Paleo Chocolate Mousse (Dessert)

Paleo Chocolate Mousse, made with a secret ingredient (shhh – it’s sweet potatoes!)! So delicious, you’d never know it’s made with vegetables! Just mix a few healthy ingredients in your blender, and you’ve got this absolutely amazing dessert!

Before we go any further: Have you tried my Paleo Snickers Stuffed Dates? Yes? Great! No? GO THERE NOW.

He Hearts Paleo Chocolate Mousse

My husband LOVES dessert. After dinner every night, he always seems to be in the mood for something sweet, heading almost immediately to the pantry to grab a little something to snack on. Since we’ve been really trying to focus on eating clean, I’ve been working on a few simple dessert-y things for him (and for me!) to enjoy after dinner. He’s grab a handful of dates, then another, then another… and I thought to myself, “Maybe I could make him something with a little more oomph in the nutritional value department.”

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with dates of course, but I’m always down to try to get some more good things into our (almost daily!) dessert course? Plus having the same thing night after night was getting boring for him! He’s not one to complain, but I could tell.. he wanted something a little different. And so did I!

Paleo Chocolate Mousse in cups, topped with pomegranate. Finished Dish.

The Secret Ingredient in Paleo Chocolate Mousse

Spoiler Alert: It’s Sweet Potatoes

Scouring through the fridge had a few prepped sweet potatoes in the fridge, and I wondered – could I make a sweet dish out of this? I did a quick check of the other ingredients in the house, saw the blender, and thought to myself, “You can do this!” And Sweet Potato Paleo Chocolate Mousse was born. 

I’ve experimented a few times since then, and here’s the final recipe. Made with cocoa, dates, coconut milk, and the secret veggie your kids will never suspect, sweet potato! The texture is creamy and dreamy, and when you top it with some coconut flakes and pomegranate, every bite is just perfect.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse: PRO-TIP

When you bake the sweet potatoes, you’ve got to let them cook a little longer than you would normally. If you’re baking them, don’t pull them out once they’re soft all the way through. Instead, let them cook a while longer, (up to 15 minutes longer!) to really let the sugars caramelize and give you an even sweeter mousse. It’s worth the wait, I promise.

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Paleo Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse

A simple dessert made with only clean ingredients – and full of secret veggies for your picky eaters!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, healthy dessert, Paleo, pomegranate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sweet potato cooked & cooled
  • 1 banana
  • 6-8 dates
  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 8 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils about 1/2 pomegranate
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Add first 6 ingredients to a blender or food processor, then secure the lid on top.

  2. Blend on a medium high speed, scraping the sides as needed, until smooth and creamy. Add extra coconut milk, 1 tsp at a time, if needed for consistency.

  3. Cover and chill the mousse in the refrigerator. 

  4. Divide the mixture evenly between 4 cups.

  5. Top each with coconut flakes and pomegranate.