This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mousse is one of my favorite holiday/winter desserts - it's vegan, decadent, made with 3 ingredients & totally customizable!

Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

This Chocolate Peppermint Mousse is one of my favorite holiday/winter desserts - it's vegan, decadent, made with 3 ingredients & totally customizable!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 767kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups high quality dark chocolate at least 65% cacao
  • 1 15 oz can coconut cream
  • 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • Coconut whipped cream for garnish
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Instructions

  • Roughly chop the chocolate, transfer to a large glass bowl, and melt in the microwave or over a double broiler until creamy and smooth.
  • Add the coconut cream to the bowl and whisk thoroughly to combine. Add the peppermint oil and whisk once more to infuse the flavor.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 4 hours until the mixture is set.
  • Once chilled and semi-firm, whip the mixture using a hand mixer until creamy and smooth. If needed, you can add some water to thin it out.
  • Serve cold with coconut whipped cream and mint leaves, if desired.

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Notes

  • The recipe was adapted from Minimalist Baker
  • I found that using coconut cream is best in this recipe. If using full-fat coconut milk from a can, then it is best to refrigerate the can and scoop out only the cream on the top. You can reserve the liquid in the bottom for other uses, like smoothies. If you are using coconut milk, only use
  • you should only scoop out the cream from the top do your best to scoop out only the cream and reserve the leftover liquid in the bottom of the can for other uses (like smoothies), and use 1/2 cup less chocolate*. Otherwise, use coconut cream and add the full amount of chocolate.
  • You can store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 767kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 50g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 837mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 10.4mg