Recipe For Avocado Chocolate Mousse

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.

"Avocado Chocolate Mousse"
Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado Chocolate Mousse
 
Ingredients
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and quartered and stone removed
  • 80g raw cacao – if you don’t have this substitute with ordinary cocoa powder
  • 150g honey
  • 1.25mls ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 10mls vanilla extract
  • 60mls coconut water – if you don’t have this substitute with tap water
Method
  1. Melt the chocolate over a bain-marie
  2. Place the avocados into a blender and blend until smooth
  3. Add the melted chocolate, cacao, honey, nutmeg, salt and vanilla
  4. Blend until smooth
  5. Add the coconut water and blend until combined
  6. 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.

Tandy

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42 thoughts on “Recipe For Avocado Chocolate Mousse

  1. 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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    1. Thank you for the compliment! I love the Nomu products 🙂

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  2. Oh I have always intended to try this recipe! Your dessert looks so good, I really should give it a go 🙂
    GourmetGetaways sharing the blog ♥ Absolute Thai Cooking ClassMy Profile

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    1. Let me know what you think!

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  3. 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!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the visit Ashely! Hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂

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  4. The concept is fabulous! It makes it healthy and only convinces me that I should eat more hahaha

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    1. See, there is always a good excuse to have dessert 😉

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  5. Oh I’ve wanted try this dish for ages too. The raw egg in normal chocolate mousse stops me, so this would be the perfect alternative. Looks great Tandy.

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    1. I am sure your kids will love this – let me know what you think 🙂

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  6. That looks as smooth and creamy as a regular mousse 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. You would not be able to taste the difference 🙂

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  7. I once joked about putting avocado in everything…and now I can put it in this!

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    1. I would put it in everything if I could!

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  8. they do look divine & it is eggless–but oh i just cant get past the avocado–something i just done like

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    1. You cannot taste the avocado but substitute banana and see how it tastes 🙂

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  9. 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!

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    1. Thank you Ange!

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  10. 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. 🙂

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    1. How I wish I had an avocado tree, I would be in my element 🙂

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  11. I’ve seen this recipe before…such an interesting dessert. Love your photo, by the way. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the compliment! This dessert is so good, and worth a try 🙂

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  12. Now that sounds like a really interesting recipe.

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    1. And healthy as well! Thanks for the visit Hope 🙂

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  13. 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?

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    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 🙂

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      1. Do you buy it in a tin or do I need to buy a coconut? Green coconuts are readily available, is that what you mean?

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        1. You can use a green coconut – ours comes in a tetra pak – see my post here for what it looks like http://tandysinclair.com/in-my-kitchen-june-2013/ 🙂

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  14. I’ve had this mousse-actually I was lucky enough to have Skye come to my house to make it with me and it’s great! 😀
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Six Lunches, Six People: What Do You Eat For Lunch?My Profile

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    1. Now, that is so amazing! I was so inspired by her when I watched the show 🙂

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  15. Lovely version, Tandy. I made mine with banana. Love that!
    Lizzy (Good Things) sharing the blog ♥ Braised red cabbage with apple – my mother’s recipeMy Profile

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    1. I think the banana must add another great flavour to this!

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  16. 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.

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    1. Thank you Roger. I have also used beetroot for baking – I think all it adds is colour – if that!

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  17. 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 🙂

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    1. That must have been very sweet indeed!

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  18. I would like to taste it before making it – although I love avos so should enjoy this too.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Wish I could post you some 🙂

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  19. 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!
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    1. Cardamom sounds good with this – I shall try that next time 🙂

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  20. 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.
    Kit sharing the blog ♥ Chocolate Avocado Parfait RecipeMy Profile

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    1. I think it would freeze quite well if a little thinner. Let me know what you think of it 🙂

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