Recipe: Primal Chocolate Mousse

1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon cold water
2 tablespoons boiling water
1/4 cup grade b maple syrup
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sprinkle gelatin over cold water and mix with fork. Let stand a couple of minutes to soften. Add boiling water and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Allow to gelatin to cool while stirring together maple syrup and cocoa; add whipping cream and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer until mixture is stiff. Pour in gelatin mixture and beat until well blended. Refrigerate in large bowl or spoon into serving dishes, then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. I can never wait more than 15, and it’s still mousse-like! Enjoy!

This recipe is based in part or in whole on this recipe by Hershey’s.

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3 Comments to “Recipe: Primal Chocolate Mousse”

  1. I have a box of gelatin that I bought for my hair (don’t ask :-) and need to use it up! Couple of questions:

    Do you suppose I could substitute honey for the maple syrup?

    Is it dark chocolate flavor or milk chocolate flavor? I love dark chocolate, but my family hates dark choc. I don’t eat much sugar anymore though so while I would love it I don’t want to eat all of it!

    • I’ve used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Unsweetened Baking Powder as well as a generic store brand regular chocolate. Both were divine! I have been using Great Lakes Grassfed Gelatin off of because it’s pretty cheap as grassfed protein sources go, but I’m sure a regular box of Knox or something is fine. I would think honey would be okay, although I find the flavor of honey to shine through a bit more than the maple syrup in my treat recipes. I would probably mix all of the other ingredients, THEN add honey to taste…just to be sure. Also, as a side note, I don’t make this very sweet, so many people may prefer to add more sweetener anyway. Let me know how it goes :)

  2. I’ll try this tonight and let you know how it goes. Although instead of honey maybe I’ll mix some sucanant and water….

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