Monday, December 21, 2009
I usually relish avocado as is,but to get my kiddo eat Avocado,this mousse was the best disguise.My boy was totally clueless about avocados in all the luscious chocolaty goodness.
This wasn't exactly my first attempt to create a vegan mousse,the earlier experiment was a miserable flop,didn't ever want to combine chocolate with avocado.But when last week I bought these gorgeous bag of avocados on sale,in attempt to make avocados more appealing and kid friendly,I decided to give the choco-avo combo another go.This time I keep the cooking to minimum ,for Avocados tastes best when uncooked.The warmed up milk does the trick of melting the chocolate(kinda like truffles),rest is just blending and serving.To make this a healthy dessert or snack,can't stress enough to use the best quality dark chocolate,and keep low in sugar to get the most benefits of both avocado and cocoa.
Recipe : Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Makes 3 small ramekins full.
2 Ripe Avocados,cored and diced
3 ounce Dark chocolate(at least 60% cocoa),chopped
1 tablespoon Agave nectar or brown rice syrup or date syrup or any other natural sweetener.
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoon corn starch
3 tablespoon Almond milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract(alcohol-free)
Warm the almond milk in small sauce pan and whisk in the corn starch.stir on low heat until thickens about 2 minutes.Turn off the heat.
Put the chocolate and cocoa in to a blender or vita-mix and process while pouring the warm thickened almond milk ,until smooth and creamy.When chocolate has completely melted add the avocados,vanilla,the agave nectar and blend some more until smooth and creamy.Transfer in serving bowls.chill for 30 minutes before serving.
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