Holy avocado! My world was thoroughly rocked this week by some immersion blender magic after my close friend needed emergency dental surgery and was relegated to the world of pureed foods. It was time to get creative (when isn’t it that time, really?). With inspiration from Fooduciary’s recent article on Dairy-free Chocolate Avocado Pudding I was ready! This rockin’ avocado dessert recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free. Woot!
The adapted recipe below for chocolate avocado mousse is super-simple, with only a handful of ingredients. I love making desserts that I can feel good about eating. Avocados are a great source of healthy monounsaturated fats, which have been proven to help lower bad cholesterol. They are also chock full of both soluble and insoluble fiber and contain B, K, and E Vitamins!
The first time I ate a whipped chocolate avocado dessert, it was in an outrageous chocolate avocado mousse pie. You could easily do the same here and use the below recipe to fill a pie crust (no baking needed). It would also make an excellent healthy chocolate cupcake frosting! It is super rich, creamy, and delicious and won’t leave you with those lethargic feelings that traditionally prepared desserts can sometimes cause. You’ll feel healthy and energized after eating this chocolate avocado mousse!
- 3 medium ripe avocados
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup to ½ cup honey
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1Tbsp non-dairy milk (optional for thinner consistency)
- Halve the avocados, remove the pits, and scoop the pulp into a medium mixing bowl.
- Add the cocoa powder, honey, vanilla, and salt.
- With a fork, begin to break up the avocado and mix the ingredients.
- Use an immersion blender to thoroughly whip the ingredients together until fully incorporated. You may also use a food processor!
- Add non-dairy milk (if using) to thin to desired consistency.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
I love my immersion blender and have used it to make creamy soups, mashed potatoes, whipped desserts, and even homemade mayonnaise. It’s a super-versatile tool to have around and I’m still coming up with new ways to use it (as you’ve read above)!
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