March 26, 2014

Coconut Lemon Mousse (Paleo, Raw & Vegan)

Coconut Lemon Mousse (Paleo, Raw, Vegan)
While it’s already known that coconut milk can do no wrong, as demonstrated by this tomato curry with creamy coconut cauliflower rice, we can never get enough of this magic the liquid that comes from the grated meat of a coconut.
And then there’s coconut cream, which is the thick non-liquid part that separates and rises to the top of the coconut milk when is refrigerated and allowed to set.
Coconut cream is very similar to coconut milk but is thicker because - of course - it contains less water.
Now here’s the thing about coconut cream, you can make luscious whipped cream from it.
I know, BOOM!

Coconut Lemon Mousse (Paleo, Raw, Vegan)
Coconut cream whips up into thick yet airy whipped cream, a bazillion times better than Cool Whip.
But then again Cool Whip is gross; almost anything is better than Cool Whip.
Still a fan of Cool Whip? Think again!
Blogger Jonathan Fields did a little experiment to teach his daughter a lesson on why not to eat Cool Whip. Read up on his horrifying 12-day Cool Whip.
I know, ewww...
Coconut Lemon Mousse (Paleo, Raw, Vegan)
Back to whipped coconut cream; whenever you want something creamy and non-dairy to go with your dessert, it’s a fantastic option.
It does taste strongly of coconut, however, as you might expect.
So if you do not like the flavor of coconut, this is not for you.
But for all you coconut lovers out there, I bring you this I-cannot-find-the-proper-words-to-define-it Coconut Lemon Mousse.
The recipe features whipped coconut cream, lemon zest, vanilla and a sweetener of your choice.
I’ll let you contemplate that for a moment. Take your time.

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Inspired by GI365

For the coconut cream, refrigerate the cans of coconut milk overnight, (several days if possible) then scoop out the cream that rises to the top and reserve the liquid for other uses.

Ingredients 
Serves 4

Coconut cream scraped from the top of 2 (13.5 oz) chilled cans of full fat coconut milk (use BPA-free coconut milk)
2 tablespoons raw coconut palm sugar (or other sweetener of your choice)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of one lemon
pinch of salt

Ingredients

In a small bowl combine coconut sugar with the lemon zest, rubbing the mixture between your fingers to help infuse the sugar with the lemon flavor.
In a large bowl of a heavy-duty mixer or with an electric hand mixer, fitted with whisk attachment, beat/whip coconut cream and salt, starting on low, increasing incrementally to medium speed until soft peaks become visible, about 2 minutes.
Add the sugar mixture and vanilla extract and beat until the mixture is smooth and the sugar is no longer visible.
Divide the mixture evenly among ramekins and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 316 calories, 30 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbs and 3 grams of protein.

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30 comments:

  1. While I did grow up on some junk food, my mom was a real whipped cream snob - Cool Whip just wouldn't do! Consequently my tastes buds were trained early on not to like the stuff - yeah, I was that little kid at birthday parties that wouldn't touch dessert! Thanks so much for the mention, but I'm not sure how I inspired you to make this awesome looking mousse!

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    1. You have inspired me by all means, with your Limesicle Pudding, you sure deserved the mention!

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  2. This looks so good and so simple to make, I can't wait to try it!

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  3. Hahaha that Cool Whip experiment post cracked me up! We don't have it in the UK (I don't think?) but I hate the whipped cream that comes out of the can and always whip it up fresh myself. Coconut whipped cream is something I haven't tried yet - thanks for the idea! xxx
    La Lingua : Food, Life, Love, Travel, Friends, Italy

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    1. You should really try coconut whipped cream, it's like da bomb!

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  4. Oh my that looks good. Sadly, coconut and lemon are two things I can no longer eat.

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    1. That's a bummer...I'll better come up with something you can enjoy then! :)

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  5. Oh my goodness - this looks mouthwatering! I was introduced to coconut cream by Davida @ The Healthy Maven when she used it as frosting for a cake roll - but as mousse with lemon - that's plain BRILLIANT, Mike!

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    1. I should try it as well as frosting for cakes, sounds amazing!

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  6. Yes, I've done the coconut cream, and I think it's pretty amazing. The lemon mousse looks amazing!

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  7. Sunshine season in full swing with this!
    Bless from sunny Berlin

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  8. Did you just put "coconut" "lemon" and "mousse" in the same sentence??? I need to try this now - it looks brilliant! I have to try coconut whipped cream as soon as possible!

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    1. You should really try it Co, it's kind of life changing!

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  9. Wow that cool whip stuff is pretty scary! I'll be putting that on my "never buy again" list. Thanks for looking out.

    And also didn't know you could make whipped cream from coconut cream! You're like a walking wikipedia with this post, haha. Sounds like a great spring dessert!

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    1. I'm the father of all knowledge Chris you should know this already! ;)

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  10. Ahhhh this sounds AMAZING. I love anything coconut. I've made coconut whipped cream for cheesecake before (definitely not paleo or vegan hehe) and had a hard time not eating the coconut whipped cream by the spoonful. Making it into its own dessert is genius. Great recipe!

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    1. Coconut whipped cream is soooo good Bianca...works on almost anything!

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  11. Sounds like a delightful dessert sans regret!
    Will prepare this for my husband (on a diet) instead of a birthday cake :)
    Any idea how to put a candle on a mousse??

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    1. I suggest you put candles next to the mousse otherwise they might risk sinking into it, and you don't want that to happen! ;)

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  12. Woah. I'm scared of Cool Whip now. Not that I ever bought the stuff to begin with, but now I'm scared of it. Like I'm going to avoid that entire aisle at the store. It's like a scary movie or one of those ghost hunter shows.

    In other news, this mousse looks incredible! I never knew you could whip coconut cream. Now my mind is spinning with all of the amazing possibilities! In fact, I might even use that tip today. If I can make myself get up and go to the store to get coconut cream.

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    1. Go get some David, your life will never be the same!

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  13. This almost looks like a frozen dessert... sounds absolutely delicious!

    And frankly, Cool Whip is an abomination. Tastes like petroleum... or rubber balloons. Never was able to eat that stuff.

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    1. Cool Whip is deffo like petroleum jelly, hence is like Vaseline...not a good thing to eat! ;)

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    2. Nor should it be used as a personal lubricant either... is there a warning on the container?

      "For external use only. Do not ingest. Do not use as personal lubricant."

      Okay, don't mind me. I'm outta here!

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  14. This looks delicious! What a fantastic combination of flavors. I'm not a cool whip fan, definitely prefer making my own whipped cream. That way I know exactly what it is it!! :D

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  15. Anything with coconut cream and lemon is a winner in my book - this looks amazing!

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  16. Mike, I absolutely love your photography board. Please do share where you got it :)

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