Sweet potato chocolate mousse. Dairy free, gluten free and vegan friendly, this healthier chocolate mousse is just gently sweetened with rice malt syrup (or your preferred liquid sweetener). A delicious real food dessert that's super easy to prepare!
Steam the sweet potato until soft. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Place sweet potato, cacao, rice malt syrup, vanilla and 1/2 cup of coconut milk into your food process or blender and process until smooth. Add an extra 1/4 cup coconut milk if needed until the mousse is a good consistency (it will thicken a little as it cools). I also recommend starting with 4 tablespoons of cacao powder, and then adding a tablespoon more if you want a deeper chocolate flavour.
Scoop the mousse into a storage container and place in the fridge to cool. Note, the mousse will thicken a little as it cools.
Serve the mousse cold, topped with fresh fruit, nuts, seeds or anything you like really!
*If you use honey, the recipe will no longer be vegan – use rice malt syrup, maple syrup, date nectar or coconut syrup for a vegan recipe.
*You can also substitute in 3-4 medjool dates instead of a liquid sweetener – soak them in hot water first so they’re super soft and blend into the mousse smoothly.