CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN MOUSSE
Skill Level: Beginner
Total Time: 20 minutes +
- 8 oz. Bittersweet chocolate chips or chunks, approximately 1 cup
- 1 cup 100% pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup Full fat canned coconut milk
- 1/8th tsp. Ground cinnamon, optional
- ½ tsp. Ginger, fresh and finely minced (optional)
- 1/8th tsp. Salt
Melt chocolate by following a double boil process (be sure to use a medium to large mixing stainless steel bowl on top of the pot of boiling water. This tempers the chocolate without burning it. Stir occasionally.
Once chocolate has melted, whisk in remaining ingredients until everything is very smooth.
Taste to preference. Feel free to add 1-2 T. of maple syrup, a pinch of cayenne pepper or anything else that adds flavor.
Place well combined mixture, covered, into the fridge to set up overnight.
Enjoy with whipped cream or toasted pecans on top.
Serving Size: ¼ cup
Nutrition Information: Pumpkin is high in beta-carotene, the active form of vitamin A, which has been linked to cellular repair and eye health. In addition, this mousse contains minimal added sugar and packs a lot of flavor. Gluten-free, tree nut free.