Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hot Chocolate Mousse w/ Marshmallow Root Fluff

So awhile ago we were given a credit for Mountain Rose Herbs and we could pick whatever we wanted to review. Being the adventurous one I chose marshmallow root powder. I thought, hey! Maybe I can make my own mallows! Believe it or not, it actually worked! I couldn't believe it! You guys probably don't believe me but I swear it has the exact same texture as marshmallow fluff. Obviously it would taste more like it if you added actual powdered sugar, but we're sticking with stevia for health purposes. You seriously have got to get your hands on some of this magical powder. Marshmallow fluff still lives!

To celebrate this new discovery, we made a "hot chocolate mousse"

Chocolate Layer:
1 avocado
2 tbsp carob
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp coconut milk or water
about 8 drops stevia

Marshmallow Layer:
1/3 cup full fat coconut milk
1 - 2 tbsp marshmallow root powder (depending how thick you like it)
8 drops stevia

Blend chocolate later in a blender or food processor. Layer on the bottom of a glass jar or bowl. Mix together marshmallow layer by hand. Layer on top of chocolate mousse. Top with cacao nibs or chocolate sauce.


Dessert time!

Marshmallow fluffer

I'm trying to prove to you how legit this fluff is...close up!

The main ingredient

31 comments:

  1. holy moly, you've got me intrigued by this girls! any idea how much one of those packages of marshmallow root powder go for?

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    1. here is the price list from their website :) http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/search/search.php?refine=y&keywords=Marshmallow+Root

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  2. Yum!!! Must buy that powder!!! This looks great!

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  3. Wow!! That looks so interesting! I never knew marshmallows were from roots. YUM the recipe looks great as well - I haven't had marshmallows in such long time!

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    1. I haven't either! And when I realized I could make marshmallow fluff with this powder I was jumping up and down in excitement!

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  4. Wow, that's amazing and so easy! I will definantly be trying this recipe. Thank you!

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  5. http://allywalsh.tumblr.com/
    amazing!
    check out my tumblr
    :))

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  6. whoohoo! marshmallow with stevia and coconut. those sound delicious! i would have picked the same too :).

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    1. My next venture is to make actual marshmallows now...it will be done.... ;)

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  7. Amazing! I have to grind up some of my marshmallow root and get on this! Oh man, this is the most fun thing I've seen in a while ;-)

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  8. Awesome! I must get some powder and try this :) How yum are cacao nibs? LOVE them.

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    1. We love the crunch of cacao nibs! The hyperness we could do without. As long as we eat them in moderation ;)

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  9. Wow, I've never even heard about that powder, sounds amazing!

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  10. Well this sounds just amazing. I have never heard of this stuff before, btu clearly I have to get my hands on some. Since cleaning up my diet, marshmallows have been sorely missed. Problem solved :)

    Also, I switched browsers, and now I can comment! Big happy face!

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  11. This is insane! I must get some of that marshmallow powder! Random, but what kind of camera do you use to take these pics?

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    1. it is insane isn't it! I was totally floored that it actually worked! And this is the camera we use http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydschx1/ it's not a dslr, but in between a point and shoot and dslr. It's great!

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  12. How does it taste unsweetened? The only sweetener I'm using right now is dates (stevia gives me a headache) and I suppose I could try that out, but I'd prefer not to use any.

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    1. It probably won't taste very good, but if you wanted to use dates just puree the date with the coconut milk first until smooth and then add in the marshmallow powder.

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  13. This looks delicious, and I am excited about marshmallow without gelatin that I could make myself at home. There is only one snag for me--as much as I used to love coconut as a kid, it now makes me stop breathing and die. I miss it. :( Can you suggest a substitute for the coconut milk? I'd love to try this!

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    1. Hm...you could try blending up soaked raw cashews with some water until you get a thick cashew cream?

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  14. Oh man, never heard of this before but this looks amazing! I didn't think I really missed marshmallow fluff until now :)

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  15. Wow, this looks amazing! I will totally have to try it out. Does the fluff have a marshmallow-ish taste to it, too? Or is it just a similar texture to marshmallows?

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    1. Yes! the root powder does taste like marshmallows as well, sounds crazy no?! :)

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  16. I LOVE marshmallows and I'm allergic to corn so this recipe looks amazing!! Unfortunately, I'm also allergic to coconut- do you think this recipe might work with hemp or soymilk? Any suggestions appreciated!

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    1. oh definitely! The marshmallow turns any liquid into sticky marshmallowy goodness!

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  17. for some reason the marshmallow powder i bought was actually pretty bitter and didn't taste at all like marshmallows. are there multiple types of powder?

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    1. Where did you buy it from? The only powder we've tried is the one from mountain rose herbs.

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  18. I'm going to have to try this with a different brand of marshmallow powder. The kind I got tasted like rotten eggs and apple sauce.

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