Last night I had the special treat of a night out with three good friends. We all made different dishes and sat around eating, talking, and laughing for five hours. It’s been awhile since I’ve done that – it was a great break! We had decided to collect 100 yen from anyone who talked about Nozomi Project/our work during that time. I think I would have lost the most money, had we really done it, but we did a pretty good job making the evening NOT about work.
I tried a new recipe that I’ve been wanting to try since i’ve seen different versions on the internet. I looked for the most deliciousy-looking one. I think I found it! It contains none of the “bad” fats… and everything about it is creamy and delicious. My friends could not guess that the secret ingredient, giving it such a creamy texture, is avocado. I like this recipe with the coffee and coconut oil in it, as well.
You only need a small dish to satisfy that craving! I topped mine with crushed candied pecans; you could also put a dollop of cream or chocolate shavings or fresh fruit… I doubled the recipe, and it would have easily made enough for 6 or more people at the portions I did above (which even for a chocolate lover was plenty). I used a double boiler as I’ve had bad luck in the past with microwaving chocolate. I also found it tasted better, with a consistency like fudge, after being refrigerated.
Here is the link to the recipe (with more comments)… and the recipe from vegrecipesofIndia below:
- 1 large ripe avocado
- ⅔ cup chopped dark semi sweet chocolate
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2-3 tbsp organic cane sugar (add less or more to suit your taste)
- 1 tsp instant coffee
- ½ tsp vanilla extract or ½ tsp vanilla powder
- some chopped cashews, almonds and pistachios for garnish
- in a microwave safe bowl add the chocolate, coconut oil, coffee, vanilla, and sugar.
- mix these.
- microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute till the chocolate has melted.
- don’t overcook the chocolate as it will harden up.
- just melt it and remove from the microwave.
- you can melt the chocolate in a double boiler too.
- now scoop the avocado flesh in a blender.
- add the melted chocolate to it and blend till smooth.
- scoop out the mousse in bowls or glasses and serve straightaway garnished with some chopped dry fruits.
- you can also chill the mousse and then serve dark chocolate avocado mousse.
you can also increase the quantity of coffee and coconut oil if preferred.
sugar can be adjusted as per your taste preferences.
this recipe serves 2 people, but you can make more servings by increasing the quantity proportionately.
this mousse can also be made with milk chocolate or sweet chocolate.