Chocolate Sweet Potato Mousse

Surprise, surprise–this recipe didn’t start with an abundance of ripe bananas! It’s a first. This time, it was a plethora of sweet potatoes. I’ve made chocolate cake and frosting with sweet potatoes before, but I had some left over and wanted to use it up to make something else with cacao. Because I’m obsessed with chocolate stuff right now (baked brownie oats, fudgy cookies, and ice cream bites). So I figured why not make some kind of pudding with sweet potatoes. But it turned out more like mousse when I tried Naturally Nutrious‘s recipe. Um, YUM! I hope you enjoy!

Smooth, creamy, and rich chocolate sweet potato mousse! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #dessert #mousse

My husband loved this more than I did, but I think, with some adjustments, it’ll grow on me too. I mean, it’s chocolate, so I’ll eat it. Haha. But you might want to stay tuned for an improved recipe as I try this one again. Maybe I’ll add some cinnamon or molasses. Or peanut butter! Probably some banana because I heart banana and chocolate so much. Who knows! We’ll see!

Smooth, creamy, and rich chocolate sweet potato mousse! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #dessert #mousse

If you can’t tell, I loooove dessert, so feel free to check out the rest of my dessert recipes by clicking right here! Some of my favorites are my French toast cookies, chocolate ice cream bites, and chocolate chip peanut butter cookie bars. I hope you like them too!

Smooth, creamy, and rich chocolate sweet potato mousse! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #dessert #mousse

Let me know if you try this recipe! Rate it, comment below, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. Happy eating!

Chocolate Sweet Potato Mousse
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
A sweet, creamy chocolate mousse made from sweet potatoes! No oil, gluten, animal products, or refined sugar needed for this delicious dessert.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan | Gluten-Free
Servings: 2 -4
What you'll need:
  • 1 cup cooked and cooled sweet potato without skin*
  • 1/3 cup (or more) cacao powder
  • 1/4-1/2 cup nondairy milk
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt (pink Himalayan preferred)
What you'll do:
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor, starting with the smaller amounts, and mix until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust flavor/thickness accordingly.
  3. Refrigerate to cool and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Prep/cook time does not include the time to cook/cool the potato.
**Inspired by Naturally Nutritious.