For years I thought the only way you could make delicious chocolate mousse was with cream, eggs and melted store-bought chocolate. This isn't ideal if you are diabetic, lactose intolerant, or opting for a more natural or paleo diet. The good news is there is a simple, natural and equally easy chocolate mousse recipe that we absolutely love! Just 4 beautifully natural ingredients!
Easy Chocolate Mousse
There are few deserts as universally loved as chocolate mousse. It's the perfect go-to for a special occasion or a treat. This chocolate mousse recipe is so packed full of natural ingredient goodness it's likely to become a regular household request!
How to make this easy chocolate mousse recipe
- 1 can of coconut cream or full fat coconut milk (chilled in the fridge for a few hours).
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon raw honey to taste.
- 1/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Teaspoons nuts, chopped
OR, if you want to save time on the day, you can substitute the cocoa powder, honey/stevia and vanilla with some pre-made homemade dark chocolate.
- Once chilled the coconut cream should separate form the water. Open the can of coconut milk or cream and scoop out the hardened chilled cream out the can. Leave the remaining liquid behind. If our have used a good full fat coconut milk or cream you shouldn’t have much liquid left.
- Whip the cream using an electric beater on slow speed until you have incorporated enough air for desired texture. The final result should look slightly heavier than whipped dairy cream but still form firm peaks. This does take a few minutes longer than whipping sweetened dairy cream.
- Add in the cocoa powder, honey and vanilla extract and mix lightly until evenly distributed. OR, if you are using melted homemade dark chocolate, you can fold in the melted chocolate into the whipped cream.
- Spoon the mixture into your serving dishes and top with a variety of chopped, sprouted nuts.
Serve immediately or keep in the fridge overnight. This recipe comfortably serves 3. Coconut mousse is richer than dairy cream based mousse, so smaller portions achieve the perfect level of satisfied, sweet-induced happiness.
The final product should last well in the fridge for a few days, but it’s so delicious it’s unlikely you will be able to leave it there that long!