This is not a typical chocolate mousse recipe. This is a super easy, kid friendly (no extra sugar added), egg-free version that will not disappoint! It also has a great texture so you don’t have to worry about waiting around for a few hours for it to set like with a classic chocolate mousse.
This is also a great excuse to get the kids helping out in the kitchen<3.
½ c. water
1 t. vanilla extract, paste, or half a vanilla bean scraped
3 dates, pitted
Pinch of salt
2 T. cocoa powder
½ c. 70% dark chocolate, cut into pieces if needed
2 c. heavy cream
- In a blender or food processor, blend water, vanilla and dates until it’s as smooth as possible.
- Make a double boiler. Fill a medium saucepan with 1-2” of water. Bring the water to a simmer. Find a stainless steel or glass bowl that sits snugly on top of the top without touching the water.
- Add your date mixture to the bowl along with the chocolate and cocoa powder. Stir with a rubber spatula until the chocolate is all the way melted. Turn off heat and carefully remove bowl with a dry towel (being careful not to get burned by the bowl or steam). Let cool to room temperature.
- Whip heavy cream to stiff peaks. You can do this by hand with a large whisk or with a mixer.
- With a rubber spatula, fold melted chocolate mixture into whipped cream. Spoon into ramekins or jars and refrigerate for an hour before serving.
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-Use as a dip for fruit
-Layer with fruit and freeze. Slice for a light and airy dessert.
-Spoon into jars and top with shaved chocolate, fruit or nuts.