Need Chocolate? Eat Avocados.

Before: Looks like avocado...

Before: Looks like avocado…

Yep, you read that right. You may have seen people blogging or talking about making chocolate mousse out of avocados before, but have you ever tried it? I have, and it’s incredible. You’d never guess that what you were eating was:

  1. Dairy-free
  2. Full of healthy plant-based fat
  3. Good for you–gasp!

I figure there are probably tons of recipes out there for avocado chocolate mousse, but I’ve never followed any of them. My mousse was the result of me spending too much time on Pinterest, and 100% experimentation. Oh, and a LOT of leftover avocado that was about a day between perfectly ripe, and brown mushy grossness. It was the perfect time to do some experimenting with avo and cocoa. Avocado Chocolate Mousse (serves 2) 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1 tablespoon honey Toss avocado in a food processor and process until creamy. You’ll need to scrape the sides down a few times to make sure all the green goodness is pulverized into smooth goodness. Add cocoa powder and honey and process some more until everything is combined and yummy, scraping down the sides as needed. Taste, and add more cocoa powder and honey to taste. Scoop into two ramekins or other fancy dessert dishes, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Eat immediately, if not sooner.

After: Chocolately goodness

After: Chocolately goodness

Have you ever tried avocado mousse or another similarly odd dessert that turns out to be incredible? Tell me–I’m always looking for new ideas!

12 thoughts on “Need Chocolate? Eat Avocados.

  1. Hi Cat, I’ve just started eat avocados and I’m loving them. I’m going to give this a try! Thank you!

    • Hi Rob! Avocados are incredible–I’ve used them in cupcakes before as a vegan substitute for butter, and they’re incredible in salads or on tacos! Let me know if you try it!

      • I will. Honestly – I had my first Avocado in March of this year, in a salad. Loved it! Now I’m on the search for avocado related dishes. I’m a little late to the avocado party!

  2. So…I hate avocado. (I know. There is something wrong with me.) But I’m making this because I really, really want to see how much it tastes like chocolate mousse because I would eat chocolate mousse all day if it wouldn’t make me gain 1000 lbs. This is really cool!

  3. Hi Cat, after thinking about the avocado award, I’ve decided to nominate you for another. I’ll be working with Photoshop to make an avocado award, but please, in the meantime….

    I hope that you don’t mind, but I’ve nominated you for a sisterhood award. Yeah, I know, it’s coming from a guy, but read here and you’ll understand:
    http://weight2lose2013.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/the-ya-ya-sisterhood/
    Don’t feel obligated to participate, but it really is fun!

    Rob

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