Oh my god, I cannot tell you how AMAZING this recipe is. I literally licked my blender clean. When I told my family to try it, their first reaction was “avocado?! ew”. After trying it, they were begging me to make more. You can barely even taste the avocado, yet the mousse is the perfect consistency – creamy and chocolately and in fact, vegan!! It’s packed with healthy MUFA’s and antioxidants, making it a perfect dessert or even side to any meal. I served the mousse with freshly sliced strawberries, but the second time I made it, I topped it with pistachios and ate it alone. My siblings liked eating it with graham crackers and marshmallows. You can play around with and do what you like!
Yields 2 Servings
1 ripe avocado
4 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder (if not vegan, you can use regular cocoa powder)
2 tbsp dark chocolate chips (optional)
3 tbsp honey (optional for more sweetness – can add more cocoa powder or sugar too)
1. Remove the skin and the pit of the avocado. Place it into a food processor and add the cocoa powder.
2. Optional: You can either add the chocolate chips into the blender, or top the mousse off with a sprinkle of them to give it some more chocolatey goodness. If you are adding honey or sugar, add it to the food processor now.
3. Blend the ingredients together for about a minute and a half. Use a spatula or a spoon to scrape the sides of the blender periodically to mix all of the ingredients well enough. Continue blending until the mousse is thick and has a smooth texture.
4. Scoop the mousse into bowls. I served with strawberries, but you can top it off with some almonds, pistachios, chocolate chips, granola, fruit, etc. Use your imagination! 🙂