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Delicious & Simple Chocolate Mousse (Dairy-free)

27. March 2013|Martina|7

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. It's also one of the many recipes on my blog suitable for the FAT FAST! Have a look at my post to see why coconut oil is so good for you.

Preparation time:

 5 minutes 

Nutritional values (per serving):

Total Carbs14.4grams
Fiber6.5grams
Net Carbs7.8grams
Protein6.4grams
Fat44.6grams
of which Saturated39.2grams
Energy435kcal
Potassium532mg

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).

Instructions:

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. Whip in the raw cocoa powder - electric mixer will make the mousse really smooth and works best.
  4. Add cinnamon and...
  5. Whip it into desired consistency.
  6. 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).

Useful tips:

  • 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

Comments (7) -

Maria82 3/28/2013 9:18:26 PM United Kingdom #
Maria82

I just tried it and it was ready in no time! Love it!

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NewToKeto 11/12/2013 7:55:20 PM #
NewToKeto

Is this the diet that you follow? You look thin and so pretty! I was wondering though as I'm new to this type of eating, I see this recipe for the chocolate mouse and am wondering about the coconut milk. I was afraid to eat this much saturated fat, mine is 10 grams per 1/3 cup, is this something I need to watch out for, and can I eat it several times a week without worrying that I will clog my arteries?

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Martina @ KetoDiet 11/14/2013 9:55:09 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Thank you so much! Have a look at my post here (saturated fat / cholesterol is nothing to be worried about): ketodietapp.com/.../The-Obesity-Epidemic-and-the-Truth-about-Cholesterol

When it comes to saturated fat, it's all myth. Neither saturated fat not cholesterol cause heart disease. Unfortunately, we've been told this lie for decades and it won't change in the near future (too much money in the low-fat high-carbs business).

Coconut products are very healthy - they contain saturates fat and MCTs: ketodietapp.com/.../Do-you-want-to-lose-fat-faster-Include-coconut-oil-in-your-diet

Check out my "Diet & Nutrition" section, I'll keep adding more content, especially about the ketogenic diet Smile

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Kellie May 3/29/2014 7:22:20 AM #
Kellie May

just used this as frosting on low carb cup cakes! THE BOMB

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Martina @ KetoDiet 3/29/2014 9:08:07 AM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Sounds yummy! Smile

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Betsy 5/5/2014 10:51:26 PM #
Betsy

How do you figure out the nutritional value in the cream after it separates from the water?  

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Martina @ KetoDiet 5/6/2014 8:35:22 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Hi Betsy, I used nutrition values for "coconut cream" which is basically "creamed" coconut milk. There are 4.5 g net carbs in 100g / 3.5 oz.

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