All I have to say about this dessert is yum! Okay maybe I have a little more to say, but that’s the main idea.
Chocolate covered strawberries have always been one of my favourite sweet treats. It’s so simple and delicious, a classic that definitely deserves the hype.
As delicious as this iconic dessert is, I decided to try to elevate it, and make it feel like even more of a treat. So here it is. “Chocolate” mousse covered strawberries. I say “chocolate” because there isn’t actually any real chocolate in it, making it perfect for anyone who is lactose intolerant as well.
Not only is this recipe dairy free, but also only has one tablespoon of maple syrup! Trust me when I say that this recipe is perfectly sweet.
To make the chocolate mixture all you need is a blender or food processor!
Strawberries. AKA natures candy. Strawberries are tied for my favourite berry alongside raspberries. There’s nothing like getting a delicious batch of fresh strawberries. Most of us know that fruit is a great sweet food option that provides a bunch of nutrients. Strawberries in particular, are a great source of vitamin C and K to highlight a few. Vitamin C is essential for tissue development, (Like the formation of well-known protein collagen, which is the most abundant protein in the body). Vitamin K is important for bone health, and happens to be a fat-soluble vitamin. This means it can dissolve fats and oils.
I’ve talked about the nutritional profiles of avocado and coconut milk, two great sources of healthy fats in my post Healthy Fudgesicles. Check it it out if you have not already!
If you don’t have strawberries, and are just in the mood for chocolate mousse, this is perfect for that as well. So creamy and delicious. I could try and explain how yummy it is forever, but once you try it, the mousse will speak for itself!
I don’t like when “healthy” desserts are just code for “it looks the same as regular desserts but just tastes bad.” I promise this is not that. This dessert is in my opinion, even better than the real deal.
“Chocolate” Mousse Covered Strawberries Recipe
Yield: 2 Dozen strawberries Prep time: 10 minutes Refrigerate: 1+ hours
- Approximately 2 dozen strawberries
- 1/2 C canned coconut milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 medium ripe avocado*
- 1/3 c cocoa powder
*Make sure the avocado is ripe and not hard or else it won’t help the dessert become creamy as the texture will be too hard.
- Start by washing your strawberries (or don’t your choice)
- Then add all other ingredients into a blender and blend for a minute, scraping down the sides if needed.
- Once your mousse is ready put it in a bowl.
- Dip your strawberries in one at time, the mousse should be a pudding like consistency and will come on in a thick layer.
- Place your strawberries on a plate and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
- Alternately, serve it immediately and dip the strawberries as you go.
Per approximately 4 strawberries
Calories: 84 Total Fat: 6g Sodium: 6mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 5g Protein: 1g