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Cacao Mousse and Raspberry Parfaits, Vegan and Gluten-Free

The best recipe for Cacao Mousse and Raspberry Parfaits
best recipe cacao mousse and raspberry parfaits vegan gluten free

You don’t need a special occasion to dive into these fluffy Cacao Mousse and Raspberry Parfaits, but it is perfect for a celebratory Valentine’s Day dessert!

No baking, just blending and only 4 ingredients!!!

Light in texture and heavy on flavor…rich and chocolatey!  Small portions of this dessert are enough to tackle any sweet tooth.  I layered with juicy raspberries, but use any of your favorite berries!

cacao mousse and raspberry parfaits vegan gluten free best recipe

Make sure you buy a can of whole fat coconut milk for this recipe, low-fat just won’t cut it!  Gently open the can and separate the coconut cream layer from the watery part.  Place cream in a small bowl and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.

best recipe cacao mousse and raspberry parfaits vegan gluten free
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Cacao Mousse and Raspberry Parfaits

The best recipe for Cacao Mousse and Raspberry Parfaits
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 54kcal
Cost $

Ingredients

  • 1 can whole fat coconut milk coconut cream separated and chilled in freezer
  • ¼ cup fresh or frozen and thawed raspberries plus 1 pint fresh raspberries for layering
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
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Instructions

  • Gently open a can of whole fat coconut milk and scoop out coconut cream layer. Place cream in a small bowl and place in the freezer for ~30 minutes to harden.
  • Using a hand held electric mixer, blend coconut cream, ¼ cup fresh or thawed frozen raspberries, cacao and maple syrup. Blend until light and fluffy.
  • Layer cacao mousse and fresh raspberries in parfait glasses and enjoy 🙂

Notes

A helpful tip from a reader: On the canned coconut milk, it is easier to refrigerate it over night (or longer) and then turn it upside down while being careful not to shake it, open and drain liquid, then scoop out the cream. I have never opened a can of room temp full fat coconut milk with it already separated.
Unfortunately, I am unable to accurately calculate nutrition facts for this recipe due to the coconut milk separation…sorry 🙁
Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie’s delicious frosting shot recipe!

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
Cristina C. RD LDN
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