Make-It-Monday: Vegan Mousse

This is my favorite and most made vegan dessert.   It’s deliciously rich and creamy and will give you the chocolate fix you need.  Trust me!

Unfortunately, I never measure my ingredients – so the following recipe is a ballpark estimate.  Add more or less depending on your taste.

Vegan Mousse

  • 1 can full fat coconut milk (refrigerated)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp. maple syrup (or honey if you don’t need it to be vegan)

Open your can of coconut milk, scoop out the hardened ‘cream’ and place in a bowl.   Using a hand mixer, whip it as you would cream.  Add the cocoa powder and honey, whipping until enough air has been incorporated to make it your desired consistency. 

The unused coconut milk that remained in liquid form can be added to your next smoothie or used in a DIY shampoo recipe.  If you’re not sure how you want to use it – put it in a freezer safe container and save it for later.   We’re fans of getting the most use of everything around here. 🙂 

Voila!  An antioxidant packed dessert you can feel good about and wear as a face mask as well!   Let’s break these ingredients down though so you can see what you’re getting:

Coconut Milk: Vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 as well as iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and phosphorus.

Cocoa Powder: It’s no secret that cocoa powder boasts a high amount of antioxidants and polyphenols. There was actually a study done comparing cocoa powder and dark chocolate versus common ‘superfruit’ powders such as acai, blueberry, pomegranate, and cranberry.  The result?  Antioxidant capacity of cocoa powder was significantly greater than that of the comparative powders. You can read the study here.

Maple Syrup: This tasty syrup is packed with antioxidants and minerals like zinc and manganese.  I prefer my mousse with the maple syrup as honey can be a strong flavor and kind of overpower the cocoa.

Raw Honey: Naturally antibacterial in nature, full of antioxidants and a natural humectant.  If you don’t have raw honey that’s ok, it still has beneficial properties.

Now you have another reason to eat chocolate and a great recipe to try!

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