This is the easiest chocolate mouse recipe ever! I made it this morning after waking up too early and was instantly blown away. It requires minimal prep which basically involves putting a can of coconut milk in the fridge over night. By putting it in the fridge the coconut milk turns into a beautiful thick cream. I always make sure I have a can in the fridge in case I want to use it for coconut ice cream, quick desserts, smoothies, porridge etc. Make sure your coconut milk doesn't have anything other than coconut milk and water in it though as some have thickening agents and other nasties, so always read the label!
This is a nutritiously delicious way of getting your daily does of healthy fats, which help improve brain function, and works wonders for your skin! Cacao is a powerhouse of antioxidants and also helps alleviate anxiety and headaches. So eat this knowing you are doing your body and taste buds good.
This recipe is for one but can easily be doubled etc.
Ingredients (makes 1)
- 2 tablespoons coconut cream
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cacao powder / cocoa powder if you can't find cacao easily
- 1 teaspoon date syrup / sweetener of choice
- Crumbled walnuts (optional)
Place a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight or for at least 4-6 hours.
Take it out when ready and turn the can upside down and open. This is in case any of the coconut milk hasn't solidified.
Scoop out 2 tablespoons of the thick coconut cream and place in a small bowl.
Then add the cacao powder and date syrup and stir it up until all ingredients are well combined.
You can top it with nuts or even fresh berries.