Chocolate (Sweet Potato) Mousse

Chocolate (Sweet Potato) Mousse

DSC01894Especially if you have a picky eater, you’ll want even desserts to be healthy. This recipe came from Loralie, a mom who reads the Baby Bites Ezine.

She says, “I am NOT a big fan of most veggies – especially sweet potatoes. With my new way of eating, rich colored veggies are at the top of the list. I have my daughter following the same eating as I do – no sugar no gluten – wow what a change in her! I have been looking for new recipes for desserts so that we don’t feel deprived or punished. A friend gave me this recipe this week and swore that it was amazing. I will have to admit I was VERY skeptical, but I thought I would give it a try. If you like Chocolate Mousse, then you will LOVE this new family favorite! Give it a try and you will be stunned  — I promise! It is a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies too! Use all organic ingredients to preserve the flavor and health benefits.”

Makes a dozen ¼ cup servings – This is a very rich dessert!

First You’ll Need:
Whip until the following until it reaches desired thickness and divide in half (save half for topping):
2 cups organic heavy cream or whipping cream
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon blue agave or honey (to taste). (I like to substitute the agave with 4 packets of stevia. This is a tasty dessert for diabetics.)

Next You’ll Need:
2 14 ounce cans pureed organic sweet potatoes or 2 medium (one and a half pounds) peeled sweet potatoes, cooked until soft and pureed (pulse in a blender until the consistency of the canned variety) light and airy.
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons blue agave or honey (For those who are sugar sensitive or diabetic use 4-5 packets Stevia and taste for sweetness)

Pictured: Ally and Nicole helping me make Chocolate Mousse.

DSC01890Method
1. Add pureed sweet potatoes, cocoa, vanilla and agave (or Stevia) and whip until smooth.
2. Add half of the whipped cream and whip until fluffy – don’t over mix.
3. Spoon into small bowls and top with the remaining fresh whipped cream.
4. Eat at once or refrigerate.

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