Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse – Love and Lemons

October 15, 2017

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

So if you remember the cookbook review I did last year, October is National Cookbook Month! I cooked four recipes from A Taste of Greece, although only two (this and this) managed to make it on the blog since I failed to take photos of the other two. This year I’m reviewing The Love and Lemons Cookbook, and this decadent dark chocolate avocado mousse is the first recipe to try!

Love and Lemons

When I began my search for a cookbook to review, I wanted to choose a relatively new cookbook, as well as one that had a lot of veggie-centric recipes. Being pregnant, I’m trying to be more mindful about eating nutritious meals. I only realized after the cookbook arrived that it was created by a fellow food blogger. Jeanine’s blog, Love and Lemons, focuses on vegetarian recipes that use seasonal whole foods. I love that the table of contents is organized by vegetable, and each recipe comes with a gorgeous photo!
Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

For my first recipe review, I chose the dark chocolate avocado mousse. I was going to a dinner and as always, was asked to bring dessert. These would be portable if I served them in jars, and I’ve always been curious/skeptical of avocado desserts.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

This recipe comes together very quickly. Basically, throw all the ingredients into a blender, blend, pour into individual containers and refrigerate for an hour. Perfect for a sleepy pregnant lady on a lazy Saturday!

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

After an hour, whip up some chilled coconut cream with powdered sugar to make some whipped cream. Although the coconut whipped cream is optional, I find the extra sweetness necessary as I don’t enjoy dark chocolate as much I did before I got pregnant.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

The cookbook recommends fresh raspberries as a garnish, but my local store was out of raspberries. I grated a pistachio instead but I think the juiciness of raspberries or strawberries would pair much better.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I’ll be honest, the dark chocolate avocado mousse itself definitely has an avocado flavor. It’s delicious, but you can tell there’s something in it that’s usually not in a chocolate mousse. The texture is also not airy and mousse-like. I think these are more of a chocolate pudding than a mousse.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

That being said, these dark chocolate avocado mousses were delicious and I’ll definitely make these again! Next time I’d like to make them with a mixture of milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Unless of course, I go back to enjoying dark chocolate again. I would also make these for my kid as a treat instead of storebought pudding!

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse – Love and Lemons

Yield: 4 servings

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse – Love and Lemons

Ingredients

    Chocolate mousse
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 4 oz (125g) 70% cacao baking chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup (60ml) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons (90ml) maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
    Coconut whipped cream
  • 1 package (200ml) coconut cream, refrigerated overnight
  • ½ cup (120ml) powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions

    Chocolate mousse
  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Set aside and let it cool.
  2. Once the melted chocolate has cooled, add it to a blender along with all the other ingredients. Purée until creamy and spoon the mixture into 4 containers.
  3. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
    Coconut whipped cream
  1. Put a mixing bowl in the freezer to chill for about 10 minutes.
  2. Put the chilled coconut cream into the bowl and beat using an electric mixer until fluffy.
  3. Add the sifted powdered sugar and continue to beat.
  4. Dollop as much whipped cream as you like onto each chilled mousse.

Notes

Chocolate mousse recipe by Jeanine Donofrio, rewritten in my own words.

http://www.aimadeitforyou.com/dark-chocolate-avocado-mousse/

I’m bringing this dark chocolate avocado mousse to this week’s Fiesta Friday, co-hosted by Petra and Vanitha!

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12 Comments

  • Reply cakespy October 16, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    NOMSIES. Perfect texture. I love chocolate with avocado…can’t wait to try this one!

    • Reply Ai October 16, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Thank you! You should definitely try it out! I found that I preferred the flavor on day 2 after it sitting in the fridge. The avocado-ness mellowed out somehow.

  • Reply Debbie Spivey October 18, 2017 at 4:18 am

    Looks amazing!

    • Reply Ai October 30, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks, Debbie!

  • Reply Monika Dabrowski October 21, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Love this recipe, I love ‘hiding’ avocados in desserts and smoothies, happy ff:)

    • Reply Ai October 30, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks, Monika!

  • Reply Vanitha October 23, 2017 at 1:03 am

    Looks so scrumptious and heavenly!! Avocado with chocolate in a mousse sounds divine!! Thanks for bringing it to the FF party! Happy Fiesta Friday 🙂 🙂

    • Reply Ai October 30, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you, Vanitha!

  • Reply TurksWhoEat October 23, 2017 at 3:32 am

    I’ve also been skeptical of the chocolate+avocado mixture in desserts. These look so good though I might have to give it a try!

    • Reply Ai October 30, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks! I feel like the avocado flavor mellows out on day 2 and even more on day 3. The coconut whipped cream really helps too 😉

  • Reply Angie October 27, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I still haven’t tried avocado in desserts; it’s about time. Pairing it with chocolate makes perfect sense!

    • Reply Ai October 30, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      It’s been around for a while now but I’ve just been so skeptical! Let me know if you try it out!

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