When I started the Paleo diet I knew there where things that I love but I couldn’t eat anymore. I’ve always loved desserts, but most of them contain dairy, gluten or sugar. OK, let’s be honest here, most contain all of those things or at least two of them. My favorite chocolate mousse before Paleo for instance has dairy and sugar as ingredients. Not good. Lucky for me I have a recipe for an even better chocolate mousse. A healthy chocolate mousse to be precise. And really: It’s absolutely to die for!
Learn how to make this delicious and healthy chocolate mousse after the jump. . .
Healthy chocolate mousse ingredients (2 servings)
- 1 can of full fat coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons good quality cacao
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- optional: toppings like roasted almonds and coconut flakes
How to make healthy chocolate mousse
Put your can of coconut milk in the fridge for a few hours. This will harden the coconut cream and separate it from the coconut water. If you open your can you will find that thick piece of coconut cream at the top of your can. Scoop this out and put it in a bowl. Add two or three tablespoons of the liquid from the bottom of the can to the cream in your bowl. The rest of the liquid is not needed in this recipe, but you could use it for a delicious smoothie!
Take your hand held mixer and whip the coconut cream until it’s smooth. Add the cacao and the maple syrup to the mix and whip until combined.
Divide the chocolate mousse over two bowls or drinking glasses and top it off with your favorite topping. I used roasted almond slices and shredded coconut.