Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories (approx. per serving): 250 kcal

Ingredients:

  • Ripe avocados: 2 medium-sized
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: 4 tablespoons
  • Pure maple syrup: 3 tablespoons
  • Almond milk (or any plant-based milk): 60 ml
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional toppings: Fresh berries, chopped nuts, or coconut shavings

Instructions:

  1. Prepare Avocados: Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh into a blender or food processor.
  2. Add Ingredients: Add the cocoa powder, maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the blender.
  3. Blend: Blend everything until completely smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides a few times.
  4. Taste and Adjust: Taste the mousse and adjust the sweetness or cocoa intensity as desired. If the mousse is too thick, add a little more almond milk.
  5. Chill: Transfer the mousse into serving dishes and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  6. Serve: Before serving, top with your choice of fresh berries, chopped nuts, or coconut shavings.

Tips:

  • Consistency: For a thicker mousse, use less milk. For a creamier texture, add more.
  • Sweetness: Adjust the maple syrup to suit your taste, or use a different sweetener like agave syrup.
  • Toppings: Experiment with different toppings like mint leaves, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or even a dollop of vegan whipped cream.

This dessert offers a rich, chocolate flavour with the health benefits of avocados, which are high in good fats and nutrients.

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse in four small bowls, served as a dessert. Each bowl is topped with fresh berries, chopped nuts, and coconut shavings.