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Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse

Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse

This is one of my favorite recipes. I like to think of it as a luxurious hug for the taste buds!

Made from simple ingredients, it’s guilt-free, sweet and velvety.

Who knew a healthy chocolate mousse could be this easy and delicious?


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder (make sure there are no added ingredients)
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa powder (or more, depending on your taste) (make sure there are no added ingredients)
  • 1/2 cup aquafaba (liquid drained from 1 can of no-salt added chickpeas)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or more, depending on your taste)


  • Bake the potatoes at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 and bake for another 30 minutes (this brings out the sugars and caramelizes them for a deeper, richer flavor)
  • I like to place the potatoes in the refrigerator overnight to let the flavor from the caramelized sugars set in. This is not a requirement, but it does deepen the flavor.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, soak the pitted dates in warm water rehydrate and soften them, or soak for 15-20 minutes before you follow the steps below
  • Once the potatoes are cooled (or after refrigerating overnight), scoop out the flesh and place in a high speed blender
  • Add the remaining ingredients, and blend. You may have to stop frequently and scrape down the sides.
  • If needed, add more aquafaba, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency
  • Enjoy!

Published by Tony Buffkin