If you are trying to eat healthier, this is a recipe you have to try! I had my apprehensions when my dear friend Jennie sent me the recipe. I am picky when it comes to textures; jello, custard, and mousse are not my thing. However, with all the enticing ingredients, I needed to check it out. Surprisingly, I really like this nutritious dessert and served it on Easter. This chocolate lover’s dessert is another guilt-free pleasure.The recipe below is based on ingredients I had on hand. I use Chatfield’s® non-GMO Cocoa Powder for the wonderful chocolate flavor. The original recipe sent to me was posted on The Rawfoodfamily website, using agave. A week later, my niece Stephanie sent me a similar recipe using honey, from a David Avocado Wolfe post.
Quick and Easy Plant-based Dark Chocolate Mousse
1 and 1/2 ripe avocados
1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– Puree all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. A mixer can also be used to whip until smooth—no lumps. This recipe works best when the avocado is ripe/soft. Serve chilled.
– Because the avocados need to be ripe, plan ahead if making this dessert for an event. Ripe avocados can be stored in the refrigerator.
– I divided this recipe into four small servings. This healthy dessert is so rich, the smaller portions were perfectly satisfying.
Did you know that avocados contain more potassium than bananas? Cacao or cocoa and honey are known as superfoods and have many healing properties.
Chocolate lovers enjoy!