If you thought avocados were only good for guacamole or other savory dishes, think again!
What in the world is that?
Dark chocolate avocado mousse, my friends.
One of my former coworkers was also into healthy eating and experimenting in the kitchen and I loved talking with her about her favorite recipes. We’d constantly swap meal ideas and our other coworkers would look at us like we were nut jobs when we discussed drinking smoothies with spinach in them or soaking oatmeal overnight for breakfast the next morning (aka “overnight oats”).
One time she came into the office raving about homemade chocolate avocado mousse. I was totally intrigued but for some reason never attempted to make it until this evening.
As I was browsing around the internet for meal ideas last night, I ended up on the Dr. Oz website and saw that he posted a recipe for chocolate avocado mousse and instantly remembered my friend’s rave reviews.
Tonight I gave it a go!
Dr. Oz’s recipe seemed a little more complicated than what I was looking for and I searched around until I found a recipe on PublicRadio.org that looked like one I could adapt and simplify a bit in order to use ingredients I had on hand.
How does three ingredient dark chocolate avocado mousse sound to you?
I simply combined a ripe avocado, dark chocolate cocoa powder and honey in a food processor until a thick and creamy mousse formed.
I literally licked the food processor clean.
I realize that this is quite dangerous but I braved the sharp blades to make sure every last bit of the chocolate mousse was consumed.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse
(Adapted from Chocolate Avocado Mousse Martinis via If It Makes You Healthy: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Seasons cookbook)
- 1 ripe avocado, skin and pit removed
- 3 1/2 tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 3 1/2 tablespoons honey
- Place avocado and dark chocolate cocoa powder in food processor. Add honey.
- Process avocado, cocoa powder and honey for approximately one minute, pausing to scrape the sides, or until a thick, smooth mousse forms
- Spoon mousse into a small bowl, top with slivered almonds, fresh fruit or chocolate chips and enjoy
Note: You may simply add more cocoa powder and honey if you prefer more chocolate or sweetness!
Double Note: I’d double if not triple this recipe if I were you. We only had one avocado on hand and I wanted more. Lots more.
And for those of you who are skeptical, I gave Ryan a bite of the mousse and asked him to guess what was in it. He had no idea!
Ryan actually said that it tasted an awful lot like brownie batter! I’d say that’s a pretty positive review, no?