A rich chocolate mousse made with coconut milk that takes minutes to make. More delicious Desserts Recipes For Two at our site.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
- 2 (13.6 ounce) cans coconut milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 bag Heavenly Chocolate Mousse Mix
- 12 raspberries
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- Refrigerate cans of coconut milk overnight. Open and spoon out cream that has settled to the top of the can. Place cream in a mixing bowl. (Reserve coconut water in the bottom of can for other uses such as smoothies).
- Use an electric hand mixer to whip coconut cream on high speed for about 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Reserve half of the whipped coconut cream for topping the prepared mousse.
- To the remaining whipped coconut milk, add the heavy cream and Heavenly Chocolate Mousse Mix. Whip on high for about 1-2 minutes until stiff peaks form. Divide among serving bowls.
- Top each with reserved whipped coconut milk and grnish with raspberries and coconut flakes.
- 310 Calories (kcal)
- 30 Fat (g)
- 25 Saturated Fat (g)
- 11 Carbohydrates (g)
- 2 Fiber (g)
- 5 Sugar (g)
- 3 Protein (g)
- 25 Cholesterol (mg)
- 40 Sodium (mg)
Obesity is one of the biggest health problems in the world. While some people think obesity is only a matter of calories, others (myself included) believe that the sources of those calories are important too. It is a fact that different foods affect our bodies and hormones in different ways. In this regard, a calorie is not a calorie.
The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut mousse can increase how many calories you burn compared to the same amount of calories from longer chain fats
The 12-carbon lauric acid makes up about 50% of the fatty acids in coconut chocolate mousse. When lauric acid is digested, it also forms a substance called monolaurin. Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi. For example, these substances have been shown to help kill the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (a very dangerous pathogen) and the yeast Candida albicans, a common source of yeast infections in humans.
One interesting feature of the fatty acids in this dessert is that they can reduce your hunger. This may be related to the way the fats are metabolized, because ketones can have an appetite reducing effects.
A so-called ketogenic (very low carb, very high fat) diet is currently being studied to treat various disorders. The best known therapeutic application of this diet is treating drug-resistant epilepsy in children. This diet involves eating very few carbohydrates and large amounts of fat, leading to greatly increased concentrations of ketones in the blood. For some reason, the diet dramatically reduces the rate of seizures in epileptic children, even those who haven't had success with multiple different types of drugs. Because the fatty acids in coconut mousse get shipped to the liver and turned into ketones, they are often used in epileptic patients to induce ketosis while allowing for a bit more carbs in the diet.