Chocolate Avocado Mousse: Two Ways

Chocolate Avocado MousseIngredients
1 ripe avocado
4 ½ tbsp. cacao or cocoa
2 tbsp. dark agave nectar
½ tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Cut one avocado in half. Remove the pit. Then cut the avocado into quarters. Peel and place the avocado into a high-speed blender.
  2. Add all other ingredients to the blender.
  3. Blend on high speed until a thick, creamy mousse is formed.

Choc Avocado Mousse IngredientsFlavor Variations

Chocolate Coconut Mousse

Ingredients
¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes

Choc Avocado Mousse with datesDirections

  1. Toast 1 tbsp. of coconut flakes until lightly browned – watch closely as they burn very easily!
  2. To assemble: Mix a handful of chocolate chips into the mousse base. Place in a small bowl and top with toasted coconut flakes.

Raspberry Chocolate Mousse with Date Walnut Crust

Ingredients
¼ cup fresh raspberries
¼ cup walnuts
2 dates
dash of cinnamon

Choc Avocado Mousse RaspberryDirections

  1. Soak dates for ten minutes. Puree in blender until only fine bits remain. Add walnuts and pulse until a course, sticky mixture is formed. Place mixture in the bottom of serving dish and mash down with fingers to form a crust.
  2. To assemble: Top chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries and a dash of cinnamon.

Allie Einarsson is currently a senior at Auburn University majoring in nutrition dietetics. Once graduated, she plans to complete her dietetic internship and become a registered dietitian. 

Photo Credit: Nikki Kuhlmann, Allie Einarsson

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