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Recipe: Avocado chocolate mousse

Recipe: Avocado chocolate mousse

I crave chocolate almost all day every day. I can have a chocolate smoothie for breakfast, a piece of chocolate with my coffee, a chocolate brownie after lunch, etc. Also, my friends noticed that if there is chocolate cake on the menu, I will have it.

So this weekend for an after lunch treat I decided to prepare this avocado chocolate mousse as a healthier option for my chocolate addiction. I even used a banana as a sweetener and no added sugar. The mousse itself is not too sweet, but with raspberries, the whole dessert is sweet enough.

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My kitchen space and also equipment is pretty minimalistic. I don’t have a food processor or a traditional blender and to puree or mix ingredients I use an ordinary immersion blender, a handheld mixer, a potato masher or a fork.

To prepare this mousse, I used my potato masher at the beginning, and the handheld mixer later on. However, if I had a blender, it would be easier to put all ingredients in and blend until smooth.

Avocado chocolate mousse

Servings: 4 tiny jars

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons of cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of almond milk

To garnish:

  • raspberries
  • shredded chocolate (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place the avocado and banana to a tall container and mash with potato masher until completely smooth.
  2. Add the cacao powder, cinnamon and milk and mix with a handheld mixer for 2 – 3 minutes.
  3. Scoop the mousse into tiny jars or small bowls.
  4. Refrigerate for few hours.
  5. Garnish before serving.

Notes:

If you own traditional blender directions are even easier. Put all ingredients in the blender and blend for 2-3 minutes. Done.

The mousse was sweet just enough, and with raspberries, it was a perfect combo. But taste the mousse just before scooping it into the jars and if you would like it sweeter add 1 – 2 teaspoons of your favorite liquid sweetener (e.g. maple syrup) and mix it one last time.

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