Mexican Mocha Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Until quite recently, I had never heard of any sort of dessert being made from an avocado. However, the avocado is actually quite versatile – it can be used to make anything from face masks to desserts, and everything in between.  Here are some facts about avocados:

  • Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable
  • They are free of sodium and cholesterol, and fiber rich
  • They are also known as Alligator Pears, because of their color and shape
  • If you don’t like them, there’s something wrong with you! 🙂

Really though, avocados are so delicious, and I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who has truly hated them. Today I opened my fridge and noticed a lonely half avocado, on the verge of getting pretty brown, and so I decided to try out an avocado dessert. Needless to say, my favorite fruit did not disappoint, and I was left with this decadent and rich chocolate mousse.

Mexican Mocha Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Mexican Mocha Chocolate Avocado Mousse

 

The premise was simple: avocados are very creamy in nature, and so I used my half avocado as a base, without needing to add any heavy cream or egg-whites.

Mexican Mocha Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Serves: 1-2

Time: ~10 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • Half an avocado (ripened, pitted)
  • Agave  nectar- start with 1 tsp.
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 handful of semi-sweet dark chocolate chips
  • 1.5 tsp ground coffee (less if you don’t like coffee)
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper/red chilli powder

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Scoop the avocado out and put into a food processor.
  2. Heat the chocolate chips until they are more or less melted. You can do this in the microwave.
  3. Add the agave nectar, almond milk, chia seeds, coffee, chilli powder, and melted chocolate chips into the food processor.
  4. Blend till pureed.
  5. Taste and add more agave nectar if you want it sweeter.
  6. Place in a pretty bowl, and garnish with ground coffee/mint leaves/chilli powder/anything you like!
  7. Refrigerate for at least 25 minutes before serving or eating.
  8. Enjoy!
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