Delicious & Simple Chocolate Mousse (Dairy-free)
I would like to share one of my secret sweet treats that help me overcome my sugar cravings. It's very dairy-free, filling, ready in 5 minutes and packed with good fats. Have a look at my post to see why coconut oil is so good for you.
Nutritional values (per serving):
|of which Saturated||39.2||grams|
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6.8%), protein (5.5%), fat (87.6%)
Ingredients (makes 2 servings):
- 1 can coconut milk, creamed (Note: 400g / 14.1 oz can usually yields about 250g / 8.8 oz of coconut cream)
- 3 tbsp raw cocoa powder (16g / 0.6 oz)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 6-12 drops liquid Stevia extract (Clear / Vanilla / Coconut) or other healthy low-carb sweetener from this list
- shredded (or flaked) coconut for garnish
Note: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).
Place a can of coconut milk into the fridge overnight. Don’t shake the can before opening. It should get very thick and the solids should separate from water. If it doesn’t, you need to try another brand.
I recommend Thai Kitchen Organic or any other brand that works good for you. Apart from "creaming" the coconut milk in the fridge, you can use a cream whipper and follow this great tutorial from Vanessa at Healthy Living How To. In my opinion, Aroy-D is the best tasting coconut milk made from pure Thai coconuts and water. There are NO additives and it's BPA-free! Unfortunately, it doesn't cream up easily (it takes more than a few days).
Once thick, transfer to a bowl (without the water!). The extracted cream can be used for whipped cream. Here is a good guide on how to do it.
- Whip in the raw cocoa powder - electric mixer will make the mousse really smooth and works best.
- Add cinnamon and...
- Whip it into desired consistency.
- Place in a serving glass and garnish with a pinch of shredded coconut or toasted flaked coconut. You can also top the mousse with some berries (blackberries are the lowest in carbs). Enjoy!
Tip: The mousse is best served after chilled for at lest an hour and then topped with toasted flaked coconut. To toast the coconut, place it on a non-stick pan and let it brown while stirring (1-2 minutes).
- Guar gum, which is often added as thickener in coconut milk, may cause digestive difficulties. However, most people use it with no issues.
- Try to find BPA-free coconut milk. Even if it's not on the label, it doesn't mean there is no BPA: Producers are not required to include this information on their product labels. Here is a good resource that explains why we should avoid BPA and some tips for BPA-free products: MarksDailyApple.com