My mom is the kind of mom who put everyone else’s needs ahead of her own. She always ate the burnt piece of toast and the smallest piece of pie. That’s why I want to make her something decadent the next time I get to visit her. Just call it my attempt to make things balance out in the universe. Good karma, really.
So, here for you Mom is a creamy chocolate delight – without real cream. Let me explain.
Coconut milk is very creamy and delicious – and adds just a hint of coconut flavor to this baked mousse. This is a shockingly delicious version of classic mousse, and the kind of thing you would make to pamper someone you love, say, on Mother’s Day.
I followed Cook’s Illustrated’s method of making whipped coconut milk for this recipe and I think this is every bit as good as regular whipped cream – with just a hint of coconut flavor. (What you do is take a can of regular coconut milk and put it in the fridge oevrnight. Opne the can. Carefully remove the solid mass that has accumulated at the top of the can. Discard the liquid below. Now whip the solid mass with a mixer on high speed – dairy free whipped cream!)
Happy Mom’s Day, Mom. And may we be blessed with many more Mom’s Days with you!
— posted by Donna