White Chocolate Cauli Mousse

WHO SAID CAULIFLOWER AND CHOCOLATE DONT MIX?

With its impressive array of vitamins, proteins, and antioxidant, it’s no wonder cauliflower is trending in the food scene. You may have had a nice cauliflower pizza or even cauliflower rice, but have you ever seen it in a dessert? No, we thought so. That is why when we came across this surprisingly genius recipe, we had to share it with you!

Ready to get cooking?

Unconventional Baker blogger Audrey Snowe—whose beautiful treats prove that baking without gluten, dairy, and refined sugars is not only possible, but delicious—crafted this sweet and creamy white chocolate mousse recipe, which is held together by none other than steamed cauliflower.

Fruit? Meet your new dipping sauce.

Unconventional Baker’s Cauliflower White Chocolate Fruit Dip

Yields about 1 cup of dip

Ingredients
1 3/4 cups steamed cauliflower
4 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp cacao butter, liquified but not hot
1 Tbsp almond milk
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/4 tsp raw ground vanilla bean (or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract)
1/8 tsp salt
Fruit or berries of your choice

  1. Blend all ingredients together into a smooth, creamy consistency.
  2. Transfer into aglass container (or serving bowl) and chill for 30 minutes (or an hour for a slightly firmer consistency). Enjoy for dipping fresh fruit and berries or as a fruit parfait topper or fruit salad side. You can refrigerate the leftovers or freeze a portion to thaw later.

“You can dip the berries as pictured below for serving — they look cute and taste good, and it’s a good portioning of the dip as well, but note that it will only keep this look for a few hours chilled. I left some overnight and the color becomes translucent — so not something to make too far in advance. It also doesn’t harden up (you can add a few tbsp coconut oil if you want it to be a firm coating, but it will add a coconutty flavour too… If you do that, make sure your berries are chilled so it sets faster) — so the mixture you see, while it coats and adheres to the berries well, is not solid — i.e. handle with care :). Just had to put forward here because the photos make it seem deceptively like a traditional white chocolate coated strawberry… All that said, how fun would it be to serve this to guests and see the look on their face when you tell them it’s made of cauliflower?” says Audrey from the Unconventional Baker

Article and photo credit: www.wellandgood.com & www.unconventionalbaker.com

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