes (maybe less) to make.
I know we will upset some chocolatiers out there by calling it a chocolate mousse. Of course it’s more of a banana-cacao mousse, but it actually tastes a lot like chocolate mousse (it is both bitter, sweet and creamy). And consider this once again: No heavy cream. No chocolate. No eggs. No butter. Just your everyday banana and 2 minutes of your time.

You can vary this recipe in a million different ways. We’ve added soya milk to make it creamier, coffee to make it stronger, vanilla powder to make it sweeter, peanut butter instead of almond butter to make it more american …
Oh, and remember not to use black bananas! If they look a bit old they will taste too distinct.

Chocolate Mousse (adapted from danish cookbook ‘Kernesund’)
4 small portions (or 2 large …)

2 bananas
4-5 tbsp cacao powder (unsweetened)
4 tbsp almond butter or hazelnut butter

Mix it all in a blender until it becomes a mousse. Pour into glasses and put in the fridge before serving.


  • Annie
    How long does it last in the fridge? I'd love to make it and send it with my daughter for a school snack, but I'm worried the banana will get all icky. Any experience with leftovers? Thanks - looks delish!
    • Hi Annie. Store in an air-tight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Happy cooking Luise
  • Jenny
    I Love your mousse so much!!! Thank you!!! It`s really great! :D (I tried the version from your App with the avocado).
  • Just made the mousse, added an apple to make it less bananaish, and it adds some freshness. Had to use peanut butter, cause that is what I had at home!!! It just tastes say all the neighbour kids too!!!
  • Vienna
    So easy! A delicious pudding you can feel good about eating!
  • Petra
    Thank you, thank you, thank you :-) Mousse is already sitting in the fridge and I must say it turned out perfect. I opted for less cacao powder but it is only my personal preference.
  • This looks amazing! My dad is a major mouse fan and I've been meaning to find one that's dairy free... The only thing is (as well as dairy) I'm allergic to banana - anything you recommend to use instead?
  • lisah
    delicious. I used only about three tbls of cocoa and it was fantastic, especially with some sliced strawberries on top.
  • Michelle
    Do you think I could use pecan butter instead? I can only have pecans & walnuts. This looks amazing & it's sugar free :)
    • Hi Michelle, yes you can definitively use pecan butter instead. We tried it recently with peanut butter, and that worked as well. You can also try adding some avocado, it makes the mousse even creamier. Just make sure to also increase the amount of cacao powder. Good luck! /David
  • Janna
    Love your site. Just made this as a dessert and got rave reviews. No one guessed that it was vegan!
  • M
    Your blog is very nice, and very inspiring, both in the recipes but also the stories with. I have already tried the banana coconut pancakes and they were delicious. Another possiblity for chocolate mousse which I like a lot because it is very cooling and not necesarilly sweet is to blend avocados, molten chocolate or cocoa powder, something sweet (honey, sugar, maple syrup - more or less depending on if you use chocolate with sugar in it already or not) and something liquid (water works fine, but all sort of milk like products also work - almond milk, soy milk, maybe even white wine?...), and of course some spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, chili...). I never quite manage to remember quantities in food making unfortunatly but because the recipe is so quick and simple it is easy to adjust the quantities by tasting. All the best, M
  • cajeta
    Do you have a preferred cacao powder you like? I can't wait to try this recipe. I've also heard of an avocado version. I can't have cream or eggs so this is fantastic!
  • yummyy!
    wow! i will definitely try this! maybe ill add a couple of dates or a splash of agave for sweetness! thanks for sharing! i really love your blog btw :)
  • I just wanted to thank you for this delicious recipe. Working on cutting back our sugars (especially during the cold season), and still desiring sweets and high protein snacks, we're in love with this. I just posted it on my blog, Much thanks again, and I can't wait to try more of your recipes.
  • limes
    What you have here is chocolate pudding, not chocolate mousse. I'm not particularly a picky eater, but this is not mousse. If someone served this to me as a pudding, I'd be thrilled. As a mousse, I'd be sorely disappointed.
  • Guanoy7000
    This is absolutely awesome! It really is like mousse!
  • I love love love the look of your blog! That must have been some awesome mousse. I have all the ingredients. I think I may have some for breakfast tomorrow ;) May I link to your blog?
  • Hey! Thanks for all your sweet comments! We LOVE it as well ;) Sometimes I make it as a smoothie instead. Just add the juice from one orange and a lot of rice milk and mix it, add ice cubes and drink!! /Luise
  • sarah
    love this! just made it... i think next time i will add only 2 or 3 tbs of almond butter. i think hilary has an idea there with the soy millk... for a little more smoothness and lightness. delicious! love these simple recipes!
  • I tried your mousse - wonderful! My blender is rather lacking in power so I had to add a tiny bit of soy milk to get it going but it was still thick enough to be satisfyingly mousse-like!
  • Sonia
    I just cook, delicious. Thanks!
  • I just found you and love your blog! Photography, content - delicious! And with a 2 year old 'schokofresser' this recipe is on my to do list.
  • oohhh this looks very interesting! I'm definitely going to give it a shot!:)
  • Judy
    Your site looks amazing!! Best I've seen by far :)
  • annette
    hej dejlig opskrift, smukke teskeer
  • Oanh
    This look delicious and easy for beginners like me to make. Thanks!
  • a sweetener for the heart :) so nice to stumble upon you! someone else on earth has the same taste like us :) Måske skulle vi mødes til frokost, når solen begynder at skinne og varmer det kolde Danmark:)
  • Ebbolita
    I'm hungry!
  • What the what? It looks like dreamy chocolate pudding. Beautiful, as always!
  • This sounds fantastic!! I've blended frozen bananas for ice cream before, but never thought to use bananas as the base of a mousse.
  • I WILL be making this. Looks so perfect, and just a hint of nut butter will make it even better!

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