Update: This post originally ran June 18, 2013, but we’ve been craving a sweet fall dessert, and this is a perfect — and healthy — option!
Chocolate mousse is a beautiful thing. It’s light and delicious and can be enjoyed alone or with fruit, cake, cookies, and a million other things. Today we’re sharing an incredibly simple recipe for chocolate mousse – and it’s vegan! Since dates are naturally sweet, you can use unsweetened coconut milk and unsweetened cocoa powder, making this recipe a healthy choice, as well.
Vegan Chocolate Mousse
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup tightly packed dates, pitted
2 drops vanilla extract
First, refrigerate your coconut milk to solidify. Separate liquid from solid by spooning off the top layer into a container. Discard the liquid – or save it for a drink!
Blend 2 tablespoons of coconut milk with 1 cup of dates until your mixture is as smooth as you can get it. Strain out any bits if you’d like. Add the cocoa powder and the rest of the coconut milk and blend again. Divide into 4 individual containers and refrigerate for several hours.
I was so surprised by how good this tasted. I had to share a taste with the other bloggers and they all agreed! Over the weekend I even found myself dishing out the recipe to whoever would listen. It’s that good.
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