Believe it or not, you can take the liquid from a can of chickpeas and turn it into a delicious, rich, silky-smooth chocolate mousse. It only takes two other simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry: chocolate and sugar.
The liquid from a can of chickpeas is called aquafaba, and it’s nothing more than the water the beans are boiled in before they’re canned. The chickpeas infuse that water with properties that are very similar to egg whites, and it’s a great substitution for eggs in desserts and baked goods especially. This mousse is so luscious and creamy, you would never believe that it started as a can of beans!