Easy Paleo 3 Ingredient Peppermint Chocolate Mousse – creamy, luscious, and decadent.
Easy Paleo & Vegan 3 Ingredient Peppermint Chocolate Mousse – creamy, luscious, and decadent. This Chocolate Mousse is absolutely perfect for the holidays!
One of my favorite combos around the holidays is peppermint and chocolate. I’ve loved it since I was a girl.
Every year around the holidays my mom, who was a letter carrier in Wisconsin, would come back with loads of loot. Money, gift cards, chocolates, homemade treats … basically any and everything you could think of. It was peoples way of showing appreciation during the holidays, after all, she would trudge through snow most of the winter delivering mail.
It was my favorite time of year too, because as her children we got to enjoy the loot too. The best part was my mom doesn’t have a sweet tooth. I, unfortunately got my sweet tooth from my dad. Luckily it’s not as bad as my dad though. He seems to have a radar for sweet things in the house. My mom use to have to hide sweets she didn’t want him to eat and cover them with other foods to mask the smell. It’s like his nose has an extra follicle or something that is specifically geared towards all things sweet, especially chocolate. That’s his weakness.
One of the treats my mom use to get all the time were mint meltaways.
Ugh… guys have you had these before? It’s basically a combination of creamy milk chocolate and cool mint but literally they melt in your mouth upon entry! It’s seriously divine.
My dad and I would fight over these every year. My peace offering was always letting him eat the chocolate cherry cordials (cherries cooked in a simple syrup then put in a mold and covered in chocolate) basically chocolate covered cherries. I didn’t like them, he did, but he didn’t know that. haha!
So what’s the point of this story?
I love chocolate. I have a sweet addiction. And my favorite holiday combo since I was little is mint/peppermint and chocolate! Hence today’s recipe!Easy Paleo & Vegan 3 Ingredient Peppermint Chocolate Mousse - creamy, luscious, and decadent. Click To Tweet
This 3 Ingredient Peppermint Mousse seriously couldn’t be easier. Melt the chocolate in a bowl, add coconut milk, stir together, add peppermint oil, stir again, let sit for a couple hours. Fluff back up with a hand mixer and voila.
You will have creamy, rich luscious chocolate mousse every single time. This recipe is fool proof and guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.
You can easily change the flavor by adding in different extracts … like caramel, raspberry, orange, etc. But honestly, why would you want to? Peppermint and Chocolate = major yum factor y’all! Don’t mess up a good thing!
I will warn you. This mousse is definitely rich. I LOVE chocolate but could only handle about 1/4 cup at a time, which is perfect because it’s built in portion control! It gives you that rich chocolate burst with a slight hint of peppermint and you are completely satisfied!
I topped mine with homemade coconut whipped cream to keep the paleo, dairy free thing going as well as chopped dark chocolate for some crunch.
Guys, you’re gonna love it and your guests will to! This Peppermint Chocolate Mousse is a must this holiday season. So put the pumpkin down and whip out those Christmas Treats … it’ll be December in 4 days!
- Serves: 6
- Serving size: ¼ cup
- Calories: 156
- Fat: 14 g
- Saturated fat: 11 g
- Carbohydrates: 12 g
- Sugar: 8 g
- Sodium: 17 mg
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 g
- 1½ cups roughly chopped dark chocolate (60% cacoa)
- 1½ cups full fat coconut milk from a can (or you could use coconut cream)
- ⅛ teaspoon peppermint oil + plus 2 more drops
- Add chocolate to a medium microwave safe bowl. Melt chocolate in 30 seconds increments until smooth. Stirring throughout.
- Once the chocolate is melted, pour in the coconut milk (or cream) and peppermint oil. Using a whisk, mix the ingredients together until they are smooth and completely combined.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
- Remove from refrigerator. Using a hand mixer, blend on low to medium speed to fluff up the mousse.
- Portion out in small serving glasses or ramekins.
- Optional: top with coconut whipped cream and chopped dark chocolate
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