I’ve been on an active search for healthy recipes to satisfy my passion and addiction for sweets. I recently saw a recipe going around on Facebook for making Chocolate Mousse using cold Coconut Milk, instead of butter, eggs or cream. Even better – all you do is combine the ingredients & blend. What a terrific concept! But I’d been making a LOT of chocolate recipes for us lately, and was craving something different.
If you follow us, you know our “M.O.” by now. See what we have in the kitchen to use. I knew I already had organic coconut milk. I saw Bruce had bought a box of clementines, and there was a quarter of a pineapple in the fridge…
“Hmm,” I thought. “Orange and Pineapple go really well together, and balance wonderfully with Coconut Milk! Yes!” * This recipe is just one step, and is vegan, 100% natural, paleo, dairy free, and gluten free. One thing it is not free of – is flavor!
It tastes like the best Orange Sherbet, ever. I Love Love Love it!
Okay, are you ready? Let’s Get Cooking!
Orange-Pineapple Coconut Milk Mousse
* Healthy Ingredients (makes 6 servings)
16 oz can of Coconut Milk, *placed in refrigerator overnight, until it becomes thick (see photo – this step is important! If the milk is liquid, your mousse will be too!)
4 clementines or tangerines, or 2 large juice oranges – JUICE ONLY
3/4 cup diced fresh pineapple
2-3 Tablespoons raw honey
1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
1/3 tsp orange zest (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
- Blend until fluffy. Test & add honey or juice to your taste, if needed.
- If desired, top with ** Easy Raspberry or Strawberry Sauce (See below for recipe)
THAT’S IT! One Step! Yet it tastes AWESOME!
Eat it right away, or fridge /freeze to your liking.
I really loved this mouse, and can’t wait to make it again!
Cheers, and Happy Eating!
*** Easy Raspberry or Strawberry Sauce: Place 2 Tablespoons of Raspberry or Strawberry Spread or jam in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 10-15 seconds. Stir. That’s it!