Our latest experiment was a chocolate mousse. Not your everyday heavy cream-chocolate-egg-and-butter kind of mousse. This version was actually made completely without any of those ingredients! We adapted the recipe from the Danish cookbook “Kernesund Familie”.
The amazing thing with this mousse is that it is only made on bananas, cacao powder and some almond butter! And it only takes about 2 minutes (maybe less) to make.
I know we will upset some chocolatiers out there by calling it a chocolate mousse. Of course it’s more of a banana-cacao mousse, but it actually tastes a lot like chocolate mousse (it is both bitter, sweet and creamy). And consider this once again: No heavy cream. No chocolate. No eggs. No butter. Just your everyday banana and 2 minutes of your time.
You can vary this recipe in a million different ways. We’ve added soya milk to make it creamier, coffee to make it stronger, vanilla powder to make it sweeter, peanut butter instead of almond butter to make it more american …
Oh, and remember not to use black bananas! If they look a bit old they will taste too distinct.
Chocolate Mousse (adapted from danish cookbook ‘Kernesund’)
4 small portions (or 2 large …)
4-5 tbsp cacao powder (unsweetened)
4 tbsp almond butter or hazelnut butter
Mix it all in a blender until it becomes a mousse. Pour into glasses and put in the fridge before serving.