I was sitting on the floor with my puppy last week, when my husband exclaimed,
“Enzo is as big as you!”
That statement is bittersweet. Of course it’s fun to see him grow up, but it’s sad to think he’s no longer a puppy… he doesn’t sleep in my lap anymore or leap excitedly like a rabbit. Seriously, he used to jump like a rabbit.
Now, he has a hard time fitting on my lap and we’ve done a pretty good job of kicking the jumping. Unless… he smells chocolate. He almost gave a nice jump when I brought these out last night…
The poor thing has discovered the good stuff and practically the one thing he can’t ever have. Being the good dog mama that I am, if there’s chocolate around, I need to eat it!
This decadent, chocolatey mousse MUST be eaten.
Even though it’s not healthy for him, it’s certainly healthy for me! Not a single dairy product used, and this is just the lightest, easiest, richest mousse around.
Enzo may be practically grown, but he’s got one thing down that I’m sure he’ll never grow out of.
Those big brown puppy eyes!
Easy Chocolate Mousse (vegan and gluten free)
1 can Full Fat Coconut Milk, chilled
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1 Tablespoon Chocolate Protein Powder
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
Dash of Pink Salt
Stevia to taste
Optional: 2 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar (for a really decadent mousse!)
Pour the chilled, firm coconut milk in an electric stand mixer or large bowl. Add all the other ingredients and mix on high speed to fully incorporate all the ingredients. Continue beating for a couple minutes until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Place mousse in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill and then serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.