This recipe, like many of my others, happened purely by accident.
I made a delicious sugar-free Hot Chocolate then put the leftovers in the fridge for later. When I went to heat it up again, it was solid in state and I realized that it was as good (if not better) than the Hot Chocolate.
Because I like really easy recipes, I did some simple tweaks and this Chocolate Mousse was born. And has been a HIT everytime I bring it with me to parties.
Some things to know:
I make in a Vitamix—I haven’t tried it in a regular blender so I can’t guarantee what it will turn out like (a friend did it and said it was good, another said it never hardened...but that's because she used unrefined coconut oil ).
It makes A LOT.
8 cups to be exact.
While that may seem like a lot, when you try it, you will be glad that you have so much. What I typically do is portion out 1 cup servings and have one (or two, lol) each day.
if you want to make less (why would you want to do that?), simply half the recipe.
Feel free to add your own flavorings to change it up--I'm a big fan of mint and chocolate together or cinnamon, the possibilities are endless). I’d love to hear what you come up with!
Please share this with those you love—they will be glad you did!
(dairy-free, refined sugar-free)
2 cup cashews (if you want to have added nutritional benefits, soak them overnight)
4 cups water
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder (I love Rapunzels or Anthony's brands)
1/2 cup REFINED Coconut Oil, solid
16 pitted Medjool dates
Pinch of Sea Salt
Blend cashews and water together for 3-4 minutes.
Add in cocoa powder, coconut oil, dates, and a pinch of sea salt, blend for another 3-4 minutes.
Pour into a container (or containers) & refrigerate until solid then enjoy!
Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Want to add a dollop of Coconut Whip Cream http://wp.me/p4H2fW-FP & enjoy.
Would love to hear how you changed this up to make your own!