Mocha Mousse w/ Fresh Figs


This accidental dessert was the result of a failed attempt at this tempting paleo treat:

After clumsily pouring in too much coconut cream in an “I-don’t-need-no-goddamn-recipe!” moment, I stood hands on hips, contemplating aborting the whole mission… But, remembering that…


… I committed whole heartedly to the idea of a mousse-like dessert and poured a little extra coconut cream in for good measure. 

Not an un-delicious accident! I served this with fresh figs (which I’d serve with just about anything!) but any tart fruit or vanilla ice cream would be a treat.

Not a processed ingredient in sight, a little generous on the (healthy) fat content and quite indulgent – a little will satisfy!


What you need:

  • 1/2 cup cacao butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao
  • 1/3 cup raw honey (or agave to veganise)
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 shot espresso
  • Pinch Himalayan salt
  • Fresh figs to serve

What you do:

Melt coconut oil or butter with cacao, vanilla, cinnamon salt and honey in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in coconut cream and espresso. Blend in food processor or blender for 1 minute then transfer to tray and refrigerate.

I served this with fig, almond meal, *chocolate sauce and 80% dark chocolate for extra deliciousness.



* Chocolate Sauce: melt 1/2 cup cacao butter with 1/2 cup raw cacao and 1/3 cup honey, coconut sugar or rice malt vinegar 


2 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks so decadent! I can’t believe all the ingredients are so healthy. If you’re interested, I’d love for you to share a post in my link up tomorrow. The explanation is right on my main menu under ‘Tell ’em Tuesdays’.
    xoxo K


    1. Thanks K!

      Great idea you’ve got there – will do!


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