Monday, February 9, 2015

Mint Chocolate Mousse

Mousse brings back memories of special events at home, holidays spent in the kitchen with my Mom showing me how to whisk eggs into oblivion.  With lots of ingredients (heavy cream and a million eggs) I assumed mousse was a difficult and time consuming dessert to make.  A few years ago I started experimenting with coconut milk, and this new mousse was born.  It's the same creamy consistency, but so easy and only requires 3 ingredients!  It's super customizable - the chocolate provides a great base to add mint, raspberries, peanut butter, anything your sweet tooth desires!  This dessert can be made in about 10 minutes (although it needs to be chilled for an hour) so whip this up an impress your friends, roommates, girl/boyfriend, or yourself!  

This is a super easy recipe, you just need to plan a little ahead -- You'll need to refrigerate the can of coconut milk overnight.

Mint Chocolate Mousse

1 15 oz can of full fat coconut milk or coconut cream
1 heaping cup of chopped semi sweet chocolate 
1/4 tsp peppermint extract 

1. Coconut milk needs to be refrigerated overnight.  Scoop the solid white part of the coconut milk into a bowl.  It will naturally seperate in the can, I save the liquid for smoothies.  Using a handheld mixer, whip until creamy & smooth

2.  Place bowl filled with chocolate over sauce pan filled with water, over medium heat until melted.  You can also do this in the microwave in 30 second increments

3. Pour melted chocolate into coconut cream.  Whip until combined.  Add peppermint extract, whip until fully combined.

4.  Dish out into 4 ramekins, cover & place in fridge for an hour to set.  Decorate before serving.  M&M's lose their color in the fridge when placed on mousse, so if you're refrigerating and saving it for later, leave candies off until right before serving :)

      A mismatched double boiler.... Mmmmmm melted chocolate 
Melted whipped coconut chocolate, que the drooling
I just had to add a touch of pink & red for Valentine's Day!

Thanks for reading!

Xo Sara

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