You know how everyone has a signature dish that their friends and family always beg them to make? My dad has a few, but his best dessert by far is chocolate mousse. His version uses coffee and is an incredibly rich treat that takes awhile to make. I wanted to create my own version that would be equally delicious, but slightly healthier (is that possible?!) and much easier to whip up. This recipe simple and satisfying whether you’re indulging your sweet tooth or serving a party. Its creamy, dense texture is achieved with no dairy or sugar.
That’s right, the secret ingredient of this mousse is avocado! If you didn’t know it was there, you wouldn’t taste it in the finished product—it provides a creamy texture without a strong taste. Still not convinced? Try it for yourself! It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare this dessert and 1-2 hours for it to chill in the fridge.
Dark Chocolate Mousse Serves 3-4
3 ripe avocados
1/3 cup dark, unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
scant 1/3 cup honey
Halve avocados, remove pits, and scoop flesh into a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Tiny lumps are okay, but you should not be able to see pieces of chocolate or cocoa. Scoop into bowls and refrigerate for 1-2 hours (more is fine). Taste and bliss out.