Healthy & Low Carb Chocolate Mousse
I know what you’re thinking... YUM! For all of my sweet-tooth followers, you are going to love this recipe! No eggs and no dairy! Just 3 ingredients to thick, creamy and rich chocolate mousse that happens to be low carb and real really good for you.
𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗘𝗗𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦 (Serves 😎
2 x 400ml (13.7oz) cans full fat coconut cream or coconut milk *See Notes
2 tablespoons Swerve confectioners sweetener (or regular confectioners sugar if not counting carbs)
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt (optional! About 1/4 teaspoon. Adjust to your tastes)
20 g (2 squares) 70% chocolate, shaved (optional for extra richness -- or sugar-free chocolate chips if you prefer)
extra shaved chocolate to garnish
1. Place sealed cans of coconut cream (or milk) in the refrigerator overnight. Without shaking the cans, open carefully and scoop out the thick cream sitting at the top above the water. Transfer the thick hard cream to a bowl and discard all of the liquid left in the bottom of the cans (or reserve to add into smoothies later).
2. Add the Swerve sweetener (or sugar if using) and beat on high using a hand mixer (or whisk) until thick and creamy (about 1-2 minutes). Reserve about 4 tablespoons of the plain 'whipped cream' to use as a topping to serve with and set aside.
3. Fold the cocoa powder and salt through the cream and beat (or whisk) again until smooth, well combined and thick. Fold through the shaved chocolate (if using). Depending on the coconut milk you use, a mousse will form almost immediately once the cocoa powder is mixed through. If not, refrigerate until set and ready to serve, or serve immediately. Dollop the 'plain whipped cream' over the mousse and sprinkle with shaved chocolate (if using).
*I found coconut cream worked the best, but you can use coconut milk. Do not try to use light or reduced fat. You need the fat content in both the cream and/or milk to make the cream successfully or it may not work.
𝗡𝗨𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 (𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴)
Saturated Fat: 28g
Vitamin C: 2.8mg
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