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Delicious & Simple Chocolate Mousse (Dairy-free)

|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 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.

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Nutritional values (per serving):

7.6 grams 5.8 grams 6.2 grams 42.9 grams 37.7 grams 419 calories
Total Carbs13.5grams
Fiber5.8grams
Net Carbs7.6grams
Protein6.2grams
Fat42.9grams
of which Saturated37.7grams
Energy419kcal
Magnesium75mg (19%)
Potassium520mg (26%)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7%), protein (6%), fat (87%)

|Delicious & Simple Chocolate Mousse (Dairy-free)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings):

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. Once thick, transfer to a bowl (without the water!). The extracted cream will be used for the mousse. To get a cup of creamed coconut milk, you'll need 1-2 cans coconut milk.
    I recommend Thai Kitchen Organic or Native Forest or any other brand that works for you. In my opinion, Aroy-D coconut milk 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" in the fridge like canned coconut milk does so it's not suitable for this recipe. Instead, you can use Aroy-D to make Low-carb Cappuccino.
    |Delicious & Simple Chocolate Mousse (Dairy-free)
  2. Whip in the raw cocoa powder - electric mixer will make the mousse really smooth and works best. |Delicious & Simple Chocolate Mousse (Dairy-free)
  3. Add cinnamon and...
    |Delicious & Simple Chocolate Mousse (Dairy-free)
  4. Whip it into desired consistency.
    |Delicious & Simple Chocolate Mousse (Dairy-free)
  5. 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! |Delicious & Simple Chocolate Mousse (Dairy-free) 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: Products 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

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I have used the stevia powder in some of the sweet recipes but seem to get a  bitter/after taste. How much powder should be used in recipes or should i use some other sweetners?
Want to try this but dont want to waste the coconut cream etc if the end result has a bitter taste.

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I think that powdered Erythritol would be the best option here (1-2 tablespoons). I haven't tried powdered stevia so I'm not sure how much to use - I'd guess just a pinch.

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I just made this, without realizing I didn't have every ingredient... I used the 1/2 can chilled coconut milk, 1 avocado, 2 tbsp Myan Cacao Powder, a few drops of vanilla extract, and a few drops of dark chocolate balsamic vinegar.  And I literally mean, a few drops because balsamic vinegar of any kind has a ton of sugar -- the dark chocolate version is just too yummy, but to cut out alot of the sugar, I only used a few drops.  Put it all in the blender for a few minutes - stirred it up - blended another minute or so - and the taste is absolutely perfect!  The avocado adds alot more of the 'good fats' and then I didn't have to use any of the fake sweetners.  woo hoo!

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The avocado sounds like a great addition - Yum! Smile

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Recently made this and it is BY FAR my favorite version of this delicious treat!
In fact, I ate it for breakfast one morning before work, (what can I say- it was in the refrigerator, yummy, and I was being lazy); it kept me full till lunch!  
It's a keeper!

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Thank you Jeanne! Smile

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A tip on the Coconut Milk if you are having trouble getting it to cream (and your grocery store doesn't carry Thai Kitchen like the store nearest my house). Make sure you look for one that with an ingredients list that is just Coconut Milk or Coconut Milk and Water.
The ones that list other lengthy unrecognizable compounds (generally ending in the suffix -toyl) are formulated with those extra ingredients to keep he fats from solidifying. They are probably not as healthy for you either.

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Thank you for the tips Jean! Here is my new post for more tips: ketodietapp.com/.../how-to-cream-coconut-milk

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hi, just started looking at this diet it was referred  to me by a close friend, i have recently been diagnosed with diabetes so i have to take my eating seriously ,i need to loose about 80 pounds , yup almost like giving birth to a 8 year old kid sounds like a lot but i would be happy if i could loose at least 40  pounds , i have to change my whole way of cooking to reinvent my life my question is do i find these products at a regular grocery store? ,i need new ideas in to what my grocery list would look like any help would be greatly appreciated.  

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Hi Doris, I get most foods from a local grocery store but there are some products that I get online, usually from Amazon - they are cheaper and you can buy them in bulk. If you don't make any low-carb sweets or "breads", your local grocery store should provide all you'll need. Here is my Amazon store product list in case you live in the US: http://astore.amazon.com/ketblo-20
Also, some tips...
KetoDiet food list: ketodietapp.com/.../Keto-Diet-Food-List-What-to-Eat-and-Avoid
I have a guide & links to all the must-read posts here: http://ketodietapp.com/Blog/page/Start-Here
and lastly,  I think you will like Franziska Spritzler's blog. She is a friend of mine and also a brilliant dietician who has been using low-carb approach with her clients for several years: http://www.lowcarbdietitian.com

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Just made this for dessert I added a few fresh rasberries for sweetness, I liked it but others family members thought it was too bitter

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Glad you liked it! Yes, I think most people would need to use some sweetener so you may want to add some Smile

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I just made this & put in fridge for dessert tonight added coconut flakes & a few fresh rasberries for sweetness as I don't have the sweetner.
1st Keto recipe ever (new to this) & vegetarian house hold

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I am a tad confused . What part of the coconut milk do I use in the recipe - the water or the solid part ? Thanks

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Hi Amber, it's the solid part that I used - the creamed coconut milk. The water is not used in this recipe.

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Just wondering, your creaming coconut milk, but would coconut cream not work?

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Hi Bec, I think coconut cream should be the same as "creamed" coconut milk. At least it is based on the products I've tried Smile

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Hi, new to keto made choc mousse, found cinnamon, a little bitter, so made again without, really yummy! Thanx for recipe

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Thank you Julie, glad you liked it! You may want to try vanilla extract / vanilla bean instead Smile

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I made it today (THANK YOU) and used pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon. It was very nice! I'm also thinking that lavender extract with my vanilla stevia drops would be a fun alternative.
THANK YOU again! I don't cook--I barely even prepare or throw together (I live at Chipotle), so if I bothered to do it, just about anyone can/should. Love this recipe!

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That sounds yummy! I've tried lavender ice-cream which I personally liked but it's an acquired taste. I'll share it soon Smile Thanks for trying my recipe Tara!

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I have a android tablet. Tried several times to download keto app. Wouldn't download. I bought another app that did download but it was not as good as yours with totals of my macs so my question to you is when will it be available for me on my lenovo android tablet. Really like your blogs and recipe but need a good app for total macs. Pam

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Hi Pam, we are actually planning to make our app available on Android this year. We will do our best to have it ready asap Smile

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Martina -- I love using the creamed portion of the canned coconut milk but dislike wasting the liquid portion that remains.  What could the water portion of the milk be used for?

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Hi Stephanie, how about adding it to smoothies? Smile

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I'm in for the challenge - I have just downloaded your app and am trying to read as fast as I can to understand it all!! Will need LOTS of help and motivation, please!!

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That's great Gina!! and I'll be here to help! Throughout the challenge I'll be posting recipes and tips on my blog & FB page Smile

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Just made this for the first time, it is amazing! Too easy to make, yum. Anyone who is a fan of chocolate needs to try this out. I'm just glad my husband doesn't like chocolate, so it can all be mine Smile One serving was so very filling too, a great way to end my day.

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Thank you Rose!!

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Got back from dinner out at a ritzy restaurant and I was Good. Came home and wanted 'something' -made this. I'm all better now. Smile) Totally satisfied. Got another can in the fridge for next time. Whew! Made it through! Thank You!!Smile)

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Thank you Monica! Glad you liked it! Smile

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

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

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Sounds yummy! Smile

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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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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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