Holiday Dishes: Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Holiday Dishes: Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Posted on 12/05/2013

The secret ingredient in this recipe that makes it healthy, delicious and vegan?! Avocado.

Melt 1 cup dark chocolate in a stainless steel bowl that fits on top of a saucepan with a little simmering water then set aside.

In a blender combine the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup good cocoa powder
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • zest from two oranges
  • juice from two oranges
  • ½ tsp. gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 T. instant coffee granules or just some finely ground coffee.
  • a small dash of cinnamon
  • 1 cup melted chocolate

Then add the secret ingredient: 6 avocados.

Add your avocados one at a time.  Watch to see when the mixture begins to look more like a pudding. If you want to thin it out just add: ½ cup coconut milk. If you want to thicken it just add another avocado.

Serve in parfait or martini glasses and garnish with raspberries.