If you love a creamy and chocolatey mousse you are going to love this healthier version of my Gut Friendly Chocolate Mousse with Red Papaya.

Creamy and rich yet light and delightful, this healthy chocolate mousse is the perfect sweet treat. 

Made with just 4 ingredients including the lush flesh of a juicy, gut friendly Ruby Rise Red Papaya to add a refreshing note to a chocolate lovers dream. I’m craving a spoonful of this soft and subtly sweet mousse topped with a vanilla coconut yoghurt and dark chocolate shavings for dessert tonight! 

Perfect for when you’re carving a (healthier) chocolate treat, a quick and easy dessert or entertaining with friends (without fuss). 

Ingredient Highlight:

To make this gut friendly chocolate mousse with red papaya simply combine a few ingredients until smooth and chill to set. That’s it. I just love how easy to make this recipe is along with how simple it is with just a handful of real food ingredients.

To make this recipe creamy and rich the dairy free recipe uses coconut cream. Use full fat or premium coconut milk to get thick and creamy results. When picking a canned coconut milk choose a brand that contains no added thickens or gums. Look on the label for simple, recognisable ingredients that ideally should simply be a high percentage of coconut solids and water.

To make this chocolate mousse unique, healthy and gut friendly the Ruby Rise red papaya adds a delicious natural sweetness that is also smooth and adds to the creamy texture. Red papaya also provide a source of fibre, immune supportive vitamin C and is great for supporting digestion and gut health.

The Ruby Rise Red Papaya is a 100% Australian papaya, grown in the perfect conditions of far North Queensland with rich soils, sunshine and sparkling rives to produce a delicious tropical fruit bursting with nutritional goodness. You can find Ruby Rise in your local fruit store. Keep an eye out for oval shaped papaya (with red flesh).

Gut Friendly Chocolate Mousse with Red Papaya Dairy Free Recipes

Dietary Notes:

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free and also vegan friendly, paleo friendly and refined sugar free.

Adding Natural Sweetness:

To make this recipe refined sugar free use pure maple syrup to sweeten. You can also use your choice of equivalent natural sweetener such as honey or rice malt syrup. For the ideal texture a liquid natural sweetener is preferred. Adjust sweetness to taste. Serve with vanilla coconut yoghurt and dark chocolate shavings to balance our flavours and sweetness.

Gut Friendly Chocolate Mousse with Red Papaya Dairy Free

Gut Friendly Chocolate Mousse with Red Papaya

A quick, easy and healthy chocoalte mousse made with gut friendly ingredients to nourish.
Course Dessert, kids, Snack
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free, Preservative Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 cups Ruby Rise red papaya peeled, deseeded, diced & pre-frozen for minimum 2 hours
  • 3/4 cup

    full fat canned coconut milk 

  • 3 tbsp

    cacao powder 

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or equiavlent natural sweetener
  • vanilla coconut yoghurt
  • dark chocolate shavings to serve


  • In a blender combine all ingredients until creamy. 

  • Pour into serving glasses and refrigerate to thicken. 

  • Serve topped with coconut yoghurt and dark chocolate shavings.


Optional - add 1 tsp vanilla extract 

Optional - add 1/2-1 cup frozen banana pieces 

Sweeten to liking with extra honey or maple syrup to taste 

If you have frozen chopped papaya overnight, you may need to allow to slightly soften before blending, depending on your blender. 

Instead of coconut yoghurt you can also serve topped whipped coconut cream solids (refrigerated overnight)

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This recipe was created by nutritionist and recipe developer Casey-Lee Lyons for Ruby Rise.


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