Paleo Chocolate Frosting (or Topping)
Oooh…this is good, and it is just in time for summer. Who doesn’t love a little chocolate sauce on top of her ice cream? The great thing about this sauce is that it is tasty (No kidding!), but also, it only contains 2 ingredients–good quality chocolate (I prefer Enjoy Life chocolate chips or chunks) and full fat coconut milk. That’s it! It’s tasty, and actually, it is a super healthy dessert choice for topping, frosting cakes, or eating right off of the spoon.
If you know me, you know that I passionately research ingredients. Why? I want to know that what we eat is recognized by the body as natural and is supporting a lifelong lifestyle of wellness and health. I also want to find healthy food that tastes good! Every one of us has had an experience with “health food” that we want to forget forever, and I can say, I have definitely had my fair share of those times as I have continued on this journey of wellness. When it comes to this recipe, as well as others I post, you can know that I have researched it, made it, tasted it, and have approved it! 🙂
So why use Enjoy Life chocolate and full fat coconut milk? This brand of chocolate is a frequent choice of mine since it is gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, peanut free, tree nut free, egg free, soy free, fish free, shellfish free. It is an allergy friendly chocolate, and this reputable company is knowledgeable when it comes to the ingredients they put into their products. They quote the following in their mission : “At Enjoy Life, our whole business is making smile-good foods that keep people’s insides happy. We are focused on providing foods that are not only safe, but taste great too. That’s why all of our foods are specially made to be gluten-free and free of the 8 most common allergens.” When it comes to the coconut milk, I most often will use the full fat option because it is a great source of medium chain fatty acids and lauric acid. Check out the benefits of coconut as well as a recipe for homemade coconut milk from the Wellness Mama. I have not personally made the homemade version yet, but am excited to try it. For now, I use the Native Forest brand of coconut milk as I know that their cans are BPA free.
So, without further ado, here is the recipe! Enjoy, knowing that you have created a healthy version of a delectable treat!
Paleo Chocolate Frosting/Topping
3/4 Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
6 Tablespoons of full fat coconut milk
Directions: In a double boiler, gently heat the coconut milk and chocolate together. Stir frequently until smooth. Remove from heat and enjoy! Store any leftovers (if there are any) in the fridge. 🙂
Recipe from: Living Healthy With Chocolate