I just love this chocolate mousse pudding. I couldn’t decide what to call it – mousse or pudding. It’s both! If you like to call your food raw, then you can call it raw chocolate mousse pudding. It is made from walnuts, cashews and sweetened with dates. I make it my Vitamix so it comes it perfectly smooth.
If you don’t have a Vitamix, please get one. I know they are expensive but it is totally worth it. You will use it at least once a day if not more. If you still don’t have a Vitamix, soak the nuts and dates separately. Soak the walnuts and cashews in one bowl and then discard the soaking water before adding them to the blender. Soak the dates in the cup of water you will be using to make the mousse and then add the soaking water and dates to the blender. That soaking water is liquid gold!
Dates vary in size and sweetness, so if the end result doesn’t come out sweet enough, you can always add a teaspoon or two of date or maple sugar. For variations, you can do a 1/4 cup cashews + 1/4 cup Brazil nuts and/or use plant milk!
makes 2 to 4 servings, about 2 cups
1/2 cup raw walnuts
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
6 Medjool dates
1 cup water
Diced strawberries, for garnish
Cacao nibs, for garnish
Place everything into the Vitamix and let it rip until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use. Garnish with diced strawberries and a few cacao nibs. Enjoy!