Chocolate Mousse…How I Love Thee

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When I first posted this recipe for Chocolate Mousse it just happened to be on Food Waste Friday and it was right before Valentine’s Day. It really deserved its own post but I tried to do two things at once and always kind of regretted it. With the holidays right around the corner I thought it was only fair to give this delectable recipe it’s very own post. 🙂

Let me tell you, everyone who has ever tried this has LOVED it! Even people who aren’t normally chocolate lovers LOVE this.

Before you attempt to prepare it make sure your avocados are nice and soft.

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup agave (you could maple syrup or date paste instead)
  • pinch of salt
  • a few drops of vanilla

Do

  1. Open avocados and empty them (minus the pit) into a blender/mixer/food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add half of the cocoa powder and half of the agave along with the salt and vanilla.
  4. Blend until well mixed, taste and add more cocoa powder and agave until it is the flavor you like. You will not taste the avocado.
  5. Refrigerate until cold.

Serve

This could be served with almost any fruit, strawberries make a wonderful accompaniment. I’ve even frosted cupcakes too. I could eat it with a spoon but I’m wild like that. You will not believe something this creamy is dairy-free. For a frozen treat, freeze it by the spoonful (on a plastic spoon). You can also freeze it in a small bowl or cup, just let it defrost for a few minutes before enjoying.

This has a really long shelf life (when refrigerated) probably due to all of the sugar. I have done experiments but it’s safe to say it usually lasts well over a week. If it’s frozen I’d use it within a month. It seems to work best for me when I use my food processor but I have used my Magic Bullet with good results, it just takes longer.

 

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Comments

  1. mmm….love chocolate mousse with avocados!

  2. That looks out of control. I can’t believe how long it lasts in the fridge. I’ve made an avocado chocolate ice cream out of my blendtec manual but this is a different ratio. YUM!

  3. This looks yummy ! Combination of chocolate shake using avocado is interesting. Your presentation is also very beautiful. Thanks for sharing this post :)))

  4. I think it’s the coolest thing to make mousse out of avocados!

  5. Yum! This looks delicious. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making a dessert with avocado as an ingredient lately. This looks just tempting enough to try 🙂

    • The key is to keep adding equal amounts of cocoa and maple syrup (or whichever liquid sweetener you use) until it is perfect. 🙂
      An incredible dessert when avocados are on sale. They are a fun frozen treat too!

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