Sunday, March 3, 2013

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Who would have thought two of my favorite ingredients - chocolate and avocado - would be compatible for each other? I guess opposites do attract after all. While this was unthinkably easy to whip up and a healthy alternate dessert, it certainly has a cactus-y note that may be too pungent for some (including boyfriends). But a couple spoonfuls in, I was hooked. Of course, this will never compare to a classic chocolate mousse that's made with fatty eggs and milk. But if you dare, give this guilt-free concoction a shot. Recipe below. 

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe

2 very ripe avocados (un-ripe avocados will result in a lumpy mousse)
1/4 cup melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup agave nectar syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
a splash of almond milk (or regular, soy, or coconut milk)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of salt

Blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor until very smooth and creamy. There should absolutely be no lumps. Scrape down the sides of the processor periodically to ensure it is perfectly smooth. Pour into ramekins and cool for a few hours. Bon appetit!


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