{Healthy Eating} Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Vegan Chocolate Mousse

7:00 am

If you thought twice about clicking into this recipe due to the lack of dairy and sugar, you'll be so glad you had a last minute change of heart because this mousse, is delicious. Best of all, I don't have to feel guilty about eating it. Coconut Cream - good. Cocoa Powder - Goood. Dates - Goooood. It's a win/win.

Here's what you'll need to create your own:
Makes 2 Cups (approx. 2-4 servings)
1 Can Coconut Cream
5 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 Cup Dried Dates, Diced
1 Tspn Vanilla

  • First things first, your can of coconut cream needs to be chilled overnight. This helps it thicken and separate and means you'll be mixing this concoction with a thickened cream, rather than beating a runny brown mess together!
  • When you're ready to start, you'll want to soak your dates (unless you have a super fabulous food processor) in some boiling water until they are soft to the touch so they blend more easily
  • Then open your can of coconut cream and separate the hardened cream from the top (this is what is pictured above). The remainder will be a juicy, coconut water that is left over. Save this
  • When it comes to mixing, you can use a processor or hand blender
  • Start with all your thickened cream and a tbsp of dates, blend
  • Add some more dates
  • If the mixture is not 'blendable', add some of your coconut water as and when needed
  • Keep adding your dates
  • Lastly the cocoa and vanilla
  • Mix until thick and your dates are barely noticeable
  • Pour into ramekins and chill for at least a couple hours before serving
You can't taste the dates and the coconut is not as noticeable as you would think. It really is a dupe for  fattening (and sugary) chocolate pudding. I promise ;)

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