Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Written by Ingo Loge

December 16, 2013

It’s high time this site featured something cute in shot glasses.
 
And, really, I’m already kicking myself. While the whole shot glass idea is admittedly really cute, it’s also really hackneyed.
 
BUT, I recently ate at a Seasons 52  soon to be in La Jolla (Nov. 19th, 2012)  and their desserts are served in little shot glasses and they’re all so insanely delicious and cute and it’s totally okay if you choose 5 out of the 7 they offer you because they’re all calorie-controlled and healthy or something like that. So I, too, shall give you shot glasses filled with delicious stuff.
 
This mousse was also inspired by a recipe from The 3-Day Cleanse. It’s derived from their raw chocolate cashew milk that I tasted and instantly decided it is nectar from the Gods. Upon my second sip, I declared that every stinkin’ day should be raw chocolate cashew milk day. 90 seconds later, when I guzzled all 16 ounces and tried to move, only to feel it luridly sloshing around in my belly, I revised my opinion and wondered what I can do about incorporating the flavors into something with, say, a little less liquid.
 
And this is it and it’s worth waiting the blasted 6 hours to soak the cashews. So worth it. I generally don’t even go gaga for straight chocolaty desserts (you’ll hate me for saying that), but this stuff has my tongue seeking every nook and cranny of that shot glass.
 
Whatever you do, when you make this, go out and buy the real deal organic cacoa powder or grind down cacao nibs into a powder. That raw cacao powder is key, with all that sexy, intoxicating, deep, rich flavor that will turn you, too, into THAT guy at the bar, trying too hard to impress THAT Girl by showing off his tongue skills.
 
Cacoa is where it’s at. Cocoa is whacked.
 
Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse Bliss 

1 cup cashews, soaked 6 hours and drained
2 tablespoons organic Xgave syrup or 4 – 6 Dates pitted, or use the Ultimate Sweetener
4 teaspoons organic coconut oil
1 vanilla bean, scraped
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
raw cacao nibs for garnish
Method
 
Combine all the ingredients in Your Vitamix and puree for 3-4 minutes, periodically checking, until the mixture is creamy and fluffy. Chill 1 hour to further thicken the mousse. Serve garnished with raw cacao nibs.
Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
1 cup cashews, soaked 6 hours and drained 2 tablespoons organic Xgave syrup or 4 – 6 Dates pitted, or use the Ultimate Sweetener 4 teaspoons organic coconut oil 1 vanilla bean, scraped 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder raw cacao nibs for garnish
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in Your Vitamix and puree for 3-4 minutes, periodically checking, until the mixture is creamy and fluffy.
  2. Chill 1 hour to further thicken the mousse. Serve garnished with raw cacao nibs.

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