I grew up in the era or chocolate pudding from a box. My mom made it in green pudding bowls. From licking the spoon of warm pudding to opening the fridge every 10 minutes to watch that skin form on top, to finally skimming that skin off the top and enjoying it and then the soft creamy chocolate below – the whole thing was heavenly. The problem is – it was filled with artificial ingredients.
Enter avocado chocolate mousse. I've had it many times in many different venues. From my book signing party at Sakara Life headquarters to the dessert at the Mind Body Green Revitalize event where I was a keynote speaker to Nick Ortner's Tapping Solution private book party where I was Dr. Mark Hyman's guest. So I've had some pretty top chef avocado chocolate mousses.
I've played with recipes. I am not a fan of the (after)taste of stevia and so that was out for me. I've finally settled on this recipe, a curated version of several I've tried. And it's really good! And unlike the stuff of my childhood, it's actually good for you! So enjoy and create a new healthier tradition for yourself. And if you have guests or kids or even just a skeptical partner – don't mention the avocado until after they've licked their cup clean!
- 4 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate or dark chocolate chips
- 2 large, ripe avocados, halves and pitted
- 3 tablespoons organic sweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder OR unsweetened plus 1 TBS. organic cane sugar or maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut milk (light or regular)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
- Place the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips in a saucepan or double boiler and melt, watching carefully to avoid burning
- Scoop the avocado ‘meat’ into a food processor with a steel blade or a vita mix
- Add the coconut milk, vanilla extract, melted chocolate, cocoa powder, and sea salt to the processor
- Blend until very creamy
- Spoon into parfait cups – or my fave – mini mason jars
- Lick the spoon!
- Chill for 1-3 hours depending on how thick you’d like it to be
- Serve topped with a sprinkle of sea salt, strawberries or raspberries, and for a little extra exotic ‘sexiness,' a sprinkle of either cinnamon, cardamom powder, or a dash of chili powder!