Chocolate Mousse – decadent, rich, satisfying!

What’s better than Chocolate Mousse? Dairy Free and Gluten Free Chocolate Mousse!

Don’t let the fancy name scare you away from making this super rich dessert!

Light, richly chocolatey, lower carb than almost any other treat… can it get much better?

I use a dark chocolate for this recipe, at least 60% cacao. The higher the percentage the less sugar and carbs – the better!

I have also made it with a dark orange chocolate which is delightful as well! (Panama and Orange are my favorites!) Enjoy with dairy-free whipped cream if you’d like. Garnish with nuts, orange zest, raspberries or grated chocolate. Enjoy

Chocolate Mousse

Free of Dairy (check labels), Gluten, Nuts, Corn, Soy (check labels)

Servings

Makes 8 standard size ramekins

Preparation Time

3o minutes

Cook time

Chill for 3 hours

Ingredients

*Use all organic and/or farm-raised ingredients.

8 oz. chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips (my favorites are the Panama Extra Dark Chocolate and Orange Chocolate)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup water (if making espresso version, replace some water with 1-2 shots of espresso)

1/4 cup coconut oil

4 egg whites

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions

Place chocolate and vanilla extract in a blender.

In a small pot heat water (and espresso if using espresso) to a simmer.

Add coconut oil and allow to melt.

Once the coconut oil is melted, immediately pour over the chocolate in the blender, puree until smooth.

In a separate, clean, dry, bowl; whisk egg whites until foamy.

Add cream of tartar and whip until stiff, but not dry. (Egg whites are “stiff” when you dip a spoon into the whipped egg whites and when the spoon comes out, the peak that is formed as the spoon comes out is pointy and, most importantly, the peak does not fold or fall over, but stands up on its own.)

Fold in chocolate mixture.

Pour into ramekins or dessert cups, cover and chill for 3 hours.

Top with whipped cream (made with organic whipping cream, of course) if desired and garnish with mint, candies, or enjoy this treat as a simple treat.

This dessert contains raw eggs. I make and serve this dessert the same day, and to be on the safe side I do not save it or eat it the next day.

Body-type and Wellness Insights

As for body-typing, the Fire and Earth-types’ eyes often light up with delight when I mention this rich-flavored, caffeine-laced, light-textured dessert. This treat, although quite tasty to the Air and Water-types too, can be too stimulating for these types, and is best if eaten right after a meal and earlier in the day, rather than later, as to not disrupt their sleep that night.

Note-

The majority, if not all of imbalance in life comes from too much of something. While I do feature some wonderful desserts in this book, I find it important to emphasize that dessert and treats (even when make them with wholesome ingredients) are best left for an occasional treat in order to keep a balanced body. Also, such delicacies are so much more delightful when they are enjoyed on special occasions.

Learn more about Body-typing in the book,

You-niversal Self-care: Improved Health Through Self-Understanding. 

The foods, exercises and habits that help each Body-type feel more balanced and well.