Avocado Chocolate Mousse Using Cocoa

I have wanted to make an avocado based chocolate mousse ever since I watched Skye make one on Master Chef Australia Season 2. So when Linda from The Squashed Tomato sent me an invitation on behalf of ZZ2 to participate along with 13 other bloggers in their “More than just guacamole!” Afrikado Blogger Challenge! I knew straight away what I was going to make.  I had no idea what my avocado chocolate mousse would taste like but I wanted to get a silky smooth texture. I have the recipe book from Master Chef which I got when I cooked ‘with’ Alvin Quah and I used Skye’s recipe as inspiration. I did not want chunks of chocolate in my mousse and I knew that I wanted the avocado to feature as a taste without it overpowering or being overpowered by the chocolate. This recipe is packed full of super foods as it uses not only avocados but also raw cacao. It can be part of a raw food diet if you melt the chocolate at the correct temperature, and it can be turned into a vegan recipe if you substitute the honey for agave syrup. No matter which way you look at it, this is a healthy excuse to indulge in dessert.

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse
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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients

  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 2 ripe avocados peeled and quartered and stone removed
  • 80 g raw cacao – if you don’t have this substitute with ordinary cocoa powder
  • 150 g honey
  • 1.25 mls ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 10 mls vanilla extract
  • 60 mls coconut water – if you don’t have this substitute with tap water

Instructions

  • Melt the chocolate over a bain-marie
  • Place the avocados into a blender and blend until smooth
  • Add the melted chocolate, cacao, honey, nutmeg, salt and vanilla
  • Blend until smooth
  • Add the coconut water and blend until combined
  • Spoon into 4 espresso cups or similar and leave in the fridge to set

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This dessert was given to four people to taste test without being told what the ingredients were. Everyone loved the avocado chocolate mousse, even if they could not identify the ingredients and topped with cream it was fantastic.

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Disclosure: I will receive a R200 Woolworths shopping voucher for taking part in this challenge. The winning recipe will win a R2000 Woolworths shopping voucher as well as a ZZ2 hamper. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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43 thoughts on “Avocado Chocolate Mousse Using Cocoa

  1. Great to see your recipe. Very different from mine but it looks equally delicious! Will have to try it this way too – I expect it would also freeze nicely to make an ice-cream.

  2. My first thought was: WHAT avocado and chocolate! But I will definitely try this recipe, maybe add some ground cardamom to it.

    Good luck with the challenge and a wonderful new week to you!

  3. Sounds lovely – I have made a sweet avocado mousse in the past with condensed milk (I think!) which was great so I know this one too would be amazing 🙂

  4. Sounds very interesting. I’ve tried some beetroot “chocolate” recipes which were OK, but I couldn’t really see the point. The avocado, on the other hand, has the right texture and the addition of coconut water suggests a really clever recipe.

  5. Hi Tandy. I sure like the sound of this. As soon as the avocados start to ripen I will try it and let you know how it goes. What do you mean by coconut water? Is that the fluid from a fresh coconut or something you buy?

    1. Hi Glenda, coconut water is the liquid from a young coconut. I believe this is easily available in Australia, probably a an Asian supermarket. Looking forward to hearing what you think of this 🙂

  6. This recipe sounds delicious, Tandy. My sister has a massive avocado tree in her garden and a few weeks ago, was up to her ears in avos. She did make a chocolate mousse, but I’m sure it wasn’t this recipe. I’ll pass it on to her for next year. 🙂

  7. looks DIVINE!! Yummy, I love the smooth velvet texture you get when using avo. Well done Tandy, I am posting mine tomorrow, was ummming and ahhing about the photo, but I think I have it now!

  8. Wow!! It looks to be interesting and healthy recipe. I surely going to try it. Thanks Tandy for sharing some new and innovative recipe with us!! 🙂

  9. Oh I have always intended to try this recipe! Your dessert looks so good, I really should give it a go 🙂

  10. Absolutely awesome! Beautiful picttures, beautiful (and very healthy) recipe! I find the Nomu cocoa is readily avaialable and really quite inexpensive when you consider it’s pure – and when you take the price of the impure cocoas into account…can’t wait to try this one!

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