Coconut-Chocolate Mousse (Dairy Free)

I recently made this simple little treat & it was so good (so good, that I made it again)!  I love that it is dairy free & a healthier alternative.  Coconut milk is high in fat, but the saturated fat in coconut is quickly turns into energy instead of storing it as fat. Therefore, even though it's high in saturated fat, coconut can aid in weight loss. Coconut milk is quite high in Folate, Iron, Potassium, Vit. C, and many other nutrients as well.  Plus, if you have dairy issues, this is a GREAT substitute.

So, here's what you'll need:
1 can coconut milk- chilled in the fridge for a few hours
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1/4 c. sugar (you can add a little more or less depending on how sweet you want it)
1/2 tsp vanilla
shredded coconut (if desired)

Open the can of coconut & leave it open in your fridge for a few hours.  It will thicken.  Pour into a bowl & whisk the ingredients together.  If it is still runny, beat with an electric mixer until thick.  Chill.

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Valerie said…
I am in a coconut mood lately so this sounds really delish!
That looks so delicious. I know my family would love this. Come visit. We have some really great recipe this week. Molten Cocoa Cake and Fat Free Sweet Potato Souffle.
Such an easy and yummy recipe!
Tina said…
Good minds think alike, I made something like this for my blog this week too. I swear I didn't see yours first, LOL I just found you via the Something Swanky Link Party.

Tina @ Babycakes Blog
Anonymous said…
interesting. i never knew that coconut milk thickens if you leave it open for a period of time. i have to give this a try soon. maybe on valentines day. I love chocolate mousse but never made it because of the amount of chocolate, cream and egg yolk in it. this is perfect! thanks for sharing:)
Miz Helen said…
Hi Karyn,
We just love Chocolate Pudding and your recipe looks delicious, we will really enjoy it. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Miz Helen
I have a love affair with coconut milk and coconut oil, so this is right up my alley! i am pinning this! if you get a chance to share on our new linky party, Allergy Free Wednesdays, this would be perfect for it!
Laura said…
Thank you so much for sharing this incredible dessert on Allergy-Free Wednesdays! I am sharing it on Facebook :)
Charlz Lynn said…
This is so delicious! Thank you! One tip is that lite coconut milk does not work well. Made with full-fat, I want to eat this every day.