Sunday, 16 January 2011

Guilt-Free Chocolate Mousse



Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble give a whistle
This will help things turn out for the best

Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the right side of life - Always look on the bright side of life, by Monty Python



I saw the recipe for Guilt-Free Chocolate Mousse on The Creative Pot.  Great blog by the way, you HAVE to check it out.  Any way, I was going to tell you about the 1st time I ate Woollies Chocolate Mousse and how I love making Nigella's Chocolate Mousse with marshmallows in stead of whipped egg white.  Quite frankly after a day like today, I'd much rather tell you about my day, which played out like a comedy of errors.


Now, for some reason I woke up at 2am this morning and was unable to go back to sleep.  Went for a spot of lunch with a friend at the local diner.  He recently moved to Taoyuan City from the south and is without transport, so I gave him a lift on my scooter.  However, when it was time to take him home, my trusty old scooter wouldn't start.  It sounded like someone had forgotten their knitting needles somewhere inside the engine.  We then proceeded to push said scooter a few blocks to the nearest scooter mechanic, in the freezing cold, only to be told that they didn't have that part and that I had to wait until tomorrow before I could get my transportation back.


Any way, I get home (after having walked back in the rain) and decided that Chocolate Mousse is probably the only thing that will cheer me up now.  Guess what?  My blender goes up in smoke (well, maybe there wasn't THAT much smoke but hey, this is my story)!  Thankfully it broke just at the point where everything was beautifully blended, so I could just finish it off with an electric mixer.  And just because I am feeling sorry for myself, it's no longer totally guilt-free, as it now contains some Malibu Coconut Rum!




Almost Guilt-Free Chocolate Mousse
Adapted from Guilt-Free Chocolate Mousse by The Creative Pot.


Ingredients:

  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp coconut milk
  • 4 Tbsp Malibu Coconut Rum (optional but lekker!)
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, sifted


Method:
  1. Cut the bananas into discs.  Pop them in a freezer bag and leave them in the freezer until frozen.
  2. Blend the frozen bananas, coconut milk and Malibu (if using) until smooth and creamy or until your blender goes up in flames, whichever comes first.
  3. Blend in the cocoa powder until well mixed.  (I used my hand mixer for this part.)
Next time I will tip the whole mixture in my ice cream maker for a delicious chocolate ice cream or maybe something with crunchy peanut butter...mmmm...

So I grumbled and I whistled to no avail.  Forget whistling - rather make chocolate mousse. 

16 comments:

  1. Great recipe! It made me sing!

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  2. i like the touch of the rum..... it is a kick.

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  3. @Anonymous, if Monty Python doesn't make you sing, the Malibu will!

    @Sean, it's great, but you can also leave it out, for a healthier option.

    @Marion, thanks for the visit to my blog! Just add it to the list of things I need to make for you! :))

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  4. From the title of your post I thought you put the lemons INSIDE the chocolate mousse. Obviously I need more tea.

    I missed the original on Creative Pot (agreed, it's awesome), but this looks fabulous. Bananas and coconut milk? Does it taste low fat?

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  5. it looks yum~and really healthy, thanks for sharing.~!

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  6. @Adele, mmm...shucks...I was going for scr*w the lemonade - have chocolate mousse instead. Maybe I had too much Malibu! Lol! I made 2 batches, the one with the "lite" coconut milk tasted a bit low fat to me. The one with regular fat, less so. It's very nice and smooth and I definitely want to try it as an ice cream.

    @Carol, Thanks for stopping by, my new friend! It's even more healthy if you leave out the rum. :)

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  7. I LOVE Marissa's blog!! I've made this before too *looks to see if The Creative Pot is snooping*, but confess that I added a little sugar. What?! So I have a sweet tooth!! *shrugs shoulders and avoids eye contact!*

    Chantelle

    PS: Am liking your blog too!!!

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  8. Awww thanks Chantelle! Thanks for liking my blog too. It means a lot to me because I've only recently started and I'm still feeling my way around.

    I must confess...I'm thinking some honey, crunchy peanut butter, a squeeze of lemon...and the whipped banana. And then turn it into an ice cream.

    Thanks again for the visit!

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  9. YUM! And having said YUM because I think this is a great sounding dessert....I dont know that I would class it as a mousse at all...where are the egg yolks, egg whites, cream and that molten 70% chocolate? Hmmmm Im thinking of heading to the kitchen right now to make some!!! I think your idea of turning this into an icecream is brilliant. You should try it. Let me know. You have a very nice blog your lordship! xx

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  10. Thank you, my lady! I am so honoured that you visited me! I'm so jealous that you will all be at the FBI2011. Who knows, maybe sometime in the future maybe?

    Yes, I agree with you that this shouldn't really be called a mousse. I must confess, I don't beat egg whites and yolks for chocolate mousse any more. I love Nigella's recipe that uses molten chocolate and marshmallows. It's quick, easy and delicious!

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  11. What a simple, clever recipe! I have a house full of chocolate mousse addicts, but I'm certainly not going to let them eat the real thing every day! Will definitely give this a whirl.

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  12. Thanks Jane-Anne! I'm heading over to your blog now - I see there is a new post!

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