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High Protein Chocolate Mousse

Easy-to-make High protein chocolate mousse is a perfect dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth, and a tasty post-workout snack. Plus, all you need is four ingredients! 

High Protein Chocolate Mousse in a small bowl.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • High protein chocolate mouse is a healthy and delicious treat that combines simple ingredients. 
  • Satisfy your chocolate craving using cocoa powder and chocolate whey protein, collagen peptides, or pea protein.
  • The simple recipe comes together in 5 minutes, apart from the setting time.
  • Each serving of the velvety smooth dessert contains 20 grams! 

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Greek Yogurt: Use one cup of plain Greek yogurt to create the best texture for the protein mousse recipe. If you want another option with even more protein, use one package of silken tofu. You can find it in the refrigerated section of the produce aisle in most grocery stores.
  • Cocoa: Flavor the high protein mousse with rich cocoa powder or cacao powder for a delicious chocolate flavor.
  • Chocolate Protein Powder: Use your favorite chocolate protein powder; this vegan protein powder is the one I use. Plus, the high-protein dessert is a great way to mask the chalky consistency of protein powder. 
  • Vanilla Extract: Sweeten the dessert with vanilla extract.

Additions and Substitutions

  • Protein: I have not tested the recipe with these ingredients, but you can replace the Greek yogurt with silken tofu, soaked chickpeas, white beans, or cottage cheese. 
  • Chocolate: Use melted chocolate or cacao powder in place of cocoa powder. And try including espresso powder to highlight the chocolatey flavor.
  • Fruit: Stir in or top the dessert with fresh fruit like sliced bananas, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or strawberries.
  • Mix-Ins: Include nut butter, chia, or flax seeds for a thicker mousse and extra protein. 
  • Sweeteners: Sweeten the mousse naturally with dates, agave nectar, honey, maple syrup, vanilla extract, or sugar-free chocolate pudding mix for a sugar-free alternative. 
  • Consistency: Enjoy it immediately as a pudding, or refrigerate the mixture for 3 hours to give it a firmer consistency like a mousse.

Tools Used to Make This Recipe

You will need a food processor or blender to make the healthy dessert. You can combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and process them with an immersion blender.

How to Make High Protein Chocolate Mousse

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Add the Greek yogurt, protein powder, and cocoa powder to a food processor or blender and pulse until it has a smooth, fluffy texture, scraping down the sides with a silicone spatula as needed.

Ingredients for chocolate mousse.

Tip: You can also add the ingredients to a mixing bowl and process with an immersion blender.

Step 2: Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Ingredients for chocolate mousse.
High Protein Chocolate Mousse in a small bowl.

Expert Tips

  • Remove the Greek yogurt from the fridge and let it come to room temperature for the best results.
  • Pulse the food processor to combine the ingredients instead of letting it run to create a thick, mousse-like texture.
  • Mousse made from Greek yogurt and protein powder will thicken up after three hours in the refrigerator (at least 1 hour).

If you enjoy this sweet treat, try one of these high-protein recipes!

High Protein Chocolate Mousse in a small bowl.

What to Serve with High Protein Chocolate Mousse

Serve creamy chocolate mousse with fresh berries, sliced bananas, whipped cream, chopped nuts or seeds, shaved chocolate, dark chocolate chips, fresh mint leaves, toasted coconut flakes, or low FODMAP granola. Mix and match these options to find what you like best!

What to do with the Leftovers

  • Refrigerate: Meal prep or store the leftover mousse in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: I wouldn’t recommend freezing the mousse since Greek yogurt contains dairy and can change the consistency. However, if you decide to go that route, transfer the mousse to freezer-safe containers or bags. The high protein chocolate mousse will freeze for three months.
  • Thaw: Like cottage cheese ice cream with protein powder, you need to remove the dessert from the freezer 20-30 minutes beforehand to give it enough time to thaw. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to use protein powder in this recipe?

Not at all. If you don’t care about the additional protein, use melted chocolate or more cocoa powder.

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High Protein Chocolate Mousse in a small bowl.

High Protein Chocolate Mousse

Tressa Jamil
Easy high protein chocolate mousse comes together with four ingredients, and it is the perfect snack or dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Setting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 127 kcal
Ingredients
  
Instructions
 
  • Add the Greek yogurt, protein powder, and cocoa powder to a food processor or blender and pulse until it has a smooth, fluffy texture, scraping down the sides with a silicone spatula as needed.
    Tips: You can add the ingredients to a mixing bowl and process with an immersion blender.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Notes
Expert Tips:
  • Remove the Greek yogurt from the fridge and let it come to room temperature for the best results.
  • Pulse the food processor to combine the ingredients instead of letting it run to create a thick, mousse-like texture.
  • Mousse made from Greek yogurt and protein powder will thicken up after three hours in the refrigerator (at least 1 hour).
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 127 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 20 g | Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 23 mg | Sodium: 99 mg | Potassium: 335 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 4 IU | Calcium: 219 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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