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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

By Sona Narayanan @spillthespices
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Valentine's Day is approaching and most of you must be looking for some decadent dessert recipes to surprise your loved one. And well, Valentine's Day celebrations are incomplete without chocolate. Chocolate mousse is one of my all-time favorite desserts and here is a healthier way to enjoy this mousse by using the super fruit - avocados.
I have been seeing several chocolate avocado mousse recipes over the internet and was tempted to try them every time I buy avocados, but I was little hesitant as how it would taste. When I finally tried it, I was surprised that it had no hint of avocado flavor, but I felt it was not chocolate-y enough! Over the next few attempts, I revised the recipe and finally I can say this mousse tastes as good as a chocolate mousse. Its silky smooth and is loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats. Try this guilt-free mousse for your love this Valentine.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse


{ Healthy chocolate mousse with avocado and coconut cream }
Serves 2

100gms dark chocolate
1 large ripe avocado
3 tbsp cocoa powder
¼ cup light coconut cream
¼ cup pure maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of salt
For the topping:
Shaved chocolate
Glacé cherries
1. Break chocolate into small pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir with a spatula.
2. If not fully melted, microwave in 10-second intervals until completely melted. Whisk the chocolate until its smooth and shiny. Set aside to cool.
3. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh into a food processor. Add cocoa powder, coconut cream, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt.
4. Process until everything is well combined. Scrap the sides and process until its smooth. Add this to the melted chocolate and whisk until smooth.
5. Spoon into ramekins and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until the mousse firms up. Top with shaved chocolate and glacé cherries.Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Notes and Tips
  • You can use honey or any other natural sweetener instead of maple syrup.
  • If coconut cream is not available, substitute with whipping cream or top layer of full-fat coconut milk.
  • Do not use low-fat or thin coconut milk for this recipe. It will make the mousse runny.
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