I love anything chocolate, so Valentine’s Day is just another excuse for having and getting one of my favorite things : gluten-free chocolate! I am pretty easy to please – you don’t have to go overboard and get me a spa treatment, fancy jewelry etc. [Actually my poor DH has bought those for me before, thinking that I really need to be pampered; I have used the spa certificates, but only because I felt bad that he spent so much money – I have told him, it really is a waste for me- I don’t get out of it what everyone else does!] I know, I am not normal! A nice dinner and Gluten-free Chocolate and I am good!
Yesterday I made something special for dessert and a nice after school snack for DD [gluten-free chocolate mousse], she just got her braces off Monday so it was is a little bit of a celebration for her. She is also a chocoholic: DH is as well, but I don’t think he would ever admit to it! He loves his chocolate as much as the girls in this house!
This is what I made for dessert: Gluten-free Flourless Chocolate cake- decadent
Here is the recipe for the after school snack Gluten-free Chocolate mousse– needless to say – she loved it! It is rich and chocolatey, and not too sweet. What I love the most is that it is made with coconut milk, so it is high in fibre and protein and low on sugar! And DD thinks she is getting an amazing treat. Bonus!
Gluten-free Chocolate Mousse
courtesy of Chocolate Covered Katie
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1/4 cup plus 1 T cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Sweetener to taste [any dry sweetener will do]
Open the coconut milk, transfer to a bowl, the recipe call to leave in fridge to thicken overnight . [I didn’t do this as I had just bought the coconut milk in the morning, but I put it in the fridge to thicken after I mixed all ingredients together and it worked great! ]
*(Don’t shake the can before opening.) It should get very, very thick. (If it isn’t thick with some water at the bottom, you have a bad can that won’t work for the recipe.)
Once the coconut milk is thickened, whip in your cocoa, vanilla, and sweetener with a fork or beaters, if you like . Store in the fridge uncovered , the mixture will get even thicker!