Cream of Carob and Hazelnut Butter Mousse

Cream of Carob and Hazelnut Butter Mousse

Cream of Carob and Hazelnut Butter Mousse

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Did you know that carob powder is rich in fibre and calcium and doesn't contain any caffeine, unlike cacao? It makes a great substitute as it is similar in taste. Try this recipe that adults & kids alike will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup carob powder
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut butter
  • 1 tsp agar-agar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts
  • Maple syrup, to drizzle on nuts

Preparation

  1. Pour the almond milk in a saucepan. Whisk in the agar agar, vanilla extract, maple syrup and carob powder.
  2. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly so the mixture thickens.
  3. Remove from heat, add the hazelnut butter and salt. Mix and pour into small ramekins immediately .
  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  5. Place the hazelnuts on a parchment paper covered baking sheet and drizzle with maple syrup. Toss well so they are evenly coated. Caramelize in the oven at 300°F for 15 minutes. Let cool, then chop them in large pieces.
  6. Garnish the mousse with the caramelized hazelnuts.
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