Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thorny Thursday & Paleo Coffee Mousse

Sometimes I really hate Thursday.  It's not Friday, you still have to go in the next day for work, and sometimes it just sucks.  I woke up with my neck and back all achy and stiff, so I started my day with 3 advil.  By 10am, I took 2 more advil.  It was just a lousy way to start the day and needless to say, I did not go to the gym.  I don't usually have random back and neck pain, so I'm going to point to the sky and say that it's due to the pressure change and the snow that started yesterday.

To help make it better, I went with my sister to drop off my nephew at school and we swung by Breugger's Bagels.  I didn't get a bagel, but I did get a 16oz black coffee - "French Toast" coffee.  It smells delicious and it is delicious.  Why am I bringing this up?  I am on the search for a delicious paleo coffee dessert, but I'm not finding anything that is really sounding good.

Here's what I'm going to make and I'll just wing it.

Paleo Coffee Mousse
1 can Coconut Cream, Thai Kitchen brand
1-1/2 TBSP Instant Espresso (stronger than instant coffee)
2 TBSP Honey
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

For cafe mocha mousse, add in 2 TBSP cocoa powder and 1/4 cup melted chocolate chips.

1. Open the can of coconut milk.  You will want to refrigerate it overnight (place in tupperware or just put some saran wrap over it), or get lucky by getting a can that's already separated.  I suggest Thai Kitchen canned coconut milk for this because it separates nicely.  I generally get Parrot brand in a six-pack from Sam's Club, so yes, I go out of my way to get a whole other brand just for how it separates.  What you want from this can of coconut milk is the solids after it separates.  Use a spoon and scoop the solids into a bowl.
2. Add in the instant coffee, honey, and vanilla, then mix everything together.  I suggest a handheld mixer or using a blender.
3. Pour the mixture into whatever container(s) you want to serve it in and refrigerate for about 3 hours or until set up.

This is pretty rich, so 1 can is probably good for at least 2 servings.

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