Monday, March 8, 2010

Cocoa-Coconut Cream

Wow, I just tried another recipe from the "Eat Fat, Lose Fat" book.  This one is a decadent dessert.  Kind of a cross between a chocolate cheese cake and a chocolate coconut mousse or pudding.  I like the balance of protein and carbs in this recipe.  I used maple syrup rather than rapadura because I was out of rapadura and it turned out great!  Keep this recipe in mind for the next time you have guests.  It's super fast and unique... but not too exotic.  All 3 of my kids loved it. 

Cocoa-Coconut Dream (I changed the name from cream)

2 c. ricotta cheese
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. rapadura, maple sugar, or maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 TBSP. coconut oil, melted
2 egg yolks
pinch of sea salt
1 TBSP. coconut rum
Put everything in a food processor except coconut oil.  Start her up!  Add coconut oil as it's running.  Process until smooth.  Divide among 6 parfait glasses.  Optional: top with unsweetened shredded coconut. 
Serves 6.  
295 calories per serving.  

1 comment:

Amy said...

By the way, this made me remember that there was a time when I cared not about healthy eating. At that time, I would routinely buy boxed cake mixes and add enough to a bowl to make my own mix with water and just eat it like that... no nutrients whatsoever. Just empty calories. Wow, this cocoa-coconut cream dessert is so much better tasting and better for you.