Impress Your Valentine with Vegan Mocha Mousse

Ahh… chocolate. The quintessential Valentine’s Day dessert. I used to hate Valentine’s Day growing up. I was that awkward girl with braces and frizzy long hair who read a lot in high school, so I wasn’t usually the one getting roses or chocolate. Oh goodness. These days though, I am so lucky to have Will in my life to make up for my lack of high school romance!

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When I was thinking about what to post about the holiday, I wanted to revisit the recipe for this vegan mocha mousse. This time I jazzed it up this time with some chocolate chips and freeze dried raspberries for a fun pop of color and flavor. Feel free to top this creamy chocolate awesomeness with whatever your heart desires – coconut, peanuts, almonds, berries, pomegranate seeds, etc. For anyone feeling overwhelmed by having to make dinner for your honey, this dessert is definitely super easy and impressive. Plus, it is paleo, gluten-free, and vegan to boot! You won’t find any refined sugars here (well, until you add chocolate chips on top…) as this yummy dessert is sweetened with dates. 

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Vegan Mocha Mousse
Serves 3
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Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 15 dates, pits removed
  2. 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  3. 400 mL can coconut milk (chilled)
  4. 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
Instructions
  1. Cover dates with water in a small bowl and soak for about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain dates and toss into a food processor.
  3. Add cocoa, coconut, and espresso to the food processor as well.
  4. Blend until no date pieces remain and the mixture becomes creamy.
Dietitian Debbie Dishes http://www.fatgenius.org/dietitiandebbie/
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    • DietitianDebbie says

      Thanks Natalie! I would chill it a bit after processing just to let it form up a little. Should only take 30 min to 1 hour.

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