Chocolate Vegan Mousse/Ice-cream – say what?!

Okay, okay. So veganism has a stigma. My friends call it the “Ponsonby fad-diet”. I’m not gonna lie, I probably couldn’t live 100% vegan because I love fish and baking waaay too much… but vegan dessert – woah. That stuff is good. Raw “cheesecakes”, mousse, puddings, icecream, slices – you name it, there’s a delicious healthy recipe out there which you can make with simple ingredients and a blender.

(just don’t leave it until morning to whiz up those treats as it can be a little on the noisy/annoying side!)

Tonight I made HEALTHY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE – oh my giddy aunt. I cannot begin to describe how delicious it was, so I think you’ll have to try it out for yourself… even if you’re not a fan of the whole weirdo healthy eating thing, you will not be disappointed! It’s also refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, paleo – and still tastes good! Win – win.

You’ll need:

  • Cocoa or cacao powder (cacao is unrefined 🙂 )
  • One banana
  • Almond milk (you could probably use normal instead)
  • Dash of vanilla
  • 1 tsp vanilla protein powder if desired
  • 2 soft medjool dates (best refrigerated)
  • small handful of cashews

Handy hint: Add a tsp or 2 of peanut butter to make it snickers flavoured!
Whip everything up in a blender for 30 seconds to a minute until it forms a mousse texture and pop it in the freezer. 10 minutes and it should be nice and cold – leave in for an hour/2hrs and re blend for yummy soft-serve ice-cream! I sprinkled mine with the last of my birthday Little Bird “grawnola” for an extra crunch, and added some fresh pears because they are so good right now…

Send me a pic of your final creations, would love to see them!

Ciao lovelies,

Livvy xo

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