I loved chocolate mousse when I was younger – much like chocolate milk, I ate it way too often and was definitely addicted. Finding a healthy refined sugar free healthy chocolate mousse was high on my agenda!
I was such a junk food addict. The more I write my recipes and learn about clean eating, the more I realise the amount of rubbish I consumed. I find it shocking now to read the back of packets of food and to learn the ingredients (the sugar content particularly) of what I was eating. Seriously crazy! Food manufactures care far more about us enjoying the taste of their food, then they do about our health once we’ve become hooked.
You may have noticed by now, but I love coconut. The beauty of this healthy chocolate mousse recipe is that is actually doesn’t taste of coconut (unless you put coconut on top of course!). But the use of the coconut milk is a beautiful way of making your mousse soft, creamy and luxurious.
This healthy chocolate mousse is so simple to make. It takes about 5 minutes, but then you have the agonising wait for it to set in the fridge (totally worth it though!). It’s such a lovely pudding – light, creamy and fresh. I could probably just eat this as a replacement for every single meal (I’m not sure it would be good for this blog though!). To make it even healthier you could use less sweetener, it depends how bitter you like your chocolate.
Cost of making this Healthy Chocolate Mousse:
I priced this recipe up on Ocado.co.uk. in Jan 2017.
Total recipe – £3.07*
Total cost per serving – £0.77
Most expensive ingredient – Coconut milk is about £1.30 per tin from Ocado at the moment, although I’m sure you can find it cheaper. Sadly there isn’t really a substitute for this. You can buy chocolate coconut yogurt from some shops like Waitrose, Ocado and some health stores. It’s a slightly bigger serving than this, at 120g per pot, however it’s also £2 per pot making the homemade version much more wallet friendly!
*Please note that this price is for the exact amounts required for the recipe. If you do not own any of the ingredients already the cost will be much higher as some ingredients, such as oats, herbs and dried lentils are brought in larger quantities, but should last you for many different recipes. I do not use any offers when pricing up my recipes so they remain fairly accurate long after I have priced them up.
- 1 can coconut milk
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- Put your can of coconut milk in the fridge for 2 hours
- Empty the coconut milk into a mixer, and mix the coconut milk until it becomes thick and creamy (note, you can make it thicker by using less of the liquid)
- Add in your cacao and maple syrup and continue to mix until it becomes mousse like
- Pour into serving pots and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably over night
- You can use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder, but it's much more expensive. It also has a much stronger taste, so you can probably get away with 1 or 2 less tbsp than cocoa powder in this recipe.