Chocolate and Date Mousse – A recipe from Indulge and Heal

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Today I’m excited to share a recipe from the ebook, Indulge and Heal by Lauren of Empowered SustenanceIndulge and Heal is a recipe ebook suited for those on the GAPS, SCD and Paleo/Primal diets. All the recipes in this book are free of grains, dairy, nuts and refined sugar!

I have several friends and family members who are following GAPS or SCD to recover from food allergies. Finding recipes that are “legal” can be challenging for them sometimes. My sister has followed SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) to help her heal some of her digestive issues. She emailed me a few months ago to tell me how much she loved Lauren’s recipes! All of Lauren’s recipes are kitchen tested and are accompanied with beautiful pictures.

I’m sharing Lauren’s recipe for Chocolate and Date Mousse. This recipe calls for gelatin (yay for gelatin!) and it is sweetened with dates!

Chocolate and Date Mousse


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of coconut milk
  • 6-8 medjool dates (about 1/2 packed cup), pitted
  • 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon grass-fed gelatin – Where to find gelatin


1. In a small saucepan over very low heat, combine the 1 cup of coconut milk and the dates. Heat for 10 minutes until dates are softened.

2. Puree the coconut milk, dates and cocoa powder in a blender. Strain and press the mixture through a fine sieve to remove the bits of tough date skin.

3. Return the mixture to the saucepan. In a small bowl, combine the 2 tablespoons of coconut milk and gelatin, let sit 5 minutes. Heat the cocoa mixture oven low heat and whisk in softened gelatin until dissolved.

4. Pour into serving dishes and refrigerate until set, about 5 hours.

Makes 2 servings.




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Indulge and Heal features:

  • Over 70 pages of nourishing recipes, beautiful photos, and healing information
  • Recipes suited for the GAPS, SCD and Paleo/Primal diets
  • 24 exhaustively tested recipes without grains, dairy, nuts and refined sugar
  • An additional egg free recipe index
  • Information on ingredient substitution and sourcing
  • More resources for healing


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5 comments… add one

  • Katie January 18, 2013, 6:23 pm

    Oh yum! This looks fantastic, I am shocked at how cream and indulgent this mousse looks. As a kid, every time my mom, sister, and I were at a restaurant and we saw “Chocolate Mousse” (often spelled “moose” as we lived in New Hampshire at the time) – we ordered it every time! Thanks for sharing such a delicious looking recipe!

    – Katie

  • Culinspiration January 30, 2013, 11:08 am

    Chocolate is not approved for the SCD diet at all.

    • Lauren at Empowered Sustenance April 28, 2013, 5:24 pm

      Yes, that is true. I state in the introduction that the few recipes with chocolate are okay for GAPS but not SCD. There is also one recipe that calls for sweet potato which is neither GAPS or SCD, but I explain that the sweet potato can be substituted with pumpkin or butternut squash.

  • Maria January 2, 2014, 8:49 am

    Made this last night and had some this morning–delicious! When blending I added a pinch of sea salt, vanilla extract, and some cinnamon. It honestly tasted like it was made of heavy cream and egg yolks cooked in a water bath (restaurant-style), Will be making this one again!

  • duna April 28, 2015, 4:30 am

    Thank you for sharing.
    I am wondering if any of you have ideas how to make this without the chocolate, cocoa. To make it more digestion friendly :)


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