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Smooth and creamy chocolate mousse is a classic dessert that’s been around for generations. For a healthier update on this popular dessert, try avocado chocolate mousse!
Avocado mousse is a lot easier to make than the traditional chocolate mousse with cream and eggs. The recipe has no heat element, meaning that it is also the perfect summer dessert recipe for when the thought of turning on the oven or the stove can make you lose all the motivation to prepare something delicious.
Avocados are full of healthy fats and is cholesterol-free. This superfood also contains almost 20 different vitamins including vitamins A, B, C, K and E, vitamins that act as antioxidants, fight infections, and assist in maintaining strong bones and healthy blood.
Adding an avocado to chocolate mousse creates the creamiest texture while letting you have all the nutrients that are good for you.
If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s time to give it a go. The recipe for chocolate avocado mousse couldn’t be simpler: all the ingredients are simply blended together in a food processor then portioned and left to chill in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.
Chocolate mousse made with avocado is also a great make-ahead dessert that will free up time for you to entertain on warm summer nights when you have friends over. Just whip it all up the night before and leave it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
How to Make Chocolate Mousse with Avocado
The ingredients you are going to need are:
ready-to-eat, ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
some sort of sweetener, such as honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar (so it can be refined sugar free!)
some liquid such as soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk or coconut oil to loosen the texture
cacao powder for flavour (and dusting over the top)
optional: chocolate chips to boost chocolate flavour, or vanilla extract and ground cinnamon for added taste
optional garnish: nuts for crunch, or fresh fruit such as berries for fresh contrast
The cooking method doesn’t leave much to the imagination. Add all the ingredients to the food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid - almond milk, soy milk or coconut oil - if you want a smoother consistency.
Two Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipes
Here's a good basic recipe to try when you are ready to dip your feet into the avocado-for-dessert territory. This refined sugar-free, vegan mousse recipe uses soy milk, but you can easily substitute it with the liquid ingredients as listed above. Coconut milk is a great alternative; use the cream from the can to make coconut whipped cream and add on top before serving.
Vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt intensifies the chocolate flavour in this chocolate avocado mousse recipe. Sweet, tart rasperries are a nice contrast to the creamy mousse, but strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and plums also work well.