As summer is approaching, our thoughts turn to cool and refreshing desserts, which are often the nemesis of the Paleo eater as they often feel limited to simple items like Fruit and Nuts or just a piece of Dark Chocolate. At other times, the paleo cook may attempt to create a complex “cheater item” with only mixed results like banana muffins using only almond flour. Then along comes a dessert idea so simple that it knocks everyone’s socks off – both Paleo and non-paleo alike.
This simple dessert recipe has only 3-4 ingredients and will take only 3-4 minutes to prepare – it’s that easy! If your paleo palette craves a chocolatey treat colder than the mousse on a hot summer day, simply add in your favorite ice cream mix-ins and place the finished mousse in a freezer. In a matter of time you will have a rich ice cream dessert that will rival any dairy laden treat your paleo palette has been craving.
Paleo Chocolate Mousse
- 4 Large (8″) FROZEN Bananas (with skins on still)
- 1 Cup Coconut Milk
- 3-4 TBS of Organic Cocoa Powder
- Paleo Garnishes to taste (whole raw nuts, mint leaves, fruit and berries, coconut, etc)
PROCEDURE: Remove frozen bananas from freezer and peel (Hint: run under warm water for a few seconds to help loosen the skins) Place banana chunks in large sturdy mixing bowl. With hand blender, cream the bananas on high until pulpy. Add coconut milk and cocoa powder and with hand blender continue to mix ingredients. Once blended, using a rubber spatula, fold in any desired toppings and then remove mousse mixture to bowls. Garnish and enjoy!
FOR MORE ICE CREAM LIKE CONSISTENCY: Place mixture in individual bowls, then freeze to desired thickness.
NUTRITION INFO: Serving Size: 1/4 batch, Calories 295, Total Fat 14.5g, Sat Fat. 8.6g, Cholest. 0mg, Sodium 14.3mg, Carb. 37.7g, Fiber 6.8g, Sugars 16.8g, Protein 5.7g