Paleo in Minutes: Almost Paleo Chocolate Coffee Mousse

by danielle on November 29, 2012

Tomorrow is National Mousse Day! You know I have to celebrate with my love of chocolate! I actually had no clue how to make mousse before I began experimenting so I turned to google. Most recipes are made with loads of butter and heavy whipping cream. My version not so much. It’s not 100% paleo thanks to the enjoy life chocolate chips but these are just about as Paleo as you’re going to get with chocolate! I also noticed a lot of the recipes for real mousse took a long time. I don’t have time for that so this is simple easy and can be done in 10 minutes tops. Make some today, let sit overnight, celebrate tomorrow and enjoy.

chocolate coffee mousse

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup enjoy life chocolate chips
  • 2 tbs. coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coffee
  • 1 can coconut milk (Refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours before using)

Directions: 

  1. In a double boiler melt your chocolate chips, coconut oil, and coffee over low heat.
  2. Once your chocolate has melted completely remove from the heat and combine in a bowl with your coconut milk.
  3. For the coconut milk, do not mix the can, use only the thick part from the top and save the water at the bottom for a later use. You should end up with a cup and a 1/2 or so of the “cream”.
  4. Whip together the chocolate and coconut milk using a hand mixer until blended and slightly puffy.
  5. Refrigerate overnight for mousse texture or serve immediately for a chocolate pudding!
  6. Serve with toppings of your choice (I used frozen cherries and sprinkles).

Makes 4 Servings

gluten free mousse

chocolate coffee mousse

gluten free chocolate coffee mousse

Are you a chocolate or vanilla fan?? 

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle @ Eat Move Balance November 29, 2012 at 10:15 am

When it comes to mousse, I prefer chocolate all the way! Looks fabulous!

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Thanks Michelle!

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Miz November 29, 2012 at 10:37 am

IM A THIS FAN.
Id seriously love it for breakfast.
theres coffee there so it works, right? :-)

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Hahaha totally counts!

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Lucie November 29, 2012 at 10:58 am

YUMM! I am a fan of both, can’t decide!!

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Me neither! I think they’re both great!

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Linz @ Itz Linz November 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm

YUM! I’m definitely vanilla in general, but I do love chocolate with desserts!! Like, I would totally eat this! :) :)

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Hahaha thanks Linz!

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Anne@ LoveMintChocolateChip November 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

yummy!! oh… chocolate hands down. i would never EVER order vanilla over chocolate. unless i am ordering vanilla ice cream to go with my chocolate brownie :)

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Hahaha sounds good to me :)

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Amber @ExSoyCise November 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! I LOVE Enjoy Life chips so much, it’s shocking how amazing they taste and how little ingredients are used. I’m trying to make my boyfriend a healthy French Silk pie, I may use this for the bottom layer!

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I agree! I’m so glad I discovered them!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

That is such a hard question….I love both! How about a combination of the two. Does that count?? ;)

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

totally! I can’t pick one either!

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Kim@hungryhealthygirl November 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

This looks delish! I love vanilla & chocolate…you can’t go wrong with either in my opinion!

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Agreed!

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Jess @ JessieBearWhatWillYouWear November 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm

love the sprinkles on top. makes it so cute :)

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Thanks Jess I love sprinkles on anything!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots November 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm

chocoholic!

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Hahaha love it!

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Chelsa November 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Yum looks so freaking good!

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Thanks Chelsa!

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Rachel November 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm

This looks great! I’m more of a vanilla fan myself :) I used to looove chocolate but I think I overdid it haha

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Hahaha I like them both! It’s easy to overdo the chocolate though ;)

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Chocolate and coffee? I’m sold! And when it comes to the chocolate/vanilla debate, most of the time I prefer vanilla, but when it comes to things like bars, cakes, cupcakes, pudding, etc then I’m a chocolate fan all the way.

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I love chocolate coffee together too!

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Lisa November 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I love how you know all these food holidays! This is so my thing. I’m with Amanda above. I prefer vanilla to chocolate, but frostings, puddings and cupcakes I prefer chocolate. Even though I’ve had to avoid it for the meantime since I found out it was causing my migraines:( sadness.

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Oh no how sad!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectabesl November 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I love chocolate and vanilla. I prefer vanilla protein powder and ice cream, but chocolate in everything else! :) This looks delicious!

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I agree for some reason I never get chocolate protein powder!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Oh my gosh, YUM! I’m always amazed at how many different things you can make with a can of coconut milk.

It’s too hard to choose between chocolate and vanilla! I prefer vanilla ice cream, but chocolate cake and cookies. :P

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I agree I love coconut milk!

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Kammie @ Sensual Appeal November 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Ooof so much chocolate…. I’m drooling just thinking about it.
I am TOTALLY a chocolate person. Although vanilla isn’t so bad :)

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I agree! I think either are just fine :)

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Kristen@Change of Pace November 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Chocolate mousse is one of my most favorite desserts! Coconut milk is perfect for this.

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danielle November 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Hope you like this recipe Kristen!

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Sarah @ feeeding the brain and body November 30, 2012 at 12:21 am

This looks delicious! I am a chocolate fan, and I love coffee…so I know this is right up my alley! :)

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danielle November 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

How perfect! I love them both too!

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Jessie November 30, 2012 at 3:11 am

These looks awesome. It’s so weird, growing up I actually used to hate chocolate, and would always prefer vanilla, but these days its the complete opposite (unless were talking about ice cream).

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danielle November 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Thanks Jessie!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish November 30, 2012 at 7:14 am

I vividly remember the first time I tried chocolate mousse. I was nine-years-old, and traveling around Switzerland with my family. We stopped in this small town for cheese fondue, and then ended our meal with huge bowls of chocolate mousse. It was this major “aha!” moment for me; there was dessert–REAL dessert– beyond those Jello chocolate pudding cups I’d been eating my entire life! ;)

This recipe looks amazing. Thanks for sharing! <3

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danielle November 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Thanks so much Sara!

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