Chocolate Hot Chocolate & Mousse (non-dairy, no refined sugar)

dairy-free gluten-free Dec 08, 2020

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 HIT overtime 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).

If you really love chocolate--double the recipe to make A LOT.  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) a day.

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!

Chocolate Mousse
(dairy-free, refined sugar-free)
(serves 4)

Ingredients:
2 cup cashews (if you want to have added nutritional benefits, soak them overnight)
4 cups of water
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder (I love Rapunzels)
1/2 cup Coconut Oil, solid
16 pitted Medjool dates
Pinch of Sea Salt

Directions:
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.

Feel free to put a dollop of coconut whip-cream--both for the hot chocolate or mousse.

Would love to hear how you changed this up to make your own!

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