Looking for a fancy looking, yet unbelievably easy chocolaty dessert? Well look no further! This is almost laughably simple to make, and it is guaranteed to please anyone with a love for chocolate.
It is super rich, so a little goes a very long way, which is a good thing for your waistline. Plus it has very little sugar (unless you choose to make it sweeter) and is high in healthy fat, so you won’t experience the usual dessert-triggered blood-sugar spike.
I pair it with strawberries (since I live in California and we get them at the farmers market even in DECEMBER!), but you can enjoy it plain or with any other fruit of your choice. It would make a great chocolate “dip” for a fruit like pears, which are more in season right now.
As I always say, dessert should be a TREAT and enjoyed occasionally. Even paleo treats can become unhealthy if they sneak in to your diet every day.
- 1 100g bar of dark chocolate (I used Lindt 90% Dark Chocolate)
- 1 can coconut milk (chilled for a few hours in the fridge)
- 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
- 1. Break up chocolate, place in a glass bowl over a pot with some water (or a double boiler) and heat on the stove until melted - stirring frequently. You can also microwave the chocolate pieces for periods of 30 seconds until it is melted, but I am not a fan of microwaving foods, so this is a personal choice
- 2. Open the can of chilled coconut milk and scoop out the cream from the top (this should have separated in the fridge)
- 3. With an electric whisk, beat the coconut cream for 2-3 minutes until it thickens
- 4. Add the vanilla and then the melted chocolate and whisk it all together by hand until thoroughly combined and smooth
- 5. Spoon into small dishes and place in the fridge to set
- If you want this sweeter, either go for a less dark chocolate, or add a tablespoon of maple syrup