You are tired, stressed and you also have a craving for desserts, but you feel guilty at the very thought of fat and calories, right?
I understand you, desserts are a terrible consolation, especially when chocolate is involved, but a recipe that comes to our aid in these cases of crisis is the vegan chocolate mousse with avocado.
I tell you with my heart in my hand: this vegan recipe, a very simple mousse, will change your life. It’s light, has far fewer calories, saturated fat is infinitely lower, but the taste is fabulous. This does not mean that you can eat it every day. You know that unfortunately, the chocolate, however excellent and natural as an ingredient, especially the extra dark one, is made with cocoa butter, which, even if it is of vegetable origin, is still not exactly light.
But let’s say that with this vegan avocado chocolate mousse, you can let yourself go a little and prepare it a couple of times a week without being overwhelmed by guilt or fear of the costume fitting.
By the way, the recipe for this vegan avocado chocolate mousse is vegan and gluten-free, so you can also prepare it for dessert for dinner with friends, and you will make an incredible impression because it is a healthy dessert that goes beyond the labels and tips.
Ingredients and doses for making vegan avocado chocolate mousse
- 5 ripe avocados
- 400 ml of almond milk
- 100 ml of agave or maple syrup
- 30 grams of bitter cocoa
- 8 grams of vanilla powder
- 70 grams of hazelnuts + 40 grams to decorate
- 5 grams of salt
- 220 grams of extra dark chocolate + 40 grams to decorate
- 8 sprigs of mint
How to make avocado vegan chocolate mousse
All you need is a sturdy mixer, solid and powerful.
Start chopping the hazelnuts, the hardest ingredient. Chop until you get a paste, perhaps adding a drop of almond milk to help mix the dough.
When you are done, cut the avocados in half, remove the stones, peel them, chop them and put them in a blender. Add the almond milk, maple syrup, cocoa, vanilla, salt and blend at low speed until you get a thick and perfectly blended cream.
Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie, not boiling the water and stirring constantly.
Pour the melted chocolate into the blender and mix mercilessly until the cream is perfectly blended.
Pour into individual bowls and decorate with some chopped hazelnuts, a sprig of mint and pieces of extra dark chocolate.
As the only recommendation, buy a high-quality extra dark chocolate. The flavor is all there and you don’t need to add much more.
Regarding the ripeness of avocados, don’t be afraid: the riper they are, the better. This recipe is an excellent way to recover avocados that are overripe or start showing signs of sagging. And now sink the spoon into your chocolate mousse and start dreaming!
Which wine goes well with avocado vegan chocolate mousse?
In this dessert, we find sweetness, intensity and lots of fats, so we do not hesitate to uncork fortified or distilled wines such as sweet vermouth, Port wine, Marsala, Madeira wine, Sherry, Brandy, Cognac, and Calvados.
If you want to combine a cocktail, the Godmother is da best!