Chocolate Mousse For Two (GF, DF, Egg, Soy, Peanut, Tree nut Free, Top 8 Free)
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Serves: 2-4 servings
A light, ethereal chocolate mousse that's made with gelatin instead of the traditional egg whites and coconut cream to make it dairy free. So rich and tasty, you'll fool anyone who tries it into thinking it's the classic version.
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 Tablespoon cold water
  • 2 Tablespoons boiling water
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk (see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a small bowl, pour the cold water over the gelatin and allow it to soak up the water for a minute. While that happens, add about ¼ cup of water to a pot and bring to boil. I like to do way more than it calls for, so that I'm not scraping it out. Once it's boiling, carefully measure out 2 Tablespoons of water and whisk it into the gelatin mixture. Set it aside while you make the rest, so that it can become cooler. Be sure to not let it cool/set up completely, you don't want it total jelly, otherwise you'll end up with bits of the gelatin in your mousse that won't totally incorporate. I find if it's room temperature, it's just fine. You just don't want it boiling hot to melt the cream.
  2. While the gelatin is cooling to room temperature, in a stand mixer, with the whisk attachment, combine the powdered sugar, cocoa, coconut cream and vanilla. Please note that I always keep at least one can of full-fat coconut milk in my fridge. That way, the cream has separated from the water. Be sure to only get the cream part (the thick white stuff) that has formed at the top of the can, so that it will whip the best. Beat all of the ingredients until medium-stiff peaks form. Then, mix in the cooled gelatin mixture until it's combined, being sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. If serving in individual cups, pour the mousse into the serving cups before allowing to cool. Cool for thirty minutes, or until set. Serve with berries, or some dairy-free whipped cream.
Recipe by Allergy Awesomeness at