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Monday, December 21, 2009

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse


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
Ingredients
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)
Method

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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Happy Holidays and Safe Travels to all my viewers!.I'll be back in a week :D

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Asa Yasmeen.

Where do you get your almond milk from?

Faiza Ali said...

ummmmmm...yummmmy..I am sure any kid will love to eat this.

Yasmeen said...

Thanks faiza.
Wasm Anonymous,I usually make it at home.here is my recipe for almond milk.

Anncoo said...

Very nice combo~~

Joanne said...

Wow that looks superb. What a great way to trick your kids into eating avocados. I would never have guessed it was in there!

Nithya said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :)

Gita said...

Wow..never thought chocolate and avocados would go together...the mousse looks so creamy and tempting...definitely healthy one too :)

Shri said...

Oh my god!Yasmeen!That looks heavenly!Just out of this world:)

notyet100 said...

looks good nd healthy

SE(Denufood) said...

the combination is interesting..I like the idea of using corn starch in mousse !!!

Prathibha said...

wow..it looks so delicious yasmeen..interesting combo of ingredients...

Mother Rimmy said...

Looks delicious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A yummy mousse! Very original!

Cheers,

Rosa

sangeeta said...

the truffles were just so delectable and this mousse looks out of this world....avocado in a mousse is something i need to try as the way i like my mousse is with ..ahem...raw eggs ...n i know it's disgusting to think about that...

if this one clicks with us i am going to stick with this recipe...i have to go find a ripe avocado here...not a common sight..

about the garlic plants , they need moderate light but indoor light n even electrical lighting can make them grow...the leaves may not be as green n strong but you'll get the garlic greens for sure....what i told you...grow some herbs , start with these if you like them..
mine is growing on a window sill , indirect sunlight..

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds fantastic with avocado and chocolate, definitely a must try!

Poornima Nair said...

The mousse looks fabulous. So rich and creamy.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Absolutely Yummy combo! Looks mouthwatering!

Priya said...

Absolutely divine and mousse looks fantastic, real feast for vegan lovers..

jayasree said...

Creamy, delicious mousse. Tempting clicks. Good way to sneak in avocado.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

What a nice treat for your kid! Happy holidays!

Pavithra said...

Woooooooooooow the mousse is fantastic that too with avocado awesome...wish to try this soon.,

DEESHA said...

this looks simply superb. very tempting

Muneeba said...

So darn decadent looking without the guilt! Awesome :)

Mona said...

Yasmeen, I have 2 avocados lying the refrigerator. I will be trying this delicious looking treat inshallah!

Sarah said...

Very simple and healthy..have to try these.

Chef Jeena said...

Fabulous recipe Yasmeen, I love a good vegan treat and I would sure love to dip my spoon into this YUM!

Indhu said...

how do u think of such combinations?
who can say no to chocolate mousse :)

Thas said...

I bought avocado during my last shopping and it's been sitting in the refrigerator for so long. Now I know what to make, thanks a lot for sharing this.

sabah said...

Chocolate and avocados, a nice combination, I have to try it.

shifa firoz said...

Yasmeen i really cant wait to try it out!! I have an award for u in my blog please feel free to pick it up :)

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow..it looks so sinful..good trick to make kids eat everything :)

Malar Gandhi said...

No wonder he couldnt make out the difference...it looks all chocolateeeey to me:)

Guilt free indulgence...with all the goodness of minimum cooked avo', delight:)

Fresh Local and Best said...

What a great idea! It looks just like chocolate pudding.

Soma said...

Decadent and Healthy at the same time? A rare one :-) beautiful


Happy Holidays & Happy New year to you and your loved ones.

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

A vegan mousse with avocado and chocolate, I love this yummy combination :)

Happy Holidays!

Cheers,

Gera

Swathi said...

Yasmee,

It looks great. Merry christmas and Happy New Year

Vibaas said...

i almost licked the screen :-) Looks too yum! :)

Jen said...

This has to be the most delicious way to eat avocados .

PJ said...

looks yummy! avocados and chocolate is a very unique combination, nicely done! Any substitute for almond milk, may be? Thanks for sharing :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year!

Cheers,

Rosa

meeso said...

Wow, the texture looks amazing! This is well worth a try :)

JKM said...

Sounds unusual...but I'm gonna try it :)

Bria @ West of Persia said...

Yasmeen, thanks so much for posting this. I was really missing mousses and puddings lately, and looking for healthier alternatives. I tried the recipe and got two nice servings by using just one medium avocado and the amount of chocolate called for. There was one component to this recipe that I found extremely difficult--the part where you wait half and hour for the mousse to set ;-)

The Diva on a Diet said...

I just popped over from 5 Star Foodie's place ... and, wow, this looks incredible! I can't wait to try it.

purchase hcg online said...

Wow, gotta say the link you gave in the comments for Almond milk is my fave tho! Thanks for this!

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