Medicinal Mushroom Mousse Dessert


This recipe was given to me by Barbara Faibish and I can confirm that it is a delicious way to get medicinal mushrooms into you!

50g cacao butter

2T coconut oil

3T cacao powder

3T coconut palm sugar , or sweetener of choice

2t mushroom powder of your choice (I used lions mane and cordyceps)

1/2C cashews soaked for a few hours and then drained

dash of  vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

2C warm water or mushroom tea (mushroom tea of course! I used a decoction of Turkey Tail, Chaga, and reishi- but you should use whatever you have!)

Melt the cacao butter and coconut oil slowly in a bain marie.  Add the melted butter and oil to a blender with the rest of the ingredients and 2C warm water or mushroom tea.

Blend until smooth.  Taste and adjust to your liking.  You can add more sweetener, more mushrooms, more cacao.

This make a comforting and warming drink.  Alternatively pour into ramekins, set in the fridge and you have a delicious chocolate mousse dessert.

This mousse is delicious as is, perhaps dusted with some cacao powder, but to bring it to another level, top with coconut milk kefir or yoghurt and sprinkle with bee pollen and maybe a borage flower or two

If you would prefer this as a hot drink, I would recommend halving the oils in the recipe.