The consistency of avocado is ideal for a luxurious and tasty mousse! Before serving, garnish with fresh berries or whipped cream.
2 big ripe avocados (peeled and pitted)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1-3 Tbsp. plant milk (to help blend)
A dash of salt
Optional: 1/4 tsp. almond extract (or more)
How to prepare:
Put all of the ingredients into a food processor. Blend for approximately thirty seconds, or until smooth. (Scrape the sides if necessary.) Begin with 1 tablespoon of milk and add more if necessary.
Place in small ramekins or cups. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before consuming. * \sNotes \s*Chilling: Immediately after blending, you will still detect a faint avocado flavor. However, after a few hours in the refrigerator, the odor is no longer detectable. Simply velvety, chocolate-flavored decadence.
Fresh raspberries or strawberries, banana, coconut whipped cream, or chopped/shaved chocolate are optional toppings.
This recipe creates approximately 2 cups of mousse. This yields four medium-large servings of around 1/2 cup each. Or, you may extend it to eight little 1/4-cup servings.