Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Mousse With Coconut Cream #SundaySupper

Rich Creamy Dark Chocolate Mousse infused with pomegranate topped with some pomegranate seeds is a decadent dessert indeed! The fact that I used coconut cream only makes this even more decadent and actually healthy. If you’ve never dabbled with coconut cream, you must give it a try. Wholesome all natural coconut cream adds a unique flavor to any dish. I use coconut milk in my cooking and smoothies, but in my desserts I use the heavy coconut cream from a can.  Ok, now back to the topic (when I talk about coconut I can get carried away)!  My Sunday Supper team is doing a Valentine’s Day theme and I wanted to cook up something with some love elements in it so I decided to make this dark chocolate mousse with pomegranate. Chocolate is the ultimate love treat! As for pomegranate, don’t take my word for it, It is a culinary symbol of Aphrodite (goddess of love) in ancient Greece. Anyway,  leave aside these love properties, the tart pomegranate and slightly bitter dark chocolate go well together as I realized after I made this mousse. I used bottled  pom juice, but I can imagine how good this would taste with fresh pomegranate juice.  It is tart, sweet with just a hint of bitter-sweet chocolate. It’s quite a gourmet treat but simple enough that my kids liked it too! Oh yes, I must not forget to mention one of the reasons I love this holiday is because my husband of 17 yrs proposed to me on Valentine’s day 17 yrs. back :)!! Enough reason to celebrate especially with dark chocolate pomegranate mousse!

 

 

Nutrition Wise!

Chocolate, especially dark gives you a high dose of antioxidants and magnesium.The cocoa solids in dark chocolate contain healthy compounds called flavonols. These have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.Pomegranates are full of antioxidants. These are compounds and enzymes known for keeping low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol from oxidizing and causing atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Pomegranate seeds act a lot like aspirin, keeping blood platelets from sticking together and forming dangerous blood clots.  Eating the seeds and drinking pomegranate juice can increase oxygen levels to the heart.

 

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Mousse

Serves 6
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold

Ingredients

  • 1 Can coconut cream
  • 1 Cup ( 8oz) pomegranate juice (divided)
  • 1 Pack unflavored gelatin (about 2& 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Cups semi sweet dark chocolate chips (or 6 tbsp raw cocoa powder + 3 tbsp of brown sugar)

Directions

Whip together 1 can of coconut cream with 1 tbsp brown sugar for about 4-5 minutes till thick and creamy. Add 1/2 cup pom juice and blend another 1 minutes.
Heat 1/2 cup POM juice till hot and add gelatin and mix well. When cool add to the coconut cream.
Melt the chocolate chips in microwave for 2 minutes. Add to the coconut cream. if using cocoa powder and sugar, mix well with 3 -4 tbsp water to make a smooth paste before adding to the coconut cream.
Whip everything well together for about 2 minutes and set in containers.
Refrigerate about 4-6 hrs or till firm. Decorate with whipped coconut cream and pomegranate avrils just before serving.

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Comments

  1. So great that a gourmet mousse can be so healthy! Coconut cream is a staple in the Ninja Baker’s kitchen. As is chocolate! Your recipe is a keeper, Sue =)

  2. These flavors are awesome! I make chocolate mousse and sprinkle pomegranate seed for decoration, but this variation is so much better. Gorgeous Suni! Have a great anniversary!

  3. You made these for me right? I see my name written all over them.

  4. Wowza! I want some now! I’m def making this for our family Valentine’s Day! Thank you for sharing!

  5. I love that you paired dark chocolate with pomegranate, they go so well together but for some reason it isn’t a common combination

  6. Oh my goodness – this looks sinful and decadent and absolutely perfect! Love the chocolate-pom combo, brilliant.

  7. Thanks Sunithi. It would be great if you could suggest a vegan/vegetarian alternative for gelatin in the recipe.

  8. oooooooh yumm ! making some after I get all the ingredients :)

  9. Oh. My. Goodness. It is still morning here in Alaska, and I am seriously craving dessert. Now.

  10. I can’t wait to try making this one. This is absolutely what I love – hot dark chocolate drink.

  11. Yum! This looks amazing and perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  12. Sue, I love the flavor combo. YUM!

  13. Sue I absolutely love these! My sister always begs me to make her chocolate mousse when I go home to visit, but this version is so much better than the heavy cream and egg white version because it has health benefits (not to mention it sounds incredible!). Congrats on 17 years of marriage and thank you so much for sharing. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

  14. Dark chocolate is always my chocolate of choice…in any form! Mousse is such a creamy and delicious option…yum!

  15. Congratulations on a special anniversary! This mousse looks and sounds amazing! I bet the pomegranate is incredible.

  16. This looks absolutely heavenly! This is definitely going on my must-try list. Pinned!!

  17. I love that this is decadent and healthy too! Love poms, and chocolate :-)

  18. What a gorgeous presentation! I love that you used coconut cream as well – amazing!

  19. Just beautiful! I just had my first pomegranate last year and fell in love! Can’t wait to try this!

  20. What a spectacular dessert, my friend! And nearly guilt free! I love how you packed these full of antioxidants without sacrificing test… magnificent mousse!

  21. I recently fell in love with pomegranate so your combination with chocolate really excites me to try this recipe. Yum!

  22. Oh goodie, you never fail to share everything you know about comfort foods Sue! This sinfully sweet dark chocolate mousse with pomegranates and coconut cream is just perfect for Valentine’s Day! Better try it out this week!

  23. Love Pom Chocolate combo and cannot wait to try this!Love that its healthy and has a lovely texture too :)
    Happy special anniversary :)

  24. Yummy! Yummy! Did you save me a bowl???

  25. This looks gorgeous! I’m dying to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us, I super appreciate it.

  26. I love pomegranate. There’s just something so enticing about the flavor it brings to the table. This chocolate mousse is something new. I’m going to try out your recipe and let you know how it goes!

  27. I have never tasted pomegranate in my entire life. But this recipe sure got me wondering. I’m going try this soon. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  28. Decadent, indeed! This mousse looks so good, Sue!

  29. Hi sunithi
    My sister is going to love this one. She love anything chocolate I once saw her devour a huge Black Forest gateau that could feed six people easily she finished it off no trouble at all. The worse thing is her metabolism is so fast she can eat what she wants and can’t put a single pound on it drives her friends mad.
    Reading your recipes always gets my taste buddy’s going.

    Thanks lee

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