Saturday, July 2, 2011

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

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Let's say that you really want some thick chocolate mousse, but for some reason you're not eating dairy, or you'd rather work a vegetable into your chocolate mousse instead of cream. Say again that you don't mind your chocolate mousse tasting vaguely of chocolate guacamole. Then boy doggie, do I have a recipe for you.

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In all seriousness, I am definitely not opposed to the use of avocado in sweet preparations. This Avocado-Grapefruit Cream is still a personal favorite, and I think part of the reason it works so well is that it embraces its avocado-ness, rather than trying to hide it. So when I spotted Avocado Chocolate Mousse on The Kitchn, complete with lovely photos and rave reviews (they were all raves when I checked), I pilfered the two avocados R had been ripening for a week and did this to them. Boy was he ever mad. You know, I lean toward the quirkier end of cooking, I'll admit. And if I were determined not to eat 'real' chocolate mousse, this would probably be a fine substitute, but you're going to have to be prepared for it to be second-best (distantly) to the real stuff. If you go for it, you really need to chill it before serving. I wonder, is there something we could do to save this mousse?

Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Adapted from this recipe on The Kitchn

2 ripe avocados, the meat scooped out of the shell
3 tablespoons honey (more or less to taste.)
1/4 cup unsweetened cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Use a blender or food processor to blend the avocados until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend again until everything is combined. Add more or less honey according to your taste. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

15 comments:

Mel said...

Hmm, I wonder if you could literally spice up this recipe by adding a little cinnamon and cayenne-- thus making it like Mexican chocolate. Andy's idea was to add a little hazelnut liqueur. I'll be curious to hear if you are able to salvage it!

purabi naha said...

Oh, this is something very delicious. With all the goodness of avocados and without the cream!

bakerbynature said...

I love using avocados for an extra creaminess without all the guilt of actual cream.

Nicole @ It's Feeding Time at the Zoo said...

Sounds interesting... avocados really are the dessert fix du jour aren't they? I've seen them popping up everywhere.

the actor's diet said...

every time i've made this for people they've freaked out. though they all "yucked" it when i brought it up...

Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites said...

I have seen this recipe or very similar avocado chocolate mousse recipes all over the blog world. i believe I just have to make it now. I mean what a great idea! And, health(ier) too! I imagine it would be absolutely divine and I could totally see why some people would have a 'ewww' reaction. I am determined to make this and fool my boyfriend!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Todderino said...

That is an incredible photo of West Chelsea! Makes me really miss NYC!

Anonymous said...

I want to frame this photo.

Ash said...

wow, sounds great and I never would have thought of that

~ The Tuckerbag ~

acbell said...

Just found your blog - so beautiful! I'm really excited to try the avo-grapefruit cream.

As for this one, lots of other Avocado Chocolate Mousse recipes use agave nectar instead of honey for the sweetener. The taste of it tends to bring out the natural sweetness of a ripe avocado instead of competing with it like the honey does. Maybe try that, but start with less because it is so sweet!

24h Betreuung said...

WoW! that looks really good.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only person that thinks this is gross?

Esteffiestar said...

Hi thinking about making it for a year now and finally did ;-) As I thought it is good. I put in one small ripe avocado, one small ripe banana, a hand full of mixed nuts and a little bit vanilla sugar, three teaspoons of agave syrup and of course cocoa powder, made it in 5 min. and I think with a little tweaking it might be super as a healthy desert. Hugs from Spain Steffie.

Paul Cullen said...

Added cinnamon and orange liquor. Placed in freezer for 5 min before eating. Just delicious.

Detektei said...

Such a wonderful recipe! I just found the pic on pinterest and was very curious about the recipe behind. Now that I know it is the perfect recipe for a chocolate lover like me being allergic to dairy products I absolutely loooove it!