There is a restaurant nearby my house that my family used to frequent when I was growing up. And by frequent I mean we would go there on special occasions and events. They have a really good salad bar, and unique to their salad bar is the most thick, creamy, melt in your mouth chocolate mousse I have ever eaten. We went there this year for my 4 year old’s birthday (mostly for nostalgic purposes) and you better believe I loaded up a bowl full of that mousse. There are probably only 5 foods that I truly love…..And I am talking love in a way that I don’t care how many calories is in them. I would say this Thick and Creamy Chocolate Mousse Recipe is numbers 1-3, but that would be taking it a little far. I am pregnant however, so maybe that has something to do with it? Anyway – in an effort to make up for my recent indulgence, I thought I would try to come up with a healthier version that is still thick, creamy and delicious. And guess what? I nailed it right on the mousse head.
One of the criteria for recipes that I really like is that they can’t take all day to make, and they can’t have a lot of complicated ingredients. Hello chocolate mousse. 4 ingredients and about 5 minutes to whip up. Literally.
You will want to use coconut milk from a can……..the reason is because you need it very chilled and you need the coconut cream. If you can find coconut cream in a can, use that! I put my coconut milk in the freezer for about an hour before I made this. You will also need vanilla (the good kind), honey (or agave), and cocoa powder.
First thing, put ONLY the cream from the coconut milk into your bowl. You want the least amount of liquid possible here. Hence the freezing. The liquid should be mostly at the bottom of the can and you can just spoon out the thick creamy goodness.
Add the rest of your ingredients and whip for about 3-5 minutes until it has reached your desired perfection. If it isn’t sweet enough for you, go ahead and add a little more honey.
Pipe the mixture using a piping bag. Then serve it up in fancy glasses of course! I even let my 2 and 4 year old eat out of these glasses. Definitely delicious served with some nice cold fruit. We chose strawberries. My girls were dunking their strawberries in the chocolate and then eating the strawberry. More like a chocolate dipped strawberry. WOW! That was a winner. You should try it. I bet it would be good with pineapple or pears also.
We are staying in this Valentine’s and serving a fancy dinner to our girls. This is likely to make it on the menu…….