2-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse... Vegan, Keto, Sugar-Free

I posted this photo a while a go on my IG and SO MANY people asked me for the recipe! At the time I kind of just threw it together so wasn't sure of the ratios BUT I finally tested and measured it. 

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It's totally sugar free and high in fat which is great for me as a follow a low carb high fat/ ketogenic lifestyle. However a word of warning, it's extremely rich. Despite the fact that I set it in two ramekins, in reality this recipe would leave me with 4 serves (or more!). Simply a spoonful as my lunch dessert is enough to get me by. (more on my views on this at the end of the page)

In fact, due to the saturated fat content, you'd probably feel fairly ill if you were to eat any more than this. I love having a "lunch dessert" #errday - something that's high in fat, preferably saturated fat as it really sets me up to be able to go to dinner (or at least much later in the day) without getting hunger/ hanger/ cravings or falling into that trap of thinking about your next meal all day long. If you've ever followed one of those low fat/ low cal meal plans you can probably relate to this feeling - ughh. 

Also if you'd like to see it in action... Head to my IG and look at the Highlights!

Anyway... This is the recipe: 

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Ingredients: 

  • 1/3 cup (80m) coconut cream 
  • 35g dark chocolate - the darker the better - I've been using 100% cacao chocolate, but 90% Lindt works really well too

Method: 

  • Gently heat coconut cream over the stove or in the microwave. It doesn't need to be scolding hot, just gently heated. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Stir in the chocolate and keep stirring until you get a smooth mousse-y consistency. Spoon into ramekins (2 or 4 or 1!) and place in the fridge. 

Note: How long you leave it in the fridge will change the consistency depending on what you like. Anywhere upwards of 30 minutes is good - at which time it will still be soft and silky. More than that it will be a little harder - it's a matter of preference!

A note on serving sizes... I apologise if you expected this epic dessert recipe to eat a massive chocolate mousse in one go. Unfortunately this is just not how I eat sweet treats! And it's liberating! Gone are the days of feeling like I have to restrict myself to a tiny bite of sugary dessert or feelings of anxiety whenever there is junk food around because you are craving sugar so bad and are worried about how you are going to refrain/ not binge. 

Now I genuinely don't crave that stuff anymore. I have large satisfying meals filled with veggies, then a little spoonful or something like this 2-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse OR my Fat Fudge and I'm good! You'll notice there is no sugar or even stevia in this recipe, because honestly, the rich flavours of the coconut cream and chocolate (not to mention the natural sweetness) is so satisfying I actually prefer it to anything sweet. 

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