huntcookgrrl: Wow, I was ready to hate on this saying…”this is 3 ingredients because of the egg whites!”. But nope–you can whip bean juice. TIL. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
single_version: For everyone that is dumping on this, the chickpea syrup/solution doesn’t taste like much of anything (if you’ve tried plain, unflavored chickpeas out of the can, you’ll know this already). It doesn’t have the natural sweetness of milk, but is similar in consistency and whips in the same way cream does. Adding a little sugar as you would with homemade whipped cream and you can scant tell the difference. It’s a great vegan/ovovegetarians baking substitute. The fact that it’s incredibly high in protein and vitamins is just a bonus, imo. Only perceived difference I can imagine is that it’ll have a bit starchier texture to it.
Edit: These are cannellini beans and not chickpeas, but about the same properties apply.
Silentprotagon: I’m interested if you could taste the beans in this. It looks good, though.
PureGryphon: I need someone to try this, make make sure it tastes alright and then come tell me about it. Because if I make some, I’m going to eat all of it regardless of how bad it tastes, and I don’t need extra reasons to be stressing out right now.
practicaldad: I am gonna give this a try!!!!
huntcookgrrl: There are bitemarks in the chocolate bar at the end.
tracerbullet__pi: I was interested, so I threw together the macros for this:
pumpyourbrakeskid: 4 servings
* 150g Dark chocolate
* 1 can White beans/cannellini, 400ml / 14oz
1. Melt most of the chocolate in a bowl over hot water, leave enough chocolate to grate for a topping.
2. Pour the beans into a sieve with a bowl below to catch all the bean juice.
3. Whisk the bean juice with an electronic whisk for a few minutes while the chocolate melts.
4. Add the beans to the melted chocolate and blend together in a jug blender or food processor. You may have to scrape down the sides several times.
5. Continue to whisk the bean juice (AKA aquafaba) until stiff peaks are formed, this takes about 8-10 mins in total with an electric whisk.
6. Stiff peaks are when you can turn the bowl upside down and the mixture doesn’t move. With aquafaba you don’t need to worry about over-whisking.
7. Fold the chocolate bean mixture into the aquafaba then pour into 4 dishes.
8. Chill for an hour then sprinkle with grated chocolate.
Keep in the fridge and enjoy within 3 days.
BootyFista: As awful as I would’ve thought this is, my girlfriend’s sister made brownies using black beans and it was…decent. Not as good as regular brownies but they were actually enjoyable. This might actually be good.
MammasShoes: This really calls to me, but I can’t deny that the texture worries me after I see the person steuggling to get the spoon out of the mousse at the end. Has someone that done this say if this might just be a thing of it being to cold? Or if I am just mistaken in what I saw. I want to believe in this recipe…
Sporxdisable: I’ve made a mousse similar to this before, didn’t use the beans themselves but used coconut milk to add a creamier texture. It was delicious and highly commended by my lecturers grading me. The aquafaba (bean juice) is great, I’d recommend trying it.
Snake1029: I’m really glad *most* people in this thread are positive about something that is different. The Vocal Minority tend to be very negative in this sub, so this is refreshing.
Beans as a desert isn’t uncommon in a lot of countries, so this isn’t farfetched. It’s almost like if something isn’t dripping in grease or strays too far from whatever people think is normal, it gets booted as a bad idea quickly.
altruismandme: Aquafava tastes nasty. I’ve tried it a few times and.. ew.
I’ve also made black bean brownies and they were terrible.
A lot of people like this shit, though, so be open to trying it.
sarcasmdetectorbroke: So I made this once before and the chickpea juice ended up separating at the bottom and it tasted vaguely like chickpeas. It was not good. 🙁
velmaa: Whipped bean juice – yum! /s
CelticRockstar: Is this satire?
Orange_Rug: There’s actually more than three ingredients: the water, the measuring tools, the glass containers, the mixing tool etc.