Dairy-Free Berry Mousse

This Berry Mousse is super-fast, refreshing, and delicious. It's a dairy and sugar-free dessert and full of wholesome ingredients. Great for a fast snack or special dessert. Vegan, paleo, candida diet, and allergy friendly!

Berries.  Mousse.  Dairy-Free?

Join me for a dessert cup filled with our latest culinary success, won’t you?

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My youngest son LOVES blueberries.

And chia is a nutritional powerhouse that we have somewhat recently added to our pantry.

So you can imagine my excitement when I could add these two together and come up with a refreshing no-bake dessert that is:

  • a breeze to make,
  • a treat to eat and
  • good for you to boot.

Nutritional Benefits of Chia

Just 2 tablespoons of chia has:

  • 4 grams of complete protein
  • 4.5 grams of omega 3 oils
  • 5.5 grams fiber
  • 9% RDA calcium
  • 7% RDA iron

I got the inspiration for this recipe from Ricki’s Strawberry Fluff from Diet Dessert N Dogs.  (Since I unfortunately became personally acquainted with candida, she has been an inspiration for a lot of my kitchen adventures.)  Well, the first batch was gone-zo in about 5 minutes flat.  So I went back to the blender to make some more :-)!

Here’s how you can have some of this silky smooth freshness this spring or summer.

Source for nutritional information:  MySeedsChia.com

Other Super-Fast Treats:

Chocolate / Carob Chia Pudding
Nut or Seed Butter Truffles
Nut Buttery Popcorn
Seasoned Nuts and Seeds
 Homemade “Jello” with sugar free option

Do you have a favorite recipe that you need “healthified” or adapted for a special diet?

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  1. sounds so interesting and looks really delicious. i want to try but i’m not sure if some of the ingredients needed are available here in penh! maybe, will just crave for it now…anyway, wishing you and your family a great weekend! :)

    • Let me know what ingredients you are concerned about or can’t find. I would be happy to suggest some substitutions!

      • thanks so much for your email…i am not sure if we have chia seeds here and pure stevia extract, honestly i don’t know them! *poor me*

        • Check and see if you can find them. You can use any sweetener to your taste. Stevia is an all natural plant that is extremely sweet and is great for those who cannot or should not have sugar. Chia is a small seed with TONS of nutrition (as you can see from my post). You could try gelatin and see how it goes. Let me know if you do! I may just have to try it myself :-)!

  2. Liking it…happy FTF! Mine is up.

  3. This sounds really good. I’m anxious to try coconut milk in something like this. Thanks for linking to Recipes To Run On! Great to “meet” you.

  4. So glad you liked the Strawberry Fluff recipe! I’ve made it with mixed berries as well and it comes out great, too. And blueberries happen to be our SOS Kitchen Challenge ingredient this month! 😀

    • I saw that just this morning :-)! We tried a cranberry / blueberry mix and it was really nice! I love “playing” with food – like you do!

      By the way, I really thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don’t know if you recall, but I dialogued with you on the Whole Approach Forum once or twice. I entered the “world of candida” about 2 years ago and your site was one that helped me figure out how I could continue to make good, fun things for my family! Now I want to tell everyone about eating sugar free.

      • Adrienne, I do remember communicating on the forum–was that you?! 😉 Wow, that was a while ago–I’d say we’ve both come a long way. Thank you so much for your kind words. I can tell that your blog is a great resource for so many people! :)

        • You have a good memory. I think it was about 1 1/2 years ago maybe? I think you are doing better than I. I am still in the midst of a struggle but I have hope that things are moving in the right direction. I am really sticking to the diet and am working on metal detox and mineral balancing. I have really enjoyed your writing. Thanks for the encouragement!

          • Thanks so much, Adrienne. It really is an ongoing challenge, to be sure. I’d say it took slightly more than 2 years for me to feel as if things are stabilized, even though my symptoms aren’t 100% gone yet (about 95-97%, lol!). I think with candida, it really is two steps forward, one step back. Sounds like you are on the right path, and you will get there! And thanks for submitting your mousse recipe. 😀

  5. That looks really delicious!

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  6. Looks great. I, too, entered the “world of candida” a year and a half ago. been sugar-free since then. Going to try making it without the stevia. Its been much harder to get my family off the sugar, tho. they are very resistant.
    Thanks for all the great recipes!

