Monday, February 7, 2011

Cinnamon Marshmallow Mousse and an Adelaide Dessert Class

I'm in love... with my latest creation - Cinnamon Marshmallow Mousse. It's fluffy, springy, soft and downright delicious. I guess I'm on a bit of a kick, since I posted a Dark Chocolate Mousse only days ago. This one is inspired by the Cinnamon Chaga Mousse that I made a few months ago.

I'll be teaching a raw dessert class in Adelaide on Sunday March 6th! I'm so excited about this. It will be my second class in Australia, as I will also be teaching in Byron Bay. Here's the info:

Cinnamon Marshmallow Mousse

1 cup irish moss gel*
3/4 cup cashews
6 tablespoons water
6 drops stevia
5 tablespoons coconut nectar or maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon lecithin powder
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
Pinch of himalayan salt
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Blend all but the coconut oil, until smooth and creamy in a high speed blender.
Add the oil and blend to incorporate.
Spoon into ramekins or dessert bowls and chill in the fridge until set (minimum of a few hours).
Garnish with your favorite goodies!

*Irish Moss Gel

3/4 cup water
2 oz soaked irish  moss

Rinse a handful of irish moss in cold water until any bits of debris have been removed. Keep rinsing until the water runs clear.
Allow the moss to soak in cold water for 6-12 hours.
Chop the moss and blend it with the tea or water until it warms up and turns into a gel.
Chill the gel in the fridge for 5-7 days, or use immediately.


Lauren said...

Looks amazing! Wish I could attend that class! Have fun, girly!

Elizabeth said...

I have to try making my Irish Moss gel again, the last batch still smelled like the sea :( Bummer--had to pitch it.
I had gotten your Lava Cake recipe from the free download and made them for my Mom's birthday last night. They were spectacular. I posted about them and referred people to your blog.:)
Peace & Raw Health,

HiHoRosie said...

Ooh, yummers! I'm bookmarking this so I hope to make it soon. Have fun with your classes. Wish I could go too.

rawesome goddess said...

nothing steals my heart like a raw mousse! this looks delicious!

Bridgett said...

Your raw dessert class is in my hometown, on my birthday, and I'm in another state until the following weekend. I hope you enjoy your time in Adelaide though. It's a beautiful little city with the most wonderful markets.

VeggieGirl said...

Wish I could attend!!

Ela said...

Awesome that you're preparing for this class in such style. And this mousse is cacao-free too, so I guess I'll have to try it! I adore irish moss--may be my new favorite food.

bitt said...

Thank you for a vegan recipe!

chaunceypants said...

OMG, I just licked the spatula from this cinnamon marhmallow mousse and it's SO YUMMY! I was just searching your archives looking for something to make with my extra gel and you popped up with this! Thank you! My daughter is going to love this.

Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise said...

You are going to LOVE Australia!! I would give up my home on Maui in a second if I could move there!
Your dessert looks beautiful as always!!

Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise said...

Nevermind hahaha! I see you've already been to OZ! Have the best time ever and enjoy Hawaii as well!

kt said...

Oooh, I can't wait to try this. I made your chocolate mousse last week. The rich flavor and the airy, fluffy texture made for a truly decadent dessert.

VeganLisa said...

Have a wonderful time in Australia! I can't wait to see what new flavour combinations and recipes your travel inspires.


Beth said...

This mousse recipe looks divine, and makes a nice change from chocolate.
Looking forward to making it, then eating it :)

Have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

seeing here that you are teaching a raw dessert class seems like you're promoting a raw vegan diet despite its ill effects on your own health. i appreciate your blog and understand that you are doing what works for you, but it just seems odd. i understand not wanting to have to subscribe to eating "labels," but teaching a raw dessert class seems like you are falsely subscribing to one.i've never commented before on your site, but felt compelled to on this. i wish you all the best.

blessedmama said...

Holy Cow! - is all I have the strength to say, since my drooling is weighing me down.

Gena said...

One day, I swear, I will get over my TERROR of irish moss. I've had some in my pantry for ages!

Ms. Adventuress said...


Anonymous said...

Come to Sydney!!! We can't purchase Irsh Moss in Australia, do you have any suggestions for substitutes? :)

Amalia Darin said...

THAT. LOOKS. Y U M M I E!!! Rawgasm!!! :P

Sasha said...

Just found your blog. It looks lovely. Can't wait to follow you and learn more.

Pure2raw twins said...

I want! I want! I want!

YUM!! This is looks so beautiful!

greenandjuicy said...

Ohmigosh you mean you are in Australia? Are you coming to Sydney? Would love to attend one of your classes!! Heather, I hope you don't mind but I linked to one of your posts, I just wrote an essay-length post on animal products and incorporating them back into my diet again for health reasons. Your bravery and honesty was completely inspiring, thank you so much.

tia said...

that looks insanely delicious!

Nicole said...

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Debra said...

This looks so good. I need to get some irish moss! Wow!
Blessings, Debra
Raw Vegan Diet

Sally Kitten said...

So sad I missed this!

Girl on Raw said...

Girl, this looks amazing, but what I want to know is, how are you having time and the space to get so creative whilst living out of a backpack? Go you! xxx

Jeani said...

Wow! This is the first one of your recipes I have tried, AND my first time working w/Irish moss. Just the gel smells like the ocean, but when it is in a recipe, it no longer smells or tastes like that. I have used it also in a mayo recipe, a salad dressing, some smoothies, and some almond mylk. I love this stuff, and this mousse recipe will be made frequently. It's great, and I'm so glad I found your site.

Angie said...

Hi there, I know this is an old post, but I am just wondering if I can substitute the lecithin powder for liquid sunflower lecithin as its the only one I can find. (I refuse to use soy lecithin).

Thanks :)

Heather Pace said...

Sure, try it! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey there, what can I do if I do not access to any Irish Moss gel? Can anything else be used as a sunstitude? Can I just skip that part? Thank you :)

Heather Pace said...

The irish moss gel is a mandatory part of the recipe - it males up the bulk of it. I haven't experimented to see what else would work in it's place but you could play and just use more cashews and coconut oil and see what you come up with! :)