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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 RECIPE

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


Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.

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.

19 comments:

  1. wow lovely mousse there.feeling nostalgic.had this 2 years back in native:)

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  2. I am grabbing both of them, not in a mood to share... :P

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  3. Chocolate mousse looks so tempting...Beautiful presenation!!

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  4. Looks super tempting. Totally in love with this..

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  5. Looks so tempting!! Love the cute little spoons!!

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  6. very tempting mousse. I am in for any dark choco base dessert

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  7. So yum! Lovely tempting pictures!

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  8. I would love to try this, looks so so so tempting..

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  9. looks very delicious..yummy!!

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  10. Awesome pics Sona. Chocolate mousse looks so yummy!!

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  11. Fabulous presentation and pics dear.. the chocolate mousse looks so tempting and yummy..

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  12. Irresistible mousse.......I wish I could grab them..... n ur clicks are amazing..... :)

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  13. mousse looks delicious....gorgeous pics...

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  14. Gorgeous pics Sona.. Mousse looks delicious., beautiful presentation.

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  15. I am drooling over the chocolate mousse.. Looks so delicious and inviting clicks too..

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  16. This is a great recipe that it is healthy and delicious!

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  17. The mousse looks amazing. Anything with chocolate would be a hit with my family.

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  18. Always says yes to This kind of tempting sweet snack nice clicks too.
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