Updated: Jun 30
Chocolate Mocha Avocado Mousse
By Mavi De Armas
Since I was a kid, I've always had this love for avocado. I don't remember it being as popular as it is right now, and it was mainly used in salads and homemade guacamole, among others. To be honest, I don’t even think many of us were conscious of how healthy it is and the many nutritional benefits this fruit has to offer; proteins, fiber, and fats, and as if that isn’t enough, it helps with weight control and heart health.
Nowadays, the options are endless and not limited to the traditional guacamole to pair with your nachos whenever you visit restaurants and coffee shops. It's widespread to find a varied list of dishes that use avocado as one of their main ingredients. Carmela Coffee Company is one of the best places you can visit when you get the avocado cravings; it has the best Avocado Toast in town with incredible mouth-watering ingredients combinations that will satisfy anyone's taste buds.
Although it's a delicious ingredient in a salad or as a spread on your toast, this is a very versatile fruit that can be used in an endless list of delicious and fun methods that go from grilled, as a tasty and healthy side for your barbecue, to delectable desserts. I want to share with you a recipe which happens to be pretty good for those who don't want to exceed their sugar consumption but still wish to indulge themselves with a less calorie treat.
Dark chocolate mocha avocado mousse
Ingredients 1/2 cup (about 2 ounces) dark chocolate 70% or higher, melted 4 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted 1/4 cup light coconut milk 1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder 1 teaspoon stevia 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoons espresso
Instructions 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate and set aside to cool slightly.
2. Meanwhile, place your avocados in the food processor and blend until creamy. Add all of the remaining ingredients, including the melted chocolate and mix until everything is thoroughly creamed together about 2 minutes. Taste and adjust according to taste. The dark chocolate is pretty dominant in this mousse, so you might want to add more stevia or sweetener of your choice.
3. Spoon mixture into small serving bowls and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
Serve with whipped cream if desired. Now turn on your favorite TV show and enjoy it.