Back in May my mom asked me what I wanted for my birthday treat, and since I've recently become dairy-free (or rather, dairy-limited...since I still indulge in it a bit) I wasn't sure what to answer. I took to pinterest to find a dairy free recipe for my birthday. There were all sorts of things that I found, but the dairy free chocolate mousse was what really caught my eye. I found this recipe here and the whipped cream recipe here.
After making the chocolate mousse, I topped it with various fruits and then the coconut milk whipped cream. It was super good and I was impressed with how close to the real thing it tasted.
1 can coconut milk (1 can will make about 4 servings)
2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon raw honey, stevia, or sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Put your coconut milk in the fridge for a few hours or over night, so that the creamy fat part settles on top.
2. When you open the cans, scoop out the white part and either save or empty the remaining liquid (I know it can be used for other recipes, so that's why you would save it).
3. Add the cocoa powder, honey/sugar/stevia, and vanilla.
4. Whip with your mixer until it is as fluffy as you want it.
Next, I spooned this mousse into the bottoms of glasses. It's pretty rich depending on how much cocoa powder you put in, so it doesn't take that much.
Then, I washed raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. After cutting the strawberries into smaller pieces, I layered them on top of the chocolate mousse.
For the whipped cream topping you need:
1 can coconut milk (1 can = about 4 servings)
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
Optional: Pinch of sugar/stevia
Throw it all in your bowl and use the mixer to whip it up. I finished off my cups by adding the whipped topping to them (and some chocolate chips! This is optional.) and storing them in the fridge until after dinner. Super yummy and dairy free :)
The cool thing about this is that it's vegan and delicious. I've been contemplating the vegan lifestyle recently and came back to this recipe, since ice cream is, like, my only vice.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and try it out yourself. Let me know if you have any questions regarding anything in this post! Do you have any dietary restrictions and/or any yummy recipes you like to make?