Chocolate Coconut Mousse

At last – Spring has arrived

Blossom on the trees, cool crisp days, daffodils standing proud.  My favourite time of the year.
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As soon as I heard that this month’s We Should Cocoa challenge involved cooking with coconut I knew I wanted to try out this chocolate coconut mousse.  I have come across it many times on the internet but have never got round to trying it out.  It didn’t disappoint!  It is thick and creamy with just the slightest hint of coconut.  It is quick and easy to make.  No raw eggs to worry about.  Just delicious.

I have added 100g of dark chocolate which gives a very strong  chocolate flavour.  You may want to start with a bit less and add more to suit your taste.  It is also very rich so  only a small amount is needed.  I love the contrast of hard chocolate with the creamy mousse so I served mine in chocolate cases which I made by coating silicone cupcake cases in melted chocolate.  I also made small chocolate cones and filled them with the mousse which I think was just about the right serving size.  The mousse does firm up quite a bit if left in the fridge so I think I would only pipe into my serving dishes just before serving.  That way you can give it a quick stir to loosen up before piping.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Coconut Mousse

Chocolate Coconut Mousse

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 small portions

Chocolate Coconut Mousse

Ingredients

  • 250ml coconut cream (chilled)
  • 1 tblsp caster sugar
  • 100g good quality dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Using a whisk beat the coconut cream and sugar together for a couple of minutes until smooth and thick.
  2. Melt the chocolate carefully over a pan of boiling water or in the microwave.
  3. Add the melted chocolate to the coconut cream and continue to whisk for another couple of minutes.
  4. Spoon or pipe into small serving dishes and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

You do need to ensure that your coconut cream is chilled before starting. I store mine in the refrigerator so that it is ready chilled. Coconut milk will not work in this recipe - it needs to be the much thicker coconut cream.

http://mygoldenpear.com/2014/03/20/chocolate-coconut-mousse/

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This is another entry for the fabulous We Should Cocoa challenge which is cooking with chocolate and coconut this month. This month’s challenge is being hosted by Laura over at I’d Much Rather Bake Than …
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I am also submitting this recipe to A Mummy Too’s Recipe of the Week link up.
recipe-of-the-weekAnd to Dead Easy Desserts over at Maison Cupake
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16 thoughts on “Chocolate Coconut Mousse

  1. Michelle Kinsey

    I think I’ve died and gone to heaven – this looks absolutely amazing. Off shopping tomorrow on the hunt for coconut cream and some good quality chocolate hmmmmx

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  3. Camilla @FabFood4All

    Wow Angela the photography in this post is simply stunning and I shouldn’t think it will be long before you’re snapped up for some magazine work – well done. Also well done on you rank over at Alldishes – well deserved:-)

    1. Angela DarrochAngela Darroch Post author

      Thanks Camilla – I do love the photography side of food blogging but there is still so much to learn. My Alldishes ranking is short lived I think. My chickpea and spinach curry went crazy for a couple of days but has died down now 🙂

  4. Emily @amummytoo

    So, so beautiful and so creatively presented. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve pinned and tweeted this post and hope to see you linking up again soon! 😀 x

  5. Sarah, Maison Cupcake

    I thought I’d already commented on this delightful chocolate dessert but seems I haven’t – looks truly tempting and spoonworthy… Thanks for sending to Dead Easy Desserts!

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