Avocado in a dessert? A decadent dessert thats quick to prepare. This mousse also makes a wonderful pie when paired with this Raw Pie Crust, just double the mousse recipe.
This mousse has a smooth, creamy rich texture which is very satisfying, so you only need a small serving to satisfy your dessert craving!
Healthy ingredient benefits
Avocado is loaded with vitamins A, B6, C, E, calcium, iron, magnesium, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, folate, zinc, potassium as well as fibre.
Cacao is full of flavonoids, an antioxidant compound that can stabilize and neutralize free radicals (benefits skin), lower our risk of heart disease and improve our cognitive function.
By Hannah Moore, CNP, RNCP PRINT RECIPE
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Yield: 4 servings
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/3 cup cacao powder, more to taste
- 5 Medjool dates pitted
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract OR vanilla bean powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)
Soak dates in coconut milk in the bottom of blender 10-30 minutes, With vanilla and salt. Blend.
Add avocado flesh. Blend until smooth. Then add cacao powder and blend until fully incorporated.
Using a spatula, scrape down the sides of the blender to ensure full mix. You may have to add a bit more coconut milk to facilitate blending.
Adjust ingredients to taste, adding more cocoa powder or 1 Tbsp maple syrup if the avocado flavour is still too overpowering
Serve in parfait glasses topped with fresh berries, pomegranate seeds, or shredded coconut.