CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE - THE ULTIMATE HEALTHY KETO DESSERT. USING AVOCADO IN PLACE OF THE EGG OR CREAM WORKS INCREDIBLY WELL. IT PROVIDES THE SAME CREAMINESS, BUT WITH THE ADDED BENEFIT OF HEART-HEALTHY FATS, FOLATE AND CAROTENOIDS.
- 2 LARGE RIPE AVOCADOS 350G AVOCADO FLESH
- 1/2 CUP / 50G COCOA POWDER UNSWEETENED
- 1/2 CUP / 120G COCONUT CREAM
- 1/2 CUP / 60G POWDERED SWEETENER
- 1/2 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT
- 1 TSP CINNAMON
- PINCH OF NUTMEG
- PINCH OF SEA SALT
- ADD ALL INGREDIENTS INTO A FOOD PROCESSOR AND BLEND UNTIL CREAMY AND SMOOTH.
- DIVIDE BETWEEN 6 SHOT GLASSES OR SMALL SERVING BOWLS AND CHILL UNTIL READY TO SERVE.
Avocados: Make sure they are good quality and ripe. I recommend buying them ripe and ready in the shop – those ripen-at-home ones tend to go from hard to mouldy. Hass avocados are the best (though not cheap).
Chocolate: You can use either cocoa or cacao powder in this recipe – just make sure it is unsweetened. Cacao powder has a milder taste as it is not roasted, so you might need a little more of it.
Sweetener: Powdered sweetener works best in this recipe. You don’t want to end up with a crunchy mousse! If you only have granular sweetener to hand, blend it in your food processor or with the attachment of a stick blender until it is powdered. You could also use stevia drops if you prefer.
Spices: I love the flavour of cinnamon and nutmeg in chocolate. I first tasted it when I made these Mexican Chocolate Fudgesicles! However, they are not absolutely essential. You could also use mixed spice / pumpkin spice or even a glug of Brandy!
It’s really important to blend your avocado mousse until it is super silky and smooth. If you don’t have a food processor or a power blender, simply take your time. You don’t want to find any green bits!
CAN YOU FREEZE CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE?
Absolutely! You can store the pudding in the fridge for a few days or simply put it in an ice cube tray and freeze it. When you’re ready to eat it, either defrost it of throw the cubes straight into a power blender and enjoy half-frozen! It’ll taste a little like my chocolate avocado ice cream!