Try This Decadent Chocolate Mousse—Without Any Guilt

May 28, 2015
by Merce Muse for Thrive Market
Try This Decadent Chocolate Mousse—Without Any Guilt

Yes, it's raw and dairy-free, but that doesn't mean this smooth, creamy mousse isn't insanely delicious. The sweetness comes courtesy of plump Medjool dates!

Raw Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 cups pitted Medjool dates
2 cups almond milk 
1 tablespoon chia seeds 
8 tablespoons cacao powder 
1/4 cup cashew butter 
1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt 
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

Raw chocolate mousse


Soak the dates and almond milk together in a bowl for 3 hours. Transfer to a high-speed blender and blend on high until creamy. Add in the chia seeds, cocoa powder, cashew butter, salt, and vanilla and blend until well incorporated. Pour into ramekins and top with nuts and berries, or other fruit as desired. 

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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7 thoughts on “Try This Decadent Chocolate Mousse—Without Any Guilt”

  • pixelzombie

    I am tempted to try this with whole milk, but waiting 3 hours is gonna be tough.

    • Kimberly Mayer
      Kimberly Mayer June 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      I think soaking dates for 3 hours might be too long. I imagine 30 minutes to an hour would be sufficient. Medjool dates tend to be very soft and won't require too long for soaking. Deglet dates on the other hand tend to be quite tough, so those I do recommend soaking at least 2 hours if that's all you have access to.

      This sounds like an excellent recipe, of which I made a chocolate mousse quite similar to it the other day. No nut butter or vanilla extract, but used whole fat coconut milk (the thick cream adds great volume) and a couple of avocados. Planning to make more mousse, but this time add in coconut oil for the fat!

  • Labelreader

    How can you say this is "sugar free"? 2-3 dates have 29 grams of sugar!!!
    Yes the ingredients are "raw" but you would only be able to have a couple of spoonfuls. Sure it not refined sugar but it's still sugar.

  • RenegadeRN

    This looks delicious, but make no mistake - this has a lot of sugar in it! It may be natural, but if someone has diabetes or any carb intolerance this will spike sugar and insulin.

  • Ashley

    I love these spoons pictured...where are they from? Are they bronze?

  • Julie Joers

    In calculating the calories, a (1) batch divided by 4 = 550 calories per serving, or 6 = 370 calories per serving. WAY too many calories for a dessert. I love dates and chocolate but in moderation.

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