If you want to reward yourself for a hard day of sitting at a computer, what's your take on downing a cool glass of chocolate coconut milk or chocolate heavy cream?
I know that some people can't consume that much coconut or cream without tummy problems. And if you are watching your weight, this may not be the best idea (understatement!). But mixing in some raw cocoa powder into coconut milk nudges my sweet tooth at the same time as making me feel badass.
Not that this is by no means a regular thing. I want to keep my BMI under 50, afterall.
My favorite version of this is whipping heavy cream with a good dose of cocoa powder - no sweeteners. After enough whipping, the cocoa fat content emulsifies with the fat in the cream. A delicious low-carb dessert, basically what you mention, just adding air. :)
I do that and add a good lot of cinnamon to the mix. Often, I will put about a half-cup of the mix in a covered container into the freezer and stir it every ten to fifteen minutes until it's ice-creamy. Chocolately, cinnamony ice cream. Mmmm! I've done it with both heavy cream and the non-watered coconut milk.
I've been playing with various versions of cocoa and coconut and have yet to be disappointed.
Some of my experiments include...
2oz cream (heavy) 2 oz 70% dark chocolate 1 thin pat butter
heat until just melted (maybe a bubble or two)
add 4-6 pieces of macadamia and 2-3 walnuts and warm until nuts are soft and absorbing the goodness....I heat until it bubbles a bit..
then let it sit until it is drinkable or spoonable...
I add more cream if it is too thick...
Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse, Serves 4, recipe by Heston Blumenthal
9.35 ounces bittersweet chocolate (at least 70% cocoa), coarsely chopped, 1 cup water, 4 tbsp sugar- optional*
*Without the sugar, this mousse is VERY intensely chocolately. We personally love it (divine with a dollop of whipped cream), but if you generally prefer a milder chocolate taste, add the sugar.
Place a mixing bowl on top of another slightly larger bowl filled with ice and cold water. The bottom of the top bowl should touch the ice. Set aside.
Put chocolate and water (and sugar if using) in a medium pan over medium heat. Melt chocolate, stirring occasionally.
Once melted, pour the chocolate into the bowl sitting on top of the ice and begin whisking. Whisk constantly until mousse begins to thicken, 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to over whisk as the chocolate can become grainy. (If this happens, just re-melt the chocolate over medium heat and pour back into the mixing bowl)
Divide into four ramekins cups and serve immediately. Or, you can let mousse set up in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour if you prefer a slightly thicker, chilled mousse.
You can store any left over mousse covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
I saw this recipe from a celiac site earlier. It's as close to a paleo dessert as anything I've seen, without intentionally being paleo (just allergen free).
Omg I hope not. Coconut milk is the best, I too can easily down a can with no problem. I am trying to lose weight though, so I only have it on days when I only have access to lean meat in order to get the required fat. I have often wondered if I could just eat five eggs and one can of coconut milk if it would stop weight loss. But since you're not concerned with that drink up, and think of all of the benefits to your skin and hair!
EDIT: since this thread has turned into a recipe question of sorts, my coconut milk recipe is just to add a Tbs or so of homemade vanilla extract to a can of coconut milk to help emulsify the fat chunks into the liquid and then drink like a milk shake.