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Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

 
I’m making a national appeal to everyone to make this pudding as soon as possible. It really has something for everyone—it’s beyond delicious, but is also perfect for anyone trying to curb their sweet tooth. I’m so, so glad I stumbled upon this Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousserecipe from Spontaneous Hausfrau and had the opportunity to make it.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

It requires a little planning ahead because the cashews will need to be soaked in water, but after that, there is no cooking required and it will be ready to eat in a jiffy.

You will need: raw unsalted cashews that have been soaked in water for six hours, agave, vanilla, unsweetened cocoa powder, coconut oil, water.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

Drain the cashews and put them in a food processor.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

Next add the unsweetened cocoa powder …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

The agave …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

The coconut oil, which adds an amazing creaminess …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

Vanilla …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

And a bit of water.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

I also added a pinch of sea salt to give it some brightness. You could also add any other flavorings you please. Cinnamon would be nice, for example.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

Puree the mixture in the food processor for about three minutes, being sure to scrape down the sides every minute or so. The mixture will become fluffy and creamy as the cashews break down and emulsify with the other ingredients.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

You can eat it at this point, or even better you can pop it in the refrigerator for an hour until it firms up and becomes even more amazing.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

Serve it up in little glasses or bowls. And if you’re feeling fancy, grate a bit of dark chocolate over the top and pop on a raspberry or your other favorite fruit.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sally of Spontaneous Hausfrau.

You will love, love, love this. I served it to friends and one of them asked if they could lick the bowl. I said yes of course, it was the only logical thing to do.

Thanks so much to Sally for this wonderful recipe. Check out her website The Spontaneous Hausfrau for other great finds!

 
 

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 3

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Description

This creamy, intense mousse is healthy and crave-worthy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Raw Cashews, Soaked 6 Hours
  • 2 Tablespoons Agave Syrup
  • 4 teaspoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 whole Vanilla Bean, Scraped
  • ½ cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder

Preparation Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and puree for 3-4 minutes, periodically scraping the bowl, until the mixture is creamy and fluffy. Chill 1 hour to further thicken the mousse. Serve garnished with raw cacao nibs.

 
 
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There’s so much to say about Georgia, we don’t know where to start. Leaving Wall Street for the French Culinary Institute, followed by a stint at the Gramercy Tavern and La Chassagnette in France, her passion for food and food traditions are evident and inspiring. Visit her site at Georgia Pellegrini, where you’ll find more recipes, photos, learn all about her wonderful books Girl Hunter and Food Heroes, and enjoy her latest adventures.

 
 

19 Comments

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Celine on 9.17.2012

Can I substitute maple syrup for agave?

Sandy on 8.9.2012

Janna – the recipe SAYS Raw powder, so not sure why you added your comment about not being truly raw. :-) Just so ya know.

Liz on 7.29.2012

The pictures don’t seem to match up to the recipe. That looks like a whole lot more than four teaspoons of coconut oil in the bowl, and the recipe calls for a vanilla bean, not vanilla extract. I followed the recipe that didn’t get very good results with it as written, and I’ve made vegan puddings similar to this before with soaked cashews. I started mine in the food processor, but wound up transferring it to my blender for optimal texture. It just didn’t get fully smooth in the food processor.

Travis Cotton on 7.28.2012

Hmm…..not big on the vegan thing and not sure this recipe is going to convince me lol

Julie T on 7.28.2012

Will have to make this tomorrow. I have your Asian noodle salad cut up and ready to go for lunch tomorrow. I have your cinnamon bread on the counter. I have your Iced coffee in my fridge. I made your milky way cake Thursday for my Dad’s birthday along with your steak fingers. I am in heaven with all this delicious food. And so is my husband and my Dad.Thank you for sharing your recipes.