I was sitting on the floor with my puppy last week, when my husband exclaimed, “Enzo is as big as you!” That statement is so bittersweet. It’s fun to see my puppy grow up, but it’s sad to think he’s no longer a puppy… he doesn’t sleep in my lap anymore or stumble down steps. It’s these simple things that distinguish a dog from a pup. So when I brought these chocolate mousses out the other night, I could tell he’s no longer a puppy when he knew better than to ask for taste.
I think he could smell the chocolate and wanted a taste but he resisted. Since chocolate isn’t for dogs, 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. With a vegan base and sweetened with sugar-free sweeteners, this mousse might be the best chocolate treat around.
Not a single dairy product used for just the lightest, easiest, richest mousse around. Vegan mousse is attractive to anyone avoiding dairy or eggs. It’s even more of a beautiful thing knowing it’s sugar-free.
Even though Enzo is all grown up now, I know there’s one thing he will never grow out of when he wants a taste of something. Those big brown puppy eyes. Enjoy this mousse!
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 Sea 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.