Yes, you read that right….the secret ingredient is….AVOCADO!
I have to admit, when I first tried this recipe, I was a little skeptical. The thought of anything green AKA a vegetable in a dessert sounded pretty much awful. For some reason though, avocado works really well as a pudding or mousse. It gives it the right texture and the taste isn’t overpowering at all.
Who are these people that think of these ideas? “Today, I think I’ll make avocado mousse.” Weird..but glad they did it!
I’ve tried it before at VeganFest 2011 (an unofficial vegan festival that took place at our Dallas apartment) and it was great! The boys even liked it…that is, before they found out it was made of avocado.
Anyway, this recipe is slightly different than the first one I used but it’s super easy!
Chocolate (Avocado) Mousse
- 1 avocado (ripe)
- 3 Tbsp of cocoa powder
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
- 4 Tbsp of honey
All you do is dump all the ingredients into a food processor (or blender would probably work) and blend!
(Ignore the green color…)
So, I used honey but you could use any sweetener you want. Also, you don’t need the addition of coconut oil, I just like the smell and taste. If you don’t have it, it won’t make a difference. The great thing about this recipe is, you can taste it as you go. If it’s not sweet enough, you can add more sweetener, if it needs more vanilla, you can dump that in too. It’s easy to play around with!
Yes, I threw chocolate chips on it…because they are awesome.
This really does work so well as a dessert. It’s pretty rich too so a few bites tides you over for a while. I swear if you served this to someone without telling them the ingredients, they would never guess avocado was in it. Yum!
Are you a fan of avocado? What’s your favorite way to eat it?