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. 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 whine when I leave him in another room.
He does however still jump like a rabbit. Seriously, he leaps in the air with all four legs like a rabbit. Usually when he sees someone he hasn’t seen in a long time and…. sometimes when he smells chocolate. He almost gave a nice jump when I brought these out last night.
The poor thing has discovered the good stuff. 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.
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. 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 big, I know there’s one thing he will never grow out of whenever chocolate is around….
Those big brown puppy eyes! Better eat this up quick!
Easy Chocolate Mousse (vegan and gluten free)
1 can Full Fat Coconut Milk, chilled
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1 Tablespoon Chocolate Protein Powder (or more cocoa 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.