Dragobete’s chocolate mousse

Dragobete este sarbatoarea dragostei la romani. Autentica, puternica, sarbatoarea marcheaza inceputul primaverii si reinvierea iubirii, prilej pentru care, cu siguranta, trebuie sa sarbatorim cu …ciocolata.  Acest desert e pentru cei carora le place sa si condimenteze iubirea cu putina jovialitate, rasfat si zambete ascunse…e pentru indragostitul din fiecare, pentru cei care iubesc iubirea, si o pastreaza inexplicabila si parfumata… sa iubim frantuzeste si sa ne delectam copilareste!

Lucuma chocolate mousseReteta (4 portii):
Pentru mousse de ciocolata-lucuma:
3 banane
200 gr de castane fierte la abur/piure de castane
400 ml de lapte de cocos(bio sau de casa)
70 gr de ciocolata neagra bio
2 linguri de pudra de lucuma
Se amesteca bananele, laptele de cocos si piureul de castane intr un mixer, dupa care se imparte crema in doua: se adaoga lucuma in prima jumatate si ciocolata topita in a doua jumatate de crema. Se toarna in pahare, alternand cele doua straturi. Se orneaza cu ciocolata rasa/coaja de portocale.
Pentru mousse de ciocolata:
Se renunta la lucuma (optional) si se adauga mai multa ciocolata neagra( 100-150 gr). Se orneaza cu crema de lapte de cocos si ciocolata neagra rasa.

Raw chocolate mousseRecipe:

For the lucuma-chocolate mousse:
3 bananas
200 gr chestnut puree/cooked chestnuts
400 ml bio coconut milk(bio or homemade)
70 gr bio dark chocolate
2 TbSp lucuma powder
Mix the bananas, the chestnut puree and the coconut milk with a blender, then divide the obtained cream in 2: add lucuma to the 1st part and the melted chocolate to the 2nd part, mixing well. Pour carefully the both creams into 4 pretty glasses, alternating layers.  Decorate with some grated chocolate / orage peel. Place it in the frigo to let it stiff.
For the chocolate mousse: add to the previous obtained cream more chocolate (instead of 70 gr you can use 100-150 gr). Pour it carefully into glasses and decorate with some coconut cream and some grated chocolate. Place it in the fridge to let it stiff.

P.S. I am sharing this with Jacqueline’s monthly bookmarked recipes event.

28 thoughts on “Dragobete’s chocolate mousse

  1. Oh, need to taste that! Why are you so far away from here…What on Earth is chestnut puree/cooked chestnuts??Did you do that yourself, or bought it ready-made?

    • Signe, I buy it (cooked chestnuts/chestnut puree) it but I know you can also make it home(never tried it as I discovered quite lately this ingredient). I hope you can also find it in shops, here it’s more specific for Xmas period.

      • When living in a small town in Finland, it’s often very hard to find any exotic ingredients for anything. But I need to make some studies about that, maybe I find something convenient… First I try that pudding Marika told us, because I think it’s easier to find chia seeds here…Does your family know how lucky they are having a mum/wife like you??😉

      • Signe, apart from lucuma, this mousse has simple ingredients, but the pudding Marika made sounds so good( think chia!).

  2. Again something delicious! I like the layered look. I have also been making chocolate mousse, but with chia seeds.

      • I was just telling Signe about this recipe, because it is easy to make and very tasty. It contains chia, coconut milk, dark chocolate, cocoa powder and vanilla. I prefer it made with rice milk, because it tastes lighter that way.

  3. Produsul arata superb, insa pentru a-l prepara, imi lipseste un singur ingredient: Lucuma!
    Imi poti spune de unde se poate procura Lucuma? Am nevoie de o referinta de magazin din Romania, te rog! Dar una din US?
    Si o ultima intrebare: in cazul in care nu gasesc aceasta lucuma, cu ce se poate inlocui?

    • Larisa, eu cumpar lucuma de pe amazon( asta in caz ca esti in Sua). Si din Ro am luam dar parca era mai scumpa decat de pe amazon. In caz ca nu o gasesti, incearca sa o faci doar din ciocolata( asta daca esti fan cioco). Ti as recomanda maca insa nu am incercat, deci nu stiu ce iese.

  4. Looks like a puding and I love pudding! This recipe sounds less exotic,as I can find all ingredients, except this lucuma- I don’t even know what it is! You always make me hungry with your beautiful photos!

  5. Wow, that looks amazing Nat! Thanks so much for translating the recipe into English, now to hunt down some Lacuma powder!🙂

  6. These are so pretty! And what flavor it must have with the chestnut and lucama. Thanks for sharing it at Raw Foods Thursdays!


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