Fresh mint and chocolate are two of my favorite flavors, and when you combine the two you get a refreshingly sweet, festive treat. This paleo-friendly, dairy-free peppermint chocolate mousse recipe is quick, practically foolproof, and perfect for any dinner party. It calls for natural sugars and coconut instead of refined sugar and heavy whipping cream, so your body won’t have such a hard time breaking it down after eating.
Plus, it’s a great excuse to garnish with fresh mint from the garden. Chocolate peppermint is my favorite to snack on, but English Mint, Peppermint, and Mojito Mint are all excellent plants to keep on hand for cooking with. If you don’t have fresh mint plants in your garden yet, this is the perfect reason to start growing them. They’re really easy to care for and grow like weeds, so make sure to keep them in a container.
Mint recipes, like mint plants, can get a little out of hand if you let them. Peppermint extract is soooo strong. Using full fat coconut milk can help cut the sharpness of the peppermint flavor and keep the mousse super creamy.