Vegan peanut butter mousse made with coconut milk, peanut butter and a agave nectar! Spread it on cakes, muffins and cookies; use as a fruit dip; or eat straight up as mousse!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
1 can full-fat coconut milk (alternatively, 1/2 can coconut cream)*
3-4 Tbsp salted, natural creamy peanut butter
2-3 Tbsp agave nectar, maple syrup, or powdered sugar (or honey if not vegan)
Chill your coconut milk overnight. In the morning, without shaking or tipping, remove the lid and scoop out the solid cream from the top into a chilled bowl. Leave the liquid in the bottom of the can and reserve it for use in smoothies, baked goods, etc. (If your coconut milk didn’t harden, see this post for tips on how to save it.)
Using a mixer, beat until creamed together, light and fluffy – about 45 seconds.
Add peanut butter, starting with 2 Tbsp and adding from there to desired taste.
Add sweetener of choice to desired sweetness, observing that the more liquid you add the less firm the mousse will be.
Either use immediately as a spreadable frosting, or chill for several hours to let it set and firm up as a mousse.
Eat as a mousse topped with plain coconut whipped cream, bananas or chocolate sauce. Alternatively, use as a dip for fruit/baked goods. If using as a frosting, don’t frost your muffins, cookies and cakes, etc., until just before serving as it needs to be chilled right up until serving.
Reserve leftovers in a covered container in the fridge. Will keep for up to 1 week.
*NOTE: Not all coconut milk is equal. The brands I know and recommend are Thai Kitchen, Trader Joe’s (coconut cream, canned), and Whole Foods 365. Other brands source coconut milk from other regions of the world where the coconuts mysteriously have different fat make-ups, which can (and often do) affect the consistency of this mousse.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1/5th of the recipe.
*Prep time does not include chilling coconut milk overnight.
Serving size: 1/3 cup Calories: 247 Fat: 22 g Saturated fat: 15 g Carbohydrates: 12 g Sugar: 9 g Sodium: 32 mg Fiber: 3.2 g Protein: 3.8 g