Here’s a delicious dessert that can be served as chocolate mousse or used as frosting on a raw dessert. It’s made from canned coconut milk which, alas, like any canned food, is not raw. When compared healthwise to regular frosting, though, it is much more healthful, and it tastes delicious. It contains no sugar and no unhealthy fat. If you wanted to harvest your own raw coconut milk you could try making this recipe with that instead, but I haven’t tried that yet so I can’t say for sure that it would work the same way.
To make the canned version you see here, you first refrigerate a can of coconut milk for several hours. I used the Native Forest brand that Kroger carries in their organic food section, the “Classic” variety. Lowfat varieties will not work for this, because it’s the fat that separates from the milk that you use for making the mousse. Only regular coconut milk has that fat in it. When you shake the can, you’ll know that the fat has solidified. The can will feel heavy, and there will be little to no sloshing of liquid inside.
Scoop out the solidified fat, keeping the remaining liquid separate. Then put the fat into the Vitamix along with some cacao (raw) or cocoa (not raw) powder. I just sprinkled some in, but I’m guessing it was around a tablespoon or a little more. Add a teaspoon of organic vanilla, and then some stevia for sweetness. I like the Now brand stevia from Nutra Foods Huber Heights. Add a little of the liquid coconut milk—maybe a couple of teaspoonfuls. Liquefy in the Vitamix until smooth, creamy, and fluffy-looking, adding a bit more coconut milk if needed. The remaining coconut milk can be used in a smoothie or enjoyed as is.
This is delicious right out of the spoon like a mousse, but it makes a wonderful frosting for raw brownies and other goodies too. Bear in mind that it does contain a lot of fat. Contrary to what you may have been told in the past about coconut fat, scientists now know that this is the good-for-you kind of fat, but you’ll still want to eat this in moderation. One can of coconut milk has around 77 grams of fat in it! So spoon it up in modest-sized portions or use about a tablespoon each to frost raw cookies or brownies with. The high fat content makes it very satisfying, even in small amounts. This needs to be refrigerated, and it will keep for about 4 days. That's purely academic information, since the chances that you can go 4 whole days without finishing this off are negligible.