It’s the fourth of July long weekend. Time to relax and enjoy the awesome firework displays. I believe decadent dessert always makes any fun occasion much more enjoyable. Though generally associated with calories and unhealthy amounts of sugar and fat, desserts – if prepared with some healthy ingredients and substitutes can be every bit as decadent and delicious and still be very healthy.
For today’s dessert, I have one of my favorites – Chocolate Avocado Mousse. The preparation is a breeze and the taste – heavenly. Avocado and coconut add the distinctive yet subtle flavors while the dark chocolate gives this dessert it’s decadent richness , not to mention loads of heart healthy flavanol antioxidants.
- 1/4 cup Dark chocolate
- 3 tbsp Coconut oil
- 2 ripe Avocados
- 5 tbsp Agave Nectar
- 5 tbsp Cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract or 1 inch Vanilla bean
- Pinch of Paprika
- Pinch of Sea salt
Serving size 4
Prep time 20 min
Cook time 5 min
Passive time 0 min
Allergen Information :
Gluten free, Soy free, Dairy free, Egg free
- Begin by melting the dark chocolate using a double boiler or microwave. I used 75% cocoa dark chocolate but you can pick the dark chocolate of your preference.
- The double boiler would take between 3-5 min and microwave would take around 1-2 min. Set aside the molten chocolate to cool for few minutes.
- Combine all other ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add the molten chocolate to the mixture and mix well until combined.
- Depending on your preference, you can either transfer the mixture to a frosting bag with large star tip and squeeze it into serving bowls or you can refrigerate for about 30 minutes and scoop into serving bowls.
- Garnish it with cherries or any fruit or nuts of your choice.
Have a wonderful summer everyone..
- I used 75% cocoa dark chocolate for the mousse. Based on your sweetness preference you can use either dark chocolate or semi sweet milk chocolate.
- To make sure if the avocados are just ripe enough, check the top part of the fruit, if it is brown in color is a ripe and if it is green it not ripe.
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