Microwave option: Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Put the bowl of chocolate chips into the microwave for 30 seconds on high power. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the chocolate. Place the bowl back for another 30 seconds on high power. After this, keep microwaving the chocolate chips on high power for 10-second increments, stirring in between every time until the chocolate is smooth and fully melted.
Stove option (the one I’ve used): To melt chocolate on the stovetop, place the chopped chocolate in the top of a double boiler over barely simmering water. This method keeps the chocolate away from direct heat, which allows it to melt at a low enough temperature to prevent scorching and separating.
In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients with the melted chocolate.
Use a stick blender to pulse mixture until you have a smooth mousse. For a better consistency, refrigerate for 1–2 hours before serving.
Optional: garnish with shredded coconut, fruit, or vegan cream.