Chocolate Coconut Mousse

Hi Everyone,

Well one more day till Valentine’s Day!  I can’t believe how times flies!  It feels like Christmas was yesterday!  Today I have for you the most creamy, decadent chocolate dessert,  that is no bake, easy to make and is so perfect for Valentine’s Day!  I promise it will please any chocolate lover in your life!

Chocolate Coconut Mousse

This is my Chocolate Coconut Mousse.  Let me tell you, this will satisfy any chocolate craving that you have!  I wasn’t kidding you when I said this is so decadent and rich!   I decided to make a mousse for my Husband for an early V-day treat!  I never saw someone who loved or ate so much chocolate as much as my Husband!  He’s worse than me, and I didn’t think that was possible!!

Chocolate Coconut Mousse

I made this mousse with canned, full fat coconut milk.  I bought it at Trader Joe’s.  What you must do, is take your full fat coconut milk, leave it in the can and put it in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours.  When your ready to use it, carefully open the can and spoon out the solid coconut.  Do not use the liquid at the bottom of the can.  You should have about a half cup of left over coconut liquid. You can discard it or use it in a smoothie.  Just don’t add it to the mousse. I also used 4 oz of fat free cream cheese, which works out nicely, however, since it’s fat free, you tend to get little white specks of cream cheese.  That doesn’t bother me, but if you want it to look perfect, I would recommend 1/3 less fat cream cheese.

Chocolate Coconut Mousse

This dessert would be really easy to make vegan!  I would skip the cream cheese all together or use a vegan cream cheese.  I am amazed how coconut can be whipped up to be like whipped cream!!  I love it!!  I have been just dying to try this kind of recipe!!  I can’t wait for my Husband to come home so he can try it!  I just know he will be tickled pink!!

Chocolate Coconut Mousse

Chocolate Coconut Mousse
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4½ cup servings
  • Serving size: ½ cup
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A rich, decadent, creamy chocolate mousse made with coconut milk and cream cheese.
Ingredients
  • 4 oz cream cheese, fat free
  • ½ cup NuNaturals PreSweet Tagatose or sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 14oz can coconut, full fat
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Place the coconut milk in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Do not open or shake the can. Don't touch it!
  2. The next day:
  3. In a large mixing bowl add cream cheese and sugar; beat until combined. Add vanilla extract and beat until incorporated. Very important; Spoon out the coconut cream and place in cream cheese mixture and beat until light and fluffy. ( NOTE: do not use the liquid coconut milk, you just want the solids from the can. You should have about a ½ cup of liquid coconut milk left over. Discard it or use for another purpose.) Beat in cocoa powder, until light and fluffy. You may have to scrap down the sides of the bowl a few times. Taste to see if you need more sugar or cocoa powder.
  4. Evenly divide into 4 cups and serve! You can also top with fresh berries!
Notes
Calories per serving using NuNaturals: 212, Fat: 13, Cholesterol: 5, Sodium: 230, Potassium: 123, Carbs: 33, Fiber: 2.7, Sugar: 2.6, Protein: 7.1

Calories per serving using Sugar: 272, Fat: 13, Cholesterol: 5, Sodium: 230, Potassium: 123, Carbs: 34.4, Fiber: 2.7, Sugar: 27.6, Protein: 7.1

Chocolate Coconut Mousse

I posted this recipe today because you need 24 hours for the coconut milk to be refrigerated  if you decided to make it!  I’m telling you if you are a chocolate lover this is the dessert for you.  Yes I know there is fat in it, but it’s a healthy fat!  A little bit of fat once in a while is ok, just don’t have it for dessert every night!  🙂

Have a great day everyone!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Comments

  1. Can I come to your house for Valentines? These look beautiful and sound amazing!

  2. Beautifully done!

  3. YUM! I love chocolate and coconut together!

  4. I have never heard of the “presweet” ingredient and have no idea where to get this. I won’t be making this for Valentine’s Day, but I will be making this on Monday with dinner. It’ll be such a great way to start off the week. Also, perfect timing considering I’ll be going to Trader Joe’s on Saturday-I absolutely LOVE Trader Joe’s and all the great products they have!!!!

  5. Ohh my, so this is like a cheesecake mousse eh? Looks amazing. Totally pinned 🙂

  6. Chocolate and coconut, that would be so very good!!!

  7. PS. I’m gonna link this up on tomorrow’s post 🙂

  8. I want to eat this right now!!! Looks and I am sure tastes amazing.

  9. THIS STUFF IS FREAKING AMAZING!!!!! Thank you! Thank you for sharing this!! Yum!!

  10. I am so trying this. It looks so rich and yummy! Pinning!
    Chocolate and Coconut are a match made in heaven in my book!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

  11. Yum! I love mousse! This looks perfect!

  12. Looks so cute & delicious!! 🙂

  13. YUMMMY! I am so hungry now! 🙂
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  14. Chocolate + coconut = yummy to me. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays. The next party is live!! http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/02/tasty-thursdays-29.html
    Thanks, Nichi

  15. Yum! I made a peanut butter coconut mousse last night, I love how the coconut milk takes on such a creamy texture!

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