Secret Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

When it comes to chocolate mousse, I forgo the eggs and use a surprising ingredient to get that creamy texture: avocados! I know it’s hard to believe, but avocados really do make for a rich and decadent mousse that is ultra-smooth and decadent. Just don’t tell the guests — it’s our little secret!

       

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 large ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
6 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon coffee
Pinch of salt

Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Alternatively, melt the chocolate in the microwave.

Place the melted chocolate, avocado, honey, cocoa powder, almond milk, coffee and salt in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Spoon the mousse into a Ziploc bag and snip off the corner to create a piping bag. Pipe the mousse into small bowls or cups and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Garnish with fruit, grated chocolate or shredded coconut.

NOTE: Mousse may be prepared a day or two in advance.

YIELD: Approximately 6 servings, 1/2 cup each.


The Author

Chanie Apfelbaum

Chanie is a food blogger, recipe developer and food photographer who writes about her cooking adventures at www.busyinbrooklyn.com. She combines her love of food, family and tradition to create fun and original dishes that your whole family will enjoy.