Raw Chocolate Mousse


As children, we used to absolutely love chocolate mousse and I can't even begin to count the amount of times we used to try to sneak a second pot and have a competition to see who could eat it the slowest because it was so easy to just wolf it down! I've tried various dairy-free versions but none of them have had that lightness of the one we used to eat. Last week my housemate was eating a bowl of what looked like the chocolate mousse I remember but in fact it was a three ingredient, totally unprocessed dessert! I obviously had to give it a try and it really is one that had to be shared with you guys. I don't make sweet things too often but I can see this one being a total regular. You can add more sweetener and less cacao if you want a milkier feel, or up the cacao and reduce the maple if you like dark chocolate more!

This is the quickest desert and only takes about 2 minutes maximum to make and requires no blender or food processor! You can make it in advance and keep it in the fridge, just allow it to sit for a few minutes and then give it a fluff with a fork if it solidifies in the cold!


Ingredients (serves 2)

1 can of coconut milk - this needs to be 100% coconut from a brand such as Biona so that the water seperates from the solid. This does happen in some cans which are 60-70% coconut but then you have lots of emulsifiers etc that I like to avoid.

3 teaspoons of raw cacao

1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup

Open the can of coconut milk and scoop out the solid part from the top, placing it in a mixing bowl. Discard the liquid part or save it for a smoothie!

Add the raw cacao and maple syrup (I like to start with less and add more if needed).

Use a fork to whisk it all together, then smooth to serve.

I love to add berries and desiccated coconut, but its delicious on it's own