Monday, February 11, 2013

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I have a new food obsession: Chocolate Mousse made from avocados! Some of you may already know that avocado is often used in desserts because of its creamy consistency and easily masked flavor. Others may have a slight snarl on their face right about now ;)

Truly, Avocado + unsweetened coco powder + honey + food processor = chocolate mousse. No lie! My boyfriend usually runs fast and far when I introduce new healthy food options, but he braved the mousse and, albeit skeptical at first, loved it! 

He asked for another round of creamy chocolatey goodness for our The Walking Dead viewing last night. We had two huge avocados which made more mousse than we could eat!

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

2 ripe avocados
6 TB unsweetened cocoa powder (we buy it in bulk at our local health food store, but you can try Hershey's or Ghirardelli as well)
5 TB honey

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate in fanciful dishes until ready to serve. Enjoy!

*I'm going to add a sprinkling of pistachios next time! I bet that hazelnuts would be good, too.


  1. oh I must try this now I am craving something chocolate

    1. It's incredibly rich so it definitely hits the spot when you have a crazy craving! It dawned on me last night that it kind of reminds me of old school chocolate pudding that you cook on the stove.

  2. This is not the first time I hear about this and I have to say, you sound like you really love it.

    I am a big fan of chocolate.

    I am a big fan of avocados, I'm latin, we call them aguacates.

    I don't see how those two things together would taste good.

    I am coming back this weekend with all the ingredients to test your theory. Will let you know how it goes.

    1. The great thing about this recipe is that the chocolate overpowers the avocados so they don't actually taste like avocados anymore! It's amazing! A word of caution though ... if the avocado is too ripe, the mousse might taste a little "green". If that happens, just add more cocoa powder :)


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