  7. Adrienne, I was also personally acquainted with candida – not a good time. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll be sure to check out Ricki’s site.

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  8. Catherine says:

    Is there a way that you can have a printer friendly button for your recipes?:)

    • I have thought about that. I will put it on my “to do” list. Thanks for the reminder!

    • Hi Catherine!
      Well, it’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease!
      I am not sure if it’s the best method, but check out the Berry Mousse again and now you can easily print it! With this method I will have to go back through my blog to have printable versions for all of my recipes, but it should happen at some point!

  9. I can’t wait to make this! I love it already :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  10. Anything with the word mousse in the title, I know I will like :) My hubby just got me a vitamix for my birthday and I now know what I will be making next in it!! I love the chia seed addition.

  11. Would raw milk also work as a replacement for the coconut milk? I have and use coconut oil all the time but have not delved into the milk just yet!!

    • I would think so. Any milk could work, but I think each will lend a different flavor and feel. I think rice would be a bit too lacking in richness.

  12. I love it when delicious is nutritious too! What a fantastic pudding! Thank you for linking it up to Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home last week. I’ve ‘liked’ your page on Facebook this time. Hope to see you at the hop again this week :)

  13. I made this yesterday and it was DELICIOUS! And it was EASY! I have been drastically reducing my sugar intake so this was truly a sweet treat for me. I used 2 cans of coconut milk because that’s what I had and bumped up the rest of the ingredients a bit. One of my boys loved it and the other 2 needed some actual sweetener added instead of the just the stevia (used coconut crystals as I had recently bought this to try). Wondering if you use coconut milk in the carton for this recipe?

  14. Yum! That looks great. I’m visiting from Things I Love Thursday. Have a great Thursday! suchakingdom.blogspot.com

  15. Hi Adrienne,
    This is such a beautiful color and so smooth and fresh. I would just love this recipe for your Mousse, yum! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!
    Miz Helen

  16. Hi Adrienne,

    Thanks for adding the trackback!

    all best,

    • Hi Cybele,

      You are so welcome. My poor son was so apologetic. He read your post on Friday and felt horrible that he’d missed the trackback. Needless to say this week’s one is done already :-).
      I don’t know if you recall from a previous link up from me, but I purchased your first book right after it came out. Your “Raj’s Cuban Beans”, Coconut Squares, and other things from that book are staples in our home now. And in my previous life, I used to date a guy from Westchester County. Small world!


  17. Gauri Radha ???? ???? says:

    That looks so appetizing!!
    I’m vegan and a huge blueberry fan :-)

  18. Gauri Radha ???? ???? says:

    That looks so appetizing!!
    I’m vegan and a huge blueberry fan :-)

  19. I have all the ingredients for this and will give it a try soon. I bet it would also be good as an ice cream.

  20. love love chia!! Can’t wait to try this ingenious recipe! thanks!

  21. Victoria Evans says:

    I really want to buy a Vitmix I just don’t know which one to get. What is your recomendation.

    • Hi Victoria. I have the 5200 but I am intrigued w/ their new model. I haven’t had a chance to try it, however. I would lean towards the 5200 now since it has a bigger container. You could call Sue at 1 800 848 2649 ext 2308. She is very knowledgable and helpful. If you happen to buy one I would so appreciate your using my referral code CODE 06-005927 and you get free shipping that way as well. Thanks – you will love it!

  22. Victoria Evans says:

    Thanks Adrienne I will give them a call.

  23. Helen Levashoff says:

    Made it this morning for breakfast, it was yummy!

  24. I tried making this one time and all seemed to go according to plan, but when I took it out of the freezer, less than an hour later it was 95% liquid! I don’t know what I did wrong…too much milk? I followed the directions…although I didn’t have Chia seeds at the time… Does that thicken it up a lot?

  25. gail rosenow says:

    how far in advance can this recipe be made?

  26. Hi there, Want to try your mousse but I’m confused about the sweetener. Are you saying you only use
    1/4 tsp of stevia or up to 1 cup of say honey, maple syrup or plain sugar? I know stevia is sweet but I
    didn’t think there was that much of a difference!!
    Please let me know.
    Thanks so much!!

  27. Do you grind the chia seeds alone – before you mix everything? I have an old Vitamix and I do have a dry container I thought could be used for that purpose.

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