Here is an original vegan chocolate custard! In this recipe, I chose to replace sugar or its raw food equivalents (maple syrup, coconut sugar, agave syrup…) with grape juice! Freshly extracted and in season, it is full of sugar and sunshine! Flavorful, organic and above all, raw! What better alternative for a smooth and regressive chocolate cream that will delight all taste buds!
I must say that I love grapes. I sometimes eat only grapes and sometimes I even do cures. They are very healthy when the season comes.
A light vegan chocolate custard !
I’ve been eating only plant-based foods for a few years now.
But when I remember my vegetarian days, I then used to enjoy industrial chocolate custards or even homemade recipes. And those few seconds of pleasure in the mouth would inevitably give way to stomach heaviness, a feeling of taking hours to digest a simple dessert, then colic in the intestines.
Anything containing eggs, cream, cottage cheese, yoghurt and cooked butter was definitely not for me. These are the basic ingredients of the French pastry tradition though!
But with my love for veganism and living foods, I discovered a thousand ways to make chocolate cream desserts that are as tasty as they are irresistible! A new culinary tradition is on the rise, and with it so much to discover, explore, test and finally enjoy, with the added lightness for the best energy!
Grapes, as an alternative to sugar
As we now know, it is better to avoid white sugar. It is a refined sugar, which does not provide any nutrients, minerals or vitamins. That’s why it is said that it is only empty calories.
Grape juice, on the other hand, is rich in minerals, enzymes and vitamins. When using it in your pastry it is both guilt-free and delicious. What else ?..
In my recipe you will not feel the taste of grapes. It is undetectable and if you don’t tell your guests what your chocolate cream dessert is made of, they won’t be able to say!
Properties of grape juice
It is a source of resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant of the polyphenol family.
A study shows that industrial juices contain very little of it. This is due to the filtration and clarification processes. It is therefore better to use a freshly squeezed and unfiltered juice.
The grape or its freshly pressed juice have different advantages:
- Powerful anti-inflammatory activity
- Cardio protective
- Would improve aspects of cognition and mood
My recipe for chocolate raisin cream dessert
It is super simple and requires few ingredients!
Just a little anticipation as it includes soaked sunflower seeds, fresh grape juice and melted coconut oil.
Then you pour the whole thing into the blender with a good spoonful of raw cocoa powder and that’s it!
We then get this homogeneous mix that we pour into ramekins or verrines, then let set in the refrigerator for about two hours.
No lactose nor gluten, no cashew nuts, everyone can eat it. It is the inclusive side of the plant-based cuisine that I like very much. This recipe will delight the taste buds of all choco-addicts like me!
Vegan chocolate custard
- A juice extractor
- A blender
- ½ cup sunflower seeds pre-soaked (65g)
- ½ cup grape juice freshly extracted (125ml)
- 3 tbsp coconut oil melted (45ml)
- 2 tbsp raw cocoa 10g
- 1 pinch of salt
- Pour all ingredients except the coconut oil into the bowl of a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add coconut oil and blend for a few seconds.
- Pour into ramekins and chill for at least two hours.
If you like chocolate try my super regressive raw vegan snickers cake recipe.
Feel free to tag me if you make this recipe! I will gladly share again 🙂
How about you, have you ever made a raw vegan chocolate custard? Answer me in the comments below 🙂