All posts tagged: gluten free dessert recipes

Vegan Espresso Mousse

Would you believe that I came up with this recipe just because I wanted to fill my new cute little espresso mugs with something fun? It’s true. And, I’m always in favor of different ways to enjoy coffee. Why not in a mousse!? This recipe is a base that you can eat on its own (nothin’ wrong with a latte, straight up!), or top it with espresso beverage-inspired goodies. I snapped pics of a few of my favorites below (caramel macchiato-style at right), but dress this mousse up however you like. By the way, this recipe calls for a banana—I suggest using a barely ripe one to avoid too much of a banana flavor. (The espresso is strong enough to hide most of it, so the flavor should be pretty faint to start off with.) Unless you want it to taste banana-y. Then by all means, use a ripe one! If you don’t have an espresso machine to make the shots, you can make extra-strength coffee using whatever brew method you have available. A French press is …

Image Gallery: Souped-Up Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows

I did a post a couple of weeks ago for Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows with Strawberry Hats and loved them so much that I couldn’t help but wonder…what else could I put on top of chocolate-covered strawberries? Turns out, LOTS of stuff, as you’ll see below. I love these because they are very simple to prepare, but they are—quite literally—some serious eye candy. And because the topper possibilities are endless, you can easily make them work for any party theme…bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, etc. Choose your topper according to your color scheme! I tried lots of stuff…strawberry slices, shaved coconut, kiwi slices, halved raspberries, sliced crystalized ginger, dried mango and pineapple, assorted candies and sprinkles, crushed rock candy, shaved chocolate, and mini chocolate chips. Any other ideas out there? Please share in the comments! I had a lot of fun with these…hope you do too. (P.S. Stay tuned for some homemade versions for the Fourth of July. Coming soon!) M Souped-Up Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows Dessert | Gluten-Free (and there are vegan marshmallows out there if you can track some down!) Ready …